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Art in the Heritage District: Water Focus

Art in the Heritage District: Water Focus Elaine Kessler Before we continue the tour, it is important to understand the history of water delivery and usage in Gilbert. With the help and expertise of Annikki Chamberlain, a former Town of Gilbert Water Conservation...

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HD South for K-12 

HD South for K-12 Elaine Kessler The HD South building is the original Gilbert Elementary School, built in 1913, and is the oldest building still standing in Gilbert. HD South is a delightful place to explore and discover the Gilbert community for K-12 teachers...

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Art Benches

Art in the Heritage District – Stop 2: Benches  By Elaine Kessler  Seattle has pigs, Norfolk has mermaids, neighboring Chandler has ostriches, and Gilbert has begun their collection of artfully decorated illuminated benches.   Why have a symbol for a community? Cathy Coleman, president...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day  By Elaine Kessler    There are many reasons people join the military. My father joined the Air Force for job training and the educational opportunity. My brother joined the US Marine Corps for adventure, service, and travel. I was an Army cadet...

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HD South for Higher Education

HD South for Higher Education  Elaine Kessler     Even though the HD South building is the original Gilbert Elementary School, built in 1913, it is a treasure trove of discoveries for today’s higher education faculty and their students. As the only building in Gilbert...

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Art in the Heritage District

Art in the Heritage District Elaine Kessler Program Assistant   “Art changes people and people change the world.” John Butler    Art is not explicit in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and if it can be interpreted, it would likely be found at the top,...

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The 6 C’s of Gilbert’s Innovation

The 6 C’s of Gilbert’s Innovation Elaine Kessler Program Assistant At the time of this article, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Schools and companies have been shuttered to slow the spread of COVID-19. But according to Larry Clark of the...

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Citrus One of the 5 C’s of Arizona

Every Arizona grade school student learns about Arizona’s 5 C’s: Copper, Cotton, Climate, Cattle and Citrus. Students learn that all the C’s were crucial to Arizona’s economy. Many of the jobs in Arizona were influenced directly, i.e., copper miner, farmer, but many more occupations...

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Wallace and Ladmo

The longest-running, daily live kid’s show in television history, “The Wallace & Ladmo Show” spanned 36 years. Guest performers included; Wayne Newton, Dan Horn, Alice Cooper, and Steven Spielberg. The foundation seeks to preserve, nurture and continue the Wallace & Ladmo legacy of encouraging...

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