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Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time
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Gilbert’s Fire Station 9 will help with four-minute response time

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Gilbert ceremoniously broke ground on construction of its last-planned fire station in November. Fire Station No. 9, located near Ocotillo and Higley roads, will serve residents in the far southeast part of...
Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment
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Gilbert students team with NASA for plant experiment

December 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Melody Birkett Five high school students representing Gilbert stood by at NASA’S Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia recently. They were awaiting the NASA commercial cargo provider, Orbital ATK Cygnus Spacecraft, to launch...
Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South
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Gilbert Historical Museum has larger mission as HD South

November 2nd, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera The Gilbert Historical Museum is a link to the town’s past. But in the future, the museum will be known as HD South. The museum, which is run by the Gilbert Historical Society, has been transforming itself...
Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination
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Big League Dreams vows fight over town contract termination

November 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By JIM Walsh Gilbert’s stormy relationship with Big League Dreams has been headed for a nasty divorce since July, when the town unilaterally closed the sports park amid safety concerns about the integrity of outfield fences and...
Tuft & Needle offers a comfortable mattress, honest sheets and pliant pillow
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Tuft & Needle offers a comfortable mattress, honest sheets and pliant pillow

October 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera John-Thomas Marino had a bad mattress-shopping experience five years ago. “It was worse than shopping for a used car. My co-founder and I decided – this was in Silicon Valley – to build a mattress...
Arizona Wilderness’ funky beers include a stout with mushrooms
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Arizona Wilderness’ funky beers include a stout with mushrooms

October 5th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Gilbert’s Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. celebrated its 4th anniversary over Labor Day weekend with a full slate of events and special releases that highlight just how far the craft brewer has come since it...
EV teen suicide cluster alarms officials
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EV teen suicide cluster alarms officials

October 1st, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Jim Walsh Seven East Valley teenagers committed suicide during a six-week period this summer, creating a disturbing suicide cluster and a grassroots effort to do everything possible to prevent additional deaths. The unusual...
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 Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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 Gilbert Sun News
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...