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10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons
By July 2, 2017 Read More →

10 Unforgettable Summer Lessons

By Chris Prickett — I lived in a small town near a major river and a very substantial creek (pronounced “crick”), as well as a few lakes and ponds. Train tracks bordered one edge of town. In summer, I regularly swam in the various bodies of water, jumped off the bridges, and hopped the freight train… […]

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall
By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Anthem East Wastewater Rates to Fall

By Robert Roy Britt — The Arizona Corporation Commission voted yesterday (June 13) to allow EPCOR to consolidate its five Arizona wastewater districts into one, which will result in lower bills for most east-side Anthem residents — about 35 percent lower on average for the wastewater portion of the bill. The average Anthem EPCOR customer […]

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MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals
By June 6, 2017 Read More →

MCDOT ‘Roadwork’ to Improve Traffic Signals

By Robert Roy Britt — Roadwork signs are up near the intersection of Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway for a project expected to run June 15 to Aug. 16. The good news: No lane closures are expected, said Maricopa County Department of Transportation spokesperson Ron Coleman. The work will be mostly in the median, […]

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By June 5, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Meeting June 6 to Rally Support for EPCOR Wastewater Consolidation

In&Out Staff Writers — Anthem residents are invited to a meeting Tuesday to learn about EPCOR’s proposal to consolidate its wastewater districts, and then to voice views on the move, which would reduce rates in Anthem while raising rates in Sun City and Sun City West (compared to the current rate structure). The case, scheduled to be […]

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Diamond Canyon School Choir Wins National Competition
By May 31, 2017 Read More →

Diamond Canyon School Choir Wins National Competition

Diamond Canyon‘s 7th and 8th Grade Choir took first place in a national competition in Anaheim, CA earlier this month. It’s the third time in six years the school’s choir has won the competition, said Choir Director Caroline Kaupa. The kids “pulled off a stellar performance in the Middle School Concert Choir category,” Kaupa said. They also […]

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Self-Storage Facility Planned for Anthem’s East Side
By May 27, 2017 Read More →

Self-Storage Facility Planned for Anthem’s East Side

Anthem-area residents must have lots of stuff. A developer began grading the site this week for a planned self-storage facility on Gavilan Peak Parkway at King Drive, just south of Boulder Creek High School at a site long-time residents will remember as a temporary fire station. The work comes nine years after the project was […]

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Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School
By May 27, 2017 Read More →

Caurus Plans Middle School Expansion & New High School

Three years ago, Caurus Academy struggled to fill classrooms. Now as enrollment grows, with students from Anthem and the North Phoenix area, the charter school plans to lease additional space for an expanded middle-school program this fall and a high school the following year. Five new middle school teachers have been hired, said Principal Dameon […]

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Anthem Plans Dog Park, Pickleball Courts & Expanded Skate Park
By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Plans Dog Park, Pickleball Courts & Expanded Skate Park

By Robert Roy Britt — If all goes as planned, Anthem will get its own dog park, dedicated pickleball courts and an expanded outdoor skate park, all within about three years. Based on input from residents and analysis by staff and the Community Planning & Development Committee, the Anthem Community Council gave a preliminary nod of […]

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Get Smoothies, Tea and a Workout
By May 8, 2017 Read More →

Get Smoothies, Tea and a Workout

In&Out Staff Writers — A new Anthem business offers smoothies and green tea in a casual environment up front, with light workouts coming to a studio under construction in the back. Lifestyle 2 Nutrition, owned by former competitive mountain biker Lanie Sybouts and her brother Wes Mason, uses Herbalife products as the base for a range […]

Country Bash Kicks Off Music in May
By May 4, 2017 Read More →

Country Bash Kicks Off Music in May

The stage is set for the North Valley’s big spring event: Four free nights of sensational cover bands under the stars. Lay back on blankets with the whole family or get up with that special someone and dance the night away. Music in May’s hot 2017 lineup is jam-packed with cool hits. This week, pull […]

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Anthem Community Council’s New Board President: Roger Willis
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

Anthem Community Council’s New Board President: Roger Willis

By Robert Roy Britt — In a unanimous vote at its monthly meeting April 26, the Anthem Community Council elected Roger Willis as board president. Willis, who had been vice president, succeeds Ryan Halleran, a Parkside representative who remains on the board as a director. Willis has served many roles in Anthem’s governance, including on […]

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Anthem U-Haul Expansion Approved
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Anthem U-Haul Expansion Approved

By Robert Roy Britt — U-Haul got approval from the Anthem Community Council to roughly double the footprint of its self-storage facility in the Anthem Commerce Park. The company aims to expand to a 4-acre empty plot directly north of its existing facility on the west side of North Vision Way. The new facility would […]

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