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New Gilbert service aims to cut dental bills

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor It’s not the drill that’s keeping people away from the dentist chair but fear of the unknown cost of a procedure, according to a Gilbert-based online service designed to...

Higley Happenings

GSN News Staff Higley High gets civic award Higley High School is one of just 31 schools recognized in Arizona this year with a 2017-18 Civic Engagement “merit of excellence” award. “It’s a schoolwide systematic approach to...

A dream comes true for Gilbert Tigers twins

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor It was a surprise that Gilbert High’s Marcus and Isaac MacDonald didn’t see coming. With the No. 1 Tigers’ boys basketball team leading Higley, 42-30, late in the fourth quarter...

Gilbert begins tackling cyclist safety on its roads

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor David Thomas is a serious roadie, pedaling 100 to 120 miles a week. His bike ride radius from Gilbert takes him to places like South Mountain in Phoenix, Mummy Mountain...

Artists readying 3 more outdoor benches for downtown Gilbert

By Srianthi Perera, GSN Contributor Five Arizona artists are in the process of painting three translucent fiberglass benches as part of a project to enhance Gilbert’s Heritage District. Downtown Gilbert-based Rebecca Cameron; Gilbert Public Schools art...

Mesquite High junior remembers a fallen friend

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor Mason Rowley ­had big-life plans – go on a mission for his church, graduate from college, marry and become a father. But Mason never realized his goals. He died last...

Gilbert group plans fix-up projects in MLK’s honor

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor A Gilbert nonprofit is looking for helping hands and open wallets for its upcoming community project to fix up homes for those who can’t do it themselves. Gilbert Cares’ annual...

3D adds a new dimension to ‘glo golf’ in Gilbert

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer Walking through the front door at the new Imagine 3D Mini Golf in Gilbert starts a unique, immersive experience that surrounds visitors with pirate ships, unicorns, a fire-breathing dragon...

About Care leads effort to help homebound residents

By colleen sparks, GSN Staff Writer Many homebound residents in Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek are starting this New Year on a brighter note after Intel employees, a Girl Scout troop, a motorcycling group and...

Partial blindness no barrier for Gilbert marathon man

By Cecilla Chan, GSN Managing Editor It’s been tough lately for Ryan Davies, who buried his 3-year-old son Grayson last year. But dealing with life’s adversities is what the 44-year-old Gilbert man does best by throwing...