MAY 14 ROUNDUP: News from Gilbert and Chandler

The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)
The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

The Freestone Recreation Center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, will reopen for limited use May 15. (Courtesy town of Gilbert)

Read the latest news of Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert to start reopening park amenities

Gilbert will begin reopening some parks amenities this week, starting with the Freestone Recreation Center on May 15.

Chandler facilities and amenities: What's open coming soon or still closed

The Chandler City Council announced during a meeting Wednesday, May 13 that city facilities not previously opened would open May 18 as would the city's public pools beginning May 18. The update comes one day after Gov. Doug Ducey said the state's stay-at-home order will expire May 15 and that gyms and pools could open beginning May 13.



Chandler woman pivots business to help those with young children at home learn during pandemic

Katie Compton taught preschool and kindergarten for years in Tempe and Kyrene school districts, but when she had her first son, Ryder, four years ago, she wanted to stay home with him but wanted to continue her passion of education.

She founded Kickstart to Kinder, a business designed to get parents and students ready for kindergarten.

Gilbert update for May 13: County doing large expansion for contact tracing

The coronavirus is affecting the entire world, including the town of Gilbert. Here are the Gilbert, Maricopa County and statewide updates that residents need to know.

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






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The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board Member Lori Wood expresses her concerns about parts of the proposed school calendars for 2022-23 and 2023-24. (Screen shot from YouTube)
Gilbert Public Schools adjusts calendar; downtown Chandler adding business, multifamily and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from Chandler and Gilbert from the past week.

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Homes continue to fly off the market across all Chandler ZIP codes

Home prices continue to increase as the number of days on the market are down significantly from last year, according to local real estate data.

City eyes potential transit options in Price Corridor

The city of Chandler in conjunction with Valley Metro is conducting a study on the possibility of adding flexible transit into the corridor to improve access to the bulk of the city’s employers.

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit, according to reports by two federally certified Voting System Testing Laboratories. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Maricopa County forensic audit of November election finds no issues with equipment, software

Maricopa County’s election equipment and software passed all tests performed by two independent firms hired to conduct the forensic audit.

Downtown Chandler to add businesses, multifamily in the next year

New businesses, new developments and redevelopment projects continue to take root in the city’s oldest and most historic area, creating an ever-changing and dynamic downtown, according to city officials.

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler annual report: City projects will create more than 2,500 jobs in next three years

The city of Chandler has released its annual report for 2020, which highlights what the city accomplished over the last year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT: Eastbound I-10 restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler for repair work

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Feb. 22 that eastbound I-10 will be restricted March 1-5 south of Chandler.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Chandler cases up 62 from previous day as of Feb. 26

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
Number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Arizona falls below 1,400

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Chandler-Gilbert Community College to transition to state-run vaccination site

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will serve as a state-run vaccination site beginning March 3.

In the course of a little more than a year, guests at Gila River Hotels & Casinos—including Wild Horse Pass in Chandler—had the opportunity to make a difference to four Valley nonprofits. (Courtesy Gila River Hotels & Casinos)
Gila River Hotels & Casinos donates funds to Foundation for Blind Children in Chandler

Gila River Hotels & Casinos makes charitable donation to Chandler's Foundation for Blind Children.