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Cowboy educator rounds up scholarship support

By Marla Levine Gilbert-based cowboy entertainer and educator Ted Newman knows the value of education. “As a retired schoolteacher, I’m for anything that furthers education,” he said. He is not alone. Residents of The Forum at Desert Harbor...

Gilbert’s Native American Management Internship provides real-life work experience

By Courtney Kock Gilbert remains a leader in Native American inclusion with continued expansion of its Native American Management Internship. Gilbert in 2013 launched the groundbreaking program, which puts college interns interested in civil service, to...

Art quilts mix fun and work for Vision Gallery’s exhibiting artist

By Srianthi Perera Quilting is “plork” for Marla Hattabaugh, who coined the word to denote a mix of play and work. The Scottsdale artist recently opened These Are Not Your Grandmother’s Quilts: The Art Works of...

A few hours with Just Serve network can make a huge difference for others

By Paul Maryniak   Every day is a day of service for Michelle Curry. Curry administers a Phoenix network called Just Serve, which connects groups, individuals and even government agencies with projects that brighten the lives of...

Gilbert Historical Museum features new workshops and programs that will appeal to all ages.

Gilbert museum offers new programming for all ages By Srianthi Perera The Gilbert Historical Museum has launched a line of programming to reflect its new model of operation, Communities for All Ages. The concept is a national...

Raising Cane’s, a new spot in town to get some chicken fingers

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opened a location in Gilbert recently, its third in the East Valley and its 12th in Arizona. It’s at 2370 S. Val Vista Drive at the northwest corner of Val...

SRP linemen shine bright at International Rodeo

By Kathleen Mascareñas Guest writer   When you think of linemen, you likely envision burly football players on the gridiron. And a rodeo probably brings to mind cowboys wearing chaps, boots and hats. The International Linemen’s Rodeo has neither. The...

The Gilbert House captures a bit of the town’s heyday

By Kathy Kerby Gilbert’s population has exploded since its early roots as the Hay Capital of the World, so it is refreshing when a touch of “old” Gilbert remains. The Gilbert House is nestled in a...