Anthem Residents News
Here are a few reminders to help keep your home and vehicle safe from potential theft.
As we focus on elements of home ownership to make our community stronger and better for all, paint is the spotlight for June.
Animal waste can be hazardous to the health of children who play in the community and to other pets.
Maricopa County Department of Transportation began a project June 15 to connect traffic signals to the Traffic Management Center. The project could last 60 days.
Phoenix Magazine recently named Anthem Parkside one of Arizona’s ‘Hot Neighborhoods’ for 2017.
ProMusica Arizona will be holding auditions for both the Chorale and Orchestra.
Follow these simple guidelines can help keep your family safe and healthy while visiting the pool and water park this summer.
Anthem celebrates its 18th annual Independence Day Celebration July 3 in Community Park from 6-10 p.m. The popular event includes wet and dry rides, inflatables, food vendors, DJ/dancing, fireworks and more.
Daisy Mountain and Black Canyon Fire Districts have consolidated, according to a a statement released by Chief Mark Nichols.
Sealing and striping of parking lots at Community Park and the Maintenance Yard will occur in June. Please note the lot closures and plan ahead.
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Madagascar Jr., a no-cut production for ages 8-16.
If you have lost a pet, or found one wandering around without its owner, it’s best to report it right away.
Representatives from MCDOT were on hand at the monthly Town Hall May 12 to discuss a new roadway information tool, and Julie Murphree of Farm Bureau addressed the future of Arizona agriculture.
A diverse collection of park facilities and amenities are available for Anthem residents and their authorized guests to enjoy year-round.
The Reunion/Steinbeck neighborhood park will soon be receiving some park additions.
Summer time in Anthem is always a busy season for a lot of families.
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) will host its annual Summer Performing Arts Institute June 26-30 for ages 6-18.
Anthem Swim University, the Community Center's group swim lessons program, works to help children be comfortable around the pool.
Residents in the Daisy Mountain Fire and Black Canyon City Fire districts are invited to attend and give input on proposed consolidation of the districts at two public meetings in May.
The Adopt-A-Park program currently has 24 out of 31 neighborhood parks adopted.
Sheriff Paul Penzone spoke at the Representative Town Hall meeting at the Civic Building, April 14.
The Anthem Community Council (ACC) is responsible for maintaining the back view fencing and exterior block walls of the Parkside community.
Laci Sass, an Anthem home-schooled seventh grader, is the winning artist of the anti-vandalism/graffiti poster as part of the Anthem Youth Advisory Council informational campaign.
As we approach the warmer months, it’s a good time to check your irrigation system.
The APCA will be holding their annual community-wide garage sale September 30 and October 1, 2017.
The Parkside community recently elected Tim Fyke and Sharilyn Miller to two-year terms on the Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Board of Directors.
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is proud to announce their 2017-2018 10th Anniversary Season.
While keeping your home and vehicle locked is common sense, we are entering the season of warmer weather when kids will be out of school and families will be on vacation – making it a prime time for thieves.
The abundance of winter rains has brought an abundance of weeds. Please take a few minutes to review your home and lot, and schedule routine maintenance as needed.
Learn what you can and cannot do in the open areas in and around Anthem. Enjoy the space, but also abide by the rules!
The Ocotillo Chapter NSDAR will hold their May Annual Meeting and program, Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m. in Community Room #435 at the Outlets at Anthem. The guest speaker is Cricket Revell, who will present about Nancy Ward, Cherokee Priestess.
The Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) regularly evaluates the exterior paint on Parkside homes for the appearance of fading, splotchy or peeling paint.
Law and order and the future of the Phoenix Police Department were a few of the topics discussed at the Representative Town Hall held on Friday.
Become a sponsor at Music in May.
The ACC and Republic Services will host Go Green on Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.-noon, at Anthem Community Park.
The Community Center lifeguards are the only staff in the state to earn the Elite rating.
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is scheduled to perform street maintenance on Anthem Way, Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway in March and April.
Anthem Circle Mountain, the newest Anthem neighborhood and part of the planned Lennar Development located north of the Daisy Mountain Post Office, has experienced delays in construction of the model homes due to winter rains.
This month’s Representative Town Hall meeting featured three speakers: State Senator Karen Fann, Chip Hart with Maricopa County Code Enforcement, and Jennifer Pokorski with Maricopa County Planning & Development.
Work taking place around Community Park should last a few days; but the beautification that results will last.
The Community Center and Civic Building offer a wide-variety of group exercise classes.
Both youth and adults can experience Krav Maga at the Community Center this summer.
The community needs your involvement in the EPCOR wastewater rate case that is currently before the Arizona Corporation Commission. This rate case directly impacts the Country Club Community as EPCOR rate payers.
The ACC Board of Directors asks Anthem residents to attend a meeting and/or write a letter/email to the Arizona Corporation Commission, appealing to them to support total consolidation of the five wastewater districts.
Construction is well underway on The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living, a new housing community in Anthem expected to open this summer.
On December 14, 2016, Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Vice President Bettye Ruff was awarded the 2016 Maricopa County Sheriff's North Valley Posse "Jerry Kowalski" Community Service Award.
The Representative Town Hall meeting for January featured two keynote speakers: Maricopa County Manager Joy Rich, and Daren Frank, Maricopa County Director of Planning and Development (also Manager of the Stadium District).
Losing weight and getting healthier is a fight many go through on a day-to-day basis, especially at the start of the new year.
The Arizona Corporation Commission will consider a new wastewater rate case filed by EPCOR. Public comment will be taken on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m., at the Commission office. Anthem residents are encouraged to attend.
Jewelry making classes will continue at the Civic Building through the summer. Register early to secure your spot!
As you and your family celebrate this holiday season, consider spreading the joy by giving to those less fortunate.
The Representative Town Hall meeting for December featured two keynote speakers; newly elected Maricopa County Supervisor for District 3, Bill Gates and Reserve Commander for the Phoenix Police Department, Joe Klima.
The Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) recently updated the frequently asked questions that you as a homeowner need to know when you move to the Anthem Parkside community.
The Anthem Community Council recognized three Anthem businesses at the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Gala on Dec. 3.
Swimming and coaching have been a part of Scott Newell’s life since he was a teenager. His hard work has paid off in countless ways.
Spend your child’s special day at the Community Center.
APCA has completed working with Sherwin Williams on a tri-fold brochure showcasing the newly approved paint color options for the exterior of Parkside homes.
Free weights are a popular workout tool for folks wanting to build or tone muscle. But tune into etiquette - weight dropping affects those around you.
Be mindful of your dog barking as a courtesy to your neighbor.
Some residents received correspondence concerning recent mailbox vandalism and/or mail theft. Due to the timing of two pieces of communication, questions arose. Let us help clear up the confusion.
With the opening of Opportunity Way Park in the rearview mirror, Anthem is now home to three ACC-owned and operated parks. Make the most of these beautiful amenities.
It’s normal to look at the facts and figures that make up a budget and be confused as to how they got there. Wondering how the budget is built, how the figures are calculated and how the budget is approved are common questions.
The Public Safety Roundtable, which took place Sept. 6 at the Civic Building, produced one of the larger turnouts in recent memory.
The age of information continues to cause a rise in credit fraud and identity theft, making it more critical than ever to protect personal and financial information.
Learn who does what and when when it comes to the service and maintenance of Parkside neighborhood ("pocket") parks.
The APCA Board of Directors last year approved new colors for the exterior of Parkside resident’s homes.
Some items are too large to fit in your trash container. That’s known as bulk waste, and the City of Phoenix and Republic Services will dispose of it for you.
Circle Mountain Ranch, the newest Anthem Parkside neighborhood and part of the planned Lennar Development located north of the Daisy Mountain Post Office on 43rd Ave., is on track to begin home sales in 2017.
Kids love to play games in the pool. "Marco Polo," "Catch Me If You Can," bobbing up and down - we know them all too well. But when the "Blackout" game is played, the loser doesn’t just get a “gotcha” from their opponent.
Watching an Arizona monsoon storm from the safety of your own home can be an awe-inspiring experience, but if you're caught outdoors during one, follow a few safety tips.
The APCA implemented the "Nice Yard" postcard program last year to thank homeowners for taking care of the exterior of their homes.
As election day draws near, so does the placement of political signs throughout the community.
“Art in Public Places,” a partnership between the ACC and the Sonoran Arts League, is featured at the Civic Building. The show is juried, and the art is for sale.
Members of ACC's lifeguard staff participated in the Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge 2016 at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Tempe on June 26, earning a five-star rating.
In an effort to save money on escalating irrigation costs, the ACC, EPCOR and BrightView Landscapes have devised a plan to switch from potable to less expensive reclaimed water for the ACC-owned common areas in Paseo.
Few things are less inviting than murky, green water when you’re looking to take a dip in the pool to cool off from the summer heat.
While away this summer, it’s a good idea to look like you’re not. Take a few minutes to think about summer safety with these tips from Anthem Neighborhood Watch.
The warm Arizona climate can create hot playgrounds.
This advice can help you beat the heat this summer.
Monsoon season officially begins mid-June and ends on Sept. 30, but the storms peak between mid-July and mid-August. Destructive monsoon storms damage trees in several ways, including breaking limbs, cracking branches and even uprooting trees in water-saturated soil.
Before bringing these guests to the facility, be sure to review the guest policies and make sure everyone is covered.
As warm weather descends upon Arizona and school lets out for the summer, activity and traffic at Anthem Community Park begin to increase.
Mosquito pressure is higher in the Valley this year, which means residents should take extra steps to protect themselves and their lots from infestation. Titan Pest Control explains what residents can do.
Residents are sometimes taken aback when they see bushes severely trimmed in the community. BrightView Landscapes explains why this method works in restoring healthy growth.
City of Phoenix Police Department Office Tim Mitten offers advice for keeping homes safe during the summer, as well as for residents traveling abroad.
Before packing up the family and heading out of Anthem, take some time to review a checklist to ensure your home is safe.
These simple actions can make a visit to the Community Center smoother for all involved.
Preparing for summer is a year-round job at the ACC Community Center.
Several park amenities, including Adventure Playground and restroom buildings, have experienced vandalism recently.
Most people water too frequently and far too much. Just because the soil surface appears dry doesn’t mean it’s time to water your plants.
The Ocotillo Chapter NSDAR will hold it’s next meeting and program on Sat., May 14 at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker, Jean Doig, with Lacy Ladies of Arizona, will present a program on Fiber Arts.
The ACC Community Center offers a variety of tennis programs for youth and adults of all skill levels.
The walking trails and open green space of Community Park create a perfect atmosphere for pet owners and enthusiasts, but residents are asked to obey local, county and state rules and laws when visiting with four-legged friends.
Join Anthem Pets for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the Saddle Up for Paws Dinner and Auction.
Spring and summer plans are starting to come together, and ramada reservations at Anthem Community Park are filling up quickly.
The Civic Building and the Community Center will jointly offer a Teen Summer Series for those ages 12 yrs. and older this summer. The first parent/adult-only session is June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Each month, the New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) and the ACC co-host a Representative Town Hall at the Anthem Civic Building.
Anthem has been named a winner in AZ Foothills’ “Best of Our Valley” contest as the “Best Master Planned Community for Children.”
Trash cans waiting for pick-up should be placed curbside and not on sidewalks.
Enjoy the amenities of the ACC Community Center in an age-appropriate manner in order to keep the youth of our community safe.
The Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA), through the Neighborhood Parks Committee (NPC), offers an Adopt-A-Park program to local residents, providing an opportunity for them to make a meaningful contribution in their neighborhoods and in the Anthem community by assuming some responsibility for the tidiness and safety of their neighborhood parks.
Crimes of opportunity take only seconds to commit. Take the time each day to verify everything has been done to prevent these opportunities.
The Anthem Neighborhood Watch (ANW) is seeking interested volunteers and block captains.
ANW is a volunteer-based program dependent on the active participation of Anthem residents to fulfill the mission. Volunteers are needed!
Prepare for a successful holiday season in the ACCCA community.
The Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015 was capped off by the 11:11 solar spotlight on the mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States. View a time-lapse video.
Keep handy a list of contacts to report power outages and vandalized street signs, as well as receive answers to billing and compliance questions.
The military service of United States Air Force Lt. Colonel John "Bart" Simmons and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Shimkus was recently commemorated at the Anthem Veterans Memorial.
Election season has begun and so has the placement of political signs throughout the community.
The ACC is sponsoring the “Salute a Veteran” campaign, which allows the public to submit the names and email addresses of veterans, who will be sent a special “Thank You” eCard on Veterans Day.
Anthem resident Mary Ann Derryberry will be honored by the Anthem Community Council and the Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team with the 2015 Anthem Veterans Service Award.
The Anthem Civic Building now serves as a central collection point for residents wishing to properly retire an aged or worn American flag.
The Anthem Parkside Community Association has recently implemented the "Nice Yard" postcard program to thank homeowners for taking care of the exterior of their homes.
Take important safety measures to protect belongings.
In the event of an emergency, call 911, not the front gate.
Proper tree pruning practices are important when attempting to limit storm and wind damage during monsoon season.
Residents and guests at the ACC Community Center are encouraged to be conscious of their surroundings and other visitors while taking photos on facility grounds.
The Starfish Aquatics Institute awarded the ACC Community Center a five-star rating for both of its 2015 reviews, the third consecutive year of high marks.
Here are some tips for being safe in a snake-filled desert.
Boulder Creek High School students and parents need to be aware that parking on the street within the Parkside community is strictly prohibited.
According to national media, local Neighborhood Watch groups across the country feel obligated to step up to the plate to protect their neighborhoods and assist law enforcement.
Repainting houses the original color is a popular choice. However, years of sun-fading can result in frustrating paint matching. Find out what you can do to streamline the process and avoid extra costs.
Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions residents ask of the HOA when they move into the Anthem Parkside community.
Residents must activate membership before enrolling in classes at the ACC Community Center and Mind/Body Studio.
While washes may look inviting for recreation, they are restricted from public use. Learn the difference between washes, 404 areas, NAOS and culverts, and the reasons behind restrictions.
The Parkside Board of Directors held a special meeting with residents to address the parking rules and regulations and their impact on the Paseo neighborhood. The new fine policy that was to go into effect on May 1 is postponed until August 1, allowing sufficient time for an ad-hoc committee to discuss further options.
Residents are reminded to scan membership cards for each person using the Community Center upon entering. This is requested for safety purposes to have an accurate count of how many people are in the building/pool in the event of an emergency.
The Facilities Master Plan helps prioritize new “quality of life” projects for possible funding in the next five to 10 years. Learn more about how it works.
The Maricopa County Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers to "adopt" a highway and help keep the region's roadways clean.
The ACC was recently presented an Award of Distinction from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association.
The busy season for ramada rentals at ACC Community Park is here, and residents are encouraged to plan ahead for their activities.
Youngsters looking to try sports in a non-competitive environment can find just the opportunity they're looking for during Sportball sessions at the ACC Community Center. Sportball provides sports instruction to children ages 15 mos to 8 yrs. Kids are introduced to eight popular sports: soccer, floor hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf and football.
Adult sports leagues offer an opportunity to compete in a recreational environment.
As communication strengthens, residents become hyper-aware of happenings in Anthem - specifically, crime. Heightened alert means that people spend more time watching out for each other and reporting crimes.
The Administrative Law Judge has issued a Recommended Opinion and Order to the Arizona Corporation Commission to adopt a wastewater rate case settlement at their Dec. 18 open meeting.
The use of holiday decorations such as Christmas trees, garlands, electric lights and candles can increase the incidence of holiday fires. Following a few simple fire safety tips can help ensure a fire-safe holiday season.
The Community Center offers Parent-Teen Fitness Certification so that parents can lead by example when it comes to their teen's health and wellness.
The chief engineer behind the Anthem Veterans Memorial explains the science behind the Memorial's renowned illumination.
The Anthem Community Council Board of Directors voted last evening to approve a settlement agreement in the wastewater rate case which, if implemented, would result in a rate compromise for Anthem.
The Arizona Corporation Commission's Administrative Law Judge in the wastewater rate case has suspended evidentiary hearings until Nov. 20 to give parties the opportunity to consider a possible settlement agreement.
On Nov. 12, starting at 10 a.m., the Arizona Corporation Commission (1200 W. Washington Street, Phoenix) will begin the Evidentiary Hearing regarding wastewater rates for all five of EPCOR’s wastewater districts, which includes Anthem, Agua Fria, Sun City, Sun City West and Mohave.
Teens looking to get a leg up on their peers in pursuit of a summer job can sign up now for StarGuard Lifeguard Classes, running from March-April.
The Anthem Community Center's Lacrosse and Basketball Skills Clinic this summer offers new players a way to master the basics.
The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering breaking their agreement with the Anthem Community in providing fair and equitable wastewater rates, a move that could potentially increase Anthem ratepayers' bills by 20%.
The Anthem Community Council was asked by the Administrative Law Judge whether Anthem would agree to a 30-day rate freeze in the event that an order could not be issued prior to the year’s end. The Board voted to support this move, if necessary, to allow the Commission to make a fair and equitable decision.
For landscapes with turf areas, late September to mid-October marks a major milestone in the low desert areas. In order to maintain green lawns through the winter, homeowners with turf need to overseed the Bermuda grass that thrives in the summer.
The 2012 Arizona Corporation Commission decision to deconsolidate the Anthem Wastewater District from the Agua Fria Wastewater District is in jeopardy.
The annual monsoon season brings much needed rain to the Valley, but also often includes wind, blowing dust and lightning that cause the ACC Community Center pools to briefly close.
The monsoon season begins on June 15 and ends on Sept. 30, but the storms peak between mid-July and mid-August.
Summertime means some well-deserved time off. Before packing up the family and heading out of Anthem, review a checklist to ensure the vacant house will remain safe.
Residents and guests who enjoy the ACC Community Center pool are encouraged to revisit pool rules, abide by them diligently to avoid issues of public health and safety, and help ensure a fun summer for everyone.
Spring transition can be an unsightly time for turf. If you overseeded with winter rye grass last fall, warm season Bermuda grass is going to struggle to return.
Starting January 1, 2014, Anthem wastewater customers east of I-17 will experience a reduction in their wastewater bill. Depending on the amount of water used, the monthly charges for wastewater usage will decrease between $3.70 and $6.19 each month.
The Anthem Community Council has design review authority over any new structures or exterior building improvement modifications made to any existing building located on non-residential/commercial property, such as commercial, worship institutions, etc.
Transitioning from rye grass back to Bermuda grass in the summer can be an unsightly time period for the lawn and the slightly cooler temperatures in Anthem make ryegrass hang around a little longer than in Phoenix.
Anthem community members and leaders gathered for a successful Anthem Civic Building Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, July 3 to kick off renovations for the new Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.