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BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

BCHS Choirs Score Big in California Competition

By Lara Gates — Boulder Creek High School Choir Department brought home major honors at the Burroughs Music Showcase in Burbank, California on Saturday, April 14. One hundred seventeen students in five choirs traveled to the competition to go up against schools from across California in multiple categories. BCHS came close to sweeping the competition […]

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Bowling Alley, Arcades & Virtual Reality Planned for Anthem

Bowling Alley, Arcades & Virtual Reality Planned for Anthem

The owners of Rosati’s Pizza in Anthem said today they’ve closed a deal to take over the Replay Sports Grill next door, plus a smaller vacant space next to Replay, and create a whole new entertainment center unlike anything in town. The vision, according to co-owner Bryon Elsberry: six bowling lanes, 25 arcades, “and the […]

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Improvements Coming to Difficult Anthem Intersection

Improvements Coming to Difficult Anthem Intersection

By Robert Roy Britt — Pulling out of the west side of Circle K onto Daisy Mountain Drive can be a dicey proposition, especially if you hope to cross the westbound lanes and turn left. The intersection will get just a little more navigable this summer. Anthem Community Council asked the Maricopa County Department of […]

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North Phoenix & Anthem Make Top 25 List of Best Places to Live in the Valley

North Phoenix & Anthem Make Top 25 List of Best Places to Live in the Valley

When someone makes a list of the Top 25 best places to live in the greater Phoenix area, they’re probably not leaving many places out. Nonetheless, North Phoenix and Anthem both made the new list, published by Niche, a web site that ranks U.S. schools and neighborhoods. In the No. 10 spot was North Gateway, […]

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New Restaurant & Retail Planned for Empty Anthem Lot

New Restaurant & Retail Planned for Empty Anthem Lot

By Robert Roy Britt — The undeveloped corner lot in the Anthem Marketplace (aka Safeway Plaza) that’s been a Christmas tree lot and an overflow for event parking will finally be put to its intended use. Whitestone REIT, the company that owns the plaza, plans a new building that is expected to house a restaurant […]

The Truth About Mortgage Lenders

The Truth About Mortgage Lenders

By Chris Prickett — I’m prepared to take some flack for this one… My wife will be starting my car for the next couple of weeks. All mortgage lenders are not the same, and a bad (or lazy, or incompetent) one can cost you not only in fees and rates, but in getting the home you want. […]

Cars Crash Near Community Park in Anthem

Cars Crash Near Community Park in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — A two-car crash Wednesday afternoon left glass strewn across the intersection of Gavilan Peak Parkway and N. Venture Drive, near the entrance to Community Park. There were minor injuries, said Sergeant Calbert Gillet of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “It appears that one car ran the stop sign and hit the […]

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Vehicle Fire on I-17 Sends Black Smoke Over Anthem

Vehicle Fire on I-17 Sends Black Smoke Over Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — A vehicle fire on I-17 at rush hour Tuesday evening sent a plume of black smoke over the east side of Anthem. The fire was in the leftmost northbound lane, and traffic was able to pass on the right shoulder, according to ADOT. Southbound traffic was not affected. By about […]

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The Art of (Getting) the Deal
By February 22, 2018 Read More →

The Art of (Getting) the Deal

By Chris Prickett—It’s human nature to want the best deal. Whether its cars or stocks or houses, that means selling for top dollar, or buying at a rock-bottom price. For someone who is both buying and selling a home, the goal is often to sell high and buy low. Time for a reality check, folks. […]

The Ups & Downs of Hiking
By February 15, 2018 Read More →

The Ups & Downs of Hiking

By Chris Prickett — I like to hike. Back in the day, my hikes were, well, hikes. Two or three days, sometimes more, combined with rugged camping and, dare I say, survival. The survival tended to be more accidental than not. Before GPS and fancy locator beacons and the like, stupid decisions put me into dangerous situations. […]

Anthem to Consider Revised Plan for EPCOR Water Hauling Station
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

Anthem to Consider Revised Plan for EPCOR Water Hauling Station

Anthem Community Council will hold a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 22 to consider a revised plan from EPCOR for a water-hauling station to serve New River and Desert Hills residents. EPCOR drafted the revision after council requested changes to an earlier site plan submitted in January. “Additionally, the ACC is requiring EPCOR to mail meeting […]

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Cafe’s Offbeat Architecture Taking Shape
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Cafe’s Offbeat Architecture Taking Shape

The clever and offbeat interior of Amped Coffee Company in Anthem is taking shape as the owners aim for a late-February opening. Rough framing reveals the layout of the bar/cafe, which will serve wine, local craft beers, organic and fair-trade gourmet coffee and light fare. The space will feel bigger later this week when large garage […]

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