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Town OKs second Little Sunshine’s Playhouse

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Construction of a children’s daycare center is expected to begin in October at the northwest corner of Higley and Germann roads. Gilbert Planning Commission last Wednesday unanimously approved without comment...

Dates set for Clean Elections legislative debates in Gilbert

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Voters can watch candidates spar for their votes in an upcoming debate for Legislative District 12, which includes Gilbert and Queen Creek, as well as LD 17, which covers...

Church, nonprofit come to aid of impoverished Venezuelans

GSN News Staff Venezuela has plummeted to the bottom of the world economy and its communist government has made it almost impossible for churches to come to its people’s aid. But a small congregation in Mesa...

Mass prayer gathering for women to focus on kids and schools

By Coty Dolores Miranda, Contributor The “Unshaken Arizona” conference organized by Moms in Prayer International hopes to have a mass prayer for children, grandchildren and the schools they attend around the world. Kay West and Michelle...

Hunger still a problem for EV kids and adults

By Cecilia Chan, GSN Managing Editor A few years ago, Derrick Bunting worked a minimum-wage job and at one point two jobs, to keep a roof overhead and food on the table for himself and...

Audubon Society seeking unique landscapes to showcase on tour

The Desert Rivers Audubon Society, the East Valley’s chapter, is looking for backyards and business landscapes that feature plants and trees native to the Sonora Desert. Qualifying landscapes may be chosen for the annual Tour...

Rosh Hashanah services set at Pollack Chabad Center

Rabbi Mendy Deitsch of Chabad of the East Valley has announced that traditional Rosh Hashanah services will be Sept. 9-11 at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive in Chandler,...

Ballet Etudes ‘Nutcracker’ auditions Saturday

Dancers ages 7-18 may audition Saturday for Ballet Etudes’ annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” its studio, 2401 E. Baseline Road in Gilbert. Dancers need not be a company member nor must they be enrolled at...

Contests in legislative districts keep primary roiling

GSN News Staff If weighing in on key statewide and Town Council elections isn’t enough, Gilbert voters on Tuesday will be settling some competitive intra-party struggles for nominations in most East Valley legislative districts –...

Area women’s charitable group makes its first ‘big give’

GSN News Staff A group of kind-hearted women who have banded together to make an impact with their charitable giving made their first “big give” recently. The East Valley chapter of 100+ Women Who Care Valley...