The (Other) Persimmon (at Anthem Farmers Market)

The (Other) Persimmon (at Anthem Farmers Market)

In&Out Staff Writers — In addition to being the namesake of an Anthem Country Club golf course, persimmon is a sweet and soft tomato-shaped fruit. We found some amid the fresh fruits and vegetables at Anthem Farmers Market and couldn’t resist sharing. Persimmon texture and flavor are somewhere between a pear and a mango. They’re […]

By December 17, 2019 Read More →
There’s Something About Anthem

There’s Something About Anthem

By Lara Gates — Anthem has had a couple of taglines over the years:  “Life in Abundance” and “Live, Work and Play.” But none can completely capture how residents feel about the 10,000-home community at the northern edge of Phoenix. What was once empty State Trust land is now a thriving community that is so […]

By November 26, 2019 Read More →
Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Park Closures

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Park Closures

By Robert Roy Britt — The first notable rainstorm in nearly two months had dumped more than an inch in Anthem and across North Phoenix by mid-afternoon Wednesday, prompting a Flash Flood Warning until 3:30 p.m. by the National Weather Service. More downpours are expected tonight, with a Flash Flood Watch in effect until 11 […]

By November 20, 2019 Read More →
Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council Board of Directors, the primary governing body for the master-planned community, meets monthly. Council invites residents to attend its meetings. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The agenda is posted here prior to each meeting, and past meeting minutes are posted there, too. Stay Informed: Subscribe to the Anthem Newsletter Anthem […]

By November 20, 2019 Read More →
Let the Dogs Out! Anthem Dog Park Opening Day Set

Let the Dogs Out! Anthem Dog Park Opening Day Set

By In&Out Staff Writers — Unleashed on a recent picture-perfect fall day, 8-year-old Shelby found freedom quickly after passing through the gate and trotting along a grassy half-acre. Shelby, a golden retriever, mingled with Tank, a silver Labrador, before taking to the turf again to do what happy dogs do best―roll on her back. Shelby, […]

By November 15, 2019 Read More →
Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget

Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem Community Council (ACC) plans no increases for community-wide homeowner assessments in its $10.2-million 2020 budget, a 3 percent increase over 2019. The budget was passed by a unanimous vote Oct. 23. However, fees will rise for some activity programs, and residents of the Paseo neighborhood will see their ACC […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper

Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper

By Robert Roy Britt — Residents who took a dim view of BrightView, the landscaper of common areas governed by Anthem Community Council and the Parkside HOA, may be pleased to know a new firm will take over Jan. 1. ACC and Parkside officials reviewed proposals from BrightView and eight other firms and decided to […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle

New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle

By Robert Roy Britt — The number of C-suite executives in Anthem has shrunk from three to one, and that sole top-level leader is leaving next year. Community Executive Officer Neal Shearer announced earlier this month he’ll retire in mid-2020.  Shearer was promoted from community operations officer (COO) to the CEO spot in February 2018 […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules

Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules

Festive Anthem residents may be wondering when can wreaths, lights, yard art and inflatables go up. So here’s the deal: After Halloween, Country Club residents have until Nov. 7, and Parkside residents have until Nov. 12 to let those spooky statues R.I.P.  and transition to Turkey Day yard trimmings. Nov. 1 then marks the transition […]

By November 3, 2019 Read More →
Learn Anthem’s 2020 Budget Plans

Learn Anthem’s 2020 Budget Plans

By In&Out Magazine Staff Writers — Anthem Community Council will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 to discuss budget plans for next year. Residents are welcome to attend. An information packet outlining the proposed budget has been posted to council’s website. “Any feedback received from the Oct. 15 meeting will be considered to finalize the budget […]

By October 15, 2019 Read More →
EPCOR Water Rates Will Rise 36% in Anthem

EPCOR Water Rates Will Rise 36% in Anthem

Anthem’s east-side residents will see water rates rise 36 percent, on average, starting April 1, based on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s March 28 approval of new interim rates. The rates will be in effect until a permanent rate case is decided, likely a year or more from now. Each customer’s actual rate will be based […]

Anthem Election Results 2019

Anthem Election Results 2019

The results are in from Anthem’s elections for members of the HOA boards and the broader Anthem Community Council (ACC).  Parkside HOA Newcomer Brad Sundquist and incumbent Tim Fyke beat out four other candidates and will serve two-year terms on the five-member Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Board of Directors. Unopposed candidate Darrin Francom will […]

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