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 we ...

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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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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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Making the Community Safe

Fire Station 55 set to decrease response times By Eric Newman Phoenix Fire Station 55, which broke ground in September, is expected to be functional by the beginning of August. Public information officer Mark Vanacore says the 11,000-square-foot station, located at the northeast corner of I-17 and Jomax Road, had an “extremely fluid” opening date of July 29, depending on staff and equipment availability. Th ...

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Hidden in the Hills

North Phoenix couple preparing for artist studio tour By Sue Kern-Fleischer November may seem far away, especially when it’s brutally hot outside, but one North Phoenix couple, Kenneth and Diana Ferguson, are busy preparing 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 198 artists in 47 studio locat ...

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Superhero September

Detective Sean Reavie discovers ways to help abused children By Ron Sanzone Sometimes, putting on a superhero costume can make you a real-life superhero. At least that is the case with Phoenix resident Sean Reavie and other members of Put on the Cape: A Foundation for Hope. Officially dubbed Put on the Cape in January, the organization hosts fundraisers, collects donations and stages superhero-themed events ...

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Back to School

Teenagers need to slow down or face the consequences By Judge Gerald Williams Every week, law enforcement agents issue at least four, but usually around six, tickets to high school students in Anthem for speeding. Almost none of the allegations claim the juvenile was going only a few miles per hour over the speed limit. Nearly all claim that the high school student was traveling at a rate of approximately 2 ...

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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 cellphone 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 scho ...

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Just Roll With It!

Echo Sushi serves more than 40 kinds of sushi By Shelley Sakala Some communities wait years to get an authentic, locally owned sushi restaurant. North Phoenix/Anthem has one right now—and it’s fantastic! Say hello to Echo Sushi. Don’t let the strip mall location fool you. The food here is legit, and the sushi is just the beginning. Echo serves up top-rate poke bowls, hearty ramen dishes, noodle and fried ri ...

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World Traveler

Jennifer Hermanson brings an international flair to Norterra Canyon By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski New Norterra Canyon Assistant Principal Jennifer Hermanson has worked in the Deer Valley Unified School District for a year. Already she sees it as her perfect job. She formerly worked as a teacher on assignment/assistant principal at Bellair and Arrowhead elementary schools in Glendale. It was there she had a ...

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