NVSO Plans ‘All That Jazz’ Fundraiser

NVSO Plans ‘All That Jazz’ Fundraiser

North Valley Symphony Orchestra invites all to cut a rug on the dance floor at its annual Golden Gala fundraising event, with a Roaring ’20s theme. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in attire inspired by the decade to experience “The Symphony Builder’s Variety Hour” radio program, cocktails, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and live […]

By February 19, 2020 Read More →

Anthem Cares: Silent Auction Fundraiser Feb. 21

The annual silent auction benefiting Anthem Cares Through Service (ACTS) will assist the organization in helping Anthem residents struggling with short-term emergencies, by providing meals, assisting with utility bills and other acts of kindness. Among the items to be auctioned: Original paintings, golf packages and vacations in Las Vegas and Flagstaff. ACTS Silent Auction 5–7:30 […]

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Coming to Anthem: Clean Comedy on Naughty Relationships

Coming to Anthem: Clean Comedy on Naughty Relationships

By Robert Roy Britt — Comedian Mark Cordes from Cave Creek has been married, divorced, single and now remarried, so he knows a thing or two about relationships. Cordes is known for making fun of it all—life, love and elderly passion. He’s also known for being clean compared to many comics. His jokes may not […]

By February 6, 2020 Read More →
Meet the Candidates Nights for Anthem Elections

Meet the Candidates Nights for Anthem Elections

Residents can meet candidates running for Anthem Community Council and HOA boards. Parkside 6:30–8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 Anthem Civic Building 3701 W. Anthem Way 623-742-6000, www.onlineatanthem.com/elections/index.php Candidates running for one open Parkside Anthem Community Council Board seat and three open seats on the Anthem Parkside Community Association Board. Parkside ACC Jeff Huff, Randy Schmille, […]

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Anthem Resident Plans Run for State Legislature

Anthem Resident Plans Run for State Legislature

By Robert Roy Britt — Dino Cotton, a business owner and board member on Anthem Community Council, has filed a statement of interest with the Secretary of State’s office, intending to run in the primary election for State Representative in District 1, which encompasses parts of the North Valley and a vast, sparsely populated region […]

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Youth Football Program Registration Open

Youth Football Program Registration Open

Jaguar Youth Football is a tackle football club for kids in grades K-8 in Anthem, New River, Desert Hills and the Tramonto area, and has become a formal feeder program to Boulder Creek High School. Practices began Feb. 3 but registration remains open. The season runs through May 7. Info: Call 623-203-9859, email info@jaguaryouthfootball.org, or […]

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Kids Pick Up the Pickleball Bug

Kids Pick Up the Pickleball Bug

On a crisp December morning, Anthem’s pickleball courts were pretty well packed with middle-aged adults and seniors. But on one court, Emily Locke’s kids ruled. And they don’t always play by the rules.  “We’ve made up our own game called King of the Court, said 10-year-old Charlotte Locke. “That’s my favorite thing to do while […]

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Anthem Could Get New Specialty School

Anthem Could Get New Specialty School

In an effort to compete with charter schools and deal with declining enrollment in communities that are aging out, Deer Valley Unified School District has begun a process to repurpose one of its existing schools into an open-boundary choice school with a traditional focus. Bellair Elementary in the southern portion of the district will be […]

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Anthem Holiday Light Cruise, an Annual Parade, Set for Saturday

Anthem Holiday Light Cruise, an Annual Parade, Set for Saturday

By Robert Roy Britt — The annual, informal cruise around Anthem by festively lighted Jeeps, side-by-sides (SXSs) and UTVs  is planned for Saturday, Dec. 21. The Anthem Holiday Light Cruise, as it’s called now, involves participants who string colorful holiday lights, garlands and other holiday decorations on their off-road vehicles. Starting at 6 p.m., participants—more than […]

By December 19, 2019 Read More →
Pickleball 101: Free Lessons

Pickleball 101: Free Lessons

In&Out Staff Writers — Anthemites who haven’t played pickleball probably just haven’t tried pickleball. Those who play—young and old—say it’s a blast, and easy to pick up. But some free lessons can’t hurt. Learn the rules and how to be awesome in a hurry. Equipment provided. Thursday evenings, 6:30–8 p.m., Dec. 12–Feb. 20. Anthem Community […]

By December 17, 2019 Read More →
How Golf Balls Help Bring Toys and Smiles to Sick Kids

How Golf Balls Help Bring Toys and Smiles to Sick Kids

By Karen Goveia — Twenty-thousand toys for 20,000 smiles in 2020. That’s the goal for Smiles 4 Sick Children, Anthem resident Brian Billideau’s non-profit organization that brings a little joy each year to sick kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Following a life-changing accident that took the life of a young girl several years ago, Billideau […]

By December 17, 2019 Read More →
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 […]

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