Business & Finance

SOLD!

SOLD!

By Nadine Shaalan– Anthem’s first grocery store, Safeway, is one of 146 grocery stores—10 in Arizona—being purchased by Haggen, a small Pacific Northwest grocery chain. The acquisition comes as part of a divestment process as grocery giants Albertson’s and Safeway pursue approval from the Federal Trade Commission to merge. The two chains are unloading a […]

By January 5, 2015 Read More →
LED Landmarks

LED Landmarks

Anthem business owners are now allowed to install LED signs in an effort to reduce banners/flags and A-Frame signs. What’s your opinion? Tina Hall Realtor, Anthem “I don’t particularly like the LED signs for this type of neighborhood. I don’t think the use of the LED sign will eliminate the other types of signs.” Joe […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →
Bright Spot for Anthem Businesses

Bright Spot for Anthem Businesses

By Karen Goveia– The streets of Anthem may get a little brighter now that the Anthem Community Council approved a new policy allowing LED signs in front of non-residential and commercial properties. According to the policy unanimously approved at the Nov. 19 meeting, property owners can retrofit or replace an existing freestanding monument sign with […]

By December 15, 2014 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

When Your Team Isn’t in the Big Game

When Your Team Isn’t in the Big Game

By Chris Prickett– As a proud and pitiful Philadelphia Eagles fan, Super Bowl weekend (and actually, two or three weeks prior) almost always begins with an all-out ban on any sports-related media. Any mention of “the big game” will send electric bolts of debilitating angst straight to my long-tortured gut. Just. Too. Painful. To me, […]

By January 25, 2015 Read More →
Time for a Bathroom Redo

Time for a Bathroom Redo

By Chris Prickett– I have this huge, dust collecting, white waste of space in my master bathroom, commonly referred to as the “garden tub.” I’m 6-foot-1, so if I were ever to decide to soak my creaky bones, I’d have to flip a coin between upper torso (resting my footsies on the window sill), or […]

By January 18, 2015 Read More →
5 Things To Do at Home Now

5 Things To Do at Home Now

By Chris Prickett– Now’s the time to start tackling all those little things we’ve been neglecting. Here are five things you need to take care of right away: Clean Out Your Faucet Aerators “My what?” you ask. I’m talking about the little round collar with the screen screwed onto the end of most of your […]

By January 10, 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 →