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Fiesta Bowl Charities announces $2.5m donation at Gilbert rally
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Fiesta Bowl Charities announces $2.5m donation at Gilbert rally

September 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Fiesta Bowl Charities, whose main benefactors are youth, sports and education, announced a whopping $2.5 million in charitable giving for 2017-18. Fittingly, the announcement came during a wellness assembly of...
Redeemed 2 Repeat provides missing piece to drug rehab
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Redeemed 2 Repeat provides missing piece to drug rehab

September 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Dawn (last name withheld) had a severe neck injury in 2003 that necessitated the use of prescription drugs. As years passed and the pain didn’t subside, her intake of opioid medications spiraled out of...
Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark
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Big League Dreams seeks compromise with Gilbert over closed ballpark

August 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Jim Walsh The owners of Big League Dreams struck out with Gilbert on July 7, surprised by a knockdown pitch – an eviction order that temporarily put them out of business in the East Valley. Realizing they are well behind in...
Banned refrigerant impacting area heat-pump owners
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Banned refrigerant impacting area heat-pump owners

July 17th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh As temperatures soar across the East Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Whether homeowners try to hang on to their existing heat pump till its last blast of cold air or...
Orbital unveils new satellite engineering building
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Orbital unveils new satellite engineering building

July 16th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Advanced aerospace manufacturer and longtime Gilbert employer Orbital ATK officially pulled back the curtain on its new satellite engineering building on June 28. The 60,000-square-foot facility is located on...
Page Park Center to service Gilbert’s underprivileged
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Page Park Center to service Gilbert’s underprivileged

July 14th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh No one doubts that Gilbert is a fast-growing, affluent community, but there are thousands of needy people who are often overlooked, hidden behind its sea of attractive homes with red tile roofs and parking lots full...
Lindsay Road/ Loop 202 interchange plans moving along
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Lindsay Road/ Loop 202 interchange plans moving along

July 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Plans are moving along to build a freeway interchange between Lindsay Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Gilbert. It’s expected to open in 2021. During the third public information meeting held on the...
A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job
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A 911 call taker outlines an unusual job

June 7th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
At night when many people are at home unwinding after work, Spencer Jaeckel of Chandler is on high alert, responding to 911 calls made to the Gilbert Police Department. Jaeckel, 27, is a 911 call taker, meaning he answers calls...
Gilbert nurse recognized by Phoenix Children’s Hospital for excellence
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Gilbert nurse recognized by Phoenix Children’s Hospital for excellence

June 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Leah Gilchrist Phoenix Children’s Hospital nurse and Gilbert resident Jessica Smith, an Aerodigestive Program coordinator, was awarded the Advanced Practice Nurse Award. The program offers coordinated care between...
Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend
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Gilbert social services entity changes name to Azcend

June 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The Chandler Christian Community Center, which has been offering social services to Gilbert residents for many years, changed its name recently to better reflect its mission. Azcend is its new name. “We have changed our name,...