Keeping Anthem Cool

Attorney Sam Crump fills the froyo void By Octavio Serrano Sam Crump has led a long and successful career as a military and civil attorney. When he was looking to open a new business, a frozen yogurt shop was the obvious choice. “I was just drawn to having a retail store and was thinking about different things I would enjoy doing and that I didn’t already see being fulfilled in the community,” Crump says. S ...

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Kuma’s Great Adventures

Kuma’s Great Adventures Mountain Lion attacks in Tramonto Told by Kuma & Written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith Being on the north end of Phoenix certainly has its advantages. We tend to be a little cooler than downtown, and we don’t usually get the haboobs or dust storms. We have lots of wonderful open space—although mom says that will be changing as the state is selling off massive amounts to pay teachers—an ...

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Mercedes Benz GLE450

This 2020 car is never boring By C.A. Haire The new 2020 GLE450 is being shipped to Mercedes dealers, so we grabbed one for a one-week test drive. This is an impressive SUV, but a pricey one when it’s loaded with options. The base cost starts at $61,000. But how about an air suspension package for $8,000 more, or leather trim at $3,000? In fact, we have a list of 29 options, totaling $35,000! When all is do ...

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August is a time for possible change

August is a time for possible change By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church Standing Stones Christian Academy OK, I admit it. I enjoy history. My kids, however, not so much. But that does not dissuade me from using history as a tool for teaching them traits I hope will last long into their adult years. The month of August is named after the Roman Emperor Augustus. Augustus had many faults, ...

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Back to School Time

Here are crafts and hacks to start the year off right By Shannon Fisher Back to school is around the corner for most Arizona schools. Here are some quick and easy ways to get ready for school! Bobby pins are a cute way to dress up your hair. We used nail polish to paint designs on the pins. Allow to dry and you have quick and easy hair art. You can also use E-6000 glue to adhere jewels or beads for extra fl ...

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It’s Electric!

Walmart adds vehicle charging stations to Anthem store By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski In collaboration with Electrify America, Walmart is making life a little more convenient for electric vehicle drivers. Charging stations have been added to select Walmart Supercenters, including the newest one in Anthem at 4435 W. Anthem Way. This allows busy families to charge their electric vehicles while they shop. It’s ...

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Serving the People

Arizona Legislative District 1 representatives stay connected By Heather Maxwell, PCED, Executive Director Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Legislative Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 17. Hosted in partnership with the Anthem Community Council, the event will be held at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. The Town Hall w ...

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Krav Maga Success Story

Anthem retiree uses free time to study Israeli martial art By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bob Tallman is a retired school teacher and judo instructor, but he isn’t taking his time off lightly. The 80-year-old spends his weeks training in the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga, a military self-defense and fighting system developed in Israel and sourced from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo and karate. He began s ...

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Impactful Goal

Anthem flag football team advances to national tournament By Griffin Fabits Pinpointing any sort of expectations for a team full of 10-year-olds in the biggest tournament of their young athletic careers is ill-advised. Justin Simons knew this. So, Simons, the head coach of the 10u Team Impact Flag Football team in Anthem, figured he’d let his kids loose. There were no expectations to be had for the impendin ...

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Making Connections

ProMusica takes Americana to the people of Ireland By Bridgette Redman Sometimes the most memorable musical moments are the unexpected ones. ProMusica Arizona recently traveled as musical ambassadors to Ireland, performing three formal one-hour concerts in cathedrals across the Emerald Isle. While the 22 singers of the North Phoenix community chorale planned ahead to sing their repertoire of Americana music ...

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