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Augusta Ranch students saying thank you 1,000 times

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor In her first year as principal of Augusta Ranch Elementary School, Terrie Barnes handed out a homework assignment to all 1,000 students. “We are asking every single student in school...

Gilbert couple planning second annual ROCK-ing time

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor People can step back into the ‘80s, when leg warmers and Members Only jackets ruled, and help a good cause as well. Mike and Ann Schude, who started the community...

Gilbert doc forging new ways to treat heart disease

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor More than 13,000 people in Arizona die each year from heart disease, while one in three people with cardiovascular disease succumbs to the disease. “Almost every 40 seconds we have...

Gilbert photo exhibit focuses on water’s beauty, quality

By srianthi perera, GSN Contributor Water as it supports life and the quality of what we drink are the topics of a photographic exhibition showing this month in Gilbert. “Water Flow and Tidal Rhythms,” presenting the...

Highland High student seeks help to research giant turtles

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor Students led by a research assistant patrol a remote Costa Rican beach in the dark as the world’s largest sea turtles push their way onshore with their powerful front...

Meeting gives residents chance to help guide Town’s growth

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor When Gilbert officially became a town in 1920, it was barely a square mile in size with alfalfa, cotton and dairy farms and 500 residents. Today, Gilbert has grown to...

Public safety facility plans roll along as vote looms

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Gilbert’s proposed Public Safety Training Facility is taking shape with proposed color schemes, landscaping, floor plans and lighting. The Planning Commission recently gave input on the police and fire facility...

Gilbert teen wins prestigious award as a Young Marine

GSN NEWS STAFF Tyson Henry was only 11 when he decided he wanted to be one of The Few, The Proud. Like many boys that age, the Gilbert youth was accustomed to playing soldier with friends,...

Multiple births club helps moms find support

By Colleen Sparks, GSN Staff Writer Raising children while juggling work and other responsibilities can be a tricky balancing act, especially when a mother gives birth to two or more babies at the same time. That...

BARKtoberfest helps Gilbert shelter save strays

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor In its 25 years of operation, a Gilbert shelter has saved more than 10,000 stray cats and dogs from a life on the streets. Next weekend, Friends for Life Animal...