Meet Max: More Than Just a Service Dog

Meet Max: More Than Just a Service Dog

By Casey Rose  — Victoria Taylor is a domestic abuse survivor battling lymphocytic leukemia, and tackling the challenges of each day courageously thanks to the help of her service dog Max, a white German Shepherd. Before she was introduced to the concept of service dogs, Taylor was far from fearless. Post-traumatic stress disorder had turned her world […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Classical Concert to Feature Teen Violinist

Classical Concert to Feature Teen Violinist

When 14-year-old Jonathan Green plays “Accolay’s Violin Concerto #1” at a North Valley Symphony Orchestra concert March 4, he’ll be playing it on a brand new, handmade violin that he won in an NVSO violin competition. Jonathan has Asperger’s and attention deficit disorder. “Music calms me and helps in working through different problems,” he said. […]

By February 14, 2017 Read More →
BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video

BCHS Administrators Suspended For Controversial Video

By Nadine Shaalan and Karen Goveia — After almost three weeks of investigation, the Deer Valley Unified School District announced today the suspension of two Boulder Creek High School administrators for 10 days without pay for violating the Governing Board’s ethics and conduct policies for staff members, as well as the policy for computer and […]

By February 10, 2017 Read More →
Adopt a Pet Saturday in Anthem: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Rats

Adopt a Pet Saturday in Anthem: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Rats

Whether you’re looking for your first furry friend or adding another to the clan, you may meet your new pal at PACC911’s annual pet-adopt-a-thon. More than 60 rescue groups will bring hundreds of adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits and rats to Anthem Community Park. About 80 were adopted at last year’s event, and PACC911 founder Bari […]

By February 10, 2017 Read More →
Health Center’s Helipad Approved

Health Center’s Helipad Approved

Robert Roy Britt — Construction of a new health center in Anthem, including a helipad, was approved by the Anthem Community Council at its January meeting. The HonorHealth facility, planned for Venture Drive south of the Anthem Civic Building, will not be an emergency center. The helipad approval is limited strictly to evacuating patients—the company […]

By February 10, 2017 Read More →
Are You Funnier than ADOT?

Are You Funnier than ADOT?

In&Out Staff Writers — Maybe you’ve seen the humorous safety signs over I-17 and other highways. Now’s your chance to see your slogan in lights. ADOT is having a competition. Entries due by Feb. 19.  ADOT will review submissions and select 15 messages to post on its website, then let the public decide the winner, […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Senior Living Cottages Approved

Senior Living Cottages Approved

By Robert Roy Britt — Merrill Gardens’ proposal to build 13 senior-living cottages was approved by the Anthem Community Council at its January meeting, contingent on Merrill agreeing to never sell the cottages individually but only as part of its larger facility. The cottages will be built on property next to the main building, which […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Shh! Music & Movies Must be Muffled

Shh! Music & Movies Must be Muffled

By Robert Roy Britt — Noise complaints have led to new rules about events with amplified sound at Anthem’s outdoor amphitheater. Anthem Community Council will put a limit of three hours on amplified sound (typically music or movies) at such events. Audio equipment must point away from residential areas, and if residents complain, an event […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Thanks, Mother Nature!

Thanks, Mother Nature!

By Chris Prickett — We got snookered and Mother Nature is the Snooker-er. Every fall, Punxsutawney Prickett pokes his sparsely follicled head out of his air-conditioned burrow to predict the winter weather. If my head gets wet, winter will be rainy. Dry means dry. Duh. If it gets pelted with rocks, that just means my neighbors are […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Who Are We? North Phoenix? NoPho? NoVa?

Who Are We? North Phoenix? NoPho? NoVa?

Our Identity Depends on Your Point of View By Robert Roy Britt — We asked for your suggestions on what to call the broad and fast-growing region of In&Out Magazine’s readership―the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River. Nearly 200 suggestions poured in. Most were unique. Many were awesome. Some were downright odd. A few themes emerged, […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Meet the Candidates in Anthem Elections

Meet the Candidates in Anthem Elections

Voting begins Feb. 22 for several positions in Anthem’s governing bodies. Residents can meet the candidates in two separate gatherings, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 (see below). Anthem Community Council Board of Directors The resident-run board is composed of seven members. It sets overall policy for the community and oversees community-owned property such as the […]

By February 6, 2017 Read More →
‘If You Weren’t So Lazy …’

‘If You Weren’t So Lazy …’

Exercise is good, but acting superior because you’re naturally lean shows a lack of empathy, writes Scott Skinner, owner of SkinSport fitness centers. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online on Facebook. This article appeared in the February issue of Luminate, part of In&Out Magazine.

By February 5, 2017 Read More →
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