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Milan Art Institute – Shine Your Art. Change the World.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Hero of the Month

Kudos for a job well done!

Town of Gilbert, Arizona

RRRHeroJune.jpgThis month we would like to celebrate one of our own!  Mark Hunsaker, a Vietnam War veteran and Arizona native, has been a Town employee for the past 17 years.  Mark and his wife, who he met while they were employed by GM as high-speed run test car drivers, are parents to six children, 16 grandchildren and foster parents to many others.

In keeping with Mark’s generous nature, he volunteered himself and several of his children to participate in the planting of “Sustainability Gardens” for residents of the Gila/Pima Indian Reservation.    Now three years later, Mark (with occasional assistance from his children and grandchildren) continues to donate up to 30 hours each week, assisting Gila/Pima Indian Reservation residents to plant and maintain sustainability gardens.

Seeds that are donated from local nurseries are planted and nurtured to maturity in five greenhouses located on the reservation.  Mark works with local Gila/Pima resident…

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Operation Welcome Home: May 22, 2013

Town of Gilbert, Arizona

Operation Welcome Home represents just one element of support the Town of Gilbert offers to returning military troops. This event honors Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg. Special thanks goes to all the sponsors who make these events possible.

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August 25 – National Banana Split Day

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National Banana Split Day

Five Food Finds about Banana Splits

  • The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Pennsylvania.
  • A banana split starts with a banana split lengthwise, topped with scoops of ice cream, assorted syrups and finally whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
  • A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a boat.
  • A banana is cut in half lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish.
  • There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream served in a row between the split banana.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1840 Joseph Gibbons received a patent for a seeding machine.

1910 Arnold Neustadter was born. Inventor of the Rolodex rotating card file.

1935 Curtis Fletcher Marbut died. American geologist and…

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