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… […]

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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.

Widening of I-17 North of Anthem Gets Funding

Widening of I-17 North of Anthem Gets Funding

ADOT’s goal of widening of I-17 north of Anthem moved a step forward Friday (June 17) when the State Transportation Board approved a five-year plan that includes funding for design and construction. North Phoenix News reported the project proposal in February, before it had received any significant funding and prior to public hearings. While planning is […]

How to Beat the Heat: Water & Whine

How to Beat the Heat: Water & Whine

Chris Prickett — A visitor from a cooler state recently asked me how I handle the summer heat in Arizona. Of course, my answer was diplomatic because I didn’t want to tell him that my method of coping involves mostly whining. Between just us, I’d prefer a Phoenix summer to what I endured for nearly […]

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall

By Robert Roy Britt — The Arizona Corporation Commission voted yesterday (June 13) to allow EPCOR to consolidate its five Arizona wastewater districts into one, which will result in lower bills for most east-side Anthem residents — about 35 percent lower on average for the wastewater portion of the bill. The average Anthem EPCOR customer […]

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MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals

MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals

By Robert Roy Britt — Roadwork signs are up near the intersection of Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway for a project expected to run June 15 to Aug. 16. The good news: No lane closures are expected, said Maricopa County Department of Transportation spokesperson Ron Coleman. The work will be mostly in the median, […]

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Anthem Meeting June 6 to Rally Support for EPCOR Wastewater Consolidation

In&Out Staff Writers — Anthem residents are invited to a meeting Tuesday to learn about EPCOR’s proposal to consolidate its wastewater districts, and then to voice views on the move, which would reduce rates in Anthem while raising rates in Sun City and Sun City West (compared to the current rate structure). The case, scheduled to be […]

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Diamond Canyon School Choir Wins National Competition

Diamond Canyon School Choir Wins National Competition

Diamond Canyon‘s 7th and 8th Grade Choir took first place in a national competition in Anaheim, CA earlier this month. It’s the third time in six years the school’s choir has won the competition, said Choir Director Caroline Kaupa. The kids “pulled off a stellar performance in the Middle School Concert Choir category,” Kaupa said. They also […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

By Chris Prickett — Most of us will live to see self-driving cars become commonplace. Ironically, some of us won’t live to see this because a car will kill us. I think we may be witnessing a fatal crossroads in the evolution of driving versus technology. You can’t outsmart stupid. Operating a motor vehicle used to require […]

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

UPDATE, May 27: Anthem Community Council notes that parking will be limited. “Please carpool or walk if you can, or park in the middle and lower lots or at the Community Center (come across the footbridge),” council said in a Facebook post. “Please leave upper lot spots for our veterans.” A ceremony to commemorate the […]

Self-Storage Facility Planned for Anthem’s East Side

Self-Storage Facility Planned for Anthem’s East Side

Anthem-area residents must have lots of stuff. A developer began grading the site this week for a planned self-storage facility on Gavilan Peak Parkway at King Drive, just south of Boulder Creek High School at a site long-time residents will remember as a temporary fire station. The work comes nine years after the project was […]

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