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14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

By Robert Roy Britt — Think of it as Coachella in New River, with 14 bands over two days. OK, maybe a little more innocent and you might not know the bands by name, and most of the band members are kids… but that shouldn’t stop the music-loving hoards from descending on the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon […]

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Dental Trauma: I’ve Got a Mouthful

Dental Trauma: I’ve Got a Mouthful

By Chris Prickett — I’d have to put dental visits right up there with tax audits and colonoscopies. I’m not an “anti-dentite” (gratuitous “Seinfeld” reference). As a matter of fact, some of my friends are dentists, and I dated a very lovely hygienist for several years. I’m just not a big fan of the whole drillin’ & […]

Hello, Springtime! (Goodbye, Disappointment)

Hello, Springtime! (Goodbye, Disappointment)

By this time of year many people have let go of their New Year’s resolutions. Here’s how to avoid that disappointment. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine. Recent Articles ‘If You Weren’t So Lazy …’ One Less Excuse: New Gym Will Be Open 24/7 Finding a […]

Posted in: Health & Wellness
Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Tumbleweed: A Safe Place for Teens

Editor’s Note: This article stemmed from a health class assignment at Boulder Creek High School in which Caley, a freshman, was to research a charitable organization. By Caley Benson  — I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of teens, so I asked a family friend, Phoenix Police Officer Michael Davidson, if he was aware of any […]

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My Unforgettable Anthem Days Memory

My Unforgettable Anthem Days Memory

By Chris Prickett—Time flies when you’re getting old! My first Anthem Days was in 2001, but my most memorable had to be 2002. Come hop up on Grandpa Prickett’s knee (or not) and I’ll tell you all about it. (Cue the “way back” music.) I was part of fledgling business group (everything was fledgling back […]

Upscale Casita Rentals Planned for Tramonto

Upscale Casita Rentals Planned for Tramonto

By Karen Goveia — The American Dream of homeownership has lost some luster with the housing crash, and many Americans are rediscovering the freedom and simplicity of renting. While the worst part of apartment living is arguably the noise—and smell—that travel through shared walls and hallways, Snowdon Residential plans to bring a unique, upscale solution to Tramonto. […]

Posted in: Real Estate
Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

Golf Tips for Lousy Golfers

By Chris Prickett — In business, playing golf is almost a prerequisite to being successful. I’m sure glad being good at golf isn’t, or I’d be polishing garbage cans for a living. I’ve always been competitive when it comes to sports, with the exception of golf, a game at which I truly stink. I didn’t pick up […]

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Meet the New Phoenix Police Chief

Jeri Williams, Phoenix police chief since October, will hold a town hall in Anthem. The event is open to everyone in the North Phoenix area. From 2011 to 2016, Williams was police chief in Oxnard, Calif., where she focused on community-based policing, oversaw the implementation of police body cameras, and coordinated training on use of […]

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Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

Slow Your Roll: The Family Golf Cart

By Robert Roy Britt — When Rob Tremp and his family moved from the Anthem Country Club to Desert Hills, they brought the family golf cart along. Now they use it for lots of local trips, including the short drive to a trailhead for an evening walk in the Sonoran Desert Preserve. They like it so much, […]

Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

Electric Cars: The Positives and Negatives

By Chris Prickett —Does an EV (electric vehicle) make sense? The simple answer is yes, no, and maybe. In my situation it does, but your mileage may vary. (Car joke, get it?) I’m not talking hybrid here, but purely 100-percent electric. Here’s why I chose one and why you might not. Let’s talk range and refueling: […]

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

Spring Cleaning: Big Recycling Event Open to All

By Karen Goveia  —  From New River to Norterra, we all have junk. Now’s the time to clear the piles and pack up the Prius… (or the pickup)―no matter where you live. Gather those paint cans, old electronics, unused medication and documents to be shredded, along with household and clothing donations, for the biggest recycling event […]

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A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination
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A Challenging Hike to a Somber Destination

By Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher — People around the country were shocked and saddened in late June 2013, when a raging wildfire near Yarnell killed 19 Prescott-area firefighters. The state has memorialized the fallen with the 320-acre Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park, which opened Nov. 30. A 7-mile hike to the solemn site involves two […]

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