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Gilbert Police, Fire square off in softball for fun and toys

The Gilbert Fire and Police departments met on the softball field at Cactus Yards on Dec. 6 with an ulterior motive—gathering toys and clothing for the departments' holiday drives.


10:23 AM Dec 6, 2019 MST

Town Council approves changes to Municipal Center I plans

The Gilbert Town Council approved changes to the renovation plans for Municipal Center I, home to council chambers and some town offices

Mesa project on Baseline Road approaching wrapup

The city of Mesa is wrapping up miscellaneous items throughout its street improvement project along Baseline Road from 24th Street in Mesa or Burk Street in Gilbert to the Consolidated Canal



Central Pop! offers popcorn treats on Gilbert border

Locally owned Central Pop! sells craft popcorn, marshmallows and crispy rice treats


Restorative Counseling Services open in Gilbert

Restorative Counseling Services therapist Natalie Staples works with adults, teens and families


Eternal Spring of Gilbert adds to town's senior living communities

Eternal Spring of Gilbert offers retirement living, assisted living and memory care


Holiday events dominate calendar for Dec. 6-10

It's still early in December, but the holidays highlight the calendar in Gilbert with a charity softball game, holiday lights, breakfast with Santa and a holiday festival



Gilbert to host international trade seminar

The Gilbert Office of Economic Development, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and Gilbert Sister Cities will host an international trade seminar Dec. 10 in hopes of assisting local businesses that may want to do business abroad


Morning Star Pediatrics practices Catholic medical ethics in services

Morning Star Pediatrics opened as an expansion of services from its sister practice, Morning Star OB/GYN


Higley USD board hears update on high schools’ late start Wednesdays

Higley USD’s high schools plan to gather more feedback and refine the district’s pilot program for late start Wednesdays that create some professional development for faculty


Metamorphosis Counseling opens in Gilbert

Therapist Joanna Gill specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, depression and addiction



Gilbert Public Schools ready to roll out new college and career guidance site

A Gilbert Public Schools employee team has worked to bring scattered college and career guidance information together on the district website


JAJA Executive Suites has space in Gilbert for businesses

Family-owned JAJA Executive Suites opened Oct. 1 in Gilbert


Town hospitals embrace healthcare technology

Be it the two Banner facilities or at Mercy Gilbert Hospital—part of the Dignity Health network—technology greatly impacts care, as exemplified by developments from the past two years, or even the past six months, at the hospitals.


Postponed Gilbert Water Tower holiday lighting concert to be held Dec. 2

The postponed Gilbert Water Tower holiday lighting concert will feature The Real Thing Variety Band.



Premium real estate brokerage Engel & Volkers opens Gilbert office

Engel & Völkers specializes in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft


Tornado lands in Gilbert on Nov. 29

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Gilbert in the early morning hours of Nov. 29


What is Arizona’s open enrollment law?

In 1994, Arizona made large changes to its education laws, including the introduction of charter schools and the passage of a law which provided students the opportunity to “open enroll” at the school of their choice.


Jamba's newest Gilbert location has drive-thru

Gilbert's new Jamba location has the chain's first drive-thru in Arizona



Gilbert's holiday season kicks off

Here are some opportunities to greet the holiday season in Gilbert


Open enrollment laws bring programming challenges to Gilbert's schools

Arizona's 1994 laws on open enrollment have driven school districts into competition for students


MVMNT Christian Stores opens Gilbert location

MVMNT Christian Stores sells Christian books, church supplies and gifts


Gilbert schools rate high in state standardized test results, school grades

Tables reveal test scores from the 2018-19 AzMERIT exam, the state's standardized test for schools, for Gilbert district, charter schools



Gilbert's Freestone Recreation Center closed for remodeling Dec. 23-Jan. 3

The town of Gilbert plans to renovate much of the Freestone Recreation Center interior during a year-end closure


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens in Gilbert with staff training days

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will begin showing movies in Gilbert while it trains its staff