Gilbert Giving Guide

We all know it’s that time of year again. The stress of finding a gift for a loved one can be overwhelming. Trying to figure out what a husband—who buys everything for—wants as a gift or the perfect gift for a mom when all she says she wants is to spend time with her family (we all know that's not true.) And…

Tale of Two Scrooges

Have you ever walked by the Hale Center Theater and wondered what was happening inside? Is it a movie theater? A comedy club? The '50s-style marquee always intrigued me, but, having moved to Gilbert only a few years ago, I had not really had a chance to investigate yet.  Walking into the theater on a Saturday morning, it felt like going through…

Tamale Time!

 Red Chile Pork Tamales  Ingredients  3-4 pounds pork butt roast 2 14-ounce containers frozen red chile, defrosted 1 bay leaf 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic granules 2 tablespoons salt 2 cups water 2 tablespoons lard 1/4 cup flour

Night at the Museum

A glamorous Night at the Museum is HD SOUTH's most anticipated event of the year. In 2013, the Gilbert Historical Society (HD SOUTH) debuted its first signature fundraising gala, A Night at the Museum: Gilbert Comes Alive. A group of community volunteers joined together to help raise funds to help the museum continue to preserve the history of Gilbert. That event…

New Years Nearby

 STAY:  Gila River Hotels & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass in Chandler is a beautiful, modern Four Diamond-awarded hotel that is perfect for a staycation or for out-of-town visitors looking for a fun-filled weekend getaway. Highlights include 242 newly refreshed guest rooms, flexible meeting space with amenities aplenty, seven adjoining restaurants, live entertainment and gaming. A popular destination for tourists and locals alike, the hotel and…

Sparking Inspiration

Being an inspiration is hard work. Much of the time, those who truly inspire us the most have no idea they are even doing it. That’s what makes them so inspiring. In a world where every moment has to be put on Facebook or Instagram for a public pat on the back, it is hard to find people who are truly altruistic.…

A Moment of Charity

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we all get hungry—but not just for turkey and pies. We get hungry to give back to our community. Gilbert is a town known for kindness; so much so, that in April we even renamed the town “Kindness, USA" for one week. Around the city, there are many wonderful organizations looking to do good for those less fortunate,…

Done Up Like a Christmas Tree

We can’t believe it, Christmas is almost here. In Gilbert, Christmas means cooler weather, delicious treats and the Holiday Christmas Idea House. 

Community is a Mission

When you walk through the doors of Mission Community Church on Sunday morning, you might find yourself wondering: Is this a rock concert or Sunday service? Guitar music fills the theater and drifts out into the courtyard. Children laugh and play on the grass as their parents find time to catch up with friends before the service starts. There’s always a smiling face…

From Cowboys to Your Kitchen

Making cornbread is a staple of a perfect Southern Thanksgiving. There has been a heated debate for years across the country: Should cornbread be sweet? The answer in our household is a resounding no! Cornbread should never ever be made with sugar, and here is the reason why.