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Gilbert-born Creative Home Engineering builds secret doors

Story and photos by Srianthi Perera A thriving Gilbert business credits its inspiration to Hollywood’s spy movies. Creative Home Engineering founder Steve Humble creates customized secret doors disguised as bookcases, armoires, mirrors and stairs that disguise...

Good Night Pediatrics offers overnight urgent care for kids

By Alison Stanton As most parents know quite well, it can be very worrisome when children are ill with a cold, flu, earache or other health issue. It is even more difficult when a child is...

Mr. Mac opens in Gilbert; offers LDS missionary clothing

By Melody Birkett Utah-based Mr. Mac opened its first clothing store outside the state in Gilbert recently. The store sells high-end merchandise, caters to missionaries. Mac Christiansen opened his inaugural store over 50 years ago. “He wanted...

Page Park Center renamed, selects operator to serve needy

By Srianthi Perera The nonprofit Azcend has been chosen to establish and run social services at Page Park Center. The building that formerly housed Gilbert’s first library also has been renamed Heritage Center because of its...

Horne family knows the secret to success in the car business

By Melody Birkett The Horne name is ubiquitous in Arizona. East Valley residents have most likely traveled down Horne Road. There are 11 Horne family car dealerships in Arizona, including Horne Kia in Gilbert. “My grandchildren are...

Thrive coworking space to help women, well, thrive

By Srianthi Perera Gilbert’s Heritage District offers many warm and inviting spaces to be gregarious over a glass of wine or work in solitude with a laptop. A new space, yet to open, will create an...

House flipping is back and growing in the East Valley

By Wayne Schutsky The residential house-flipping market is active in pockets throughout the East Valley, with much of the activity driven by motivated investors providing inventory for the first-time homebuyer market. The volume of flipped homes...

Bishops salon nurtures neighborhood vibe

By Srianthi Perera At Bishops, a haircut is an added bonus to socializing. Or so it seems. The franchised salon with an edgy identity and spirited brand culture from Portland, Oregon recently opened its second outlet...

Mesquite High’s experiment to fly on International Space Station

By Eduardo Barraza Can growing peanuts in space drastically reduce the need for fertilizer, and provide a ready food source for astronauts to make the long journey to Mars? A space experiment designed by students at Mesquite High...

Pure Comfort Mattress offers comfortable sleep to fit any wallet

By Melody Birkett Mood lighting, calm music, California ocean photos plus dozens of beds. No, it’s not a place to go to for a massage but rather a place to buy a mattress. “Relax and lie...