Can you ride a horse in Anthem? Judge Gerald A. Williams offers the answer.

Giddyup Judge Gerald A. Williams answers, “Can you ride a horse in Anthem?” Yes, but you should do so with extreme caution. Some locations, such as the parking lot of Boulder Creek High School at the end of the school day, would be especially problematic. But recently, a young lady’s horse ride in Anthem became a national news story when she was initially denied service while riding her horse through a Star ...

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Moms and Munchkins: Anthem group brings the mothers of young children together

Moms and Munchkins  Anthem group brings the mothers of young children together. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography The Anthem Moms and Munchkins (M&Ms) group was started nine years ago by a local mom as a way to connect mothers and their young children. Created specifically for moms with children up to 5 years old, the group provides a myriad of opportunities for learning, growth, and s ...

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Anthem teen Gabe Geselle inspires, supports, and teaches local youth

Role Model  Anthem teen Gabe Geselle inspires, supports, and teaches local youth. By Emma Suttell Photos by Ashlyn Drayton Gabe Geselle, a Boulder Creek High School senior, not only loves Anthem’s sense of community, but also enjoys contributing to the lives and well-being of fellow youth in the area. A lifeguard, swim coach, and youth group coach, Gabe invests her free time into inspiring, supporting, and ...

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The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living is retirement at its finest

Home Sweet Home  The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living is retirement at its finest. By Michelle Talsma Everson Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Anthem has been recognized locally and nationally as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Now, with the opening of The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, Anthem will fast become known as a great place to retire and age in place, too. “There has always be ...

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Kwailan Barsotti offers a unique shopping experience at Desert Lotus Boutique & Gifts

Spreading Positivity  Kwailan Barsotti offers a unique shopping experience at Desert Lotus Boutique & Gifts. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography Kwailan Barsotti wants to empower women and serve her community. She’s bringing this passion for serving others to her unique new Anthem store, Desert Lotus Boutique & Gifts. Since moving with her husband, Miles, and daughter, Maile, to Anth ...

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Annual Boulder Creek High School pageant showcases talented seniors while raising money for charity

Mr. BC  Annual Boulder Creek High School pageant showcases talented seniors while raising money for charity. By Marcella Baietto One of Boulder Creek High School’s most popular events is happening April 29: The Mr. BC Pageant. Twelve of the most academic, athletic, and well-known male seniors are in the running for the title, as they meet on the Boulder Creek stage to reveal who will be the next Mr. BC. Jus ...

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Turning your Santa believers into Santa helpers one magical moment at a time!

Keeping the Magic of Santa  Turning your Santa believers into Santa helpers one magical moment at a time! By Julie Atkinson Photos by Heidi Lea Photography As Thanksgiving rolls around this month, I can’t help thinking about the next big holiday ahead. From decorations to spending time with family and friends, Christmas is simply a wonderful time of year. As the mom of two little elves – I mean boys – Chris ...

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10th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Anthem Cares Through Service (ACTS) is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Holiday Home Tour event to be held on Dec. 8 and 10, 2015 in Anthem Arizona. Proceeds benefit families in need in Anthem. This year's event features six beautifully decorated homes and lots of holiday spirit. Homeowners have put their unique collections and individual personalities into their decorating and are welcoming you into the ...

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First Responders: The firefighters of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department are dedicated to helping the community

First Responders  The firefighters of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department are dedicated to helping the community. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Photography   In the 28 years the Daisy Mountain Fire Department (DMFD) has serviced the area, countless lives have been saved. Originally formed as a volunteer fire district in 1989 to serve about 5,000 residents, DMFD hired its first employee in 1990 ...

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Local Fred Martinez wins gold medal in weightlifting

Master Level Local Fred Martinez wins gold medal in weightlifting. By Lauren Bukoskey Photos by Jennifer Fouche   Anthem’s Fred Martinez has been a weightlifter since 1998. He’s won gold medals, coached, and worked on the data analytics side of weightlifting, but one of the highlights of his career is his gold medal win at the International Weightlifting Federation Masters World Cup in Dallas this past ...

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