Hello, Springtime! (Goodbye, Disappointment)

Hello, Springtime! (Goodbye, Disappointment)

By this time of year many people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions. Here’s how to avoid that disappointment. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine.

Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Editor’s Note: This article stemmed from a health class assignment at Boulder Creek High School in which Caley, a freshman, was to research a charitable organization. By Caley Benson  — I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of teens, so I asked a family friend, Phoenix Police Officer Michael Davidson, if he was aware of any […]

My Unforgettable Anthem Days Memory

My Unforgettable Anthem Days Memory

By Chris Prickett—Time flies when you’re getting old! My first Anthem Days was in 2001, but my most memorable had to be 2002. Come hop up on Grandpa Prickett’s knee (or not) and I’ll tell you all about it. (Cue the “way back” music.) I was part of fledgling business group (everything was fledgling back […]

Artisan Pizza Restaurant Coming to Anthem

Artisan Pizza Restaurant Coming to Anthem

Robert Roy Britt — The owner of Ocho Locos Mexican Restaurant plans to open an artisan-style pizza restaurant in Anthem May 1. It will be the second location for Giant Rustic Pizza; the first is on Camelback Road in Phoenix. The exact location has not been revealed. The restaurant uses artisan flour, mountain spring water, […]

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New APS Substation to Serve Anthem Nears Completion

New APS Substation to Serve Anthem Nears Completion

UPDATE: March 9, 2017 — An APS substation that aims to improve electrical service in the Anthem area is under construction and on schedule to begin delivering power in a few weeks. “Recent rains have created their fair share of challenges, but we are on schedule to energize by second week in May,” said APS spokesperson […]

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Lane Closures: MCDOT to Resurface Anthem’s Main Streets

Lane Closures: MCDOT to Resurface Anthem’s Main Streets

By Robert Roy Britt — Resurfacing of streets in Anthem slated to start Tuesday, March 14 will force several days of lane restrictions, primarily on Anthem Way, Gavilan Peak Parkway, Daisy Mountain Drive and Meridian Drive. Maricopa County Department of Transportation officials anticipate a smoother operation compared to the extended process that took place on […]

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Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

By Chris Prickett — In business, playing golf is almost a prerequisite to being successful. I’m sure glad being good at golf isn’t, or I’d be polishing garbage cans for a living. I’ve always been competitive when it comes to sports, with the exception of golf, a game at which I truly stink. I didn’t pick up […]

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Jeri Williams, Phoenix police chief since October, will hold a town hall in Anthem. The event is open to everyone in the North Phoenix area. From 2011 to 2016, Williams was police chief in Oxnard, Calif., where she focused on community-based policing, oversaw the implementation of police body cameras, and coordinated training on use of […]

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

By Robert Roy Britt — When Rob Tremp and his family moved from the Anthem Country Club to Desert Hills, they brought the family golf cart along. Now they use it for lots of local trips, including the short drive to a trailhead for an evening walk in the Sonoran Desert Preserve. They like it so much, […]

New Verizon Cell Tower Would Improve Reception in Anthem

New Verizon Cell Tower Would Improve Reception in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Verizon Wireless wants to install a 60-foot cell tower to improve coverage in a particularly spotty locale. If the county approves the tower, it would sit on EPCOR property at the wastewater treatment facility south of Boulder Creek High School and just northwest of Cross of Christ Church. Verizon acknowledged a “significant […]

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Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

By Chris Prickett —Does an EV (electric vehicle) make sense? The simple answer is yes, no, and maybe. In my situation it does, but your mileage may vary. (Car joke, get it?) I’m not talking hybrid here, but purely 100-percent electric. Here’s why I chose one and why you might not. Let’s talk range and refueling: […]

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

By Karen Goveia  —  From New River to Norterra, we all have junk. Now’s the time to clear the piles and pack up the Prius… (or the pickup)―no matter where you live. Gather those paint cans, old electronics, unused medication and documents to be shredded, along with household and clothing donations, for the biggest recycling event […]

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