Business & Finance

SOLD!

SOLD!

By Nadine Shaalan– Anthem’s first grocery store, Safeway, is one of 146 grocery stores—10 in Arizona—being purchased by Haggen, a small Pacific Northwest grocery chain. The acquisition comes as part of a divestment process as grocery giants Albertson’s and Safeway pursue approval from the Federal Trade Commission to merge. The two chains are unloading a […]

By January 5, 2015 Read More →
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 →

Over the Prickett Fence

Controlled Drips

Controlled Drips

By Chris Prickett– Are you getting dripped to death? With the exception of cacti and possibly the weeds in my yard, most of our vegetation would be dead if we didn’t water it regularly. Everybody knows that. But did you know that almost every single person reading this column over-waters? That’s right bucko, you, too! […]

By February 28, 2015 Read More →
Stroke the Oak

Stroke the Oak

By Chris Prickett– Sorry, folks. As far as most homebuyers are concerned, oak is a joke. While this regal hardwood has been been the backbone of the American kitchen for hundreds of years, it has suddenly fallen out of favor faster than Justin Bieber and Gangnam Style (whatever that is). If you’re considering selling your […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
Valentine’s Day Trauma

Valentine’s Day Trauma

By Chris Prickett– Valentine’s Day? Not a huge fan. Even as a kid (in the Stone Age), I found Valentine’s Day stressful. At school, we would decorate shoe boxes, cut a slit in the top, then I’d sit there in a cold sweat waiting to see who would, or wouldn’t, stuff my box with valentines. […]

By February 4, 2015 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 →

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Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

Proposed Water Rate Compromise Approved

By Nadine Shaalan– It’s unanimous. All members of the Arizona Corporation Commission think the new EPCOR wastewater rates are a good idea. The approval temporarily settles a complaint launched by residents of the Agua Fria district whose rates soared when Anthem won deconsolidation from the district. The settlement reduces Anthem’s wastewater rates, though not as […]

By January 12, 2015 Read More →
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 →