Neighbors

Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale
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Glorious sounds emanate from the East Valley Chorale

November 6th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett A group of talented singers make up the East Valley Chorale, which started in 1999 with a dozen people from three churches. It’s now made up of about 90 people from 50 churches in the Valley. “A lot of these...
Adroit Asian fusion at Clever Koi
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Adroit Asian fusion at Clever Koi

November 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Nick Campisano and Joshua James have not yet visited Asia, but they run a mean Asian-inspired kitchen and craft cocktail bar in Clever Koi. “We’ve not been overseas, but we pay homage to them. Asian culture...
Kajukenbo, a practical martial defense that anyone can learn
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Kajukenbo, a practical martial defense that anyone can learn

October 8th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Melody Birkett “Go, hit, palm strike.” I can feel the adrenaline rush. “Boom, right into the eye. Eyes, nose, throat — that can cause pain,” said Kelly Corder, Kaju Arizona Studio co-owner and instructor....
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 Santan Sun
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...
Gilbert’s new superintendent starts role this month
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Gilbert’s new superintendent starts role this month

October 4th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Shane McCord, assistant superintendent of Mesa Public Schools and a former employee of Gilbert Public Schools, has assumed the role of superintendent at GPS. His employment contract began October 2 and ends...
Welcome Home Veterans Park project gets underway
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Welcome Home Veterans Park project gets underway

October 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera An inspirational Arizona landmark will soon begin to take shape in Gilbert. The Welcome Home Veterans Park, anchored by an 80 percent scale of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., is due to start...
Far from the bustling crowd, JC’s Steakhouse delivers
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Far from the bustling crowd, JC’s Steakhouse delivers

September 3rd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Kenneth LaFave Two miles south of the busy strip of crowded restaurants on Gilbert Road is a quiet, spacious place. Many of the crowded restaurants give people what they think they want. The quiet place gives people what many...
Nando’s makes the neighborhood great
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Nando’s makes the neighborhood great

August 2nd, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Becky Bracken Like good schools and filled potholes, the quality of an Arizona neighborhood can be measured by its proximity to a delicious local Mexican food restaurant. Burgers are good and hole-in-the-wall bars are fine for...
Mother-daughter business team helps people get organized
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Mother-daughter business team helps people get organized

July 18th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Colleen Sparks Getting organized can be an emotional roller coaster for people as they struggle to decide what longtime possessions to keep and which ones to throw away or donate. Recruiting the help of Erika Gentner and Kerry...
Passion for food motivated innovative Grubstak owner
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Passion for food motivated innovative Grubstak owner

July 12th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Colton Grubb knew when he stepped foot into his new Heritage District restaurant, Grubstak, that he made the right business decision. “Walking in and seeing the lights turned on, and the first few...