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Gilbert approves additional officers for schools

While some cities and school districts wrestle with whether to have a  police presence within schools, the town of Gilbert continues to support the Gilbert Police Department’s School …

Rotary clubs partner for Tempe cleanup project

Three Rotary clubs joined forces in a volunteer cleanup effort supported by the city of Tempe. Adopt a Street project was led by the Rotary Club of Camelback Crossroads Rotary Club with support …

Gilbert council dismisses three ethics complaints, lets one move forward

Gilbert Town Council dismissed ethics complaints against three of its members Tuesday, but voted to allow an investigation of another complaint against Mayor Brigette Peterson to move forward.   …

Gilbert teen wins 2nd place in Alzheimer’s awareness scholarship contest

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America named Clarice Nguyen of Gilbert the second-place winner in its national 2023 Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest. Nguyen, who is a …

Gilbert volleyball player named to collegiate scholar-athlete award list

Erin Clark of Gilbert has been named to the 2022-23 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete award list. Clark is a student at Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg and a volleyball …

Gilbert academy makes U.S. Department of Education's top schools list

The Neely Traditional Academy in Gilbert has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. The U.S. Department of Education selects schools based on their overall academic …

Valley real estate entrepreneur Michael Pollack honored for 50 years of impact

Longtime real estate redeveloper and philanthropist Michael Pollack is celebrating 50 years of redeveloping some of the Valley’s most landmark properties.


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Phoenix-based contractor completes work on Buck & Rider in Gilbert

Buck & Rider’  at the Epicenter in Gilbert opened this month featuring a seafood menu with more than 7,000-square-feet of space, an outdoor bar and patio. Willmeng Construction …

Gilbert council to consider ethics complaints

The Gilbert Town Council will take up consideration of four ethics complaints that were filed in July and August against various members when council meets for its Sept. 19 regular meeting.   …

Picazzo’s announces ‘Raising for Rett’ fundraising campaign in October

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month and Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen announces its ongoing “Raising for Rett” fundraising campaign. The goal, according to Picazzo’s …

Gilbert council considers raising fees for hiring off-duty police

The Gilbert Town Council is looking into hiking rates for hiring off-duty police officers and a new fee structure for public records requests. The council will have a public hearing and vote on …
Real estate

Gilbert apartment complex Aiya sold for $112 million

  Institutional Property Advisors , a division of  Marcus & Millichap , announced Sept. 14 the sale of Aiya, a 360-unit multifamily asset in Gilbert. The property sold for $112 …

Arizona Coyotes, Equality Health bring youth hockey to Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix

The Coyotes Street Hockey League is underway in Gilbert, and there are plans to launch another program in Scottsdale and more throughout the Phoenix metro area. As part of the program, Equality …
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WestPac Wealth Management has new Gilbert office

WestPac Wealth Partner opened an office June 13 at 366 N. Gilbert Road, suite 204, Gilbert, in the Heritage Marketplace. It is a privately-held wealth management firm with 24 locations nationally, …
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Car wash coming into Twisted Chef space

A 3-Minute Express Car Wash is being planned for 748 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. The proposal is for a 4,310 square foot express car wash on 1 acre with 17 vacuum stalls., according to commercial …

Chandler school board president in multiple heated exchanges

A Wednesday meeting with a standing ovation for students later included the Chandler Unified School District Governing Board president interrupting a public speaker and a fellow board member — …
Opinions with Civility
As this year’s chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority board of directors, I am proud to represent the six member communities — Apache Junction, Mesa, Gilbert, Gila River …
Hale Centre Theatre is putting on "Steel Magnolias" from Sept. 19-Nov. 21.

Hale Centre Theatre set to begin 'Steel Magnolias' run

Hale Centre Theatre is set to begin a 10-week run for the funny and touching play "Steel Magnolias" with Tuesday, Sept. 19 as opening night. Through witty banter and wisecracks, a hodgepodge …
The CGCC Visual Arts Program is celebrating the art of Dawson Acosta and Natalia López. 

Chandler-Gilbert college presents alumni art at Pecos campus

The work of two alumni will be presented in Encounters, an exhibit at the Library Gallery on the Pecos campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The CGCC Visual Arts Program celebrates the …
Gilbert resident Justin Rose films a scene from "Run Rabbit."

Gilbert-based filmmaker making a mark at festivals 

A 30-year-old man from Gilbert with a day job made his latest film, and first venture into a feature-length movie, on a $500 budget.  But actor Chris Studenka cannot offer enough praise for Justin Rose.
A past production of the Phoenix Theatre Company, the state's oldest producing theatre, is pictured here.

Celebrate the arts at upcoming Arizona Creative Excellence Awards

An evening recognizing the impact of the creative economy in Arizona is coming to Phoenix.
Childsplay Theatre Inc., in Tempe, shown in a previous production, was among the Arizona Commission on the Arts grant recipients.

Arizona invests $5.4 million in nonprofit arts sector

A one-time investment of $5 million in support of Arizona’s arts sector is awarding grants to statewide nonprofit organizations, festivals, and arts learning programs.
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