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Independent seeks submissions for Veterans Day Salute

Independent Newsmedia is featuring a Veterans Day Salute to honor those who have served our country.

Educators, builder, students celebrate new campus of Gilbert Christian Schools

School has been in session for 500 students at the Gilbert Christian Schools Val Vista campus, but officials took time out recently to celebrate with a ribbon cutting at the new facility. …

Gilbert begins program regulating short-term rentals

Gilbert property owners will be required to obtain and maintain a rental license for all short-term rentals and vacation properties operating within the town.  Gilbert is partnering with …

Highland High theatre wins rights to put on Disney's Frozen: The Broadway Musical

Highland High School will present the first high school production of “Disney’s Frozen: The Broadway Musical” in the state of Arizona as part of the nationwide competition …
Public safety

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 …

Higley USD board member again challenges conference travel

The Higley Unified School District approved more than $5,000 in travel vouchers for educators to attend conferences over the strong objections of one of the board members.   The board voted …


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Gilbert chief digital officer finds dream job in hometown

Dana Berchman is the chief digital officer in Gilbert, where she manages all internal and external communications, public relations, marketing and digital government initiatives, government innovation, and open data and storytelling efforts.

Higley USD passes less-restrictive dress code

The Higley Unified School District Governing Board passed a new dress code policy Wednesday after three rounds of debate dating back to May.   The new policy updates one that had been in …

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.

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.   …
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 …
The Agritopia Farm includes event spaces.

Agritopia Farm to show off its event spaces

Agritopia Farm and Conceptually Social are inviting the public to come on site Oct. 8 and learn about event spaces and options for their next event.   Brides, event planners and anyone …
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.
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