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

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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Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

Why Drivers Should Keep Their Pants On

By Chris Prickett — Most of us will live to see self-driving cars become commonplace. Ironically, some of us won’t live to see this because a car will kill us. I think we may be witnessing a fatal crossroads in the evolution of driving versus technology. You can’t outsmart stupid. Operating a motor vehicle used to require […]

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

Remembering Fallen Soldiers: Memorial Day Ceremony

UPDATE, May 27: Anthem Community Council notes that parking will be limited. “Please carpool or walk if you can, or park in the middle and lower lots or at the Community Center (come across the footbridge),” council said in a Facebook post. “Please leave upper lot spots for our veterans.” A ceremony to commemorate the […]

Self-Storage Facility Planned for Anthem’s East Side

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

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

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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Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

Preschool/Kindergarten Adds Classrooms, High-Tech Gym

By Karen Goveia — Castle Preschool and Kindergarten plans to add classroom space this fall along with a recreational room featuring a virtual reality floor. A new building will house two additional classrooms and a 2,000-square-foot indoor gym with a rock-climbing wall, ball pit and the virtual reality playground, which makes the floor behave something like […]

Music in May: Keeping You Guessing

Music in May: Keeping You Guessing

NineBall keeps the crowd guessing all night long. What will be next… AC/DC? Adele? Pitbull? This genre-less band sees no limits and likes to experiment with new sounds to please everyone in the crowd from senior citizens to teens. The public is welcome. — Caitlin Struchen NineBall 7–9 p.m. Friday, May 26 Community Park Amphitheater 41703 […]

In&Out Survey Results for Anthem Enhancements

In&Out Survey Results for Anthem Enhancements

In&Out Staff Writers — An informal online survey allowed readers to express preferences for future enhancement ideas in Anthem on a scale of 1 to 5. Shown are the number of respondents who gave an idea a high ranking (4 or 5). The results, from 494 respondents, do not necessarily represent the views of all residents. In […]

Music in May: Flashback Friday

Music in May: Flashback Friday

The SuperHero band will get you on your feet for a Flashback Friday with high-energy dance favorites from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s while keeping it fresh with today’s hits. The performers exude a contagious passion for each song, having the time of their lives and livening up the night. The public is welcome. — Caitlin […]

5 Things That’ll Send You Straight To …

5 Things That’ll Send You Straight To …

By Chris Prickett — A very wise friend recently said she believes most of us wake up at some point in our mid-20s, look back on life and say, “What the heck was I thinking?” Then we proceed to be (relatively) decent and responsible human beings who contribute to society. Go to work, raise some kids, maybe […]

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