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CUTEST PET CONTEST Vote for your favorite pet

MOMS AND MUNCHKINS Local group brings mothers and kiddos together




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Fun things to do in May



HIGH SCHOOL Teen Hannah Chazan


Horses in Anthem



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ing community service opportunities for other Boulder Creek students. One of her favorite projects involved sponsoring a family for Christmas and collecting gifts for them, then wrapping them during a meeting filled with holiday cheer and Christmas music. Hannah also volunteers as a youth coach of eighth-grade girls at Christ’s Church of the Valley, in addition to being a student vocalist for their worship team. She says that her work with the students is fulfilling because she has the opportunity to “see other people’s lives change through what I do. They [the students] are such sweet people who genuinely want the best for each other; it makes leading them in groups so much fun.” It’s evident that Hannah’s junior year is something that she’ll never forget, as well as something Hannah swears will impact her life for decades. “If I were to look at myself a year and a half ago and look at myself now, I’d say, ‘That’s impossible!’ I’d be so shocked by all the things I’ve seen and all the things I’ve done.”

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JUDGE GERALD A. WILLIAMS The justice of the peace for the North Valley Justice Court. The court’s jurisdiction includes Anthem and Desert Hills.

Aspen Cline was initially denied service after riding her horse through an Anthem Starbucks drive-thru in March. Photo courtesy of Tandy Cline

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 Starbucks drive-thru. Under Arizona law, someone riding a horse on a roadway has the same rights and duties as someone driving a car. A.R.S. § 28-625. Also, under Arizona law, a driver of a motor vehicle, who encounters someone riding a horse, is required to take precau-

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tions to prevent the horse from becoming frightened and to safeguard both the horse and rider’s safety. A.R.S. § 28-858. Exhibit C to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) for the Anthem Parkside and Country Club homeowners’ associations lists the initial use restrictions for Anthem residents. These include a prohibition of having livestock or poultry in your yard (or inside your house, if you were so inclined). There are, however, equestrian trails within and around the Anthem Parkside areas of Anthem. Maricopa County has an extensive non-

motorized trail system. The Maricopa Trail is 315 miles long and makes a large circle around the metro Phoenix area. The Anthem Community Council helps maintain the 6.3-mile section of the trail that runs through Anthem. The trail is designed for shared use. An example of how not to behave can be found in the unpublished case of State v. Coates. On a September morning in 2007, near Elgin, Arizona, the defendant was jogging along a private dirt road as his neighbor was riding his horse towards him on the same road. Neither yielded and the jogger somehow managed to run into the face of his neighbor’s horse. At that point the neighbor tried to calm his horse, but the jogger responded by yelling at his neighbor and by shoving the horse’s head and neck. In response, the neighbor swung the reins at the jogger, striking his shoulder twice. The horse and rider then galloped away, with the jogger running alongside, shouting at them and attempting to take pictures with his cell phone. At trial, the jogger argued that A.R.S. § 28-625 required the horse to yield the roadway to him as a pedestrian and that he placed his hands on the horse only to prevent a collision and injuries. His arguments were unpersuasive. In 2009, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld his conviction for disorderly conduct.






Our Fifth Annual 85086 Cutest Pet Contest yielded the biggest field of contestants we’ve ever had! Now, it’s up to you to pick the pet that’ll get the star treatment, including a professional photo shoot, a spot on an upcoming cover, along with a feature story, and cool prizes. As a reminder, we encourage everyone to keep this community contest lighthearted and fun. This isn’t a presidential race, so please keep negativity and mud slinging out of this local contest—don’t forget, we’re all neighbors! We want to celebrate the area’s pets by showcasing their cute faces to the public, not incite local unrest.

SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND: The animal contestants are ultimately all winners because they have homes with loving owners. Considering that so many domesticated animals end up in shelters—or worse, living on the streets, neglected, becoming victims of cruelty, or dead—the simple fact is that any pet lucky enough to have a caring home comes out ahead, regardless of winning a cute pet contest or not.



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HERE’S HOW TO VOTE Like us on • Starting on May 1, 2018, click on the 85086 Cutest Pet Contest 2018 Photo Album • Scroll to the photo of your favorite pet • Click the Like icon as your vote • The pet with the most Likes through May 15, 2018, will be selected as the winner.

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There are all kinds of events from arts and crafts, a little chefs program, a little scientist’s program, indoor activities at the Science Center for field trips, splash pad and train ride play dates…


he 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 socialization with fun, hands-on activities. The meetup opportunities are a fun mix of outings for moms and kiddos that are designed to foster creativity, inquisitiveness, and community. Recent meetups included a tour of the Daisy Mountain Veterinary Hospital, a noodle making class, a trip to Odysea Aquarium, and a splash pad bash. “There’s usually something going on Monday through Friday,” says Jen McIntyre, M&Ms new member coordinator and mom to a 3 and 5 year old. “People pick and choose what events they want to attend. There are all kinds of events from arts and crafts, a little chefs program, a little scientist’s program, indoor activities at the Science Center for field trips, splash pad and train ride play dates…” The activities are the creations of the members. Each member is required to host a minimum of one event per quarter. Oftentimes, moms opt to co-host events. “A mom will say, ‘Hey, do you want to do a dino play date for the kids? I’ll bring the food, you bring the activity,’ It’s low key, but always super fun for the kids,” says Jen. “I’ve met some amazing mommies in this group. And, they have provided unbelievable support and friendship to me,” says Jentri Young, mom to 4-year-old Dylan and Jax, 1. A working mother, when Jentri attended her first M&Ms meet-up, she knew she’d found a tribe of like-minded moms upon moving back to Anthem after living in Belize for a few years. Amanda Huntington, a stay-at-home mom and one of M&Ms’ lead organizers, has lived in Anthem since 2009. Mother to three, she joined the group when her firstborn was 8 months old. “We’ve been to almost 800 meetups,” she says. Amanda explains that getting out of the house, especially for new moms with their first child, is important and can lessen feelings of isolation and loneliness. “When my son started kindergarten, we knew half his class from the moms’ group. He came home and talked about kids and I knew whom he was talking about because I knew their parents. He’s been playing with them since he was a baby,” says Amanda. “What’s really cool is that it’s an independent group, so it’s not tied to any organization. It’s all just run by families for the families of the group,” says Jen. “There’s no requirement for attending events. Come to as many or as little as you want.” Currently about 70 families are members of the M&Ms. After a 30-day free trial, the cost to join is $26 per year, which helps cover meetup costs, supplies and equipment, holiday parties, and quarterly birthday celebrations, along with new member meetups. Prior to joining, new members must be “approved” before they’re given access to the M&Ms message board and calendar for safety reasons. This includes a public meetup with Jen to verify that the prospective member is a bona fide parent in the community. “I’ve made lasting friendships. I know that these women that I’ve shared this special time raising our young children together will be life-long friends of mine. The same with the kids. It’s cool to see their little friendships bloom,” says Jen. To learn more visit, MAY 2018

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Heart boxes are an easy find at any craft store. However, we found ours at the dollar store. You can paint the box or leave as is. Next, using markers, write words on the box that describe your mom or other special person in your life. I saw my daughter making this, but it was still a surprise to see what words she used to describe me: good cook, funny, caring, motherly, happy, creative, silly, loving, awesome, perfect, fun-loving, animal lover, and artistic were some of the words she selected. It was a heartwarming gesture. You can print words in various fonts off your computer as well, if you don’t want to use markers or paint.

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Chore sticks are creative and simple presents kids can make and create on their own. I gave my girls craft Popsicle sticks with butterfly stickers and a Sharpie. They came up with simple things they could do as a Mother’s Day gift like putting away the groceries, sorting laundry, or cleaning the kitchen. I can’t wait to pull the sticks out when I want to cash in on these selfless acts they offered to me.

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Flower pens are another easy way to make a gift that can be used all year long. Start with simple ink pens without the caps and silk flowers of your choice. We cut the flowers from the stems with wire cutters. Next, use floral tape to wrap the flower to the pens starting at the top and wrapping your way down the pen. After you make as many pens as you desire, place the pens in a flowerpot or glass vase with beans to hold them up. Special words of encouragement can also be attached to each flower. Wishing all the moms in the area a very happy Mother’s Day!

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home | VETERANS Veterans Heritage Project shines the light on local veterans. BY EMMA SUTTELL Veterans Heritage Project is a nonprofit organization committed to connecting students with veterans. This monthly column is written by students of the Boulder Creek High School/North Valley Regional Library Chapter of VHP, a club of high school students who’re active volunteers and contributors within the Anthem community. Each student is committed to writing, recording, and telling the stories of our nation’s veterans, and many students credit some of their greatest growth in high school to this unique experience. Through what is referred to as first-hand history, students meet with veterans to interview them, then publish their stories in VHP’s publication Since You Asked, which is currently on its 14th edition.

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The lessons Bob Adler learned in the military continue to help him succeed as a local business owner. By Ellie Clark

IN 1983, Bob Adler was 19 years old. With no money, no job, and nowhere to live, Bob decided to enlist in the United States Air Force. While in the service, Bob had many important jobs. At training camp, he was taught to be in the field of environmental health. This job included inspecting food for bugs, setting mosquito traps to test for diseases, and keeping the men healthy in general. After Bob’s original commitment expired, he was asked to re-enlist. He was chosen to be a part of a secret project that he could know nothing about until he agreed to stay. This encouraged Bob to remain in the service for an additional two years. Bob had many great experiences while he was enlisted. When talking about his time in the service, he says, “I had the privilege of working with the squadron that tested and flew the

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ELLIE CLARK Ellie is a senior at Boulder Creek High School.

stealth fighter jet in the early days of its existence. I also had the honor to work with some of the most dedicated patriotic people the country had at the time. Our military is 100 percent voluntary and is filled with brave men and women that put country first.” While in the service, Bob learned many important lessons. He says, “The values I learned in the military include loyalty, discipline, teamwork, and attention to detail.” The valuable knowledge he took away from the service continues to enhance his life today. A few years after he left the service, he realized the dream of opening his own Anthem restaurant in 2013 with the Tennessee Grill. This dream became a reality all because he went to Costco for laundry detergent. While he was shopping, he passed a display of barbeque smokers and decided to get one. Since he grew up in Tennessee, he had many recipes that he was excited to try. Every weekend his family hosted a barbecue and invited friends and family. This went on for a few years, but the gatherings became too big for them to host at their house. Bob and his wife, Angie, decided to open a restaurant and call it the Tennessee Grill. The lessons that he learned in the service continue to help him succeed as a business owner. Bob, Angie, and their four kids—Elias, Natalee, Jessica, and Jordan—moved to Anthem in 2010. Since coming here, they’ve become very involved in the community. Inspiring advice he would give to future service members: “Serving your country is one of the greatest opportunities you will ever have. There will be good times and bad times, but having the title of veteran is something no one can ever take away from you. Be humble, be proud, be grateful,” he says.



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IT’S NICE that even in a smaller community such as Anthem that there’s quite a bit of variety when it comes to places to eat, although Mexican food seems to dominate the dining scene. Recently, we put this to the test by visiting Ocho Locos. There’s a festive atmosphere at Ocho Locos. Although not quite authentically Mexican in nature, it’s lively and fun and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant also features a sizable bar section. Upon being seated, you’re offered a large bowl of tortilla chips and a cup of salsa. The salsa has a nice flavor and isn’t too spicy. Bonus: the salsa wasn’t overloaded with cilantro, which I’ve noticed seems to be a trend at Mexican restaurants lately.

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Our table started with the guacamole dip ($8.50) to have another option besides the salsa to enjoy with the warm chips. Ocho Locos’ guacamole is a nice blend of Mexican spices and flavors with fresh avocado. It’s topped with cheese, tomatoes, scallions, and black olives. It’s a different spin on guacamole, while still delivering the avocado punch that it needs. We also ordered the spinach con queso dip ($8.95), while we continued to decide on the entrée options. The dip is a mix of special pepper jack cheese sauce that’s mixed with spinach. It’s served with warm puffed tortilla chips for dipping. The puffed chips may remind some of a chicharron in texture, but without the pork flavoring. A

word of caution: don’t let the queso sit too long or it’ll start to firm up as it cools. The first entrée selected was the combination plate number one ($12.25). A large combo plate that comes with a cheese enchilada, green corn tamale, and a beef taco, there’s enough food for two. The plate also comes with a large helping of rice and your choice of black or refried beans. The taco has a crisp shell, and a good amount of toppings. There’s plenty of enchilada sauce, and the corn tamale has a nice sweet flavor to it. The second combination plate was the number two ($12.25). This plate features two red or green cheese enchiladas. You can add on beef or chicken for an additional charge ($2). We decided on the green enchi-

lada sauce and added chicken. As a combo plate, it also comes with rice and beans. We opted for the refried beans this time. They come served with melted cheese on top. This dish is also very filling but seemed far more manageable than combo number one. The enchilada sauce helped round out the dish and even added some extra flavor to the rice and beans. The final entrée we ordered on this visit was the Yucatan ($14.75). This dish is a monster. When it’s put down on the table, you’ll be wishing you hadn’t eaten so many tortilla chips prior. A deep-fried beef burrito (you can opt for chicken instead) that’s covered in Ocho Locos’ signature spinach con queso dip, it’s also served with rice and beans, but they struggle for space on the plate. It also comes with a side of either sour cream or cream cheese, in case you dare add any more ingredients to the plate. I tip my cap to anyone who can get more than halfway through this dish. Ocho Locos also bills themselves as having Anthem’s best happy hour, offered everyday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 off all appetizers, $2 Coors Light and PBR draft beers, and $1 off bottles and other draft beer, along with $4 wine by the glass. Be prepared and head to Ocho Locos thirsty and with an empty stomach.

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GET READY, everybody! There’s a tool that’s amazing for addressing the cause of issues that affect our faces and bodies as we age. It doesn’t matter if you’re a patient in your 20s or your 70s, you can benefit from a product called Sculptra Aesthetic. I’m beyond excited to try this product on my body for the purposes of lifting and improving skin thickness and elasticity and replenishing lost volume. Sculptra has been used in Europe since 1999 and was FDA approved in this country in 2004 to treat fat loss in immunecompromised patients. Cosmetically, though, smile lines, laugh lines, temples and chin wrinkles are areas of the face that can be restored with Sculptra. And, there are a lot of other places on the body that respond beautifully to Sculptra Aesthetic, too. Chests, breasts, jawlines, butts, hands, and areas of cellulite are just a few areas that can be rejuvenated and made more youthful with Sculptra. The purpose of Sculptra Aesthetic is to rebuild structure and restore definition to the face and body, which is why it’s often referred to as the “Liquid Facelift” or “Liquid Bodylift.” Sculptra is another tool in the anti-aging arena that doesn’t just plump and soften lines and wrinkles like hyaluronic acid fillers. Instead, it’s injected deep into the dermis under the skin to provide structure, support, and volume. Sculptra is made from a substance called poly-L-lactic acid and, once injected into our bodies, the particles become absorbed and stimulate collagen production in a major

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University Bound Local pharmacists discuss what vaccinations your teen should receive prior to leaving for college. By Sarah Penny and Tara Storjohann QUESTION: My 18-year-old son is graduating from high school this month, and will be leaving for college at the end of this summer. What vaccinations should he receive prior to leaving for school? ANSWER: This is a great question, as college-aged students are at a vulnerable age for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases due to living in close-quarters, and changes in lifestyle with moving away from home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases annual vaccination schedules for all age groups with the recommended vaccinations. These recommendations come from intense clinical studies and years of vaccination and disease-contracting data. All vaccinations go through stringent clinical trials before they’re released to market in the United States to ensure they are safe and efficacious for the public. Currently, as an 18-year old living in the U.S. and going to college, the CDC recommends the following vaccinations (listed below). Note: it’s possible that your teen has already received some of these in routine childhood vaccinations. Check with your child’s pediatrician to receive a complete vaccination history. Pharmacies and physicians located in Arizona also have an electronic database they can turn to that contains a list of your child’s vaccination history, if he/she grew up in Arizona. Any pharmacy or physician should offer these vaccinations, and can tailor the list to your child’s needs and health history. Influenza: The flu shot is recommended once per flu-season, and is typically administered sometime between August and November. If left unvaccinated, your child and those who surround him/her are left unprotected from this contagious virus that can leave one ill for several weeks and lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia and death. If your child cannot get this vaccine prior to moving away from home, be sure to send a reminder to stop by the university health clinic in the fall. Tetanus: Your child should get the vaccine called “Tdap” once in a lifetime to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping

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cough). Td, a tetanus booster, is administered every 10 years thereafter as continued protection. If left unvaccinated, tetanus, a rare disease that typically enters the body through cuts and wounds, causes painful muscle tightening and stiffness. Pertussis, a relatively more common condition, causes persistent coughing spells that can lead to trouble breathing. Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. It’s very serious and is most commonly spread through close contact. There are two different meningitis vaccines to protect your collegestudent, as he/she will likely be living in a dorm at close-quarters with many other students. It’s recommended that all first-year college students, age 21-years or younger receive MenACYW (protects against four strains of meningitis—A, C, Y, and W). Additionally, young adults between ages 16 to 23 have the option of receiving MenB (which protects against meningitis B, a strain not contained in the prior mentioned). These vaccines will help protect your student from contracting meningitis, a condition that is unfortunately in the national news for affecting dorm-living college students on a too-frequent basis. Human papillomavirus: HPV is the only vaccine we have that prevents cancer. It’s highly recommended that your son (or daughter) receive this three-dose vaccine series prior to leaving for college, as they’ll likely no longer be eligible after age 26. If left unvaccinated, your son or daughter will remain at risk for strains of a virus that are notorious for causing many types of cancer. There are several other vaccines that your teen may be eligible



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