Community Center Remodel Will Expand Gym

Community Center Remodel Will Expand Gym

By Robert Roy Britt — When the construction dust settles sometime before next summer, Anthem Community Center should seem more spacious and efficient in key areas, including the bottlenecked entrance and the often-crowded second-floor gym. County permits and contractor bidding is expected to be completed in September for an estimated $700,000 project to remodel parts […]

By August 24, 2017 Read More →
Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired

Country Club Owner ClubCorp Being Acquired

By Robert Roy Britt—ClubCorp, owner of the Anthem Golf & Country Club, is being acquired for $1.1 billion by Apollo Global Management, a firm that specializes in buying distressed companies. The transaction, announced in July, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Rumors in April that Anthem Golf & Country Club […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Respect for the Land: My Alaska Vacation

Editor’s Note: You may have missed Chris Prickett lately. Or not. He went to Alaska and brought back some fresh perspective. By Chris Prickett — If I had to describe Alaska and its people with one word, which would be woefully inadequate, I’d probably go with “subsistence.” The sterile dictionary definition for the word would be […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →
Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Saving Safeway is on Us’

Where is your support for our new Safeway Store? Where did you go? It was so exciting to have our local Safeway Store back, instead of the ugly, vacant space which became such an eyesore in our community, but where did the shoppers go? I see vacant aisles, 50-percent-off meat stickers, and clearance produce due […]

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

To Be Fit, You Just Have to Commit

If you’re afraid of taking the first step toward fitness because you’re not fit, Scott Skinner offers some perspective to help get you going. You can reach Skinner at 623-229-8975, online or on Facebook. This article was first published in In&Out Magazine.

Back to School: Then and Now

Back to School: Then and Now

By Chris Prickett — Back to school is nothing like I remember. Maybe it’s euphoric recall, but I think I got one or two pairs of trousers, a couple of shirts, a fresh pair of “Chuckie-T’s” for gym class, and some socks and underwear to complete the ensemble. I don’t even think we had to buy our […]

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

New DVUSD Superintendent Talks Funding, Teacher Pay & Politics

Curtis Finch, the new superintendent of Deer Valley Unified School District, moved from Michigan to Arizona last month to take over for the retiring James Veitenheimer. In&Out Magazine asked Finch why he’s here and what he thinks about some of the district’s pressing issues. In&Out: What led you to pursue this job? Curtis Finch: I […]

East-Side Anthem Self Storage Design Approved

East-Side Anthem Self Storage Design Approved

In&Out Staff Writers — Final details for the design of a self-storage facility along Gavilan Peak Parkway were approved by Anthem Community Council at its monthly meeting July 26. The east-side storage facility, called Anthem Self Storage, was approved in 2009, said Jenna Kohl, Anthem Community Executive Officer. The project did not proceed until recently, […]

By July 31, 2017 Read More →
5 Years Later: Remembering the Thousand-Year Storm

5 Years Later: Remembering the Thousand-Year Storm

Robert Roy Britt — In the past five years, Anthem hasn’t seen anything like the howling winds and torrential downpour that struck on July 31, 2012. And statistically speaking, it’s unlikely to happen again anytime soon. Weather experts dubbed the event a once-in-1,000-year rain catastrophe. The monsoon storm blew in and essentially parked over the town, […]

By July 30, 2017 Read More →
Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set

Pickleball, Dog Park and Skate Park Project Timelines Set

By Robert Roy Britt — The Anthem Community Council set a tentative timeline for four enhancement projects expected to be completed in three years, in this order: community center remodel and expansion; pickleball courts; dog park; skate park expansion. [Project Details] The master-plan projects, all proposed by residents, were already green-lighted by the ACC in […]

By July 29, 2017 Read More →
Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

Student Body Shrinks in Aging Anthem Area

While the Deer Valley Unified School District expects to build another elementary school sometime in the next decade, none will be needed in the Anthem area, where enrollment is declining as the population ages and more charter schools compete to attract kids, said Jim Migliorino, DVUSD deputy superintendent of fiscal and business services. Diamond Canyon […]

Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

Letter to the Editor: Here’s Hoping Anthem Isn’t Swallowed by NoPho

A recent issue of In&Out Magazine prompts me to write a comment regarding the inclusion of Anthem into the name “NoPho.” Some may say that it’s just a label, a way to distinguish our part of the Valley from the rest. “What’s in a name?”others may ask. I say, “a lot.” I recall all the […]

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