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Coming off of three 20-win seasons, the Queen Creek softball team will look to its senior leadership and young talent as it starts the 2014 season.
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.
Gilbert’s first post-secondary educational option won’t open for more than a year, but local educational and civil leaders anticipate the campus to have a notable affect on the town’s educational landscape.
The long-anticipated road construction project at the intersection of Higley and Williams Field roads has finally come to an end, which is expected to make travel easier for Gilbert residents.
Nineteen-year-old Maria Romero-Morfin was born four months premature. It was the first of many obstacles the Chandler-Gilbert Community College student would face in her path to Harvard University, where she will be attending next fall.
The biggest development came in fall with the announcement Apple would revamp a First Solar facility near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Apple will contract out with GT Advanced Technologies to produce sapphire material for Apple products, and the company expects to hire 700 employees in its first year.
After six years of trying to get pregnant and one miscarriage, Kellie and Andrew Burkhart welcomed little Andrew to the world in 2006.
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.
A long-standing tradition in Mesa, the community is asked to once again participate in a sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah” to increase the East Valley holiday spirit.
There are a plethora of holiday performances to choose from this time of year, and one we’re marking on our calendar is “Celebration” at Mesa Arts Center.
The Maricopa County Community College District said Wednesday they are notifying students, employees and others whose information was compromised during a breach of data security back in April.
The deal that would bring Apple to Mesa has hit a snag due to a decision by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board to hold off on an agreement that would provide incentives to the company and provide the district millions in tax revenue.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
I am a college senior at the top of my class preparing to start a career in Elementary & Special Education and am extremely disappointed in Gilbert’s disinterest in improving the quality of its school system. Teacher pay in the Gilbert Public Schools has been frozen for years and stripping funding from them at this juncture will only ensure that this trend continues!
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
To use a somewhat trite but effective metaphor, if the East Valley-founded Intel MAPS program is a tree, than the acorn it sprouted from is the collection of mouse droppings its founder volunteered to clean up.
When Andrew Kuhn was in the process of deciding where to transfer after his time at Mesa Community College, he had the well-know Arizona options: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or University of Arizona.
A student enters a building on the campus of Chandler Gilbert Community College between classes, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
A students walks on a bridge that is part of a sculpture, Desert Passage: Canopy Dreams on the campus of Chandler Gilbert Community College between classes, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Chris Bowling cannot avert his gaze when his grandfather regales guests with tales from the past.