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🎖 Top City for Heroes, Safe Trick-or-Treating, Game 3 Drama, Customer-Approved Excellence, and More!

Issue #32 - October 31, 2023

In this Gilbert Thrive Issue…

🎖 Gilbert Shines as One of the Top Cities for Veterans This Year

👻 Trick-or-Treating in Gilbert: Staying Safe While Having Fun

🆕 Gilbert's Verde at Cooley Station Welcomes Three Exciting New Tenants!

⚾ Baffled Diamondbacks Fail to Find Their Batting Mojo in Game 3 Loss to Texas

🌟 Customer-Approved Excellence: First Response Roofing Shines in Gilbert's Skyline

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

Gilbert Shines as One of the Top Cities for Veterans This Year

As Veterans Day approaches, WalletHub has ranked the best and worst cities for veterans to live in 2023. Gilbert, AZ, is among the top places for veterans, coming in at number eight. The rankings used factors like job opportunities for military skills, housing affordability, and VA health facility availability.

Top 10 Cities for Veterans

  1. Raleigh, NC

  2. Austin, TX

  3. Orlando, FL

  4. Tampa, FL

  5. Virginia Beach, VA

  6. Scottsdale, AZ

  7. Colorado Springs, CO

  8. Gilbert, AZ

  9. Laredo, TX

  10. Jacksonville, FL

Worst 10 Cities for Veterans

91. Santa Ana, CA
92. Baltimore, MD
93. Toledo, OH
94. Baton Rouge, LA
95. Indianapolis, IN
96. Jersey City, NJ
 97. Chicago, IL
98. Memphis, TN
99. Newark, NJ
100. Detroit, MI

Photo Courtesy of Town of Gilbert

Trick-or-Treating in Gilbert: Staying Safe While Having Fun

Gilbert ranked second in the US for safe trick-or-treating last year. To keep it that way, Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department offers some tips:

For Trick-or-Treaters:

  1. Go to well-lit areas and carry flashlights.

  2. Stay on sidewalks, cross roads carefully.

  3. Ensure costumes don't obstruct vision.

  4. Check candy for proper wrapping.

For Drivers:

  1. Be cautious, watch for kids.

  2. Back up slowly when leaving driveways.

  3. Slow down in neighborhoods.

  4. Never drink and drive.

When Carving Pumpkins:

  1. Prepare tools and workspace.

  2. Use small, controlled motions.

  3. Work in a well-lit area.

  4. Keep free hand away.

  5. Ensure the area is dry and stable.

  6. Wash tools before use.

  7. Keep hands clean and dry.

If minor injuries occur, rinse the wound and apply pressure. Seek medical help for deep or severe cuts. Call 9-1-1 for serious injuries. Stay safe this Halloween! 🎃👻

Gilbert's Verde at Cooley Station Welcomes Three Exciting New Tenants!

Three exciting additions are coming to Gilbert's Verde at Cooley Station this fall and winter.

Reece Bath + Kitchen, a global plumbing and kitchen products company, is set to open its showroom in the second quarter of 2024.

Optika Eyecare, a modern and welcoming optometric practice, will open later this year, offering personalized eyecare services and fashion-forward eyewear.

Crispý Cones is revolutionizing soft-serve ice cream with European-inspired treats, and it's expected to open in late 2023.

These new additions join a diverse lineup of tenants at Verde at Cooley Station, making it a thriving and dynamic destination for the Gilbert community.

Baffled Diamondbacks Fail to Find Their Batting Mojo in Game 3 Loss to Texas

Well, howdy there, folks! The Texas Rangers are on a wild ride in this year's World Series, and they're breaking records while they're at it. In their latest escapade, they grabbed a 2-1 series lead by besting the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 in Game 3, but not without a few hiccups.

First off, the Rangers did something nobody else has done in the history of MLB: they won nine consecutive road games in a single postseason. It's like they're paving a road with victories wherever they go!

Now, in the win against the Diamondbacks, there were some concerns. Max Scherzer decided it was time to take a break after just three innings, citing a back that was feeling as tight as a cowboy's lasso. And then, Adolis Garcia, the star slugger, made an exit in the eighth inning with his left side feeling a bit too snug. These Rangers sure know how to keep us on our toes.

Texas played their cards right, with Jon Gray stepping in for the rescue. Gray, who started the game in an emergency relief role, proved to be the ultimate problem solver, closing out three crucial innings. It's like a superhero saving the day, but with a baseball instead of a cape.

For the Diamondbacks, things got a bit befuddling. They couldn't string much together, especially after Scherzer's exit. It's like they misplaced their batting mojo for the night. Usually, when a pitcher hops in out of nowhere, batters see it as an opportunity, but not this time.

So, now we're left with questions. Will Adolis Garcia make a triumphant return, or is he out for the rest of the World Series? The Rangers are hoping for the former because he's been their MVP and savior, with the walkoff home run in Game 1. Losing him from the lineup would be a real kick in the chaps.

Now, remember Corey Seager? He's the guy with the slugging percentage as high as a Texas oil well. He loves first pitches, and they seem to love him right back. In Game 3, he sent a Brandon Pfaadt fastball on a scenic trip beyond the outfield fence, netting the Rangers two more runs. A word of advice to the Diamondbacks: be careful when you serve him those first pitches, they're his favorite!

So, saddle up, folks, because this World Series is turning into one wild rodeo!

Yeehaw! 🤠🌵⚾

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Pixie Sticks Boutique

Romeo’s Euro Café

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Customer-Approved Excellence: First Response Roofing Shines in Gilbert's Skyline

In the sprawling community of Gilbert AZ, where the sun reigns supreme, there's a local hero that's been safeguarding homes and businesses for years. First Response Roofing, a premier roofing company based in Gilbert, has earned its place as a trusted guardian for the community's most important investments.

A Commitment to Excellence

First Response Roofing has made a name for itself as a top-notch roofing company, specializing in a wide range of services. Whether it's roof repairs, inspections, maintenance, or complete roof replacements, their expert team ensures that every project is executed with utmost precision and care.

A Local Legacy

Founded in Gilbert, this company was born out of a desire to provide the community with exceptional roofing services they could rely on. From residential homes to commercial properties, the company has been instrumental in preserving the structural integrity of countless buildings.

Happy Customers Speak Volumes

The success of First Response Roofing can be attributed not only to their expertise but also to their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Satisfied clients often praise their professionalism, quick response times, and a level of service that goes above and beyond. The company's dedication to quality work has garnered a loyal customer base that continues to grow.

One homeowner, John S., shared his experience, saying, "First Response Roofing did an amazing job on my roof replacement. They were quick, efficient, and left my property spotless. I highly recommend their services."

A Pillar of the Gilbert Community

Beyond their roofing services, this company is deeply involved in the Gilbert community. They support local causes, participate in charitable initiatives, and actively contribute to the betterment of the area they call home.

First Response Roofing's unwavering commitment to quality, dedication to their customers, and community involvement have made them a symbol of trust and reliability in Gilbert. When it comes to protecting what matters most, this local business has certainly got you covered.

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Would you like us to spotlight your local business in front of thousands of Gilbert area residents in an upcoming issue of Gilbert Thrive?

We ❤️ Local Businesses!
We know our community is brimming with businesses that have fascinating stories and big hearts. If you're a local business owner making waves, crafting unique experiences, or simply putting a smile on our faces, we want to chat with you! Gilbert Thrive is eager to shine a light on the unsung heroes of our town. Let's collaborate and let the community know what makes your business special. Send us a message, and let's celebrate the spirit of Gilbert together!

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