Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment
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Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment

March 17th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Brandon Jeffords saw the animated film “The Fox and the Hound” as an elementary school student, he was transfixed. It didn’t seem possible that his artwork may one day dance across the big...
Wonderland Montessori Academy ready to welcome little feet
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Wonderland Montessori Academy ready to welcome little feet

March 16th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
by Srianthi Perera A new academy for early childhood education is about to open in Gilbert and is currently giving tours to prospective parents and students. Wonderland Montessori Academy, located at Elliot Road and Val Vista...
Clever Koi serves Asian inspired nifty eats
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Clever Koi serves Asian inspired nifty eats

March 15th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
by Kathy Kerby Clever Koi is an Asian inspired kitchen featuring food from Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam and Japan. This is the second location for owners Josh James, Nick Campisano and Jared Porter. According to general...
Flancer’s holding pizza eating contest for charity
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Flancer’s holding pizza eating contest for charity

March 14th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By GSN Staff How fast could you eat two extra-large cheese pizzas? Flancer’s wants to put your stomach to the test — for a good cause. Flancer’s Gourmet Grub is celebrating its 17th anniversary with a pizza eating...
Adult education students make good progress in Queen Creek
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Adult education students make good progress in Queen Creek

March 13th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Stephanie Ingersoll/Special to GSN Encouraging life-long learning is the goal of the Adult Education Program in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Every week, more than 300 adult students attend class in the morning and...
Everybody Loves Flowers
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Everybody Loves Flowers

March 12th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
by Srianthi Perera When Arizona native Mireille Helm took up floral design, it bloomed into a third career. Half-dozen years later, everything is coming up roses. “It is so fun to bring joy to people with flowers,” said Helm,...
Take the Right Steps in Selecting a Dance Studio
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Take the Right Steps in Selecting a Dance Studio

March 11th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Special to GSN/Lucy Mulligan, iDance Studio & Performing Arts, Gilbert     So, you think you want your child to dance, but you aren’t sure where to start? Just as you would perform your due diligence before...
Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High
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Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High

March 10th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Kymberly Winn did away with lectures and instead brought inquiry-based learning to her seventh grade classroom at South Valley Jr. For her innovation, and other qualities of being caring and enthusiastic and...
Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert
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Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert

March 9th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Beth Duckett Leading Edge Academy, a K-12 network of charter schools based in Gilbert, has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2002 inception Founder Delmer Geesey, a pastor, had envisioned a top notch traditional educational...
Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service
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Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn reflects on 41 years of service

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh Retiring Gilbert Police Chief Tim Dorn feels blessed on many levels. Dorn, 60, chose two dangerous career paths that he pursued simultaneously for decades. He survived 41 years in law enforcement, noting that he...