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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 […]

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New Homes Proposed Near Anthem Post Office
By January 23, 2019 Read More →

New Homes Proposed Near Anthem Post Office

By Robert Roy Britt — A new development of 170 homes is in the planning stages on a parcel of private land near the current Circle Mountain development on the west side of Anthem. The empty plot, northwest of the Post Office, straddles New River. Some Anthem residents are already voicing opposition. The developer, El […]

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Rattlesnake Remover Conquers His Own Fear

Rattlesnake Remover Conquers His Own Fear

David Coleman was always afraid of snakes. “I wouldn’t be on the same block as a snake,” he recalls. “I was scared to death of them.” Then a couple years ago, people started asking if he did snake removal. Coleman owns Precise Pest Solutions in Anthem, but he didn’t do snakes. He turned to Mark […]

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Bug Guy Returns to His Tree Roots
By January 19, 2017 Read More →

Bug Guy Returns to His Tree Roots

What business does Anthem’s pest king have maintaining trees? Aaron Eubank, owner of Titan Pest Control, is glad we asked. “I’ve been a tree guy longer than I’ve been a bug guy,” said Eubank, whose pest control company has served the Valley since 1999. It’s an American-dream story dating back to 1985 when Eubank, fresh […]

Preventing Burglary: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys
By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Preventing Burglary: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys

By Robert Roy Britt — The most common crimes in our area are burglaries of cars, garages and homes, said Phoenix Police Officer Tim Mitten. Many are “crimes of opportunity,” meaning the victim made the target accessible. “Most burglars are not going to target someone,” Mitten explained. “They’re looking for something easy, anything unsecure.” Deterrence is key, […]

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Video Surveillance: Simpler Than You Think
By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Video Surveillance: Simpler Than You Think

“A home camera security system can be a great deterrent to break-ins,” says Vic Rivas of Internet Visual Surveillance. You can reach Internet Visual Surveillance at 623-237-0146. This article appeared in the January issue of Luminate, an in In&Out Magazine insert.

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Super Screen Keeps Out Bugs …and Bad Guys
By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Super Screen Keeps Out Bugs …and Bad Guys

Steel Shield Security Doors owner and Anthem resident Michael Maher knows a thing or two about securing doors and windows. You can reach Steel Shield Security Doors and More at 623-581-3667. This article appeared in the January issue of Luminate, an In&Out Magazine insert.

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3 Reasons to Tend to Your Trees Now
By September 26, 2016 Read More →

3 Reasons to Tend to Your Trees Now

David Carman, an ISA Certified Arborist and owner of Gringros Landscaping, explains how to care for trees in the desert Southwest. Reach Gringros Landscaping at 623-363-2882 or follow on Facebook.

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Fear-Free Fall Vegetable Gardening in the Desert
By September 25, 2016 Read More →

Fear-Free Fall Vegetable Gardening in the Desert

10 Tips for Growing Your Own Herbs and Veggies By Robert Roy Britt — Growing your own vegetables and herbs in the desert is not as hard as you might think. With good soil and diligent watering, even a small raised bed or a couple large pots can offer a rewarding bounty through winter and […]

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Time for a Supercool Idea

Time for a Supercool Idea

Experts tell how to run your AC and lower your electric bill.  By Nadine Shaalan — The old-school energy-saving advice to “set it and forget it” doesn’t lend itself to time-advantage plans—especially here, where summer temps regularly top 110 degrees during peak rate hours, forcing your AC unit to run seemingly non-stop. While some still swear […]

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The Real Buzz on Mosquitoes in Arizona

The Real Buzz on Mosquitoes in Arizona

By Robert Roy Britt — Mosquitoes can be annoying, but a recent outbreak in Anthem’s Arroyo Grande neighborhood made outdoor life all but impossible. Swarms of tiny bloodsuckers got so bad, residents banded together to declare war on the bugs and take back their backyards. Neighbors “flooded the county with calls,” said Arroyo Grande homeowner Douglas Spurlock. […]

9 Things a Home Inspector Won’t Touch
By January 31, 2016 Read More →

9 Things a Home Inspector Won’t Touch

By Chris Prickett — Time flies when you’re getting old! It’s been nearly 12 years since I sold my home inspection company and evolved into every inspector’s worst nightmare: A realtor who actually understands the inspection business. Don’t get me wrong, inspectors are a valuable and very necessary piece of the home-buying puzzle. I passionately recommend one […]

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