Business & Finance

Smile! New Medical Building Planned for Anthem

Smile! New Medical Building Planned for Anthem

By Karen Goveia– Plans to construct a 20,000-square-foot medical building in Anthem are progressing as Anthem Community Council approved the design presented at its July meeting by Wyatt Wood and Gregory Sheppard. Wood and Sheppard, owners of Wood Orthodontics and West Valley Pediatric Dentistry respectively, purchased land at 41930 N. Venture Drive just south of […]

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By August 13, 2014 Read More →
Business Signs

Business Signs

By In&Out Staff– Businesses in Anthem have long-clamored for a loosening of sign restrictions. Businesses in the Commerce Park are subject to both Anthem and City of Phoenix restrictions. ACC approved a new rule allowing wall signage to increase from two lines of 24-inch tall letters to two lines of 36-inch tall letters. It also […]

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By August 8, 2014 Read More →
Gas Station Redesign Allays Some Concerns

Gas Station Redesign Allays Some Concerns

By Karen Goveia– The developer of a proposed gas station at the New River Road exit of I-17 is back at the drawing board with its design firm to address resident concerns about the filling station serving as a truck stop. During community meetings, residents voiced fears of an increase in crime and a host of […]

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By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Over the Prickett Fence

Potatoes, Onions and Solar Power

Potatoes, Onions and Solar Power

By Chris Prickett– I have had my solar system for three years now and feel authorized to provide a (semi-) objective look at the experience. Do I regret my decision? No. Would I do it again? Yes. Is it everything I thought it would be? Not really, but what in life is? When I was […]

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By August 30, 2014 Read More →
Choosing a recliner, like a mid-sized car, is tricky

Choosing a recliner, like a mid-sized car, is tricky

By Chris Prickett– I decided that, as king of my castle, I deserve a throne worthy of my haughty stature. More specifically, one that reclines. I soon discovered that shopping for my new snooze sled was no simple task. Like any faithful Google-ite, the first thing I did was search “most comfortable recliner.” In hindsight, […]

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By August 16, 2014 Read More →
Relish in This New Sport

Relish in This New Sport

By Chris Prickett– It seems we crazy Americans are always coming up with some silly new sport to fill up the free time we swear we don’t have. It’s part of our DNA, actually. As a kid, I invented a fast-paced and challenging game that involved lawn darts and little Leonard down the street. It […]

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By August 9, 2014 Read More →

Local Government

Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

Candidates: ‘I’m No Politician’

By Nuri 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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By April 21, 2014 Read More →

House-garden

Life is for the Birds, Especially in Anthem

Life is for the Birds, Especially in Anthem

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher– If email, healthcare, family drama and finances have taken their toll on you, maybe it’s all for the birds. In fact, to combat modern stress, consider taking time to discover how birds enrich life with their physical beauty, their song and their sheer variety as we share our yards […]

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By August 31, 2014 Read More →
The Solar Decision

The Solar Decision

Back when the initial outlay was high, not going solar was the easy choice. Today, the decision is much harder. By Amanda Niemerg– The sun beats down on Arizona about 300 days per year, making this an undisputed mecca for  solar energy. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, Arizona creates more solar energy per […]

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By August 25, 2014 Read More →
Deconsolidation. Reconsolidation. Frustration.

Deconsolidation. Reconsolidation. Frustration.

By In&Out Staff– The third and final phase of deconsolidation from the Agua Fria water district won’t happen until January, but the Arizona Corporation Commission is already thinking twice about that decision. In a July 22 meeting, the Commission advised EPCOR to consider three scenarios, two of which would likely result in an increase in […]

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By August 8, 2014 Read More →