32 DVUSD Student Get Perfect State Test Scores

32 DVUSD Student Get Perfect State Test Scores

Within Deer Valley Unified School District, 32 students scored the highest possible score on two 2017 assessments, either the English Language Arts (ELA) and Math AzMERIT assessments or the ELA AzMERIT and AIMS Science tests, the district said in a statement Friday. The statement added: “These students represent the top one-tenth of one percent of Deer […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
My First Car: 2 Engines, 2 Loans, 4 Years of Trauma

My First Car: 2 Engines, 2 Loans, 4 Years of Trauma

By Chris Prickett —Car buying is not my strong suit. My love of shiny things, combined with lack of patience and an acutely tuned BS meter combine for a volatile concoction that has no business being anywhere near an automobile dealership. Or maybe it has to do with the trauma of my first experience. As a […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
Off-Road Enthusiasts Plan Christmas Light Parade in Anthem

Off-Road Enthusiasts Plan Christmas Light Parade in Anthem

Last year about this time, some 30 or 40 off-road vehicles (ORVs) sporting holiday decorations paraded around parts of Anthem Parkside in an informal Christmas parade. Few people knew it was happening, so few people saw them. This year, the still-informal event, slated for Sunday, Dec. 17, promises to be much bigger, and the organizer hopes all […]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Take a Moment… and Give a Moment

Take a Moment… and Give a Moment

By Chris Prickett — If you think about it, the holidays are really about moments. The best memories are never about the final tally of a year’s Yuletide haul, but more about special moments and memories shared with friends, family, and sometimes with people that just pop into your life for one brief but magical […]

By December 15, 2017 Read More →
Construction Causes Traffic Congestion at Boulder Creek High School

Construction Causes Traffic Congestion at Boulder Creek High School

By Robert Roy Britt — Lane closures on Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem caused traffic headaches for students at Boulder Creek High School Monday morning, leading the school’s principal to announce that students would not be docked for being late to the day’s first class. One student said he saw dozens of others arriving after […]

By December 5, 2017 Read More →
Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

While there is no regularly schedule ACC meeting in December, sufficient business required a special meeting, which has been scheduled for Dec. 5. The agenda is brief: Consider approval of final terms and costs of a contract for the Community Center remodel project. Consider approving architectural designs for Merrill Gardens cottages next to the company’s […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
Anthem Approves Balanced Budget for 2018; Some HOA Fees to Rise

Anthem Approves Balanced Budget for 2018; Some HOA Fees to Rise

At its monthly meeting Oct. 25, Anthem Community Council’s board of directors passed a proposal for a balanced budget in 2018 that does not include any increase in assessments. But in separate decisions, residents of Country Club and The Village at Anthem will see their HOA fees rise. The $8.76-million 2018 budget is $107,000 higher […]

By November 15, 2017 Read More →
Childsplay: Unique Performance Coming to Canyon Springs School

Childsplay: Unique Performance Coming to Canyon Springs School

In&Out Staff Writers — A unique performance aimed at engaging kids in performance art is coming to Canyon Springs School in Anthem Nov. 17. The Arizona group Childsplay will perform the play “Tomas and the Library Lady.” About the troupe: Childsplay is an internationally respected professional theater company that aims to “create theatre so strikingly original […]

By November 10, 2017 Read More →
Picking Paint When the Inevitable Notice Arrives

Picking Paint When the Inevitable Notice Arrives

By Chris Prickett — Like death, taxes and trimming your nostril hairs, painting your home is unavoidable, especially if you live in an HOA community where, if you wait too long, you’ll likely get a love(less) letter reminding you to do so. The good news is that when you repaint, you can choose any color […]

By November 10, 2017 Read More →
EPCOR Seeks Revenue Hike & Water District Consolidation

EPCOR Seeks Revenue Hike & Water District Consolidation

By Robert Roy Britt — The water utility serving Anthem’s east side aims to consolidate its 11 Arizona districts and create a new rate structure that would spike rates for the average Anthem customer 42 percent in the first year then drop each of the next four years, ultimately to a level roughly 12 percent […]

By October 30, 2017 Read More →
Farmers Market Adds Free Wine Samples

Farmers Market Adds Free Wine Samples

If locally grown produce, fresh-baked bread and grass-fed beef aren’t enough to draw you to the Anthem Farmer’s market, maybe the wine will. Anthem Community Council voted unanimously to allow Del Rio Springs Vineyards to offer wine samples and sell bottled wine at the weekly market. The approval is for one vendor only, as a […]

By October 25, 2017 Read More →
Houses Haunted by Outdated Décor Demons

Houses Haunted by Outdated Décor Demons

  By Chris Prickett — Your home may not be a creepy, damp, house of horrors, but in today’s market, dated finishes and fixtures can make it seem less like a dream home and more like “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Here are a few eerie examples. Bathroom Carpet Just the thought of those microscopic goblins haunting the padding […]

By October 25, 2017 Read More →
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