Wonderful Wanda's brings taste of Midwest to Chandler; Gilbert Public Schools to follow state mask mandate and more top area news

Brandy Grooms (second from left) is seen with her staff at Wonderful Wanda's. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brandy Grooms (second from left) is seen with her staff at Wonderful Wanda's. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Brandy Grooms (second from left) is seen with her staff at Wonderful Wanda's. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

Chandler

Wonderful Wanda's brings taste of small town Midwest to Chandler

Brandy Grooms knew she wanted to buy a restaurant when she moved from small-town Nebraska to the Valley. She had spent her life working in restaurants and wanted to find one that was the right fit. Enter: Wonderful Wanda’s, a restaurant that has been a Chandler staple since the 1990s.

Semiconductor equipment manufacturer plans additional growth, signs new lease in Chandler



The Netherlands-based ASML signed a seven-year, 38,000-square-foot office sublease in Chandler's Price Corridor at 2625 W. Geronimo Place, according to a news release from the city.

Gilbert

Gilbert riding strong seller’s market

The Gilbert residential real estate market has mirrored the trends around much of the nation as sales prices soared in the winter and early spring, local data shows.

Gilbert takes over ambulance service in town

Gilbert residents requiring ambulance transportation are being served through the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department starting this week.

Gilbert Public Schools to follow state mandates on masks

When Gilbert Public Schools students return to school Aug. 4, they will do so without any mandate to wear a mask.

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






MOST RECENT

Six new businesses have opened recently in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
4 new restaurants, new infrared gym and more open in Chandler

Here are six businesses that have recently opened in Chandler.

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 2 all-mail election is Oct. 4. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Register to vote for upcoming Chandler election

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 2 all-mail election is Oct. 4.

Chandler's Dragonfly & Butterfly Bash returns Sept. 18. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler's Dragonfly & Butterfly Bash event to take place Sept. 18

The event begins at 9 a.m. and allows kids to learn about butterflies from Arizona State University ecologists while they trek across Veterans Oasis Park on guided nature walks, according to a news release from the city. 

The freeway expansion project will occur across 11 miles of east- and westbound I-19 between Loop 202 and I-17, including the Broadway Curve between Baseline Road and 40th Street. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Broadway Curve closures, restrictions expected this weekend

Construction will affect drivers on I-10 this weekend.

A new tenant will take over the space left vacant by Flix Brewhouse in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Look Cinemas to replace Flix Brewhouse in downtown Chandler 'as soon as possible'

Look Cinemas will open its first Arizona location in the space "as soon as possible," said Kim Moyers, cultural development director at the city of Chandler. 

Here are six businesses coming soon in Chandler. (Community Impact Newspaper)
6 new businesses coming to Chandler

Here are six businesses coming soon to Chandler.

The Chandler Museum is presenting a limited-time poster exhibition curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook the nation. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler Museum presents 9/11 tribute for 20th anniversary

The Chandler Museum is presenting a limited-time poster exhibition curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook the nation. 

Here are two businesses coming soon in Gilbert. (Community Impact Newspaper)
2 restaurants coming to Gilbert; Hi 5 Tea opens in Chandler and more top area news

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

The Project SAFE grant would go to school districts and local education agencies that had funding withheld for enacting mask mandates. (courtesy Adobe Stock)
U.S. Department of Education approves grant funding for school districts facing state punishment for mask mandates

The Project SAFE grant would go to school districts and local education agencies that had funding withheld for enacting mask mandates.

The city of Chandler is encouraging Chandler veterans to share their stories to be featured in the second annual Chandler Path of Honor—a path along the lake at Veterans Oasis Park that pays tribute to the city's veterans. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Chandler veterans encouraged to share their stories to be featured in the city's Path of Honor

The city of Chandler is encouraging Chandler veterans to share their stories to be featured in the second annual Chandler Path of Honor—a path along the lake at Veterans Oasis Park that pays tribute to the city's veterans. 

A new wine bar and restaurant is set to open this month in Chandler.  (Community Impact Newspaper)
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants set to open Chandler location Sept. 27

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants is opening its Chandler location Sept. 27.

St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails offers approachable menu for all patrons

Learn more about Chandler's St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails.