The Next Chapter

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski For the Musical Theatre of Anthem’s “lucky” 13th season, the company will bring to the stage new performances sure to delight patrons of all ages. MTA will produce eight shows offering tremendous opportunities for performers of all ages, including casting all youth who audition in productions for those ages 6 to 19, as well as opportunities for adult actors. “I am so thankful f ...

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Adventure Through the American Riviera

By Alison Bailin Batz Just over an hour from the Valley by plane—and only about seven by car—lies Santa Barbara. Nicknamed the American Riviera for its similarity to the French Rivera, the region boasts dozens of beaches and offers visitors everything from whale watching, rock climbing, SCUBA diving and backcountry Jeep tours to eagle-watching tours, sky diving, wind surfing, sailing excursions, fishing cha ...

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The Whole Family

By Laura Latzko Some areas of the Valley cater more specifically to one demographic or age group. In communities like Fireside at Norterra, Sonoran Foothills and Union Park, folks from different age groups can find something to meet their needs. The area offers single-family homes for families, retirees and everyone in between. In this area, single-family homes with three to four bedrooms and two bathrooms ...

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Smelly Service

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Adam and Alisha Johnson feel for their customers. The Anthem couple who founded Doody Defense Pet Services are animal lovers who just want what’s best for their clients. They clean animal waste from customers’ back yards, but it goes beyond that. The Johnsons watch animals in their clients’ or their own homes. They rid backyards of pet odors and custom build crates. The couple ...

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Grandma’s Recipes

By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church, Standing Stones Christian Academy Spring break has never been a time for our family to get out of town, but it is a wonderful time for grandma to visit. One of the things my girls enjoy doing and I enjoy watching is having grandma share some of her famous family recipes. Oftentimes they are recreating recipes that grandma knows by heart, recipes that ...

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Stay Inside, Eat Great

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Restaurant Association has come to the rescue of dining establishments suffering because of the recent state of emergency. It has debuted Arizona Takeout Week, which runs through the coronavirus closures. The event is meant to help restaurants and the diners who depend on them for daily sustenance survive what is an unprecedented crisis in the industry. The initiati ...

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A Taste for Change

By Dr. Brian Hester A quick Google search for “diets” will give you endless results. Everyone wants to tell you what foods you should eat, how much to eat, and what foods you should avoid all together. But when you think about it, who knows best what your body needs? You! No other human is present in your body for a single moment. All the nutritional education in the world can’t actually compete with the kn ...

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No Ordinary Gym

Jabz uses boxing to help women meet their goals By Connor Dziawura Christina Peregrym was a longtime client of Jabz Boxing when she decided to get in on the concept and open a franchise. Targeted at women, Jabz Boxing is no ordinary gym. Its circuit-style fitness classes are designed to cover cardio, strength training, core work and plyometrics, but filtered through a boxing lens. This was appealing to Pere ...

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Great Daddy Dates

Father sets high bar on dates with his girls By Pastor David Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church, Standing Stones Christian Academy February and Valentine's. The month of love. As a father of three girls, I have always understood the influence and responsibility that comes with the privilege of being called dad. In a world seemingly getting more selfish, I have made it a point to teach my girls to be ge ...

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Crossing Boundaries

Anthem chamber offers trips to Mexico and Costa Rica By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding the boundaries of business networking to include group domestic and international travel experiences to members and members’ friends and family. The Chamber Travel Club includes round-trip transportation from Anthem, a T-shirt and a group photo as an added benefit to each trip. ...

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