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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Week Ahead

Red Cross urgently needs blood

The Week Ahead The American Red Cross seeks East Valley donors of all blood types to overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. To thank those who donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30, the Red Cross...

Utility helps local teachers buy supplies

Parents aren’t the only ones shelling out money for paper, pencils and binders as kids head back to school. According to one national report, teachers spend an average $530 of their own money each...

UofA to offer courses in Chandler in fall

The University of Arizona will offer four undergraduate courses in the East Valley at its Chandler campus, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., beginning this month. Another six courses are planned for spring 2019. Courses offered in...

Crossing-guard training slated

You’ll soon see crossing guards in school zones, and it is important for those on both sides of the hand-held stop signs to know the rules. As thousands of children in the East Valley return...

Park University appoints executive director, wife at its Gilbert campus

Jeff Ehrlich is the new executive director of Park University’s Gilbert campus, where fall-term classes begin Monday, Oct. 15. Park University Gilbert, at 92 W. Vaughn Ave., is a private, nonprofit accredited university featuring degree...

Model trains make a stop at Mesa Library

The Arizona Big Train Operators come chugging down the track to Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St., from July 30 to Aug. 4 in a 500-square-foot, model-trains exhibit of G-scale (garden size) railroads...

Cobblestone Auto Spa donates $24K to Treasures 4 Teachers

Cobblestone Auto Spa, with facilities across the East Valley, is donating nearly $24,000 to Treasures 4 Teachers, which provides classroom support to Arizona’s educators. The donation caps a six-week fundraiser organized by Cobblestone at...

Grab a Potbelly sandwich, help a Children’s Hospital patient

Potbelly Sandwich Shop will donate 25 percent of its proceeds on Thursday, July 26, to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which has a pediatric unit at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Potbelly has a shop in...

Hula fun on the Salt River

Aloha, fun seekers. Grab your ukulele, coconuts, grass skirt and set sail on the Salt River during Salt River Tubing’s Mega Hawaiian Hula party on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hawaiian-tiki...

What’s in a name? So far, on new Gilbert parks, nothing. You can help

While Gilbert broke ground on two massive park projects in June, the Town Council has yet to decide on official names for them. Now, the town is turning to its residents for help. Gilbert recently launched...