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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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Feels Like Homemade

Two Brothers Kitchen is one of a kind Story and photo by Niki D’Andrea You don’t often find a true neighborhood diner in a town as young as Anthem, but there it is: Two Brothers Kitchen, which has been feeding satisfied locals since 2012. The menu here is breakfast and lunch comfort food, not unlike what one finds at a Denny’s. The difference between Two Brothers Kitchen and Denny’s is that Two Brothers is ...

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Leibo At Large

‘The In Between Times’ leave him feeling outside For all the many reasons life feels so tricky in 2018 – hideous partisan politics, the changing divide between genders, the inexplicable popularity of the Kardashians – one reason has stood out to me as of late. We’re living through a confusing time period that I’ve come to call “The In Between Times.” That would be the space between “back in the day” and som ...

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Float On

The Daisy Mountain Veteran’s Parade and Charity Picnic honors heroes By Niki D’Andrea Every year at 11:11 a.m. on November 11, something magical happens in Anthem. That’s when the sun beams precisely through the five white pillars that comprise the Anthem Veteran’s Memorial and shines a spotlight on the Great Seal of the United States. It’s a monumental marvel engineered by James Martin that draws thousands ...

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