Safe Exchange Zones to be set up
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Safe Exchange Zones to be set up

April 16th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert will soon join other Valley cities to offer Safe Exchange Zones within police station premises. Gilbert Leadership, an annual program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is constructing two...
National embroidery exhibit comes to Gilbert
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National embroidery exhibit comes to Gilbert

April 16th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Leisah Woldoff A national touring exhibit showcasing the best in artistic and technical needlework will visit Gilbert this month. “Through the Needle’s Eye,” a juried show presented by the Embroiderers’ Guild of...
New utility billing customer portal for Gilbert
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New utility billing customer portal for Gilbert

April 9th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert is simplifying the process of paying utility bills online with a new customer portal due to launch early April. Here are the features of the new portal: Rather than signing into one system to view the...
Denny Barney to head East Valley Partnership
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Denny Barney to head East Valley Partnership

April 9th, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is poised to take the baton from John Lewis and head the East Valley Partnership on a part-time basis from June. Former Gilbert Mayor Lewis, who has headed the...
Small bridge to bring safety and regional connectivity
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Small bridge to bring safety and regional connectivity

April 2nd, 2018 | by Gilbert Sun News
Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert has secured the funds to construct a pedestrian bridge that will add connectivity not just to the town, but to the region. The bridge will close a small gap in the Western Powerline...
Crossroads Park to get a family entertainment center
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Crossroads Park to get a family entertainment center

April 3rd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Picturesque Crossroads District Park will add to its amenities with a family entertainment center. Srianthi Perera/Gilbert Sun News Staff BY SRIANTHI PERERA The four undeveloped acres in Gilbert’s Crossroads District Park will...
Stevia founder James May dedicated his later life to a mysterious plant
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Stevia founder James May dedicated his later life to a mysterious plant

April 2nd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
James May, the Father of Stevia;· recently died from heart complications.  (Photo Special to Gilbert Sun News) BY BETH DUCKETT James May was a successful executive in the health care field before he discovered the product that...
ASU faculty associate to teach communications in Bali
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ASU faculty associate to teach communications in Bali

February 7th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Dan Fellner will spend February and March in Bali, Indonesia, which, he says, is a good chunk of time to immerse in a foreign culture. Fellner, a faculty associate in the College of Integrative Sciences and...
Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities
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Higley High’s unified-sports program helps students with disabilities

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Emily Lockwood   Parents cheer from the stands. Students celebrate on the field. It’s football season, once again. But in this game, the points on the scoreboard are not what’s celebrated most. The focus is more on...
Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
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Gilbert High senior selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
Gilbert High School senior Connor Siroky is among 101 marching-band musicians from across the country chosen as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Siroky will be playing trombone during halftime of the U.S....