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Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce opens office at Anthem Corporate Center The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of its office co-op and visitor information center at the Anthem Corporate Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Festivities included music, food and beverages, catering by Merrill Gardens at Anthem, and of course, business networking. Located at 3715 W. Anthem Way, t ...

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Kilstrom was here

Anthem original retires from football announcing By Garrison Murphy   For Anthem original resident Eric Kilstrom, community involvement is a way of life.  One of his favorite methods of involvement has been announcing football games at Boulder Creek High School. He has been doing this for 12 years and this is his final season.  “I love it, I love the kids,” Kilstrom says. “But my son is a senior and he ...

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“Boo-Tox”

And other spooktacular skin care treatments By Elizabeth Hausman   It is that time of year again when the days are getting shorter, the smell of fall is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner. In celebration of the ghost and ghoul season, let’s look at some frightening-sounding but highly effective skin care treatments. Although relaxing “fluff” facials still have a place in the aesthetic ...

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Home Sweat Home

Josh Rogers’ Anthem gym burns calories and inhibitions   By Madison Rutherford Josh Rogers has never had a “real job.” He played arena football for five years in Canada, started coaching and rolled right into opening his own fitness facility in Anthem with his wife, Laura, in 2005. “Once my career was done, I was like, ‘I’m going to open a gym,’” he says with a shrug. The rest is history. The first spa ...

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Voter 411

How to find information about the judges on your ballot By Judge Gerald A. Williams Some Arizona judges, like me, are elected and must collect signatures to get on the ballot. Others are appointed by the governor and then face a yes-or-no retention ballot. When it comes to the judicial retention, some people mark yes on each of them, others mark no on each of them, and many just leave that part of their bal ...

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‘Six Pack of Values’

Muscular Moving Men’s business grows bigger every year By Hayden Weber Moving can be one of the most stressful things in a person’s life. The guys at Muscular Moving Men are trying to change that. Phoenix natives Josh Jurhill and Justin Hodge started moving families a little over a decade ago with just a truck and trailer they borrowed. Fast-forward a decade later and the two men now run the fastest-growing ...

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Timeless Turmeric

Ancient spice has modern benefits By Angela Shelf Medearis Turmeric has spiced up the news over the past few years. It’s a unique ingredient with an ancient history. Turmeric is thought to have originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It’s also a common ingredient in Chinese medicine and the centerpiece of Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medicine. The spice is present in nearly every Indian curry dish, and ...

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Talk of the Town Hall

Legislative candidates on three big issues in Anthem By Eric Newman The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce held a Legislative Town Hall on August 14, featuring the Arizona State legislative candidates in District 1. Incumbent Karen Fann (R), along with Jo Craycraft (D), Noel Campbell (R), Jodi Rooney (R), Jan Manolis (D) and Dr. Ed Gogek (D) took questions from Anthem-area citizens and press concerning their v ...

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Sedona

The most beautiful place on Earth to visit By Christopher Elliott Sedona, Arizona calls itself “the most beautiful place on Earth,” and that may be true. But if it is, then it shares the title with several other destinations. I know because I’m in Sedona now – and wow, it is gorgeous! But it’s not alone. There’s beauty everywhere. And it’s not just in the places where you’d expect to see it, like the Great ...

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More Bang for Your Buckaroo

Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon kicks up dust with bull riding, dancing and dining By Lauren Wise “Are you guys ready for some Saturday night buuulllll ridin’!” a voice hollered over the loudspeaker system. The desert breeze swirled through the stands, causing dust devils to rise and fall throughout the cheering crowd at Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon. “Slick Phelps, ladies and gentlemen!” The two-ti ...

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