Designing Woman

Anthem chamber intern stitching her way to the top By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Abby Davis is one of those multihyphenate talents. She’s an intern with the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce. She is an ASU powerlifter and a fashion student. The incoming sophomore easily balances it, using powerlifting as her stress reliever.  “Fashion is the one thing that’s been so consistent in my life,” the 19-year-old Ant ...

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‘Cowboy Chic’

Glossy Heifer is an odyssey of comfort food By Ron Sanzone Anthem and New River diners frustrated with the lack of local full-service restaurants now have an option. Owner Billy Sims has brought 30 years of experience to the area’s newest eatery, the Glossy Heifer, at 46202 N. Black Canyon Highway in New River, just south of the I-17 exit at New River Road. It opened in April and is gearing up for several s ...

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Anthem Chamber Column

Collective Concepts proud to be part of the community By Heather Maxwell, Greater Anthem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracy van Ravensway was looking to make a change. Being in the real estate business for 18 years and practicing as a designated broker, she thought it was about time to start her own brokerage. Van Ravensway reached out to her title company representative and friend, Candis Creel, ...

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Ask the Pharmacist

‘Safer’ does not mean safe with e-cigarettes By Pooja V. Patel, Pharm D. Q: It seems like everywhere I look, more and more kids are smoking e-cigarettes (a.k.a. vaping). What are these products? I am assuming they are dangerous, especially for kids and teens, but can you highlight some important facts for me to know?   Vaping has become more and more popular with the rise of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes ...

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Different Languages, One Voice

The Boulder Creek Choir and Band to entertain audiences in seven countries By Emma Suttell It seems like almost everyone has heard Stevie Wonder’s famous quote, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand,” but for music students at Boulder Creek High School, this is something they live by. For students pursuing the arts at Boulder Creek, performing is a year-round endeavor that doesn ...

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Here’s Your Winner!

Riggs has a natural caregiving talent By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Raymond Solgonick’s dog, Riggs, is more than a family pet. Riggs—who is 50% mini poodle, and 50% Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese and Terrier mix—takes care of the family, including Solgonick’s father, Mike, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “He’s amazing,” Solgonick says proudly about Riggs. “He really watches my dad, too. He’s really atte ...

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It’s a Family Affair

Independence Day celebration draws thousands of kids and parents By Laura Latzko In Anthem, celebrating the Fourth of July as a community is a tradition as old as the community itself. The Independence Day Celebration has a long history, dating back 20 years. This year, Anthem will commemorate the nation’s founding with a celebration on Wednesday, July 3, at Community Park. Anthem Community Council’s Direct ...

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Kettle Chip Beef Tenderloin with Mango Avocado Salsa

By Jan D’Atri It’s a special occasion dinner, a fabulous Sunday supper, a Father’s Day feast or just a delicious weeknight meal. Beef tenderloin is always a favorite, and I often get requests for different ways to prepare it. Cooked correctly, this cut of beef can be so tender it will melt in your mouth. In fact, beef tenderloin is widely regarded as the tenderest of all cuts. (After all, you’re getting a f ...

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Kuma’s Great Adventures

Estes Park, Colorado Told by Kuma and written by Lorraine Bossé-Smith This past weekend, my dad got the boat ready and hooked up to the car. I got excited to go on an adventure of the boating kind. The doorbell rang, and two adult humans with two little ones arrived. These kids were full of energy and immediately began chasing me around the house—and I loved every minute of it. They threw toys at me, and we ...

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Lexus GS-F Sedan

This luxury car has an impressive list of goodies By C.A. Haire Lexus has a reputation for building excellent luxury cars. Every now and then the factory slips in a performance package to compete with the potent high-horsepower European vehicles. This is the case with this GS-F four-door sedan. On the outside, it looks similar to the common Lexus sedans. But look closely, and you’ll see the quad exhaust pip ...

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