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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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Anthem Elections: Meet the Candidates
By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Elections: Meet the Candidates

Learn more about the candidates running for Anthem Community Council and the three HOA boards in meet-the-candidate meetings schedule for mid-February. Village at Anthem 6:30 p.m, Monday, Feb. 12 Village at Anthem (pool area) Incumbents Gina Richard and Karen Schapira seek reelection to their seats on VACCC’s board. John Balzer seeks reelection for his Village seat […]

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Anthem Community Mourns Crash Victim
By February 7, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Community Mourns Crash Victim

By Robert Roy Britt — Anthem residents mourned Matt Thiss, 36, who died in a single-car crash Thursday evening on Gavilan Peak Parkway near King Drive in Anthem. Hundreds of people on social media expressed sadness and condolences and offers to help the family.  “Matt loved to laugh and he was always there to give […]

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K9 Dog Catches Assault Suspect in Anthem
By January 29, 2018 Read More →

K9 Dog Catches Assault Suspect in Anthem

By Robert Roy Britt — Police arrested a minor last night near the Bela Rosa apartment complex in Anthem after the 17-year-old threatened a man with a “simulated handgun” and assaulted a sheriff’s deputy. A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department K9 dog made the apprehension. “About 9 p.m., a 17-year-old male threatened an adult male with a simulated […]

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Anthem Pickleball Courts Expected to Open By End of 2018
By January 27, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Pickleball Courts Expected to Open By End of 2018

Anthem is one step closer to having dedicated pickleball courts by the end of this year, and the community’s pickleball players are thrilled. A request for proposals to design and build the courts was distributed last week to area architects and park contractors, Community Operations Officer Neal Shearer said Wednesday night at Anthem Community Council’s […]

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Want Change in Anthem? Run!
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

Want Change in Anthem? Run!

By Staff Writers — Monday, Jan. 29 is the last day to file candidacy for open seats on Anthem Community Council and all three HOA Boards: Anthem Parkside Community Association Anthem Country Club Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. at each association’s respective office. More information is available here. Stay Informed: […]

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Construction to Start by Summer on Cottages for Independent Seniors
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

Construction to Start by Summer on Cottages for Independent Seniors

Construction is expected to begin late spring or early summer on 13 freestanding senior-living cottages in Anthem, said Krista Solomon, general manager at Merrill Gardens. The company recently received approval from Anthem Community Council for the designs, materials and landscaping of the project at the southwest corner of Daisy Mountain Drive and Meridian Drive. The […]

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Tortas Chano Plans New Restaurant on Vacant Land
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

Tortas Chano Plans New Restaurant on Vacant Land

TortasChano started as Roberto’s in a gas station at 7th Avenue and Union Hills Drive 23 years ago. The restaurant moved to Anthem in 2008—just in time to endure the recession. Since then, the owners’ children have grown into the business, working full-time. And now the business is poised to grow into a new location—the […]

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Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

Anthem Community Council: Monthly Meeting Agenda

Anthem Community Council Board of Directors, the primary governing body for the town, meets monthly. Council invites residents to attend its meetings.  The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Among the agenda items: Consider Approval of Site Layout for EPCOR Water Hauling Station [Story] Consider Approval of Tortas Chano Proposed Development Project Concept [Story] […]

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Anthem: Testbed for ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’
By January 15, 2018 Read More →

Anthem: Testbed for ‘Connected Vehicle Technology’

By Robert Roy Britt — You might be surprised to learn that little ol’ Anthem, Arizona is a hotbed for connected vehicle technology. Specifically, the town is a testbed for a signaling system that can help vehicles communicate with traffic signals. As part of the system, little white boxes with antennas sit atop 11 traffic […]

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EPCOR Seeks Wastewater Surcharge
By January 15, 2018 Read More →

EPCOR Seeks Wastewater Surcharge

By Robert Roy Britt — On the heels of EPCOR’s consolidation of Arizona wastewater districts, approved in June 2017, the utility is filing a System Improvement Benefits proposal, as expected. The SIB would tack on a monthly surcharge for wastewater service to all EPCOR customers, including east-side Anthem residents (west-side residents are served by the […]

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