5 recent stories from the Gilbert and Chandler areas readers should know

Denise McCreery is the owner of d'Vine Gourmet in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Denise McCreery is the owner of d'Vine Gourmet in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Denise McCreery is the owner of d'Vine Gourmet in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Chandler dance studio adapts to virtual classes amid coronavirus outbreak

Shannon Wilson and her team at Classic Image Dance saw what was happening across the country with the coronavirus outbreak while the studio was on spring break, and they decided to get proactive.

"We produced a site for students and for the community filled with prerecorded classes from our teachers," Wilson said.

Chandler’s d’Vine Gourmet focuses on buying, shopping local



Denise McCreery owns and operates d’Vine Gourmet Chandler where she said she puts an emphasis on all things local. The shop offers handmade caramels, Arizona wines, handmade gift baskets filled with local goods, McCreery’s wine jellies and more—and McCreery has her hands in all of it.

Gilbert therapist offers tips to manage anxiety-provoking time

If the coronavirus pandemic has you feeling anxious, a Gilbert therapist says you can embrace it as an appropriate response to an anxiety-provoking situation.

State closes schools through end of school year

Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced March 30 that the state is closing schools for the remainder of the year because of continued coronavirus concerns.

Town closes parks’ amenities, Gilbert Regional Park

The town of Gilbert announced March 27 that it is closing the amenities in its public parks, plus all of Gilbert Regional Park, because of the coronavirus situation.

Alexa D'Angelo and Tom Blodgett Contributed to this report.

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Jeremiah's Italian Ice opened this week in Chandler. (Courtesy Jeremiah's Italian Ice)
Jeremiah's Italian Ice opens location in Chandler

Jeremiah's Italian Ice opened this week in Chandler.

Brittney Sounart owns Desert Sage Herbs in Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact staff)
Desert Sage Herbs offers holistic approach to wellness

The mother-daughter duo opened the first iteration of the store in May 1999, the business has grown from there.

Chandler hit its highest unemployment rate in recent history in April 2020, according to data from the Arizona Commerce Authority. (Community Impact staff)
Unemployment in Chandler reaches record high, according to recent data

Chandler hit its highest unemployment rate in recent history in April 2020, according to data from the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Chandler will host a virtual job fair later this month. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler Chamber of Commerce, city of Chandler to host virtual job fairs in June

Chandler will host a virtual job fair later this month.

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan; and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler. (Screenshot courtesy city of Chandler)
Leaders discuss protests and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

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The Chandler Fashion Center announced it would close Sunday, May 31 and remained closed June 1. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler Fashion Center closed 'until further notice,' Chandler Recreation announces hours adjustment due to statewide curfew

The Chandler Fashion Center announced on its Facebook page May 31 that the mall would close "in an abundance of caution" for the day, and as of June 1 the mall was still closed. A recording reached when calling the mall stated the mall was closed "until further notice."

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler. (Screenshot courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler mayor, police chief, Chandler Men of Action leader discuss protests, importance of unity in Facebook Live event

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, Chandler Police Chief Sean Duggan and Rev. Victor Hardy, the president and co-founder of Chandler Men of Action, sat down for a Facebook Live event June 1 to discuss the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the importance of unity in the city of Chandler.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located downtown. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler launches new initiative to support local businesses

Chandler's economic development division received approval May 28 to launch a multifaceted I Choose Chandler marketing initiative to support local businesses.

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools. (Community Impact staff)
Arizona Department of Education releases roadmap for reopening schools for 2020-21 school year

The Arizona Department of Education released guidance for reopening schools.

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Emergency curfew and more: Latest news from Chandler, Gilbert

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Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issues statewide declaration of emergency, curfew

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an emergency declaration and imposed a statewide curfew May 31.