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March 2-10 is First Responders Week

New Opportunity for Anthem Commercial Property Owners

Enroll Now for Starguard Lifeguard Training!

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Communications & Public Affairs Director Shannon Wallace Art Direction Christi Bielstein Strategic Design Contributing Writers Jenna R. Kollings Barb Evans Anthem Country Club Community Association Anthem Parkside Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Valley Crest Web Manager Jerad Shepherd Contact ACC Published monthly, the Anthem Community Council (ACC) Resource Guide is your guide to news and information about programs and services offered by the ACC, as well as pertinent business- and HOA-related information. All contents are copyright 2013. For additional community information:

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this issue CEO Letter March greets us with Anthem Days, spring break, and local elections. I invite you to get involved and let us know what you are thinking about! New Activity Guide. From swim lessons to potlucks, we’ve got a variety of programs featured in the NEW Community Center’s Activity Guide! Check it out. We welcome your feedback at: Facilities Master Plan Input. The ACC Board is evaluating several new projects for the community and they want your input. Learn more: Comment: Anthem Family Day/Drug Prevention series. The first of this not-to-be-missed four part series was presented in January to a capacity crowd. The second is scheduled for April 17 and is targeted to middle and high schoolers and their parents. Family Day is a national movement that fosters engagement between kids and parents to help keep kids drug free. Register to attend the April event: Vote! Learn about those running to serve on your HOA and Anthem Community Council boards. Vote today! Stop by Anthem Days. Enjoy food, music, carnival rides, business expo, and much more on March 9 & 10 at the Community Park. For details on all of these opportunities, visit www. See you at Anthem Days!

Jenna R. Kollings, Community Executive Officer Anthem Community Council

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Preserving, Protecting, and Enhancing a Genuine Sense of Community The Anthem Community Council (ACC) serves as a unifying entity for the overall Anthem community. Our mission is to establish and maintain a governing structure that will preserve, protect, and enhance the plans, policies, infrastructure, and resources needed to support a genuine sense of community, ensure sound economic development, and promote quality of life for all Anthem residents.

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com. All emails received will be shared with the Community Planning and Development Committee and the ACC Board of Directors.

Anthem Celebrates “First Responders Days” – March 2-10

The Anthem Community Council is pleased to announce that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a longterm lease agreement for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to operate an expanded substation in the new Anthem Civic Building. The long-term lease agreement, immediately effective through 2031, provides MCSO with a stable base of operations for their law enforcement services in Anthem and surrounding areas. The new Anthem Civic Building will be undergoing renovations in 2013 to accommodate MCSO’s expanded substation and to provide quiet recreation/fitness space, meeting rooms, a business center, classrooms, and more for residents. A page on has been set up so residents can track the progress of the renovations of the new civic building and learn more about this important community project.

Anthem families, children of all ages, Boy & Girl Scouts, and the north county community are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual MCSO Public Safety Days event. Sponsored by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and the Daisy Mountain Fire District, the following activities will be offered:

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• Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office: Interactive K-9 skills demonstrations; helicopter repelling demonstration (weather permitting); explosive inert bomb removal; and MCSO pink underwear and information.

The Anthem Community Council has initiated a Facilities Master Plan process to evaluate possible parks and recreation projects that could be included in a long-term funding plan to be considered by the ACC Board of Directors this spring. Six projects are being evaluated (but have not been approved): multi-use sports fields (west side), ACC Community Park Amphitheatre/outdoor civic area improvements, indoor multi-use athletic courts, an outdoor games area, improvements to Liberty Bell Park, and an off-leash dog park.

Earlier this year, the ACC Board of Directors proclaimed March 2-10, 2013 to be “Anthem First Responders Appreciation Days.” The following highlights some of those First Responders events that will recognize, honor, and support First Responders who serve or live in Anthem:

Second Annual MCSO Public Safety Days Saturday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Desert View Bible Church, 105 W. Carefree Hwy.

• Daisy Mountain Fire Department: Jaws of Life extrication demonstration; ladder truck fire response water displays (weather permitting). • Information and activities from the Arizona Game & Fish Department, Phoenix Herpetological Society, Native Air Ambulance, and John C. Lincoln Hospital. Free admission and parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information: Anthem MCSO Sub-station, Captain Richie Burden, 602-876-1742.

For additional Facilities Master Plan information: To comment, email: planning@AnthemCouncil.

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Coleman Field Dedication Sunday, Mar. 3, 2 p.m. ACC Community Park, Little League Field #1 Join us as the Anthem community honors the life and service of the late MCSO Deputy William “Bill” Coleman in a dedication ceremony that will include the naming of Anthem Community Park Little League Field #1 as “Coleman Field,” with a special dedication plaque and scoreboard sign to commemorate his valor. Guest will include Coleman family members, MCSO, North Valley Posse, Daisy Mountain Fire District, ACC and HOA Board members, first responder groups, veterans groups, service clubs, and local little league players. This brief presentation is free and open to the public.

Second Annual Anthem First Responders Charity Golf Tournament & Wine Tasting March 4, 2013, 1 p.m. shotgun start Anthem Ironwood Golf and Country Club Anthem Cares through Service (ACTS) presents the 2nd Annual Anthem First Responders Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting ACTS and the Anthem First Responders Fund. Following the tournament, attendees will taste wines from a number of wine regions and enjoy appetizers and a live auction. $150 registration includes appetizers, wine tasting, and golf. Register: Staff@ ACTS provides both financial and physical support to Anthem area families in need. The First Responders Fund supports the Anthem local emergency responders through services and financial assistance when families face unexpected tragedies. For more information: www.onlineatanthem. com/content/anthem-first-respondersappreciation-days.

Drug Prevention Discussion Continues with Operation Hope In January, the Anthem Community Council (ACC), Community Bridges, MCSO, the City of Phoenix Police Department, and the Deer Valley Unified School District joined forces in


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presenting Anthem Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children, the first in a fourpart series that aims to help keep Anthem kids substance free. To continue the drug prevention conversation, Anthem residents and the business community are invited to Operation Hope, the second in the four-part presentation series, on April 17, 2013, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the ACC Community Center. Established and presented by the Phoenix Police Department’s Black Mountain Precinct, Operation Hope is a comprehensive program using police resources, partners, and the community to reduce, suppress, and prevent drug use, and affiliated burglaries, within the northeast Valley. NOTE: This presentation will take a hard-hitting and graphic look at the effects of drug abuse. As a result, it is recommended that participants be mature middle- and high school-aged students with their parents or guardians in attendance.

Upcoming events: After Operation Hope, the community is invited to the third and fourth presentations in the fourpart series that will be held throughout 2013: • September 19, 2013 – “National Family Day Awareness and Drug Education Seminar” (recommended for all ages), 6:30-8:30 p.m. • December 12, 2013 – “Drug Awareness Community Panel” (recommended for mature middle- and high schoolaged students and their parents and guardians), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Help to promote these events! Participation from Anthem residents and business owners is crucial to the success of helping to keep Anthem kids drug free. As leaders in this community, help promote these important community events by downloading and printing the event flier at, and distributing to family, friends, coworkers, customers, and appropriate places of business. Donations to support the Family Day events can also be made by inquiring at info@ Anthem Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children is a program modeled around

council National Family Day, a national movement that fosters engagement between kids and parents. Join in the movement, in support of the Anthem Family Day series, the fourth Monday of every September to celebrate your personal “Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children.” For more information about national family Day: “Like” their web page to get daily tips on engaging with your children.

“Urban” Wildlife Safety Anthem’s population has grown exponentially over the years, and that means residents share the desert with our native “urban” wildlife (coyotes, bobcats, javelina, raccoons, skunks, snakes, etc). The Anthem Community Council (ACC) and the Arizona Game & Fish department remind homeowners that wildlife view pets, such as dogs, cats, and rabbits, as prey. Neither the ACC, nor Game & Fish, trap or relocate wildlife. Please take the following necessary precautions in your neighborhood to protect you and your family.

Prevention tips: • Pets should be kept on a leash or indoors • Early mornings and evenings are the most likely times for wildlife to be looking for food • The use of poisons and weapons is illegal

To discourage “urban” wildlife from visiting your neighborhood: • DO NOT FEED ANY “URBAN” WILDLIFE!! • Keep all pets indoors • Remove all outside pet food dishes • Remove all water sources • If approached, create a ruckus, throw small rocks in their direction, or spray them with a garden hose – BUT KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! For more information: Arizona Game & Fish Department,, (602) 942-3000.


completed the identification of washes within Anthem that are subject to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. As such, no disturbance, such as the use of a motorized vehicle, earthmoving (BMX/ramps), or activity that places any type of debris (trash/forts) in the flow line, is permitted within these washes, off of the designated trails. The ACC would like to remind all residents to use improved hiking trails only for the purposes of appropriate recreation. If you witness anyone disturbing plant life, causing destruction, or committing any type of illegal activity within the washes, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you see damage, contact Dave Smith, ACC Director of Parks & Facilities,

Preventing Spring Weeds with Pre-Emergent Herbicide As the spring season approaches, so spring the weeds. To minimize new growth of currently dormant weed seeds, a pre-emergent herbicide (in a granular or liquid form) can help create a temporary barrier on top of the soil that helps prevent new seeds from germinating. It can be applied to granite, flower beds, or turf, areas of dormant Bermuda grass or established Ryegrass, and needs to be watered in within 30 to 90 days to be most effective. All home improvement stores carry these herbicides, but in diluted formulas that will not be as effective. Always read the user instructions thoroughly and follow them carefully to achieve the best results. Pre-emergents are only effective in helping prevent weeds and will not kill weeds that are already visible. All home improvement stores carry these herbicides, but in diluted formulas that may not be as effective. Landscape specialty stores carry stronger products that may yield more consistent results. To achieve the best results, always read the user instructions and follow them carefully.

Anthem Washes and 404 Areas Did you know that Anthem 404 Washes are protected areas mandated by the Federal Government and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)? In 1997, the ACOE

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ANW Dog Parade a Barking Success!

Keep Our Community Clean, & Crime/Vandal Free

It was a great turnout at this year’s Anthem Neighborhood Watch (ANW) Dog Parade when all “watchdogs” (and their owners) dressed up and “strutted their stuff” in the ACC Community Park on Saturday, Feb. 9. In conjunction with the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon event, participants showcased their pets for the best watch dog costume, best owner/dog look-alike, best trickster, and best criminal costume competitions. The following are the first place winners from each category:

Be the eyes and ears of the community when you visit Anthem playgrounds, parks, and facilities. Report any non-emergency/ suspicious activity such as graffiti, property damage, property theft, loud music, or lost and found property to the following enforcement agencies: • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) : 602-876-1011 • Phoenix Police Department : 602-262-6151 • Anthem Parks & Facilities Department –for all graffiti and vandalism found on Anthem Community Council property: 623-879-3060. Leave a message and email pictures to

Safety Tips:

Best Watch Dog Costume: Micheal Gillespie & Boomer

Best Owner/Dog Look-alike: Lexi (dog owner) & Bella

• Slow down, concentrate, and obey speed limits, especially in school zones Pay attention when driving. Speaking on your cell phone allows you to lose focus of your surroundings and could lead to an accident. Follow the 15 mph speed limit in a school zone during school hours; however, also follow the directions of the on-site traffic controller. Obey all No Parking and other traffic signs to avoid being cited by law enforcement. • Do not leave valuables in your car Avoid being a victim. Do not leave any valuables in your car. It takes only a few seconds for someone to break the window of your car and take your valuables. When shopping, be smart – either carefully hide your items or take them with you.

Best Trickster: Jondy Oblinger & Cisco Kid

Best Criminal Costume: Isaac (dog owner) & Lucky

For more information about ANW: www., For more information about the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition:


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Note: 9-1-1 should be used only in emergency situations. An emergency situation requires immediate response from the police, fire, or emergency medical services.

Mark Your Calendar! • ANW meeting: March 7, 1 p.m., ACC Community Center, Game Room. • ANW booth at Anthem Days, 9-1-1 hands-on simulator demonstration – Saturday, Mar. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free SAFE-Kids goodie bags while supplies last.

For more information about ANW: anthem-neighborhood-watch,

14 Years of FamilY Welcome to another year of the Anthem Days celebration. For 14 years, all that makes Anthem a special place to live, work, and play. Join us

TWO-DAY FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE: • Business Expo • Craft Vendors • Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

• Kids’ Zone (with inflatables) • LIVE Entertainment (11 a.m.-4 p.m.): Saturday - Bourbon Tree Sunday - Chad Freeman and Redline (featuring the Hippity Hop Band) • Food Court & Rotary Beer Garden • Anthem Community Council and HOA Resource & Information Booth • Frazier Shows Carnival • Hoop Shoot Contest, sponsored by (Runs 4 days - March 7-10) OSR Physical Therapy: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Carnival Hours: Thursday: 5-9 p.m.

($15 all you can ride/all night long promotional bracelets)

Friday: 5-10 p.m. (no promotional bracelets)

Saturday: 1-10 p.m. ($15 all you can ride promotional bracelets - from 1-4 p.m.)

Sunday: 1-7 p.m. ($15 all you can ride promotional bracelets - from 1-4 p.m.)

Win the OSR Physical Therapy

$10,000 Half Court Shot Contest Sign up and rules will be at the Basketball courts and the OSR booth on Saturday, Mar. 9.

Fun Tradition! the Anthem community has been gathering together to celebrate for yet another exciting event filled with family-friendly festivities:

NEW THIS YEAR: • The AZ Game & Fish Department will offer free Sport Fishing Education programs and use of fishing gear and tackle, on a first come, first served basis, at the Anthem Community Park pond (no fishing license required), from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., on March 9-10. • Enter to win a Polaroid Z340 3x4 Instant Digital Camera at the ACC Information booth.

Egg Hunt Schedule: Sunday March 10 Field #1

11:10 a.m. – 2 yrs. old 11:30 a.m. – 4 yrs. old 11:50 p.m. – 1st Grade 12:10 p.m. – 3rd Grade 12:30 p.m. – 5th Grade 12:30 p.m. – Special Needs 12:50 p.m. – 3 yrs. old 1:10 p.m. – 5 yrs./K 1:30 p.m. – 2nd Grade 1:50 p.m. – 4th Grade 1:50 p.m. – Special Needs

Event Sponsors:

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11:20 a.m. – 3 yrs. old 11:40 a.m. – 5 yrs./K Noon – 2nd Grade 12:20 p.m. – 4th Grade 12:40 p.m. – 2 yrs. old 1 p.m. – 4 yrs. old 1:20 p.m. – 1st Grade 1:40 p.m. – 3rd Grade 2 p.m. – 5th Grade

For more information about the event:

Michele DeMichele, Special Events Director

Stephanie Ditner, Special Events Assistant



Welcome New Anthem Businesses!

Do you own commercial property in Anthem?

ACC would like to welcome the following new businesses that now call Anthem “home:”

Exciting Opportunity Now Available to Anthem Non-residential (commercial) Property Owners.

Ironwood Crossfit 41125 Daisy Mountain Dr., Ste 101 Offers CrossFit training techniques: varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. For more information: http://ironwoodcrossfit. com, 623-465-2545

Papa Murphy’s Anthem Marketplace 3655 W. Anthem Way, Ste. B-123 Offers custom-made “take ‘n bake” pizzas. For more information:, 623-551-5111

My Anthem Barber Shop 4205 W. Anthem Way, Ste. #103 Offers haircuts for children and adults. For more information: 623-465-0505

Anthem Business Update: • Long Realty: new District Manager, Kellie Rutherford, 4215 W. Anthem Way. • Rosati’s Pizza: under new ownership with plans to expand restaurant space, add additional outdoor eating seating, and undergo a complete remodel, 3668 W. Anthem Way. • Wild Vines Restaurant & Bar: announces new chef, Jon Mortimer, 41111 N. Daisy Mountain Dr.

The Anthem Community Council Board believes in supporting the Anthem local businesses through economic development and business services. The Board continues to appreciate how important a strong local business community is to Anthem’s success. In an effort to provide an additional benefit to Anthem non-residential (commercial) property owners, the ACC Board recently and unanimously voted to offer Community Center membership privileges to such owners in Anthem. Previous to 2013, non-residential property owners within Anthem were not extended Community Center membership or use privileges. The underlying governing documents specifically exclude nonresidential property owners from community center privileges. However, the documents do grant authority to the Board of Directors to provide such privileges, with a reasonable charge that is independent of the assessments currently paid by all non-residential property owners. The ACC hopes that non-residential (commercial) property owners will take advantage of this new opportunity. Anthem non-residential property owners should check their mailboxes as letters and application forms have been sent in the mail. For more information or to download the Non-Residential Property Owner Community Center Membership Procedures and Application: www.onlineatanthem. com/content/new-anthem-non-residentialcommercial-property-owners-program.

For a list of businesses within the Anthem Community:


For more information: Rona Reznick, Commercial Code & Business Specialist,, 623-742-6010. March 2013

Community Center Open House and Summer Registration Kick-Off Event April 6 9 a.m. – Noon Jump start your summer activities by registering early at the 2013 ACC Community Center Open House and Summer Registration Kick-off event. Enjoy games, contests, FREE classes, demonstrations, meet the dedicated staff of the ACC Community Center, and get information on your favorite summer programs such as:

Other activities scheduled: • Aquabats: Anthem’s a recreational, seasonal swim team • 9-10 a.m. Dolphins Swim Team try-outs • Dolphins: Anthem’s year-round • 9:20 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:10 a.m. competitive team TRX Fitness Samplers • Journey Summer Camp • 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Free Sports Sampler Clinic • group swim lessons • 10:30 a.m.– Noon • dive-in movies FREE Rockwall Climbing • sports programs • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Fitness Master Class • and more!

For more information: 623-879-3011, or visit the front desk.

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Welcome to the ACC Community Center The ACC Community Center and Community Park provides a variety of amenities, and we invite you to take advantage of all we offer. This month, we highlight the following activities:

IN THIS ISSUE: Check out the NEW Summer 2013 Community Center Activity Guide! Now a quarterly publication with a new look and feel, the ACC Community Center Activity Guide has been streamlined for ease of use. We hope you will find this guide more user-friendly than ever before. Be sure to save it until your autumn issue comes out just in time for fall programs and activities! Let us know what you think about this new issue by emailing the ACC at

AQUATICS New Master Swim - Begins March 4 Adult swimmers, ages 18 and up, work on your technique, form, and speed during Master Swim Classes held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., at the ACC Community Center’s lap pool. Cost is $25 per month.

Starguard Lifeguard Training: Two Sessions Available Get one of the summer’s hottest jobs by earning your Anthem Lifeguard certification! Two training sessions will be held this season for ages 16 and over:

• Session 1: Wed. March 13 & 20: 4 – 8 p.m.; Fri. March 15 & 22: 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 & 23: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

certification program. Monday, Mar. 18 – Friday, Mar. 22: 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, Mar. 23: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Register by March 10. Cost is $125, plus $25 for course book.

Enhance Swimming Skills at Spring Break Swim Camp Enjoy Spring Break in the water. This technique-based camp will focus on developing and enhancing swimming skills through workouts, drills, games, videos, dry-land training, and mental racing preparedness. This is NOT a “learn to swim” camp. Participants must be 5 to 16 years old and able to swim the length of the pool. Monday - Friday, Mar. 25 – 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Register by March 20. Cost: $100.

DANCE & GYMNASTICS Dance with the AZ Sunrays Aspiring dancers ages 3 to 9 years old can learn the latest dance steps in Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop with the Arizona Sunrays. The next eight-week dance session begins March 4 and runs until April 27. Days and times vary per class – check the front desk for current information. Register by Feb. 27. Cost: $105.

Flip for Gymnastics with the AZ Sunrays Kids ages 18 months to 9 years old can learn handstands, cartwheels and forward and backward rolls with one of the Valley’s leading gymnastics clubs – the Arizona Sunrays. The next eight-week session begins March 4 and runs until April 27. Days, times, and cost vary per class. Check the front desk for a current schedule. Register by Feb. 27. Cost: $85-$105. For more information on all dance and gymnastics programs: Kevin Shaffer,; 623-879-3011.

• Session 2: Wed. April 3 & 10: 4 – 8 p.m.; Fri. April 5 & 12: 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 6 & 13: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost per session: $125, plus $25 for course book.

Starfish Swim Instructor Training Begins March 18 Learn the skills and techniques necessary to become a great swim instructor in this


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HEALTH & FITNESS Get Outdoors and Hike AZ! Join the Anthem Hiking Club for these two great hikes in March. Van leaves the ACC Community Center at noted times:

• Aqua Fria River – March 9 A scenic 4-mile hike with a total elevation gain of 400 feet. Difficulty is 2.0 on a scale of 1 to 5. Time: 7 – 11 a.m. Cost: $17.

community center • Vulture Peak – March 23 A challenging 4.2-mile hike with a total elevation of 1155 feet. Difficulty is 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Time: 6 – 11:30 a.m. Cost: $18.

Get Fit with Group Fitness Classes The ACC Community Center offers a variety of health and fitness classes for every interest and level, taught by certified instructors. Check www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/community-center-health-fitness for a current class schedule. For more information on all health and fitness programs: Michelle Collins, mcollins@; 623-879-3011.

SPORTS Adult Leagues There are plenty of opportunities offered through the ACC Community Center for adults to get into the game. Register now for:

• Men’s Softball – Begins April 9 Tuesday’s, 6:30 – 10 p.m., ages 18 years and older. Register by April 4. Cost: $600/team. In addition, there are open, year-round leagues for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.

Youth Leagues Kids will learn the art of teamwork and good sportsmanship while getting much needed exercise by participating in these upcoming youth recreational sports programs. Register now for:

• Flag Football: April 4 – June 12 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 10 p.m. for ages 6 to 14 years old. Register by March 30. Cost: $80

• Volleyball: April 6 – June 8 Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for ages 8 to 14 years old. Register by April 1. Cost: $80

• Soccer: April 8 – June 1 Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for ages 5 to 14 years old. Register by April 3. Cost: $80

• Roller Hockey: April 8 – May 21 Mondays & Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. for ages 5 to 14 years old. Register by April 3. Cost: $80. For more information on all sports programs: Rick Klein,; 623-879-3011. For more information:, 623-879-3011.


TENNIS Kid’s After School Tennis – Begins March 4 Children of all ages and levels can improve their motor skills and technique with a challenging game of tennis. Session Two begins March 4 and runs through April 25. Days, times, and cost vary per class, so check the ACC Community Center’s front desk or the online Activity Guide for current information.

Adult Tennis Improve your stroke, perfect your serve, and get a great cardio workout with these adult tennis programs:

• Cardio Tennis Saturdays, 8 – 9 a.m. Cost: $10 drop-in

• Beginner/Stroke Development Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. Cost: $60 per month

• Drop-In Leagues Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Thursdays, 7 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. Cost: $2 – Includes can of tennis balls. For more information on all tennis programs, including private lessons: Cheryl Barnett,; 602-549-2017.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES Spring Break Camp Get ready for a week of fun and friendships at the ACC Community Center’s Spring Break Camp, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., March 25 - 29, 2013. Kids ages 3 years old to 6th grade can enjoy gym games, arts and crafts, rockwall adventures, and swims in the heated pool. Space is limited, so register early! Registration forms can be downloaded at or picked up at the front desk. Cost: Grades 1 - 6: $35 daily, or $150 weekly; Ages 3 - 5 years: $25 daily, or $85 weekly For more information on all youth activities: Jennifer Bowen,; 623-879-3011. Check out your ACC Community Center Activity Guide for more detailed information about all ACC Community Center programs and activities: ACC Resource Guide 15

For More ACC Community Center Programs & Activities

Check out your ACC Community Center Activity Guide for more detailed information about all ACC Community Center programs and activities:

HOA Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA)

Election 2013 Voting ends at 5 p.m. on March 15 for the 2013 election. Ballots will be tabulated by an independent third party, and overseen by representatives of the ACCCA’s Policy Committee and legal counsel. Results will be announced as soon as available and posted online no later than March 20. The Board would like to thank everyone supporting and participating in the election process, including ClubCorp for the use of its electronic voting system. Newly elected ACCCA Board members will be seated at their April 25, 2013 Board meeting. Newly elected Anthem Community Council (ACC) Board members will be seated at their April 24, 2013 Board meeting.

Republic Services Bulk Pickup Schedule Available Residents should have received in the mail Republic Service’s 2013 guide to trash, recycling, and bulk pick-up services. There are no changes to routes or services for Anthem customers. The bulk pickup schedule for the Country Club begins in March. The guide is also available in the Documents and Forms section of www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/country-club. It is important to note that a specification listed in the guide indicates that containers should NOT be placed on sidewalks, but rather, in the street, and 5 feet from any utility boxes or other fixed objects, such as parked cars.

High Volumes at the Manned Gates Trident Security reports that in December alone, the manned gates processed 33,258 visitors. For the entire year of 2012, the volume was 389,765. With these volumes, it is critical that residents continue to use QuickPass™ to manage their permanent guests and vendors, as well as temporary visitors. The system is easy to use and all residents have an assigned account. For help with your account: Jodette Snider, 623-742-4533,


Visit the ACCCA Booth at Anthem Days ACCCA will again share the community management booth at Anthem Days. Please drop by with your questions, learn more about our community’s governance, and pick up some tips on QuickPass™. For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Community Manager, 623-742-4561, jcote@aamaz. com,

Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)

Ballots Due March 15 Ballots for the Anthem Community Council (ACC) and Parkside Board of Directors election were mailed at the end of February. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact the Parkside Community Association at 623-7426050. We encourage Parkside residents to submit their ballot by electronic vote (E-Vote) or return their ballot to the HOA office. Please do not vote both electronically and by paper ballot. If both mediums are used, the electronic ballot will override the paper ballot. It’s very important to take the time to review the candidate bios that are provided at www. For voting process questions, or ballot and/or return envelope replacement: 623-742-6050.

Parkside to Set Tree Replacement Date/APS to Offer Free Tree Replacement Program If you are a Parkside homeowner who lost a tree(s) from last year’s severe rain storm, your trees should be replaced by the end of March or early April. The optimum time to replace trees is in the springtime. To ease the financial impact and promote energy conservation, APS is offering homeowners in Maricopa County the opportunity to receive at least 2 free trees, approximately 4-6 feet tall, for planting in approved yard locations. To participate, applicants ACC Resource Guide 17



must register to attend a free information session at choice/choice_135.html. A final Parkside tree replacement date will be established and posted on parkside or Parkside’s Facebook page.

Go Social with Parkside Join the Parkside Community Association on Facebook at ParksideHomeownersAssociation and be one of the first to catch up on Parkside news, read updates and alerts, and stay informed about landscaping tips, community reminders, and volunteer opportunities. Stay connected with your community! For more information: Annette McCarthy, Parkside Community Manager, 623-7426004,, www.


March 2013

Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Below are important election dates for the Annual Meeting for Village at Anthem Community. Please note dates have changed: • March 15 – Ballots due by 5 p.m. at HOA Office or via mail to AAM, LLC. • March 25 – Annual Anthem Condominiums Council of Co-Owners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the ACC Community Center (Ballots will be counted at meeting). Residents are encouraged to attend and get involved in issues that affect the Village at Anthem Condominium community. For more information: Village Community Manager, Jennifer Lundmark, 602-2882687,, www.

meeting & event ANTHEM FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAYS March 2 – 10 Community events are posted at www. “COLEMAN FIELD” DEDICATION March 3 2 p.m. ACC Community Park, Little League Field #1 MASTER SWIM BEGINS March 4 5:30 a.m. ACC Community Center, Lap Pool AZ SUNRAYS GYMNASTICS BEGINS March 4 Times vary according to class ACC Community Center AZ SUNRAYS DANCE CLASSES BEGIN March 4 Times vary according to class ACC Community Center AFTER SCHOOL TENNIS SESSION #2 BEGINS March 4 Times vary according to class ACC Community Center, Tennis Courts ANW MEETING March 7 1 p.m. ACC Community Center, Game Room HIKE –AGUA FRIA RIVER March 9 7 a.m. Meet at ACC Community Center ANTHEM DAYS March 9 – 10 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ACC Community Park PUBLIC SAFETY ROUNDTABLE March 12 Quarterly meeting cycle 2 p.m. ACC Community Center, Game Room 2013 Meeting Schedule: June 11, September 10, December 10


STARFISH SWIM INSTRUCTOR TRAINING March 18 4 p.m. ACC Community Center, Lap Pool GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED March 20 Time T.B.D. HIKE – VULTURE PEAK March. 23 6 a.m. Meet at ACC Community Center SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP March 25 – 29 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACC Community Center SPRING BREAK SWIM CAMP March 25 – 29 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ACC Community Center, Lap Pool ACC BOARD MEETING March 27 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center ACC COMMUNITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE & SUMMER REGISTRATION KICK-OFF April 6 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ACC Community Center


STARGUARD LIFEGUARD TRAINING BEGINS March 13 4 p.m. ACC Community Center, Lap Pool ANTHEM GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS DUE/E-VOTING ENDS March 15 5 p.m. ACC Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Ste. 102

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Anthem Community Center Main Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3011 Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Daisy Mountain Railroad Spring Break: Mar 25 - March 29 Monday – Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Resident Assistance

Southwest Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-861-1999

School District Deer Valley Unified School District . . . . 623-445-5000 Transportation Department . . . . . . . 602-467-5090

Preschool & Kindergarten Anthem Community Center Preschool . . . 623-879-3005 Caepe Preschool, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Creative Castle Preschool & Kindergarten . . 623-551-8013 DVUSD Family Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-3941


Anthem Golf & Country Club . . . . . . . . 623-742-6200 Ironwood Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-2296 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3052

Anthem Elementary School . . . . . . . 623-376-3700 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-3790 Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . . 623-465-4776 Archway Classical Academy . . . . . . .623-465-4776 Caurus Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-5083 Caepe School, The . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-7808 Canyon Springs School . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5200 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-376-5290 Diamond Canyon Elementary School . . 623-445-8000 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8090 Gavilan Peak Elementary School . . . 623-445-7400 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-7490 New River Elementary . . . . . . . . 623-376-3500 North Valley Christian Academy . . . . 623-551-3454

Public Service

High School

Anthem Neighborhood Watch . . Anthem Firewise . . . . . Anthem Pets Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 480-287-3542 Daisy Mountain Fire Department . . . . . . 623-465-7400 John C. Lincoln Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . 623-434-6444 North Valley Regional Library . . . . . . 602-652-3000 Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department . . 602-876-1011 Phoenix Police Non-Emergency Crime Stop . . 602-262-6151 North Valley Posse . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-456-2767 United States Post Office (Anthem Branch) . . .623-551-7950

Anthem Preparatory Academy . . . . 623-465-4776 Boulder Creek High School . . . . . . 623-445-8600 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-445-8690

Anthem Community Council . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6050 ACCCA Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 623-742-6030 Parkside Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . 623-742-4562 Villages Resident Assistance . . . . . . . . . 602-288-2687 After Hours Maintenance/ Landscape Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-721-6271 Maintenance Request Line . . . . . . . . . . 623-879-3019 Vandalism/Graffiti Reporting . . . . . . . . 623-879-3060

Anthem Country Club

Utilities Republic Services (East of I-17) . . . . . . . . 602-237-2078 Arizona Public Service (APS) . . . . . . . . 602-371-7171 Century Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-266-1700 Cox Communications . . . . . . . . . . 623-594-1000 City of Phoenix Solid Waste (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-7251 City of Phoenix Water Services (West of I-17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 602-262-6251 EPCOR Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-383-0834

Religious Services Arizona Hills Community Church . . . 623-465-0202 Calvary Chapel Desert Hills . . . . . 623-434-5060 Canyon Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-3175 Christ’s Church at the Crossroads . . . 623-466-7964 Chabad of Anthem . . . . . . . . . . 623-551-8348 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . . 623-465-0263 Cross of Christ Lutheran Church . . . . 623-551-9851 Fellowship Church of Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1144 Grace North Church. . . . . . . . . 623-551-0007 Hosanna Christian Fellowship . . . . . 623-512-6213 North Valley Assembly of God . . . . . 623-256-2408 North Valley Jewish Community Association. . 623-322-0957 Pioneer United Methodist Church . . . 623-551-0999 Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne . . . 623-465-9740 Sun Valley Baptist Church . . . . . . 623-986-1687 Vineyard Church at Anthem . . . . . 623-551-1133

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