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With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Amid the multiple protestations concerning the controversial and now-vetoed SB 1062 were a collection of East Valley leaders and organizations concerned with how the bill would, and still might, hurt the state’s reputation.
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
State lawmakers are moving to make it easier for anyone to sue a city over its gun laws, and the sponsor said he's specifically aiming it at Tucson.
Mayor John Lewis will deliver news about what’s happening in Gilbert at the second-annual Digital State of the Town on Feb. 13.
In what could be one of his final addresses to Mesa, Mayor Scott Smith looked back at the accomplishments the city has made and provided a hint of optimism for the future during his annual State of the City speech on Feb. 4 at the Mesa Convention Center.
If you haven’t already been hit up at the office or outside the grocery store, it’s that time of year again: Girl Scout cookies are for sale. And this time, instead of buying a box of Thin Mints to keep in the freezer, you can find the cookies on local restaurant menus. Chefs at Blue Wasabi in Gilbert, CHoP in Chandler and TQLA in Mesa have re-imagined one of the six beloved brands of Girl Scout cookies into custom desserts. They'll be on the menu through Feb. 28. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit GirlScoutsAZ.org/cookie-fun.
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.
We (the Town of Gilbert) are not blessed with two members of the council that have some confusion as to what their job really is. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Peterson appear to have no real grasp as to what their job is, they are supposed to be looking out for the best interest of the taxpayers of the Town of Gilbert. That means to lessen the burden on us taxpayers.
This award-winning balladeer sings of the lives, loves, hopes and dreams of a variety of people.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
Of all the words to describe Mesa in 2013, inactive is the furthest one down the list. The city was bustling throughout the year with news that held the nation’s attention for months at a time and the announcement of several new projects that should make Mesa an attractive option for businesses in 2014 and beyond.
Community service is part of the culture and a requirement at Seton Catholic High School, but Claire Evans took such service to another level this year.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
The Town of Gilbert has signed on to participate in the Canada Arizona Business Council, making it the first in Arizona to do so.
Attention fellow Mesonians — a mental health care facility may soon be coming to your neighborhood. Now that the town — no — ‘citizens’ of Gilbert have successfully beaten back the attempts of Springstone health provider to locate there; where do you think they might be looking to go next? Hmmm! While the need for such a facility is warrented; its location must be based on more than real estate costs. Priority consideration must be given to the views of and effects on existing citizens. A suggestion: how about space at Eastmark.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
Teens and tweens — and even those who are too young to be an ‘een at all — are falling prey to a new drug, one that they can access free, at their fingertips on their cell phones or by hitting the button on their TV remote.
To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area: