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Project will bring ‘urban vibe’ to Agritopia

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor A commercial hub for the 166-acre master-planned Agritopia community near Higley and Ray roads is finally moving forward. Gilbert Planning Commissioners last week gave the green light for Agritopia’s Epicenter, which...

Gilbert lawyer seeks appeals court seat

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor A Gilbert man is one of 11 candidates vying for a seat on the Arizona Court of Appeals. State Assistant Attorney General Rusty Crandell, 37, is hoping to replace Judge James Beene,...

Gilbert’s MD Anderson center celebrates survivors

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Josh Critser was just starting his nursing studies at school when he said he heard the life-changing news: “You’ve got cancer.” Critser was diagnosed with testicular cancer and was told his...

Hale Theatre hawking ‘Newsboys’ this month

GET OUT STAFF You don’t have to read all about it this month at the Hale Theatre, but rather watch a musical based on the kids who used to yell that request on city streets...

With warmer weather, pool threat fears rise

By JIM WALSH AND Cecilia Chan GSN Staff Writers As temperatures begin to soar, drowning prevention advocates are warning that the backyard swimming pool poses about the same threat to toddlers as a loaded gun. Last year...

Gilbert woman’s paintings show faith journey

By srianthi perera GSN Contributor Some stories beg to be told in words. Gilbert artist/art instructor Karen Schmeiser’s is best captured in paint. Schmeiser’s “Journey of Faith,” a collection of five oil paintings featuring herself as the...

Spring wrap-up: Gilbert schools bring home titles

By zach alvira GSN Sports Editor Champions have been crowned, seniors have graduated and fall prep sports teams have begun preparations for the upcoming season in August. Now that the school year has officially come to...

Gilbert couple rents out a sleepover on wheels

By CEcILLA CHAN GSN Managing Editor Hosting a sleepover for their 11-year-old daughter’s birthday party gave birth to a new business venture for a Gilbert couple. Chris and Amanda Armbrust have launched The Slumber Shack, a modified...

Gilbert vet recalls his role in Normandy Invasion

By david m. brown Special to the Gilbert Sun News Seventy-five years ago, Henry DuBay helped save the world from Nazi domination. The 95-year-old Gilbert man piloted a C-47 transport during the Normandy Invasion that began June...

Town presses its war on feeding feral cats

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor To some, a 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran who lives in Gilbert may be a hero, but in his town’s eyes, he’s a criminal. That’s because he’s violating a 2018 ordinance that...