HD South will reopen Sept. 1 after two months of renovations. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
HD South in Gilbert will reopen Sept. 1 after a two-month closure for maintenance work on the 107-year-old building, which was the original Gilbert Elementary School. The work was to shore up and reframe the stairs to the basement. The historical museum and cultural arts space will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It will continue to have the same health and safety guidelines in place, such as physical distancing, hand sanitizing and thorough disinfecting. Facial coverings are required at all times. 480-926-1577. https://hdsouth.org
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.