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6 cats, 4 dogs looking for homes in Gilbert

GSN NEWs STAFF Six cats and four dogs, now guests at Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert, are looking for permanent homes in town. They include Fitz, described by shelter spokeswoman Jannelle Cosgriff as a...

Northwestern Mutual honors kid’s cancer network

By colleen sparks GSN Contributor More children and families impacted by cancer will get support and resources to build brighter futures thanks to a $50,000 grant Northwestern Mutual awarded to Children’s Cancer Network through its Gilbert...

Plasma product shortage has Gilbert woman on edge

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor A shortage in plasma-derived drugs is causing anxiety among people like Gilbert resident Heather White, who depends on the blood protein to keep infections at bay. The 41-year-old mother undergoes intravenous...

Disease-carrying mosquitoes on the rise here

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Vector control specialist Jason Gillette checked a funky-looking mosquito trap hanging from a tree in the Ashland Ranch neighborhood. The gallon cooler is filled with dry ice and poked with...

2 Gilbert teens named to bank’s leader program

GSN NEWS STAFF Two Gilbert teens are among five students Valleywide who have been have been selected as Student Leaders by Bank of America to build their workforce and leadership skills through a paid summer...

Gilbert softball LL advances to state tournament

By Zach Alvira GSN Sports Editor For the first time since 2015, Gilbert Softball Little League will be represented in the majors division of the state tournament. The Gilbert all-stars advanced to the tournament after a...

Higley official in running for big award

GSN NEWS STAFF When teachers walked out of the classrooms for more pay in Arizona last year, Jill Wilson stepped up in Gilbert. Wilson played an instrumental role in helping a social worker at Gateway Pointe...

Gilbert Chamber recognizes some of the best in town

By paul maryniak GSN Executive Editor The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce recognized some of the town’s leaders in business – and some of its own star volunteers – last Wednesday as it celebrated its 13th business...

Gilbert teen competing in state pageant

By jordan houston GSN Staff Writer Amber Abeita of Gilbert and Caitlin Martin of Chandler both have one thing in common — the goal of spreading anti-bullying awareness through the Miss America platform. Amber, wearing the...

Musician from Israel inspires day campers

By COLLEEN SPARKS GSN Staff Writer A musician born and raised in Israel is infusing cultural lessons and fun into camps at the East Valley Jewish Community Center in Chandler this summer. Erez Kessler, who is...