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Gilbert’s three riparian preserves provide an urban escape to nature

Story and photos by BJ Alderman Early spring in the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, the air felt warm, despite the sun intermittently hiding behind puffy clouds. My companion and I sat quietly...

GPS superintendent may leave for Hawaii position

BY SRIANTHI PERERA Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto is one of two finalists being considered for a top education position in Hawaii. Hawaii’s Board of Education confirmed that Kishimoto is in the running to become...

Teen overcomes childhood illnesses to participate in beauty pageant

BY SRIANTHI PERERA Every mother feels that her child is a miracle. But Diane Passafiume of Gilbert possibly has a bigger claim than most. Her daughter, Alyssa, a 17-year-old junior at Williams Field High School, was born...

Five more GPS schools receive A+ ratings

BY SRIANTHI PERERAFive schools in the Gilbert Public Schools district and Eduprize School, Gilbert received “A+ School of Excellence” titles from the Arizona Educational Foundation recently. The GPS schools are Superstition Springs Elementary, Oak Tree Elementary, Islands...

Casanova Bros. Pizza & Pasta

STORY & PHOTOS BY KATHY KERBY Casanova Bros. Pizza & Pasta opened in 2008 in Patterson Landing on the northeast corner of Val Vista Drive and Guadalupe Road in Gilbert. Mike and Tony Casanova have...

Clever Koi serves Asian inspired nifty eats

by Kathy Kerby Clever Koi is an Asian inspired kitchen featuring food from Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam and Japan. This is the second location for owners Josh James, Nick Campisano and Jared Porter. According to general...

Adult education students make good progress in Queen Creek

By Stephanie Ingersoll/Special to GSN Encouraging life-long learning is the goal of the Adult Education Program in the Queen Creek Unified School District. Every week, more than 300 adult students attend class in the morning and...

Everybody Loves Flowers

by Srianthi Perera When Arizona native Mireille Helm took up floral design, it bloomed into a third career. Half-dozen years later, everything is coming up roses. “It is so fun to bring joy to people with flowers,”...

Take the Right Steps in Selecting a Dance Studio

Special to GSN/Lucy Mulligan, iDance Studio & Performing Arts, Gilbert     So, you think you want your child to dance, but you aren’t sure where to start? Just as you would perform your due diligence before...

Gilbert oncology nurse helps young son survive cancer

By a Staff Writer Since emerging from the fog she and her family were trapped in for nine months in 2012 and 2013, Jennifer Stahlecker has remarked time and again, “As a mom, this experience helped me...