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⚗ Gilbert Fights for Clean Water, Family Fun at Verde, and Italian Gelato Heaven Arrives!

Issue #132 - March 26, 2024

⚗ Gilbert Takes Legal Stand Against Chemical Giants Over Water Contamination

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Verde at Cooley Station Hosts Free Family Playdate Event in Gilbert

🍨 Savor the Taste of Italy: Gelato Cimmino Opens in Gilbert

🎈 Discover Local Events Coming Soon

And more…

In an assertive move to protect its community and environmental health, Gilbert has filed a lawsuit against major chemical companies for introducing PFAS into its water supply.

These substances, used in various consumer products for their non-stick and water-repellent properties, have been found in isolated parts of Gilbert's water system. Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, the town undertook immediate measures by discontinuing the use of one contaminated well.

Gilbert's water management team is actively involved in further testing and has adopted new water treatment designs to eliminate PFAS. As the town seeks judicial redress to recover the costs associated with the contamination's remediation and to hold the responsible corporations accountable, it underscores the broader challenge of managing these pervasive chemicals.

Gilbert's legal action is part of a larger, nationwide effort to address the harmful effects of PFAS, including Arizona's Attorney General filing a similar suit and recent multi-billion dollar settlements by implicated companies.

Verde at Cooley Station Hosts Free Family Playdate Event in Gilbert

Verde at Cooley Station in Gilbert is creating a vibrant community space with its offer of two complimentary playdate events each month, providing families a wonderful opportunity to come together for fun and socialization.

The upcoming event on March 26 promises an engaging morning filled with arts and crafts, lively music, a bounce house, and plenty of chalk for creative expressions on the pavement.

Hosted from 9-11 a.m. at the southwest corner of Recker and Williams Field roads, this gathering is designed to cater to children of all ages, making it a perfect outing for the entire family.

As part of Verde's ongoing initiative to foster community engagement, these playdates offer a chance for parents and their kids to enjoy a fun-filled morning in the heart of Gilbert.

Savor the Taste of Italy: Gelato Cimmino Opens in Gilbert

Gelato Cimmino, a purveyor of fine Italian gelato known for its dedication to using only natural and fresh ingredients, has proudly opened a new branch in Gilbert, situated at 339 N. Gilbert Road within the bustling Heritage District.

This expansion adds to the brand's presence, building on the popularity of its first location in Scottsdale. The Gilbert store invites guests to experience the rich, creamy textures of its gelato, presented in artisanal handmade cones that enhance the authentic Italian gelato experience.

Alongside its signature frozen treats, Gelato Cimmino also offers a variety of coffee drinks, catering to the diverse tastes of its patrons. The new location promises to become a go-to spot for those seeking to enjoy a piece of Italy's culinary heritage, right in the heart of Gilbert.

Odin Energy

Semper Fi Heating & Cooling

Peacock Wine & Book Bar

Pixie Sticks Boutique

Schnepf Farms

Sip & Shop

Romeo’s Euro Café

Archer’s Bikes

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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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