Respect for the Land: My Alaska Vacation

Editor’s Note: You may have missed Chris Prickett lately. Or not. He went to Alaska and brought back some fresh perspective. By Chris Prickett — If I had to describe Alaska and its people with one word, which would be woefully inadequate, I’d probably go with “subsistence.” The sterile dictionary definition for the word would be […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →
To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

If you’re afraid of taking the first step toward fitness because you’re not fit, Scott Skinner offers some perspective to help get you going. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine.

Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set

Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set

By Robert Roy Britt — The Anthem Community Council set a tentative timeline for four enhancement projects expected to be completed in three years, in this order: community center remodel and expansion; pickleball courts; dog park; skate park expansion. [Project Details] The master-plan projects, all proposed by residents, were already green-lighted by the ACC in […]

By July 29, 2017 Read More →
Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

While the Deer Valley Unified School District expects to build another elementary school sometime in the next decade, none will be needed in the Anthem area, where enrollment is declining as the population ages and more charter schools compete to attract kids, said Jim Migliorino, DVUSD deputy superintendent of fiscal and business services. Diamond Canyon […]

Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

A recent issue of In&Out Magazine prompts me to write a comment regarding the inclusion of Anthem into the name “NoPho.” Some may say that it’s just a label, a way to distinguish our part of the Valley from the rest. “What’s in a name?”others may ask. I say, “a lot.” I recall all the […]

Arizona’s Strange and Wonderful Town Names

Arizona’s Strange and Wonderful Town Names

By Chris Prickett —  There’s a town in Pima County with a population of just 116. Why? No, Why. The town is actually called Why. It was named after an intersection that formed a “Y.” These people aren’t even trying. The intersection has long since been removed and replaced with one that forms a “T.” I’d […]

Kids Collects School Supplies for Children of Vets in Need

Kids Collects School Supplies for Children of Vets in Need

By Karen Goveia — There’s a new Anthem-based organization for kids in search of volunteer opportunities to support veterans and their families. Youth for Troops was founded by six young people who shared the a mission to give back to members of the military and their families. The group, open to all ages who share […]

Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

In&Out Staff Writers — Touring from Iowa to California, The Dafneys stop for one Arizona show. The Orange County rock band of three brothers is anchored by 19-year-old Christopher McReynolds’ deep, rich vocals, reminiscent of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. The group performs covers and their own songs, drawing from “Facepaint,” a new album on Spotify […]

10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons

10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons

By Chris Prickett — I lived in a small town near a major river and a very substantial creek (pronounced “crick”), as well as a few lakes and ponds. Train tracks bordered one edge of town. In summer, I regularly swam in the various bodies of water, jumped off the bridges, and hopped the freight train… […]

By July 2, 2017 Read More →
Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration: Everything You Need to Know

Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration: Everything You Need to Know

In&Out Staff Writers— More than 20,000 people from all over the Valley are expected at the 18th annual Independence Day celebration in Anthem. It’s so big the town filed an eight-page traffic plan, which MCDOT said was one of the most extensive they’ve seen, according to Anthem Community Council spokesperson Kristi Northcutt. Free festivities include a […]

How to Overcome Stress

How to Overcome Stress

Stress can lead to distraction that takes over your workouts, and your life. Scott Skinner has some thoughts on how you can overcome. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine.

Mosquito Madness: Newcomer Bugs People All Day

Mosquito Madness: Newcomer Bugs People All Day

Mosquitoes are less prevalent in North Phoenix and elsewhere in Maricopa County so far this year compared to last. But they’re annoying some people more than ever, especially with the proliferation of a nonnative pest that will suck your blood any time of day. A handful of residents—from Anthem’s Country Club and Arroyo Grande sections, […]

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