Day of Remembrance

The 15th annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade honors Navy submariners this fall By Brandie Bosworth Howard Doyle served as a submariner from 1968 to 1977 during the Cold and Vietnam wars. He enlisted in the Navy’s nuclear power program and served aboard the submarines U.S.S. Nereus and U.S.S. M.G. Vallejo. On the latter, he assisted with converting missiles into Poseidon missiles. The crew on the submarine ...

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The Cycle of Goodwill

Habitat for Humanity’s Anthem ReStore is ‘not just a store’ By Brandie Bosworth Vickie Dinieri donated the tile flooring from her house years ago to Habitat for Humanity’s Anthem ReStore. During a recent visit to her neighbor’s home, she admired their light fixtures. They were purchased from the same ReStore. Several others in her community buzzed-about items they found at the resale shop, so she decided to ...

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The Real Superheroes of the Valley

Adv.Fit’s obstacle course helps at-risk children By Octavio Serrano Brett and Kristen Stewart are passionate about helping the community and especially at-risk children. The Stewarts and their staff at Adv.Fit is hosting the Superhero Scramble, an all-ages obstacle course that benefits Put on the Cape: A Foundation for Hope. “We’re really passionate about helping out charity, especially helping children and ...

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Saving Lives

Ethan D’Onofrio has what it takes to be an Eagle Scout By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ethan D’Onofrio strives to make a great impact on many people. The Boulder Creek High School senior is starting his campaign with his Eagle Scout program: a bone marrow registration drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 2, at the Anthem LDS Church, 2503 W. Anthem Way. “There’s a critical shortage of bone marrow donor ...

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Positivity and Perseverance

Anthem Prep junior Callyn Crandall bounces back after surgery By Emma Suttell In January, Anthem Prep junior Callyn Crandall began what she now describes as several of the most difficult and self-defining months of her life. While playing on the school soccer team, Crandall tore her ACL, MCL and meniscus in her right knee. Her injuries required surgery, and by the end of January, Crandall was off of the fie ...

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Spooky Fun

Monster Ball ushers in Halloween with costume contest By Laura Latzko Dressing up for Halloween is always fun but heading out as a family makes more of a statement. They can do just that during one of Anthem’s signature events, Monster Ball, on Friday, October 25, at the Community Center. The annual Halloween event often draws capacity crowds, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Attendance a ...

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Dream, Dare, Do.

Journalism conference shows how writing skills transfer to everyday life By Emma Suttell Not many people can say that they’ve been in one room with exactly one person from each state and the District of Columbia. However, this summer I found myself on a plane to meet the most diverse group of people I had ever encountered. Sharing the Newseum as our second-home for the week, I convened with 50 other high sc ...

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A Collection of Stories

Anthem photographer David Spindel reflects on his career By Laura Latzko For David Spindel, being a professional photographer has meant looking at the world with a special eye and capturing it on film for others to see.  The world-renowned photographer, who is originally from New York but now lives in Anthem, has a natural gift that has allowed him the chance to work with famous actors and musicians an ...

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Relationships Matter

Arizona Hills Community Church Celebrates 20 Years By Laura Latzko Arizona Hills Community Church held its first official service with 100 people in the Pioneer Village opera house on Christmas Eve 1999. Twenty years later, the church built by Bob and Janet Lehman endures and serves the community, despite not having its own building. Three years ago, Senior Pastor Randy Williams took the reins of Anthem’s f ...

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License to Kiln

Pottery shop wants to build relationships with the community By Octavio Serrano Mishy Katz had some experience with pottery when she was a kid, but when she walked into the art studio during her college years, she fell in love with the craft.  “I walked into the studio at ASU in 1970 and had not really done clay, and that was it for me,” Katz says. Katz graduated with a bachelor’s in fine arts and cera ...

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