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Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

A recent issue of In&Out Magazine prompts me to write a comment regarding the inclusion of Anthem into the name “NoPho.” Some may say that it’s just a label, a way to distinguish our part of the Valley from the rest. “What’s in a name?”others may ask. I say, “a lot.” I recall all the […]

Arizona’s Strange and Wonderful Town Names

Arizona’s Strange and Wonderful Town Names

By Chris Prickett —  There’s a town in Pima County with a population of just 116. Why? No, Why. The town is actually called Why. It was named after an intersection that formed a “Y.” These people aren’t even trying. The intersection has long since been removed and replaced with one that forms a “T.” I’d […]

Kids Collects School Supplies for Children of Vets in Need

Kids Collects School Supplies for Children of Vets in Need

By Karen Goveia — There’s a new Anthem-based organization for kids in search of volunteer opportunities to support veterans and their families. Youth for Troops was founded by six young people who shared the a mission to give back to members of the military and their families. The group, open to all ages who share […]

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Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

Upstarts Rock Rookies: The Dafneys & Breaklot

In&Out Staff Writers — Touring from Iowa to California, The Dafneys stop for one Arizona show. The Orange County rock band of three brothers is anchored by 19-year-old Christopher McReynolds’ deep, rich vocals, reminiscent of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. The group performs covers and their own songs, drawing from “Facepaint,” a new album on Spotify […]

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Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration: Everything You Need to Know

Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration: Everything You Need to Know

In&Out Staff Writers— More than 20,000 people from all over the Valley are expected at the 18th annual Independence Day celebration in Anthem. It’s so big the town filed an eight-page traffic plan, which MCDOT said was one of the most extensive they’ve seen, according to Anthem Community Council spokesperson Kristi Northcutt. Free festivities include a […]

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How to Overcome Stress

How to Overcome Stress

Stress can lead to distraction that takes over your workouts, and your life. Scott Skinner has some thoughts on how you can overcome. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine. Recent Articles Kids Collects School Supplies for Children of Vets in Need Anthem’s Independence Day Celebration: Everything […]

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Mosquito Madness: Newcomer Bugs People All Day

Mosquito Madness: Newcomer Bugs People All Day

Mosquitoes are less prevalent in North Phoenix and elsewhere in Maricopa County so far this year compared to last. But they’re annoying some people more than ever, especially with the proliferation of a nonnative pest that will suck your blood any time of day. A handful of residents—from Anthem’s Country Club and Arroyo Grande sections, […]

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Widening of I-17 North of Anthem Gets Funding

Widening of I-17 North of Anthem Gets Funding

ADOT’s goal of widening of I-17 north of Anthem moved a step forward Friday (June 17) when the State Transportation Board approved a five-year plan that includes funding for design and construction. North Phoenix News reported the project proposal in February, before it had received any significant funding and prior to public hearings. While planning is […]

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How to Beat the Heat: Water & Whine

How to Beat the Heat: Water & Whine

Chris Prickett — A visitor from a cooler state recently asked me how I handle the summer heat in Arizona. Of course, my answer was diplomatic because I didn’t want to tell him that my method of coping involves mostly whining. Between just us, I’d prefer a Phoenix summer to what I endured for nearly […]

Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

By Chris Prickett — Most of us will live to see self-driving cars become commonplace. Ironically, some of us won’t live to see this because a car will kill us. I think we may be witnessing a fatal crossroads in the evolution of driving versus technology. You can’t outsmart stupid. Operating a motor vehicle used to require […]

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

UPDATE, May 27: Anthem Community Council notes that parking will be limited. “Please carpool or walk if you can, or park in the middle and lower lots or at the Community Center (come across the footbridge),” council said in a Facebook post. “Please leave upper lot spots for our veterans.” A ceremony to commemorate the […]

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Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

By Karen Goveia — Castle Preschool and Kindergarten plans to add classroom space this fall along with a recreational room featuring a virtual reality floor. A new building will house two additional classrooms and a 2,000-square-foot indoor gym with a rock-climbing wall, ball pit and the virtual reality playground, which makes the floor behave something like […]

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