Business & Finance

Anthem Balances Budget

Anthem Balances Budget

Assessments hold steady while salaries increase. By Amanda Niemerg– Anthem Community Council managed to do what many other municipalities can’t: It passed a balanced budget for 2015. The final $8.6-million budget trimmed $500,000 off the original proposal, resulting in a reduction of $2 million over the previous four years. As a result, there was no […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →
Second Assisted Living Facility Eyes Anthem

Second Assisted Living Facility Eyes Anthem

By Amanda Niemerg– Just as Anthem approved Merrill Gardens’ design proposal for an assisted living facility, another senior living facility has set its sights on Anthem. Spectrum Retirement Communities is exploring the possibility of building a 160-unit senior living facility on Venture Court, south of Anthem’s Civic Building. Spectrum’s Vice President of Marketing Kathleen MacDonald said they are aware of […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
Legends’ Next Step

Legends’ Next Step

By Nadine Shaalan– Anthem’s oldest restaurant has survived stiff competition, a crippling economic crisis and the wrath of the health department over the last decade, yet Legends Bar & Grill has maintained a warm place in the hearts of many area residents. That’s why, after much debate, the new owners decided to keep the name, […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Yikes!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Yikes!

By Chris Prickett– My mom had this thing about buying holiday candles that we were never allowed to light. Of course, when there are four curious (OK… malicious) boys in tow, that was a statute just begging to be trampled. I remember these four candles in particular that were molded into the shape of cherubic […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
My 51-percent Decision

My 51-percent Decision

… and the 7 Things I Learned By Chris Prickett—  Veterans Day is a celebration of the men and women who have served in the military. But if you talk to a vet, they are more likely to want to talk about what serving our country meant to them. You could call me a proud […]

By November 8, 2014 Read More →
’Tis the Season of Hallowthanksmas

’Tis the Season of Hallowthanksmas

By Chris Prickett— I’m having a hard time getting into the Holiday spirit this year. Oh, wait… it’s still October. Seeing Christmas decorations in Costco since September must be throwing off my internal Yuletide clock. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that my recollections of Christmases past are clouded by the march of Father […]

By November 1, 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

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 →
Do Halloween Your Way

Do Halloween Your Way

By Sydney Marsing– Halloween is the tradition of breaking from tradition; for showing off your strange side, for freedom, creativity, and fun! Are you going to grab some expensive cookie-cutter costume, put out a plastic pumpkin and call it a night, or are you going to let loose with your own crazy style? Seize the […]

By October 23, 2014 Read More →