MAY 8 ROUNDUP: Ostrich festival rescheduled, summer school fees waived and more in Chandler, Gilbert

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will take place Halloween weekend. (Courtesy Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations)
The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will take place Halloween weekend. (Courtesy Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations)

The Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will take place Halloween weekend. (Courtesy Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations)

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Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival rescheduled for Halloween weekend

After being postponed due to the coronavirus in March, the Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced May 7 that the 32nd annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival will be rescheduled to Halloween weekend—Oct. 30-Nov. 1—at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.

Q&A with the Arizona Restaurant Association: How COVID-19 has impacted the state restaurant industry

Community Impact Newspaper reached out to the Arizona Restaurant Association to see how COVID-19 has affected restaurants in Chandler, Gilbert and across the state.



May 7 Gilbert update: Adjustment brings town's count back to 200 cases

An adjustment to the ZIP code numbers by the Arizona Department of Health Services has resulted in 14 fewer cases being reported in Gilbert on May 7 than the previous day. Health Services now reports Gilbert's six ZIP codes as having a combined 200 cases.

Higley USD waives secondary summer school fees

The Higley USD governing board waived secondary summer school fees for this summer at a special board meeting May 7.

Gilbert to start limited park reopenings May 8

Gilbert is reopening some of its parks amenities May 8 for residents’ use at their own risk.

Opening up are restrooms and tennis courts. The ramadas and walking paths at Gilbert Regional Park are opening as well as all of Freestone Skate Park, Cosmo Dog Park and the fenced-in dog area at Crossroad District Park.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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