Business & Finance

When it’s Right, A Reverse Mortgage Can Change Your Life

When it’s Right, A Reverse Mortgage Can Change Your Life

By Nadine Shaalan– The Federal Reserve reports nearly 20 percent of those near retirement age (55 to 64) have nothing saved for retirement. And with most still trying to heal from the economic thrashing delivered by the Great Recession, many are facing some frightening prospects for their senior years. The situation is driving some to […]

By March 19, 2015 Read More →
Drawing the Elderly to Anthem

Drawing the Elderly to Anthem

By Karen Goveia– Nearly one year after Anthem approved the 130,000-square-foot Merrill Gardens senior-living facility, a second large-scale assisted-living project has been approved for construction along Venture Drive, just south of the civic building. At its Feb. 25 meeting, Anthem Community Council approved the architectural design for Spectrum Retirement’s 150,000-square-foot facility to offer a mix […]

By March 16, 2015 Read More →
Achieve Your Financial Goals

Achieve Your Financial Goals

Get a handle on your finances and investments with three free financial seminars designed to help you devise a plan to reach your goals. Seminars will be held at the Anthem Civic building at 3701 W. Anthem Way. Appetizers will be served. Seating is limited; RSVP to Pam Barrier at pam@jhasslacher.com or call 623-512-6602 to […]

By March 15, 2015 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

Shocker!

Shocker!

When to Hire a Professional Electrician By Chris Prickett– You just never forget your introduction to the magic of electricity… that is, if you live to tell about it. My maiden voltage voyage came about while jamming the metal handle of a carpet sweeper into a light socket at the tender age of 3. Heck, […]

By March 28, 2015 Read More →
The Snowbird’s Checklist

The Snowbird’s Checklist

By Chris Prickett– Who’d have thunk it? Of the hundreds of columns I’ve written in the past 10 years, one stands alone when it comes to reprint requests. Not my gripping report on “Dirty Sock Syndrome,” not my semi-nude bathtub pictorial, not even my Pulitzer-prize contender, the Snuggie exposé! Because I’m a man of the […]

By March 21, 2015 Read More →
The One Thing Kids Can’t do Well on Their Phones

The One Thing Kids Can’t do Well on Their Phones

By Chris Prickett– “S’up?” Apparently, this term is the new and acceptable (?) shorthand for “This is the Smith residence, Bartholomew speaking.” The art of answering the phone has gone the way of the milkman and the paper boy. Home phones are disappearing faster than the hair on my head and the thread of my […]

By March 14, 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 →