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 […]

By February 6, 2020 Read More →
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 […]

By February 6, 2020 Read More →
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 […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →
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 […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →
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 […]

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 →
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