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Welcome Home Veterans Park project gets underway

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...

Far from the bustling crowd, JC’s Steakhouse delivers

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...

Nando’s makes the neighborhood great

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...

Mother-daughter business team helps people get organized

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...

Passion for food motivated innovative Grubstak owner

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...

Gilbert artisan’s personalized jewelry fills a niche

By Hailey Mensik Most mornings after Shannon Clark gets her children ready for school and takes her youngest to day care, she comes home and gets right back to work. Inside her Gilbert home, her...

East Valley mom and son veterans graduate together as engineers

Like mother, like son. Mesa resident Barb Blanchard and her son Rodney Buller, who lives in Gilbert, followed the same path to degrees last week from Arizona State University. Both earned degrees from ASU’s Ira Fulton...

Gym owner competes for a mixed martial arts world title

Longtime Gilbert resident Ryan Bader will be competing for a mixed martial arts world title on June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. To prepare for the Bellator 180 Light Heavyweight fight,...

Shea Homes in Gilbert has opened The Reserves

The Reserves, a gated enclave by Shea Homes in Gilbert, is open for sales. About 400 people have toured the models of the housing development, located on Val Vista Drive just south of Riggs Road,...

Longtime town resident assumes police chief role

Former Assistant Mesa Police Chief Mike Soelberg will replace longtime Chief Tim Dorn on June 5, but he jokes that he doesn’t need to go far to assume his new job. While Soelberg, 44, has...