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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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Good Riddance to the Roundabouts
By September 11, 2017 Read More →

Good Riddance to the Roundabouts

I’ll be the roundabout The words will make you out ’n’ out — Opening lyrics to “Roundabout,” by ’70s rock icon Yes By Chris Prickett—If the above lyrics make no sense to you, no worries, not much in the ’70s did. My clumsy attempt at a segue brings us to today’s topic: The removal of […]

New Bike Shop Opening in Anthem
By August 31, 2017 Read More →

New Bike Shop Opening in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Drawn by the large biking community in Anthem, as well as two annual triathlons in town, Phoenix residents Michael Morgan and Cole Knapp decided to open a bike shop in the Shops at Anthem plaza, a few doors down from Ace Hardware. The full-service shop, called Freedom Cycles, will also sell […]

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Goodbye, Best Friend
By August 31, 2017 Read More →

Goodbye, Best Friend

By Chris Prickett — Buster was a pitbull mix of some sort. Maybe mastiff, maybe boxer. Whatever he was, he was one of a kind. He didn’t fetch so well and was afraid of the pool… except when using it as a drinking trough. He had a severe “licker” problem and a tail that could […]

Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired

By Robert Roy Britt—ClubCorp, owner of the Anthem Golf & Country Club, is being acquired for $1.1 billion by Apollo Global Management, a firm that specializes in buying distressed companies. The transaction, announced in July, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Rumors in April that Anthem Golf & Country Club […]

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By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Respect for the Land: My Alaska Vacation

Editor’s Note: You may have missed Chris Prickett lately. Or not. He went to Alaska and brought back some fresh perspective. By Chris Prickett — If I had to describe Alaska and its people with one word, which would be woefully inadequate, I’d probably go with “subsistence.” The sterile dictionary definition for the word would be […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Where is your support for our new Safeway Store? Where did you go? It was so exciting to have our local Safeway Store back, instead of the ugly, vacant space which became such an eyesore in our community, but where did the shoppers go? I see vacant aisles, 50-percent-off meat stickers, and clearance produce due […]

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

If you’re afraid of taking the first step toward fitness because you’re not fit, Scott Skinner offers some perspective to help get you going. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine. Recent Articles Anthem Country Club Considers Raising Dues and Adding a Fee on Home Sales […]

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Back to School: Then and Now

Back to School: Then and Now

By Chris Prickett — Back to school is nothing like I remember. Maybe it’s euphoric recall, but I think I got one or two pairs of trousers, a couple of shirts, a fresh pair of “Chuckie-T’s” for gym class, and some socks and underwear to complete the ensemble. I don’t even think we had to buy our […]

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

Curtis Finch, the new superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District, moved from Michigan to Arizona last month to take over for the retiring James Veitenheimer. In&Out Magazine asked Finch why he’s here and what he thinks about some of the district’s pressing issues. In&Out: What led you to pursue this job? Curtis Finch: I […]

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