Business & Finance

Anthem Area Secedes from Phoenix Chamber

Anthem Area Secedes from Phoenix Chamber

By Karen Goveia– After 13 years, the local chapter of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce—cumbersomely known as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at Anthem North Gateway—has dissolved. And, on April 9, the group re-launched as Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, an organization independent of the Phoenix Chamber. The move is an effort to address […]

By April 20, 2015 Read More →
Caterer Finds Success Too Big for Anthem

Caterer Finds Success Too Big for Anthem

By Nadine Shaalan– Donna Fanning planned to move her business on a Friday—typically a slow day for Our Kitchen to Yours—to minimize any disruption. Heading into Friday, they had about five catering orders. Perfect. No sooner had she pulled the trigger on the move than 13 more orders came in. The first day in the […]

By April 8, 2015 Read More →
Dancing to a Bigger Beat

Dancing to a Bigger Beat

From trunk shows to a major mall outlet, dancewear company grows to meet demand. By Sandi Carll– Life just got easier for dancers, gymnasts and cheerleaders (and their parents) in the North Valley. Nathalie & Co. Dancewear and Little Things is now open at the Shops at Norterra. Nathalie Velasquez of Scottsdale recently relocated her […]

By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

How to Take a Better Selfie

How to Take a Better Selfie

By Chris Prickett– If you never want to take a bad selfie, here’s my advice: If you’re over 30, don’t take any selfies! “But wait just a minute, Mr. Prickett…” you might be saying, because your Google search for “tips for taking selfies” just uncovered 1,210,000 hits in 0.4 seconds. I know. I’ve read them […]

By April 24, 2015 Read More →
Keep it Flowing Downhill

Keep it Flowing Downhill

By Chris Prickett– Back in my contracting days, my favorite plumber used to say, “The only two things I need to know are poop flows downhill and payday is Friday.” A great line, for sure, but a bit oversimplified. Fresh on the heels of my electrical dos and don’ts column [See “Shocker!” In&Out, March 26, […]

By April 11, 2015 Read More →
A Potentially Fatal Mystery (with a really simple solution)

A Potentially Fatal Mystery (with a really simple solution)

By Chris Prickett– With the news of the recent house fire that killed seven out of the eight children in Brooklyn, we’re reminded of the value of those sometimes-annoying smoke detectors. Smoke detectors and CO2 alarms have lifespans. Not the batteries, the actual units. And, it’s time for many homeowners in this area to replace […]

By April 4, 2015 Read More →

Local Government

Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

By Nourie Boraie– “If you elect me, I will make it rain money!” promised Arizona State Treasurer Candidate Jeff DeWitt with a laugh and a nod to the stormy weather that stifled turnout at the night’s candidate meet-and-greet forum. The crowd—a group of about 20—that gathered to listen to candidates for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Fyke Elected Board President

Fyke Elected Board President

By In&Out Staff– Tim Fyke was seated for a second term on the Anthem Community Council, representing Parkside, and newly elected Roger Willis began serving his first term representing Country Club. After the two were seated, officers were elected. Holly Matson, former president of the board, moved to elect Fyke as new president by unanimous […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
Open Forum with State Candidates

Open Forum with State Candidates

By In&Out Staff– Anthem is the first stop in a series of public gatherings planned for candidates running in the Arizona gubernatorial primary Tuesday, Aug. 26. Candidates for Governor, House District 1 and Senate District 1 have been invited to the open forum. Candidate introductions will be followed by a question-and-answer session, moderated by Holly […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →

House-garden

Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

By Nadine Shaalan– It’s unanimous. All members of the Arizona Corporation Commission think the new EPCOR wastewater rates are a good idea. The approval temporarily settles a complaint launched by residents of the Agua Fria district whose rates soared when Anthem won deconsolidation from the district. The settlement reduces Anthem’s wastewater rates, though not as […]

By January 12, 2015 Read More →
EPCOR Rate  Compromise Proposed

EPCOR Rate Compromise Proposed

Anthem’s rate decrease would be less than originally planned. By Nadine Shaalan– In the latest chapter of what seems like a never-ending saga, the Residential Utilities Consumer Office (RUCO) proposed a compromise for wastewater rates for the Agua Fria Wastewater District and Anthem (formerly part of the Agua Fria district). The proposal comes after Agua Fria residents complained to the Commission about its soaring wastewater rates—exacerbated when Anthem […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
Feed Your Garden, Empty Your Trash

Feed Your Garden, Empty Your Trash

By Nadine Shaalan– To help reduce the negative impact of daily living, Luminate introduces a series of easy, satisfying ways to reuse. You probably have just one garbage can. And one afternoon of yard work can have you wrestling to close the lid before you even get to the back yard. Why send all that biodegradable […]

By November 5, 2014 Read More →