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Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix Businessmen Defraud the SBA

Three North Phoenix businessmen were sentenced April 17 for defrauding the Small Business Administration, Metro Phoenix Bank and Republic Bank of Arizona, and attempting to launder the money. Harold Halman, II, 58, and Alexander Schaap, 62, were sentenced to 36 and 30 months in prison, respectively, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of […]

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ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

ClubCorp Makes Mess in Anthem Wash

By Robert Roy Britt — Turf paint used to colorize grass has been leaching into a wash on the flanks of Daisy Mountain from an Anthem Golf & Country Club maintenance facility, staining part of the wash green. State inspectors also found “numerous pieces of trash” in the wash, including discarded turf-product bags, nitrile rubber gloves, […]

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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. […]

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