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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Floral Fun

These crafts show flower power can be crafty By Shannon Fisher Flowers can make great crafts from simple things you probably have in your home. These three show flower power. Pom pom flowers are fun and can be made from extra yarn you have around. You can wrap around a fork or two fingers. Wrap the yarn around about 60 times. You can wrap less for a less fluffy pom or more for a bigger poof. After you have ...

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Desert Donuts

Steve Wolff can bring the sweets, whether it’s boba, donuts or ice cream By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Steve Wolff knows how to promote a business. Shortly after taking ownership of Desert Donuts, he dressed as a donut and stood on the corner encouraging folks to try his sweets—in the 101-degree heat. Now he’s promising that guests will have their best donut at Desert Donuts. “We make the donuts for you fre ...

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Fall in Love with Your Skin

Autumn is the time to combat damage and dryness By Dr. Kelly Collins, Owner and Medical Director Premier Wellness Center, Anthem Fall is right around the corner and before you know it temperatures will start dropping below 100 degrees! As the weather cools down, it is a good time to address all the damage your “fun in the sun summer” did to your skin. Now is the time to repair and rejuvenate sun-damaged ski ...

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The Time for Change is Now

Healthy eating should be a lifestyle By Dr. Brian Hester, Back to Health of Anthem Eating healthy can be confusing and difficult without help or guidance. I mean, most people admit it’s easier to grab something on the go than prepare for what they will eat later. The one thing I know for sure, “You can’t medicate your way out of a problem that you behaved your way into.” The thing is, eating healthy is such ...

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