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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Promising a Championship Season

Boulder Creek football looks forward to the fall season with renewed hope By Eric Newman Coach Anthony Casarella stood in front of the Boulder Creek football team in school auditorium early on a hot July 24 morning, as part of the group’s first day of preseason training camp. They discussed creating a positive change at the school; thanking parents and supporters for their help on and off the field; and eve ...

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A Decade of Classical Education

Anthem Prep is looking forward to the next 10 years By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Anthem Preparatory Academy headmaster Grant Goodrich has watched his school grow since he was hired as founding faculty in 2010 to teach Latin, Greek and chess. The two are celebrating their 10-year anniversaries this school year and using the opportunity to reflect on that decade. Students will boast a new crest on their unif ...

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Artist creates thousands of mixed-media roses before big studio tour By Sue Kern Fleischer It may be too hot outside for roses to bloom, but in Andrea Cook’s studio, dozens of roses are coming to life every day as the talented mixed media artist prepares for Arizona’s longest-running artist studio tour, Hidden in the Hills. A signature event of the nonprofit Sonoran Arts League, Hidden in the Hills features ...

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Youth for Troops

Six teens are helping the military one care package at a time By Ron Sanzone A group of teens is proving there isn’t an age restriction to show appreciation for those who are serving all of us. Youth for Troops is an Anthem-based nonprofit that works to improve the lives of veterans and active-duty servicemen and women. The organization was founded in 2017 by six local schoolchildren who comprise its curren ...

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Curtis’ Corner

It’s back-to-school time! By Superintendent Curtis Finch, Deer Valley Unified School District It is that exciting time of year again: new sneakers, backpacks and pencils. A fresh school year is all about “new beginnings.” Social media platforms and cell phone cameras will be sending pictures of smiling students throughout the cyber world to family members around the globe. There is only one first week of sc ...

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