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Anthem Approves Balanced Budget for 2018; Some HOA Fees to Rise
By November 15, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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Childsplay: Unique Performance Coming to Canyon Springs School
By November 10, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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

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 […]

EPCOR Seeks Revenue Hike & Water District Consolidation
By October 30, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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Farmers Market Adds Free Wine Samples
By October 25, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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Houses Haunted by Outdated Décor Demons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

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 […]

In the Fall, Life is Good
By October 24, 2017 Read More →

In the Fall, Life is Good

Fall is the perfect time to kick your fitness program into gear. Scott Skinner has some suggestions for a fun and fit fall season. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine. Recent Articles Anthem Approves Balanced Budget for 2018; Some HOA Fees to Rise Anthem Community […]

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Vets Parade Wants You
By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Vets Parade Wants You

Businesses, schools, marching bands, camels, clowns and anyone else interested is invited to ride, sing, dance or just march in the annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade Saturday, Nov. 4. This year’s event—always a Valley-wide favorite—will honor women veterans. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 20. Info www.daisymtnvets.org/parade_participant Photos from the 2016 Parade Photos by Robert Roy […]

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279 Homes Proposed Near Gavilan Peak
By September 28, 2017 Read More →

279 Homes Proposed Near Gavilan Peak

Views of Gavilan Peak will grace the homesites proposed on several adjacent parcels between Anthem and New River. Photo by Robert Roy Britt The I-17 corridor between Anthem and New River is becoming a hotbed of residential growth with the development of Circle Mountain, a 202-home neighborhood under construction by Pulte and Lennar Homes. Almost […]

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Stupid Ladder Tricks
By September 13, 2017 Read More →

Stupid Ladder Tricks

By Chris Prickett — The nerve of some people! When coming up with new ideas for this column, it was recommended to me (by heartless higher-ups) to delve into the chronicles of something they like to call “Stupid Chris Tricks.” As if such a thing exists! I’m insulted beyond words. Still, against my better judgment […]

‘Friends of the Library’ in Anthem Seeks Volunteers
By September 13, 2017 Read More →

‘Friends of the Library’ in Anthem Seeks Volunteers

The New Friends of the Library (NFL) is looking for fresh faces and new ideas to help keep the North Valley Regional Library in Anthem vibrant. NFL is a volunteer group supplementing the library’s budget through the sale of used books daily and quarterly book sales. “NFL volunteers organize and handle both the Passive Book […]

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Anthem Not to Blame for Rural Wells Drying Up
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Not to Blame for Rural Wells Drying Up

Rumors abound that the development of Anthem, which began in 1999, is linked to declining water levels in nearby rural wells in New River and Desert Hills. But Anthem gets its water from the Colorado River and runoff into Lake Pleasant, via the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Frank Corkhill, chief hydrologist at the Arizona Department […]

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