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The Beauty Joint has opened in Gilbert

The Beauty Joint has opened at 7 E. Palo Verde St., suite 11, Gilbert. The beauty, cosmetic and personal care studio brings together artists who can collaborate as a group and become one team yet …
Transportation

Construction gets under way on $112M Ocotillo Bridge in Gilbert

Gilbert broke ground Tuesday on the long-anticipated Ocotillo Bridge, a public works project that will link Ocotillo Road from Higley to Greenfield, cut public safety response times and give more …
EDUCATION

Chandler schools welcome students on first day of year

​The majority of the Chandler Unified School District’s 42,000-plus students went back to school Wednesday, July 14. On the Shumway and Bologna elementary …
Philanthropy

Gilbert food drive continues at libraries through July 20

The town of Gilbert and Rotary Club of Gilbert are entering the final stretch of a summer food drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off nonexpired and nonperishable items at the Southeast …
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Scooter's Coffee adds second Gilbert location

Scooter's Coffee opened a location July 10 at 4580 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert.  It is the ninth Arizona location of the Omaha, Nebraska-based chain and second in Gilbert, with five more planned in …
2024 Elections

Arizona LD14 Republicans Hunsaker, Hendrix clash at meeting

A verbal altercation broke out that reportedly nearly turned physical July 15 at an Arizona Legislative District 14 Republican Party meeting in Gilbert.   The incident happened when an …
Public health

HD South hosting blood drive with incentives July 17

HD South is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 17. The drive will be held in the Neely Community Room of the museum, 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. All …

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Elections

Meet Gilbert mayoral candidates Anderson, DiBernardo

With Mayor Brigette Peterson announcing she will not seek re-election and Shane Krauser dropping out of the race, Gilbert two three candidates for mayor in  the primary election July 30. …
History

Clare House gets another extension in preservation bid

The 104-year-old Clare House still is hanging on against a date with a wrecking ball. The developer that owns the home at 309 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, has issued another extension to HD South, …
Things to do

Limelight brings “Seussical Jr.” to the Mesa Arts Center stage

A cast of East Valley youth performers are getting ready to present audiences with a production of "Seussical Jr.," scheduled Aug. 2-11 at the Mesa Arts Center. Presented by Limelight Performing …
Closings

Sushi Ramen Go closes in Gilbert

Sushi Ramen Go closed June 29 at 1495 S. Higley Road, suite 104, Gilbert. It made the announcement the same day on social media but did not give a reason. The fast-casual restaurant served sushi …
Real estate

Starbucks property sold in Gilbert

Joe L. Dutra acquired the Starbucks @ The Forum at Gilbert Ranch property at 2336  S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, on July 3 for $2.6 million from an entity tracing to Joon S. Kim., according to …
Relocations

PhyreBird Arms moves into Gilbert

PhyreBird Arms moved in May from Tempe to 150 N. William Dillard Drive, suite 107, Gilbert. It manufactures firearms. 602-910-7189 .
ELECTIONS 2024

Q&A for LD13 candidates

​Here are responses from the Arizona Legislative District 13 candidates who replied to Independent Newsmedia’s questionnaire. Candidates in the House races are vying for a maximum of two …
Public safety

Gilbert Fire encourages residents to check smoke detectors

With recent monsoon storms, Gilbert residents should consider cleaning their smoke detectors. An increase of dust and water vapor in the air can trigger the detector’s alarm. …
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Stage Door Studio Kids opens in Gilbert's SanTan Village

Stage Door Studio Kids opened June 1 at 2280 E. Williams Field Road, suite 105, Gilbert, in the SanTan Village mall. From the former artistic director of Stage Door Studio Theater in Mesa, Dani …
Opinions with Civility
Arizona summer is upon us, and as the temperatures rise, people are spending more time indoors and seeking ways to enhance their living space to make hanging out at home more bearable. As a …
Your vote in the primary election July 30 is essential. Really important. Your vote will determine our town's next mayor. That's right! You will have thrown away your shot if you wait until …
When it comes to buying a new front door for your home, the decision goes much beyond just the way it looks. A front door serves many purposes from being a focal point of the home to security and …
ENTERTAINMENT & THINGS TO DO
Hale Centre Theatre has unveiled its 2024-25 season.

Tickets on sale for Hale Centre Theatre 2024-25 season

Tickets are on sale now for Hale Centre Theatre's 2024-25 season.  Those people interested can purchase tickets to individual shows or buy a season ticket with  the ability to buy five …
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts

Higley Center's 2024-25 season unveiled

Higley Center for the Performing Arts has unveiled its 2024-25 season's shows. The calendar unfolds like this:  Sept. 21, The Lettermen, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Roger McGuinn, 7:30 …
HD South will have its first open mic night July 11.

HD South hosting open mic night

 Professonal or amateur musicians, comedians, poets, dancers, storytellers, or other artists looking to practice their craft and gain experience in front of a live audience are invited to HD …
HD South will have a program on the band The Monkees.

HD South in Gilbert celebrates The Monkees

HD South will have a program July 9 on the band The Monkees. In 1966, The Monkees debuted as a television show about a band, but their music was so catchy, they became an actual bandm and its …
Cinderella will be on stage at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert from July 5-Aug. 17.

'Cinderella' begins run at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert

"Cinderella" begins a seven-week run at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert on July 5. The Tony Award-winning musical comedy tells the story of a  young woman, her fairy godmother, and one …
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