Great Daddy Dates

Father sets high bar on dates with his girls By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church, Standing Stones Christian Academy February and Valentine's. The month of love. As a father of three girls, I have always understood the influence and responsibility that comes with the privilege of being called dad. In a world that seems to get more selfish, I have made it a point to teach my girls to be ge ...

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Crossing Boundaries

Anthem chamber offers trips to Mexico and Costa Rica By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding the boundaries of business networking to include group domestic and international travel experiences to members and members’ friends and family. The Chamber Travel Club includes round-trip transportation from Anthem, a T-shirt and a group photo as an added benefit to each trip. ...

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A Best-Kept Secret

Pioneer Telephone Museum follows the buzz of technology By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Pioneer Telephone Museum is in a simple wooden building just outside the Pioneer Living History Museum. The technology inside defies its walls. “I would say we’re one of the country’s best-kept secrets,” says Ron Eastwood, a two-year telephone museum volunteer. “Telephone museums are so few and far between. We’re despe ...

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Building Excitement

Jaguar Youth Football will prep boys and girls for Boulder Creek’s teams By Griffin Fabits Justin Simons and the Anthem community are preparing for the launch of a youth tackle football program, the Jaguar Youth Football Organization, in early February. The coed league will have three teams—10u, 12u and 14u—and will compete against other organizations across the Valley in the National Youth Sports League fr ...

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Trail Mix

The Prickly Pedal Tour shows off the Maricopa Trail’s terrain By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Maricopa Trail is considered a secret to some. Jeffery Frost is continuing former Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek’s goal of bringing awareness of the trail with the Prickly Pedal Tour. This year’s date is Saturday, January 18. “He had this vision and was always a supporter of recreational activities,” say ...

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Living the ‘BestLife’

New practice set to revolutionize health care in Anthem By Christopher Boan Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe came to Anthem a half-decade ago with a career’s worth of experience as a health care provider and a dream of revolutionizing the field. Maplethorpe, who earned a medical doctorate and Master of Public Health degree, previously served as a family physician in Issaquah, Washington, after completing her reside ...

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It’s a Family Affair

Scott Zychowski is dedicated to making Anthem’s jewels shine By Catherine Hathaway Andrew Z Diamonds & Fine Jewelry has been an institution in Anthem for 15 years, but the business history runs deeper. Third-generation jeweler Scott Zychowski took over the business a year ago and has been recognized for his work in the North Phoenix community. He was named Businessperson of the Year at the recent Anthem ...

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20/20 Vision

Communicate a plan for 2020 instead of a resolution By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church Standing Stones Christian Academy According to the American Optometric Association, if you have 20/20 vision this means you are able to read the entire eye chart from 20 feet away. If you have 20/60 vision this means you see at 20 feet what a person with normal vision can see at 60 feet. The eye chart ...

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Shrimp, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad

By Jan D’Atri Salads. Lots of us are craving them right now as we’re still coming off of a holiday eating frenzy. But, if you’re going to have a salad as a main meal, it had better be a darn good one, right? I discovered the appeal of great main dish salads when I had my restaurants. One of the most popular items on the menu was our garbage salad. Believe me, it was fully loaded with meats, cheeses, caramel ...

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#SelfCare

Taking care of yourself is the gift that keeps on giving By Dr. Brian Hester, Back to Health of Anthem Self-care is the buzziest of buzzwords lately. Instagram is full of mani/pedis and bubble baths all in the name of #selfcare. And, don’t get me wrong, those things can be self-care. It’s just that those insta-worthy examples are certainly not all-encompassing. Self-care looks different for every single per ...

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