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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Gilbert girl’s bracelet project becomes a hit

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor Madison J Ringgold said stringing together a bunch of colorful plastic beads into a bracelet was meant to cheer up one of her friends. “She would come to school sad,”...

Jolly Gilbert couple brings Christmas to area

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Staff Writer A married couple is ho-ho-hoping to get children of all ages excited about Christmas and at holiday parties and other events. Wesley and Eileen Turner of Gilbert enjoy playing Santa...

EV woman’s book offers a raw look at suicide

By srianthi perera, GSN Contributor In the aftermath of her Gilbert veterinarian husband’s suicide, Chandler helicopter flight instructor Missy Palrang felt alone even when surrounded by friends. Her grief therapist, Jill McMahon, would come to her...

Gilbert artist’s work chosen for Phoenix Christmas display

GSN NEWS STAFF A Gilbert resident is one of three artists whose work was selected to be featured at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix during the holidays. The elaborate piece of art by Sam Fresquez will be...

Gilbert couple go all out for Christmas

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor Every inch of Cindy and Bill Hunter’s 2,700-square-foot house in Gilbert shouts Christmas. This year, the couple started unpacking their 85 tubs of ornaments, lights and other Christmas decorations during...

Williams Field Black Hawk Regiment gears up to give back

The Williams Field High School’s Black Hawk Regiment band and color guard aren’t just champs on the playing field – they’re also winners in the community. The students have “adopted” 12 children through the Salvation...

12Ks of Christmas marks a decade of doing good

By GSN news staff It started a decade ago when Gilbert was maybe half its current size and a booming downtown was little more than a planner’s dream. But next weekend, the Fulton Homes 12Ks of...

Arizona charity cares for the smallest citizens

By Coty Dolores Miranda, GSN Contributor Arizona Needy Newborns, with chapters in Ahwatukee and Mesa, brought the holiday season in early as members and community guests joined together for the annual Christmas Stocking Stuffer last...

Mesa dental school fills a juvenile detainees’ needs

By David M. Brown, GSN Contributor Two years ago, Dr. Chantay Banikarim knew she needed to call a dentist. As medical director for 14 years at the Durango and Southeast County juvenile detention centers, she ensures...

Gilbert woman recognized for volunteer work

GSN NEWS STAFF Gilbert resident Florine Noel is having quite the week. She won the Ms. Senior HomeWell title from HomeWell Senior Care after logging 5,100 volunteer hours at Dignity Health’s Chandler Regional Medical Center and...