Business & Finance

Smile! New Medical Building Planned for Anthem

Smile! New Medical Building Planned for Anthem

By Karen Goveia– Plans to construct a 20,000-square-foot medical building in Anthem are progressing as Anthem Community Council approved the design presented at its July meeting by Wyatt Wood and Gregory Sheppard. Wood and Sheppard, owners of Wood Orthodontics and West Valley Pediatric Dentistry respectively, purchased land at 41930 N. Venture Drive just south of […]

By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Business Signs

Business Signs

By In&Out Staff– Businesses in Anthem have long-clamored for a loosening of sign restrictions. Businesses in the Commerce Park are subject to both Anthem and City of Phoenix restrictions. ACC approved a new rule allowing wall signage to increase from two lines of 24-inch tall letters to two lines of 36-inch tall letters. It also […]

By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Gas Station Redesign Allays Some Concerns

Gas Station Redesign Allays Some Concerns

By Karen Goveia– The developer of a proposed gas station at the New River Road exit of I-17 is back at the drawing board with its design firm to address resident concerns about the filling station serving as a truck stop. During community meetings, residents voiced fears of an increase in crime and a host of […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

Termites: No Laughing Matter

Termites: No Laughing Matter

By Chris Prickett– Termite? Then again, he “mite” not! Come on, what’s better than a corny pun to start this week’s column? (Nobody ever laughs at my termite joke.) With the monsoon on the way out, it’s time to check for telltale signs of the desert subterranean termite. When the summer rain hits the ground, […]

By September 20, 2014 Read More →
Storm Cleanup You Might Have Forgotten

Storm Cleanup You Might Have Forgotten

By Chris Prickett– This monsoon season was the nastiest I can remember. The “Hundred Year Storm” we had a few weeks ago seemed even more devastating than the “Thousand Year Storm” two years ago, at least as far as our friends in New River are concerned. I’ve never seen the flood plains fill up like […]

By September 13, 2014 Read More →
Snowbird Watching

Snowbird Watching

(They’ll be here soon. Younger and better looking than ever.) By Chris Prickett– I hit the “double nickels” lottery this week. I now qualify for discount movie tickets, the “Senior Scrambled Eggs” breakfast at Denny’s (not sure if that means they use the old eggs, or what) and a whole host of other perks for […]

By September 6, 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

Time to Empty (and Maybe Fill) Your Garage

Time to Empty (and Maybe Fill) Your Garage

By Nuri Boraie– Gather your Big Mouth Billy Basses, it’s garage sale season, and four community-wide garage sale dates have been set. This year, Anthem Parkside’s huge garage sale has been split into three full weekends by zone [see map]. Anthem Parkside Community Garage Sale Zone 1 Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 Zone 2 Saturday […]

By September 18, 2014 Read More →
Wastewater Watch

Wastewater Watch

By In&Out Staff– Anthem Community Council has started a petition that opposes EPCOR’s option to reconsolidate Anthem with the Agua Fria wastewater district. Reconsolidation would significantly increase Anthem’s wastewater rates. Meanwhile, Anthem has agreed to a rate freeze in the event that a decision cannot be made by Dec. 31. The rate freeze will suspend […]

By September 17, 2014 Read More →
Life is for the Birds, Especially in Anthem

Life is for the Birds, Especially in Anthem

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher– If email, healthcare, family drama and finances have taken their toll on you, maybe it’s all for the birds. In fact, to combat modern stress, consider taking time to discover how birds enrich life with their physical beauty, their song and their sheer variety as we share our yards […]

By August 31, 2014 Read More →