Business & Finance

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 →
New Gallery Addresses Creative Gap

New Gallery Addresses Creative Gap

By Brad Wood– “Life in abundance” is the slogan that greets visitors entering Anthem. Fast food? Got it. Grocery stores? Three of them. Starbucks? Count ’em: four! While some might measure abundance by the number of chain stores per capita or the number of upgrades to a house, true richness doesn’t exist without personal expression […]

By December 3, 2014 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

Winterizing Your Desert Home

Winterizing Your Desert Home

By Chris Prickett– Funny thing about Phoenix. A whole lot of people come here during winter. I’ve heard it has something to do with the weather, which I don’t quite understand. As I type, it’s a frigid 63 degrees and I’m thinking of throwing on a pair of pants. I guess some things are best […]

By December 14, 2014 Read More →
Holiday Guests? Ho-Ho… Aaargh!

Holiday Guests? Ho-Ho… Aaargh!

By Chris Prickett– When you marry, you take on more than a spouse. You inherit a family. And that family, for better or intolerable, tends to congregate at the busiest, most stressful time of year… Deck the friggin’ halls! When my (at the time) wife-to-be met my family, she went missing after about 30 minutes. […]

By December 8, 2014 Read More →
Everything Small is Big Again

Everything Small is Big Again

By Chris Prickett– Big cell phones are back. If they get any larger, we might be back to the “brick phones” of the 80s. Could big hair be next? I’m considering buying the new iPhone 6 Plus but before I do, I’ll need to have my pants pockets let out. Bigger isn’t necessarily always better. […]

By December 3, 2014 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

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 →
Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones

Let’s get one thing clear before we get started. “There’s nothing healthy about scones,” said former executive chef Terese Marsing, who provided this recipe. “It’s just sugar, butter and cream, with some flour to hold it all together.” But if you’re going to have one, here’s a delicious fall version. Ingredients 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour […]

By October 24, 2014 Read More →