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Why There’s No COVID-19 Case Tally for Anthem or Phoenix

Why There’s No COVID-19 Case Tally for Anthem or Phoenix

By Robert Roy Britt — Diagnosed cases of COVID-19 rose to 399 in Maricopa County today, March 27, and 665 statewide with 13 deaths. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) yesterday declared there is “widespread community transmission” of the disease. As numbers rise, local residents may wonder how many people are infected right here […]

Posted in: Health & Wellness, News
Kids Pick Up the Pickleball Bug
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Kids Pick Up the Pickleball Bug

On a crisp December morning, Anthem’s pickleball courts were pretty well packed with middle-aged adults and seniors. But on one court, Emily Locke’s kids ruled. And they don’t always play by the rules.  “We’ve made up our own game called King of the Court, said 10-year-old Charlotte Locke. “That’s my favorite thing to do while […]

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Anthem Could Get New Specialty School
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Anthem Could Get New Specialty School

In an effort to compete with charter schools and deal with declining enrollment in communities that are aging out, Deer Valley Unified School District has begun a process to repurpose one of its existing schools into an open-boundary choice school with a traditional focus. Bellair Elementary in the southern portion of the district will be […]

Posted in: News, Schools
Pickleball 101: Free Lessons
By December 17, 2019 Read More →

Pickleball 101: Free Lessons

In&Out Staff Writers — Anthemites who haven’t played pickleball probably just haven’t tried pickleball. Those who play—young and old—say it’s a blast, and easy to pick up. But some free lessons can’t hurt. Learn the rules and how to be awesome in a hurry. Equipment provided. Thursday evenings, 6:30–8 p.m., Dec. 12–Feb. 20. Anthem Community […]

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How Golf Balls Help Bring Toys and Smiles to Sick Kids
By December 17, 2019 Read More →

How Golf Balls Help Bring Toys and Smiles to Sick Kids

By Karen Goveia — Twenty-thousand toys for 20,000 smiles in 2020. That’s the goal for Smiles 4 Sick Children, Anthem resident Brian Billideau’s non-profit organization that brings a little joy each year to sick kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Following a life-changing accident that took the life of a young girl several years ago, Billideau […]

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The (Other) Persimmon (at Anthem Farmers Market)
By December 17, 2019 Read More →

The (Other) Persimmon (at Anthem Farmers Market)

In&Out Staff Writers — In addition to being the namesake of an Anthem Country Club golf course, persimmon is a sweet and soft tomato-shaped fruit. We found some amid the fresh fruits and vegetables at Anthem Farmers Market and couldn’t resist sharing. Persimmon texture and flavor are somewhere between a pear and a mango. They’re […]

Posted in: Food & Drink
There’s Something About Anthem
By November 26, 2019 Read More →

There’s Something About Anthem

By Lara Gates — Anthem has had a couple of taglines over the years:  “Life in Abundance” and “Live, Work and Play.” But none can completely capture how residents feel about the 10,000-home community at the northern edge of Phoenix. What was once empty State Trust land is now a thriving community that is so […]

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Let the Dogs Out! Anthem Dog Park Opening Day Set
By November 15, 2019 Read More →

Let the Dogs Out! Anthem Dog Park Opening Day Set

By In&Out Staff Writers — Unleashed on a recent picture-perfect fall day, 8-year-old Shelby found freedom quickly after passing through the gate and trotting along a grassy half-acre. Shelby, a golden retriever, mingled with Tank, a silver Labrador, before taking to the turf again to do what happy dogs do best―roll on her back. Shelby, […]

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Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

Anthem Determines Program Fee Hikes for 2020 in Balanced Budget

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem Community Council (ACC) plans no increases for community-wide homeowner assessments in its $10.2-million 2020 budget, a 3 percent increase over 2019. The budget was passed by a unanimous vote Oct. 23. However, fees will rise for some activity programs, and residents of the Paseo neighborhood will see their ACC […]

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Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

Lights Out for BrightView: Anthem Picks a New Landscaper

By Robert Roy Britt — Residents who took a dim view of BrightView, the landscaper of common areas governed by Anthem Community Council and the Parkside HOA, may be pleased to know a new firm will take over Jan. 1. ACC and Parkside officials reviewed proposals from BrightView and eight other firms and decided to […]

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New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

New Leadership: Anthem Does the C-Suite Shuffle

By Robert Roy Britt — The number of C-suite executives in Anthem has shrunk from three to one, and that sole top-level leader is leaving next year. Community Executive Officer Neal Shearer announced earlier this month he’ll retire in mid-2020.  Shearer was promoted from community operations officer (COO) to the CEO spot in February 2018 […]

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Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules
By November 3, 2019 Read More →

Before You Deck it Out, Know Anthem’s Decoration Rules

Festive Anthem residents may be wondering when can wreaths, lights, yard art and inflatables go up. So here’s the deal: After Halloween, Country Club residents have until Nov. 7, and Parkside residents have until Nov. 12 to let those spooky statues R.I.P.  and transition to Turkey Day yard trimmings. Nov. 1 then marks the transition […]

Posted in: Home & Garden, News
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