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resourceguide Life in Abundance Anthem, Arizona

Your Guide to ACC News and Information

‘Music in May’ Under the Anthem Skies

Designated Food Areas Established for ACC Community Center Pools

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Anthem Veterans Memorial Honors the Fallen

Pre-approval Required for Business Renovations

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Communications & Public Affairs Director Shannon Wallace Art Direction Christi Bielstein Strategic Design Contributing Writers Jenna R. Kollings Jeri J. Robertson Anthem Country Club Community Association Anthem Parkside Community Association Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners 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 copyrighted 2013. For additional community information:

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A Spring CEO Greeting With every spring comes change, including a change in elected leadership for the Anthem Community Council. On behalf of the ACC, I’d like to express appreciation to outgoing Board members Jeff Pointer and Craig Boates for their years of volunteer service to Anthem. Through their roles on the board, they have elevated community dialogue, supported and challenged the work of the board and staff on numerous issues and programs, and spearheaded many important projects to enhance the quality of life in Anthem. Welcome to new Board members Ryan Halleran and John Birdseye (see page 3). Read on for details on Anthem’s popular concert series, the civic building renovations, and new community center offerings. Check out for the latest news, including how to become part of Anthem’s Family Day program and to track the progress of the 15th Anniversary Committee. We strive to make information available to all segments of Anthem, from retirees to working families. As part of this effort, we’d like to hear from you as to the value of adding a Community Chat series, which would enable folks to visit with ACC staff and elected leadership in an informal setting to hear about goings on in Anthem. Would this be of interest to you? Weigh in by responding to our online survey (see page 5). Happy May!

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.

2013 Board of Directors Election Results Congratulations to John Birdseye (Country Club) and Ryan Halleran (Parkside) who were seated at April’s regular Board meeting to serve on the ACC Board of Directors. They join incumbents John Balzer, Tim Fyke, Rob Linder, Holly Matson, and Ray Norris. Birdseye replaces outgoing member Jeffrey Pointer (Country Club), while Halleran replaces Craig Boates (Parkside), who served as president for two years. Each will serve three-year terms. John Birdseye has lived in Anthem for more than four years. Birdseye has served on the Anthem Cares through Service Leadership Team and has participated in Council and community functions, including the Facilities Research Group, the Water Rate Case Panel, and the Community Planning and Development Committee. Ryan Halleran has a financial advisory background, has worked as a legal adviser and research assistant for the Idaho Governor’s Office, the University of Idaho’s College of Law, and has served as a committee member on the ACC Community Planning and Development Committee. Halleran is an active member of the Rotary Club of Anthem. Many thanks are given to our outgoing board members. Their service was invaluable.

Facilities Master Plan Update Updated construction and operating cost estimates for proposed projects in the Facilities Master Plan, as well as estimated impacts on

assessments and additional recommendations and input were reviewed by the ACC Board of Directors at its April 4 meeting. The detailed information was generated after extensive review and discussion by the Community Planning and Development Committee (CPDC) and the Fiscal and Resource Management Committee (FaRMC). The following recommendations were approved by the Board: 1) Completion of Opportunity Way Park should be the first priority project. This new 8-acre park with two multiuse sports fields (unlit), playground equipment, leisure games area, basketball court, ramadas, benches, path lighting, restroom, landscaping, and an onsite parking lot; 2) Completion of the first phase of Liberty Bell Park improvements should be the second priority project, including courts for basketball, volleyball, and horseshoes; court lighting, benches, landscaping, and possibly an onsite parking lot (if alternative off-street parking is not adequate for park use); 3) Implementation of critical safety improvements to the existing Amphitheatre (lighting, access, etc.) should proceed on an accelerated time frame in advance of further investment in the full scale Amphitheatre/Outdoor Civic Area project; 4) Additional consideration should be given to constructing Outdoor/Leisure Games, such as bocce ball courts, in the area behind the Community Center to create an inexpensive and convenient games area in the short-term; and 5) Proposed Multi-use Sports Courts and the Parker Court Dog Park should be re-evaluated for funding consideration in future years after higher priority projects are completed.

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In addition, the Board recommended that projects be completed in full, when possible, rather than in phases in order to reduce project costs and disruptions. In June or July, staff will present the following analysis to the Board on the top priority projects to allow for further resident input and Board direction on next steps: • Project implementation schedules and the estimated availability of Enhancement Funds and staff/project management resources to construct the projects; • A comprehensive financial forecast that estimates the cost and timing of assessment increases required to pay for additional operating budget impacts related to maintaining a healthy long-term reserve fund balance, managing standard inflationary cost burdens and operating approved master plan projects; and • A proposed procurement model or approach to competitively secure qualified professional services to design, oversee and construct the priority projects. All reports on the Facilities Master Plan process and projects may be reviewed at, and continued public input may be submitted to planning@

Civic Building Update This project is on time for an early 2014 grand opening to the Anthem public! The intent of the new civic building is to be a gathering place for the community. There will be several spaces available for both drop-in free use and rental, from classrooms to meeting rooms, both large and small. It is anticipated that eventually the multi-purpose room will be available for rent for large-scale events, such as banquets, small musical performances, and/or business conferences, and the design supports a catering/warming kitchen to support such activities. Other amenities will be included such as yoga/fitness rooms, arts and crafts room, and more. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will also have expanded space in the facility to secure its long-term presence in Anthem. The revised Civic Building design and an estimated construction budget of $1.3 million were approved by the ACC Board of Directors at its April 4 meeting. Design and construction


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costs reflected changes based on input from the Board and public received through various means, including a work session and March 20 Civic Building Open House. The revised design maximizes available space by centralizing the multi-purpose room and creating additional classrooms. The guaranteed maximum price will be presented to the ACC Board at its May 22 meeting for approval. With that approval, the contractor will submit permit applications to Maricopa County. Once those are issued, construction will begin. In addition, the Board authorized ACC staff to execute an agreement with Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) for use of the vacant and undesignated space on the second floor of the Anthem Civic Building. The agreement would be developed for immediate use through the opening of the Civic Building to the general public, with an option to renew for a longer term. DMV and ACC staff will recruit and supervise volunteers to paint the space with no other improvements being made to the area. DMV would be responsible for upkeep, providing furniture, and managing and scheduling use of the area by other qualifying non-profit organizations. A nominal user’s fee to cover actual and administrative costs will be established as part of the agreement. Other Anthem civic organizations have been invited to apply if they have an interest in leasing office space. Leases would be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are an Anthem-based nonprofit interested in leasing space in the civic building, contact jkollings@

ACC Summer Office Hours Changing to Facilitate Civic Building Construction When the Anthem Civic Building construction begins in late spring/early summer, office hours for the public will be modified. This will expedite construction and save in overall cost. We will continue to be open extended hours in order to best serve the public. Adjusted hours are anticipated to begin Monday, June 3. Check the web site for the final hours/schedule, and notification of when the offices are moved to the new upstairs location.



Arroyo Norte Use Agreement An ‘Anthem Chat’ with ACC Voted Down Community Executive Officer Consistent with public communication and comment, the ACC Board of Directors voted unanimously to not approve a proposed use agreement with Arroyo Norte representatives. The use agreement would have allowed Arroyo Norte residents to utilize ACC amenities for a monthly fee. The board expressed gratitude for public input regarding the use agreement.

ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kollings is exploring the concept of inviting Anthem community members to join her for regular one-hour casual conversations to discuss community issues in an open and informal setting. To help determine if there is interest in this program, and to set the details of the time and frequency of these meetings, the ACC would like input from residents and local business owners.

ACC Establishes Designated Food Areas for Community Center Pools

The goal of these informal meetings is to provide Anthem residents and the business community the opportunity to hear about and discuss issues, projects, and services as they relate to the current, and future viability of Anthem, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and provide ideas. From time to time, the CEO may also host guests who could include ACC Board members or HOA leaders. Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey at www.OnlineAtAnthem. Responses received will help us to better understand the needs of those who would be interested in attending. Meetings will be held at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.

For the health and safety of all patrons using ACC Community Center pools, and to ensure deck cleanliness, the Anthem Community Council is taking additional steps to emulate common practice among community pools in the Valley by establishing two designated areas where food will be permitted, starting Saturday, May 4. These designated food areas will now be located adjacent and to the west end of the Water Park and Lap pools. All food, including snacks and drinks, will be required to be contained in these new areas by all patrons. For added convenience, food concession vendors will be available in the area adjacent to the Water Park, as well as tables, chairs, and umbrellas in both designated locations. In addition, the designated eating areas will also help to protect against bees and safeguard the Center’s recent pool deck resurfacing investment by eliminating food and drink stains. Water will be permitted throughout all outdoor areas. For more information:, 623-879-3011.

Anthem Welcome Sign ‘Sponsor Panel’ Program Community non-profits are invited to apply to have their organization’s logo etched on a metal “Sponsor Panel” to be mounted on one of two Welcome Signs located in Anthem. The Welcome Signs, located at the south entrance of the community on Gavilan Peak Parkway and the entrance to Anthem West on Anthem Way, serve to reflect the overall welcoming character of Anthem. To apply, organizations must be: • located within Anthem • civic organizations for the purpose of servicing a public or mutual benefit other than the pursuit or accumulation of profits for its owners or investors • established for five or more years • a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit Each approved organization will be responsible for the cost of creating, installing, and maintaining ACC Resource Guide 5



its sponsor panel. A total of 10 panels will be on each sign on a first come, first served basis. Applicants are subject to review and confirmation. For an application, program policy and guidelines, or more information:, 623-742-6050.

Community Continues to Rally Behind Family Day Series “Operation Hope,” the second of a fourpart series that aims to help keep Anthem children substance free, brought a focus to middle- and high-school students and families of the devastating effects of drug use, at another unprecedented event, held in April. Community members continue to rally to make the Family Day Series successful. In early April, recognition was given to elementary students who were part of the capacity crowd at the January Family Day kickoff event. In January, the Anthem Community Council (ACC), Community Bridges, Phoenix Police, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Deer Valley Unified School District joined forces in presenting, Anthem Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children, the first of the series.

presentations in the year-long series: • Sept. 19 – “National Family Day Awareness and Drug Education Seminar” (recommended for all ages), 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Dec. 12 – “Drug Awareness Community Panel” (recommended for mature middleand high school-aged students and their parents and guardians), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Help Promote Upcoming Events: Residents and business owners are invited to download and print the event flyer, and/or support Family Day events through a donation at www.OnlineAtAnthem. Learn more about the Family Day program and how to become a Family Day Star. “Like” the national Family Day web page to get daily tips on engaging with your children. By becoming a Family Day Star, parents commit to: S – Spend time with their kids T – Talk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol A – Answer their questions and listen to what they say R – Recognize that they have the power to help keep their kids substance free Thank you to the tremendous support from community members who have attended events or made contributions to this worthwhile program.

Local Resident Wins Anthem Days Business Expo Prize

Students from Anna Kramer’s third-grade class at Diamond Canyon Elementary School were treated to special recognition from Anthem Community Council (ACC) and a pizza lunch for having the most attendees from one classroom at the Jan. 24 event. They proudly show off the award with, from left, ACC Board Member Holly Matson, ACC Community Executive Officer Jenna Kollings, their teacher, and Student Teacher Hannah Shea (seated). Community members are invited to now mark their calendars for the third and fourth


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Congratulations to Brenda Samford, above right, winner of the Anthem Days Business Expo drawing. The Anthem resident gathered 10 stamps on an incentive card while visiting booths at the annual event and won a Polaroid Z340 2x4 Instant Digital Camera. Thank you to all Anthem Days Expo businesses that participated this year.



Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) Pays Tribute May 27 Join the Daisy Mountain Veterans American Legion Post 128, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128, the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 12031, and the Friends of the Veterans Memorial, an affiliate group of the Anthem Community Council, to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have fallen while serving our country, 10 a.m., Monday, May 27, at the second annual AVM Memorial Day Ceremony. The Anthem Community will gather together at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in the ACC Community Park where guest speaker, Robert Martens, a military Gold Star Father, will speak on behalf of his son, HN (Hospitalman) Robert Nathan Martens (Navy), who was killed in action on Sept. 6, 2005 in Al Qaim, Iraq. In addition, the ceremony will also include: • Retiring and posting colors by Daisy Mountain Veterans • Remembrances of U.S. war casualties since WWI • P.O.W. and M.I.A. ceremony • Musical Theater of Anthem Singers For more detailed information: www.

Pay Tribute with a Paver The Friends of the Anthem Memorial invite the community to donate or purchase a commemorative Anthem Veterans Memorial paver that is engraved, as designated, and permanently placed around the base of the Memorial. For more information: www.

Anthem Veterans Memorial History On Nov. 11, 2011, the Veterans Memorial site was dedicated to the Anthem community as a monument to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces. This pillar of pride, in conjunction with its Arizona Historical Society designation, provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who desire to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county. To date, the Anthem Veterans Memorial has received the following honors and awards: • ACEC 2012 Grand Award – Best Engineering and Environmental Consulting Project – American Consulting Engineers Companies • Arizona Public Works Project of the Year Award 2012 – Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) • Historic Marker Designation 2012 – Arizona Historical Society

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Anthem’s popular outdoor conce Grab a blanket! Bring a picnic dinner! En Musical Line-up: Friday, May 3: Southbound – NEW! Southbound takes a variety of musical genres – current and classic country and southern and classic rock – and combines electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, bass, and drums, as well as smoothly blended harmonies to make for one unique sound. The band has played in venues across Arizona and with national acts The Lost Trailers and Hal Ketchum.

Friday, May 10: APPLE Beatle Tribute Band – Back by popular demand The APPLE Beatle Tribute Band, Arizona’s top “Fab Four” sound-a-like group, performs the classic and greatest hits while re-creating their “live in concert” allure with authentic instruments and costumes.

Friday, May 17: The JJ’s Band – NEW! The JJ’s Band, a nine-piece high energy dance band, performs a variety of funk, disco, soul, Motown, and current dance music that covers songs from the 1960s through today. Offering a horn and percussion section, the band specializes in local events and festivals.

ert series returns for the 11th year. njoy diverse sounds of local Arizona bands! Friday, May 24: Thaddeus Rose Band – Back by popular demand Musical composer and producer Thaddeus Rose performs a variety of musical genres with his threepiece show band, covering hits from the 1940s through today. A regular performer at the Wigwam Resort, Rose was previously with the Isotopes, a popular Arizona band in the 1990s that received radio airplay with their album “Separated by Shadows.”

Friday, May 31: The Volcano Island Band featuring Sean Mireau – NEW! Sean Michael Mireau and The Volcano Island Band have been entertaining local audiences since the 1990s, creating a lively and festive atmosphere performing Calypso, Island, Luau, Reggae, and steel drum music.

New this year:

FREE Admission and Parking

• Gourmet food items offered for sale during the opening concert, May 3. • Ice cream offered for sale at remaining four concerts.



Volunteers Needed to Help Keep Neighborhoods Safe Volunteers are needed for a leadership role and as committee members for ANW. To volunteer, complete and return an online interest form:

Domestic Violence, Child Abuse Awareness Focus of Meeting Increasing awareness about domestic violence and child abuse are the topics of ANW’s Community Awareness Meeting, 6:308 p.m., Thursday, May 9, ACC Community Center, Exploration Room. Law enforcement representatives and Julie Caldwell, MS, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will discuss the signs of domestic violence and child abuse. The implications of these issues in the community and how residents can help will also be addressed. Concepts and principles of safety will be discussed by Sgt. Jamie Rothschild, Phoenix Police Department.

Summer Travel Safety • Carry travelers’ checks instead of cash and record information (serial numbers and item name) of valuables being taken on vacation. • Take a copy of the information on the trip and send one to another trusted individual. • Take a video of items; keep one on the trip and send one to another person. • Remember to lock doors at lodging. • Lock car doors and keep windows secured. • Take all valuables out of vehicles. • Call a trusted neighbor to keep watch of your home. • Let the MCSO North Valley Posse or the Phoenix Police Department know of plans to be gone: n



Project: Safe Neighborhoods While there is a national Department of Justice Project Safe Neighborhoods strategy designed to reduce and prevent crime, some people become complacent in a community such as Anthem. Anthem is served by the Phoenix Police Department (west of I17) and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (east of I17), as well as the MCSO North Valley Posse. As these law enforcement agencies patrol the neighborhoods, they serve to deter crime. However, it takes the residents to support their efforts by teaming with neighbors and keeping a watchful eye throughout the community. There are simple techniques all residents can use: • Talk with neighbors on the street, or when visiting another’s home about safety and neighborhood concerns. • Watch for suspicious looking visitors or drivers on the street, and report their actions. • Be outside visiting with others – criminals will avoid populated streets. • Report suspicious activity or crime in progress (vandalism and graffiti are crimes). Dependent on the situation, call 911 or the appropriate non-emergency number listed below. Support law enforcement by reporting any suspicious criminal activity. Police Non-Emergency Numbers • Anthem East (MCSO): 602-876-1011 • Anthem West (Phoenix Police Department): 602-262-6151, policereport/index.html • Phoenix Police Online Non-Emergency Reporting: policereport/index.html For more information: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/content/going-on-vacation-take-thesesecurity-measures

MCSO –, 602 456-2767 City of Phoenix – Black Mountain Precinct, 602-495-5002

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

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Welcome New Anthem Businesses!

ACC Must Approve Plans Prior to Business Renovations

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

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. To assure Anthem code compliance, businesses and/or managing agents, large or small, must work with the ACC’s Business Services and Code Specialist for approval of any exterior improvements in advance of renovation.

Dr. Charles L. Schaffer, MD, FAAO (Ophthalmologist) 41810 N. Venture Drive, Ste. E-152 First and only Ophthalmologist in Anthem; Board Certified Jobs created: three-four employees, 623-584-9295

Northridge Tax & Accounting Service 42302 N. Vision Way, Ste. 113 Offers accounting and tax services. Jobs created: three employees 623-551-0552

Panache Nails 42407 N. Vision Way, Ste. 111 Under new ownership. Offers manicures, pedicures, gel nails, and waxing services., 623-551-0916

3655 W. Anthem Way, Ste. A-109 Under new ownership. Offers private postal boxes, mailing and UPS/Federal Express pickup, and shipping and packing services., 623-551-1305

Anthem Business Update: • All About Eyes: moving this month into a larger corner suite in the same building, 42201 N. 41st St., Suite 128. Optometrist with retail eyewear. For a list of businesses within the Anthem Community: business-directory


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Because businesses in Anthem are in a Planned Unit Development, by reviewing renovation or façade improvement plans in advance, the ACC clarifies the requirements of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), and Supplemental Declarations as some restrictions may apply. In addition, the ACC requires local business owners to submit for approval all temporary onsite advertising prior to placement. Paramount to advancing growth in Anthem, and as advocates to sustaining the great ideas of the business community, staff seeks to continue to build pro-active communication before important commercial enhancements are made. For more information: Rona Reznick, rreznick@, 623-742-6010.

Planned Unit Development, ‘PUD’ Explained Almost 15 years ago, developer Del Webb broke ground for the area known as Anthem as a location for a new community. This was the result of the creation of a Planned Unit Development (PUD). A PUD establishes criteria that determine the private and common areas, and building guidelines of an area. These may include street lighting designs, street width standards, architectural styles, building height standards, land coverage ratios, common area parks, or amenity requirements. Marketplace Plaza, 41830 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, was the first commercial property built in Anthem, followed by the Commerce Park on the west side of Interstate 17. Today, Anthem is home to more than 271 businesses.

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

community center Welcome to the ACC Community Center The ACC Community Center and Community Park provide a variety of amenities, and we invite you to take advantage of all we offer. Unless otherwise noted below, you can register for the following programs at the Community Center front desk or: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/activity-guide-registration.

Expanded Games in Lobby; New Equipment in Gym New games were added to the ping pong table area in the ACC Community Center lobby. Families and children can now play foosball, electronic basketball, and air hockey. All games are free and available during Community Center open hours. Also, 39 new pieces of equipment were installed in the gym. They include: 10 treadmills, 15 spin bicycles, six resistance line machines, five upright bicycles, one additional stepmill, a multistation unit, and a Smith machine, a piece of equipment used in weight training that consists of a barbell that is fixed within steel rails, allowing only vertical movement.

Lost and Found Available for Community Center, Parks Did you know that items found in Anthem Community Council or Community Center parks are taken to the Center’s Lost and Found? If something is left behind, it may be turned in by community members or staff. Typically, items are held for 30 days; however, because of space limitations, during the summer and other peak times, items are donated after one week. Valuable items, such as cameras and cell phones are always held for one month in a secured location. For more information: 623-879-3011.

Activity Guide Schedule Corrections Due to misprints in the ACC Community Center’s Summer Activity Guide: • All group swim classes, ages 1 year to adult, are offered Mondays-Thursdays only, not on Fridays as indicated. When registering for any lessons, Anthem residents should note that prices indicated in the guide are accurate and apply to


four-day-a-week classes. This correction applies to ClownFish, Sea Horse, StarFish, Sea Turtle, Otter, Sea Lion, and Shark swim groups. For more information: 623-879-3011. • All dance classes for May ONLY are offered on Thursdays, not Mondays as printed. This applies to the May 5-June 3 session for Jazz & Ballet Combo, Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet. In March, ACC Community Center Aquatics Manager Desiree Valdivia received a Lifeguard 5-Star Award from the Starfish Aquatics Institute for the Community Center’s lifeguard training program. This is the first year staff has operated under the Starfish lifeguard training program; a program that helps to reduce drowning and save lives by integrating experiential learning theory with aquatics. This award represents the first time in the Aquatics Institute’s history the 5-Star Award has been given to a program after just the first year. Valdivia has trained more than 50-60 lifeguards for this summer’s season alone.

AQUATICS Master Swim Class Join the Master Swim group to work on strokes, breathing techniques, and kicks, all while working out and having a good time with a USA certified coach. Master Swim classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6:45 a.m., ACC Community Center Lap pool. The next session is June 3-26. Ages 14+. Pre-registration required. Cost: $25. For more information:, 602-879-3011.

Group Swim Lessons As part of Starfish Swimming, an internationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute, participants learn swimming and water safety skills while exploring the water in a creative and comfortable environment. Please note: All classes are Mondays-Thursdays; no classes on Fridays. Times, dates and costs vary. ClownFish (Parent-Child) Basic skills are taught to parent and child. Introduces children to the water; parent is taught safety, support, and holds. ACC Resource Guide 13

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All Classes below are for Ages 1 year to adult Sea Horse (Level 1) Introduction to water skills. Students practice water adjustment, support front/ back floats, side glide, pulling, and kicking. StarFish (Level 2) Students will retrieve a submerged object, kick and float on both front and back, and learn the slide guide with proper breathing technique. Sea Turtle (Level 3) Students will focus on freestyle and introduction to back crawl. Otter (Level 4) Students should be able to swim 25 yards both freestyle and back crawl. The butterfly is introduced. Sea Lion (Level 5) Students should be able to swim 25 yards both freestyle and back crawl, and 10 yards butterfly. The breastroke will be introduced. Shark (Stroke School) Students must be able to swim 25 yards both freestyle and backcrawl, and 10 yards butterfly and breastroke. This level will focus on technique.

Jr. Lifeguard Class Work alongside Anthem’s lifeguards and learn aquatic safety, emergency response, and teamwork. Class includes pizza on Saturdays, a participant manual, and a junior lifeguard shirt. Bring a swim suit, change of clothes, and towel both days. This class is for ages 12-15 years old. Pre-course skills (day 1): Ability to swim 200 meters, 100 front crawl, and 100 breastroke; tread water for one minute. The class will be held May 31, and June 1, 7, and 8. Must register by May 26. Cost: $75.

Summer Kick-Off Party Kick off summer in style at the ACC Water Park and Lap Pool. Watch a movie, play games, and swim. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided. Ages 14+ or register with an adult; 8-10 p.m., Friday, May 31; must register by May 24. Cost: $8 per person, $18 per couple, $25 per family.


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HEALTH & FITNESS Personal Training With summer approaching, it’s a great time to consider individual training with one of the Center’s qualified personal trainers. There are several professional trainers available to tailor a program specific to each person. Personal training is offered in 60-minute sessions. Cost: $60, single session; $289, five sessions; $539, 10 sessions; and $959, 20 sessions.

Group Fitness Classes Here are some of the newest additions: • Anthem Waves – Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. • Aqua Zumba – Mondays, 9 a.m. • Sunrise Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. • Jump Start – Start the morning off with a mix of cardio blasts followed by repetitions of total body weight exercises - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Cost: Drop-In—$4; 12-Punch Pass—$40; 24-Punch Pass—$65. Unlimited monthly options include $49, one month; $110, three months; and $189, six months.

Get Outdoors and Hike AZ! Join the Anthem Hiking Club for these two great hikes in May. Van leaves the ACC Community Center at 6 a.m. • North Wilson Mountain Trail #123 – May 4 This trail climbs Wilson Mountain in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, using the northern trailhead, staying mostly in the shade until the top. Hikers will then walk across the top of the mountain to the turnaround point. The 10.4-mile hike starts at an elevation of 4,800 feet and total elevation gain is 2,800 feet. Difficulty is 4 on a scale of 1 to 5. Return time: approximately 4 p.m. Cost: $20 (includes trail guide and travel). • Watson Lake Trail – May 18 This 6.7 mile hike with a total elevation gain of 800 feet circles Watson Lake, on the outskirts of Prescott in the Dells area. Hikers will be viewing and walking through the interesting rock formations here. The trailhead elevation is at 5,100 feet. Difficulty is 1.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. Return time: approximately 1 p.m. Cost: $16 (includes trail guide and travel).

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Learn Kung Fu Both children and adults can gain confidence through Kung Fu, an ancient Chinese method of self-defense. Classes focus on skills in defense, balance and power with discipline for mind and body. Held Mondays and Wednesdays at various times. Ages: 3+. Cost: $58-$81 per month.

De-Stress with Tai Chi The oldest art of fitness from China, Tai Chi has been called meditation in motion. Classes available Monday and Wednesday mornings, or Tuesday evenings, and focus on movement, breathing techniques, balance, and coordination to help reduce stress and promote relaxation Ages: 18+. Cost: $53-$101 per month.

ACC Community Center Programs & Activities For more detailed information about all ACC Community Center programs and activities: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/activity-guide-registration.

Senior Stretch and Tone A gentle stretching class designed for active adults or those who want a gentler form of exercise. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., May 1-29 and June 3-26. Cost: $41 per month.

YOUTH PROGRAMS Little Rascals Camp 2013 This camp is for ages 3 years old to entering kindergarten. It includes making arts and crafts, singing songs, and playing games with friends at this state-licensed summer camp. Each week highlights a new theme and new adventures. Participants must be potty trained. Costs and times vary; however, there is an additional onetime $35 non-refundable fee due at registration. Week 1 (Artful Antics) begins May 28. Register by May 23. No camp on Monday, May 27.

Journey Summer Camp 2013 This camp is for kindergarten graduates to 6th grade. It includes making arts and crafts, climbing the rock wall, swimming, singing, field trips, and playing games with friends at this state-licensed summer camp. Each week highlights a new theme and new adventures. Costs and times vary; however, there is an additional one-time $35 non-refundable fee due at registration. Week 1 (Summer Blast Off) begins May 28. Register by May 23. No camp on Monday, May 27.

DANCE & GYMNASTICS Dance with the AZ Sunrays Aspiring dancers ages 3-9 years old can learn the latest jazz, ballet, and hip hop dance steps

with the Arizona Sunrays. Summer sessions: May 6-July 29. Days, times, and costs vary.

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 the Arizona Sunrays. Summer sessions: May 7- Aug. 3. Days, times, and costs vary.

ADULT PROGRAMS Golden Go Getters Potluck Bring a favorite dish to share with friends at the monthly Golden Go Getter’s potluck. Enjoy food, conversation, raffles, and great company. The first potluck is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14.

Activity Night Join in for a variety of games, including poker. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. The first night is 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 24.

Activity Afternoon Join in for a variety of games, including poker. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Activity Afternoons are every Monday, 1-4 p.m. May 6, 13, 20 and 27.

‘Hand and Foot’ Join other adults for a Hand-and-Foot card game. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. The first round of this game is 1-4 p.m., Friday, May 17. ACC Resource Guide 15

community center

news Adult Tennis

SPORTS Adult League Monday Night Flag Football League features 12-game double-header season, with double elimination tournament. USSSA rules apply, except as noted. 8-10 p.m., May 6-July 22, ages 18+. Cost: $250/team. Free agent list available: In addition, there are open, year-round leagues for basketball, roller hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball.

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 or Thursdays, 7 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. Cost: $2 – includes can of tennis balls.

WATER PARKS, PADS, AND POOL SUMMER HOURS The time is here for your Summer Splash at the ACC Community Center Water Park, Lap Pool, and Liberty Bell Park Splash Pad Water Park

Water Park

Lap Pool

Open weekends May 4 - 19 Sat & Sun ONLY Noon - 5 p.m.

Open 7-days/week May 25 - Aug. 11 Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Open year-round Mon-Thurs: 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri: 5 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sat: 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Diving boards open during these times

Diving boards open during these times

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

Liberty Bell Splash Pad Open 7-days/week May 4 - mid-October 10 a.m. - Dusk

For a list of rules:


May 2013


Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA)

Election Results Incumbents Chuck Durrant and Chris Ensign were re-elected to their Board of Directors positions, for an additional two-year term, and are reseated along with current members Steve Champion, Jo-Ann Greenstein, and Rick Kesselman. With the direction of the Board, the Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) is responsible for maintaining all common property and roads within the Country Club community; establishing and maintaining policies consistent with current laws and legislation relevant to homeowners’ associations; supporting security procedures at the entrance and exit gates; and applying and enforcing policies and requirements in the Governing Documents and Design Guidelines.

Wall and Fence Painting Continues This year’s painting of the common block walls and iron fences that abut the common areas or the golf course began in April and will continue through September. For areas scheduled for fence painting, ValleyCrest personnel will clear vegetation outside the fences to a 3-foot perimeter, and homeowners will be asked to remove vegetation and rabbit fencing from the fences on the side within the homeowner’s lot. If the fence is obstructed, the painters will skip the fence and attempt to reschedule. If your fence is scheduled during a time that you will be away, please arrange for someone to complete the fence clearing on your behalf. Notices will be placed on garage doors a few days prior to the start of painting in the areas scheduled. For complete schedule: wwwOnlineAtAnthem. com/country-club. For more information: Betty Lively, Premier Painting, 623-551-8640, betty_


May Wall Painting Schedule Unit 12 18 15

Neighborhood Rolling Green Haig Point Baltusrol

Estimated Start Date 5/2 5/29 5/9

May Iron Painting Schedule Unit 1

Neighborhood Wingate


Haig Point

Estimated Start Date 5/16 5/29

For complete schedule: www.OnlineAtAnthem. com/country-club. For more information: Premier Painting,, 6 23-551-8640.

Watch for Snakes This is the time of year when our wildlife neighbors become very active and visible, and we need to keep watch to ensure the safety of our families, including pets. There are 15 species of rattlesnakes in our area, most active March through October. To co-exist with the snake population, take a few important steps: • Keep walkways clear and well-lit. • Don’t feed the birds. Bird feed attracts rodents, and they attract snakes. • Be mindful that a snake may curl around a bush—take care that your dog doesn’t find it first. If you encounter a rattlesnake, it may rattle to alert you and move away. Take these precautions: • Back away slowly to a safe distance—at least the length of the snake. • Do not attempt to remove the snake or antagonize it. Allow it its space and walk away. Most likely it’s just passing through. If your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake, take it immediately to a veterinarian. If a person is bitten, call 911. A picture of the snake will be helpful in determining the correct treatment. If you believe a snake must be removed, call the Daisy Mountain Fire Department but keep an eye on the snake until the team arrives. For more information:

New Member Joins the Compliance Team Laura Thompson joined the ACCCA’s Compliance staff on April 1. An experienced Community Manager with CAAM certification through the Arizona Association of Community ACC Resource Guide 17



Managers, Laura has a background in compliance existing landscape: coordination and the tasks associated with our • Adds value and beauty to the property Lifestyle Enhancement Committee (LEC). Prior to • Shade trees help reduce summer energy bills working with homeowners’ associations, Laura • Drought-tolerant vegetation require less water was a Fire Captain in the US Air Force. and maintenance, saving water and money For more information: Jody Cote, ACCCA Before heading to a local nursery, remember to Community Manager,, www. refer to the online Parkside Design Guidelines, 623-742-4561. for landscape requirements and a list of approved plants: parkside-documents-forms.

Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA)

Stay Connected with Parkside!

To continue effective communications between the Parkside Community Association and its residents, Parkside offers the following Election Results ways to stay informed of activities and projects Incumbents Loren Linscott and Bettye Ruff were with the Parkside community. re-elected to their Board of Directors positions • e-News: e-News is an e-newsletter providing and will serve two-year terms. Incumbent Jim highlights of Parkside community news, Lasky and newly elected Thomas Woodward will services, reminders, tips, and more. Sign-up serve for one year. Woodward has a business at: management background and is a former owner • Facebook: Parkside Community of a custom wood furniture company. The Board Association: extends a gracious thank you to outgoing Board ParksideHomeownersAssociation Vice President David Oakeson. Through his For more information: Annette McCarthy, dedication, commitment, and support, he was an Parkside Community Manager, amccarthy@ excellent asset to the Board and the community., parkside, 623-742-6004.

Exterior Home Improvement Tips

As summer quickly approaches, now is the time to paint the exterior of your home and replace the foliage that was damaged by winter freeze.

Painting Revive the exterior of your home with fresh paint. Fresh paint or an updated color scheme can take your house from unsightly to desirable. Typically, the average exterior paint job lasts 10 years. However, due to the intense Arizona sun, you may need to repaint even sooner. The Parkside Community Association offers several color schemes to consider when deciding what color to paint your home. Books with these color schemes are available at the HOA office. But remember, prior to painting, you must obtain approval from the Architectural Review Committee.

Trees and Shrubs Spring is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs in your yard and prune back any of the damage caused by this past winter’s cold snap. There are many reasons to freshen your


May 2013

hoacontacts Anthem Country Club Community Association (ACCCA) Jody Cote, Community Manager 623-742-4561

Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) Annette McCarthy, Community Manager 623-742-6004

Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-Owners Ken Martin, Community Manager 602-395-2736

Anthem Community Council (ACC) 623-742-6050

meeting & event




May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 7-9 p.m. ACC Community Park Amphitheater

May 17 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center



May 4-19 Noon-5 p.m. ACC Community Center Water Park

May 18 6:30 a.m. Meet at ACC Community Center



May 4-mid October (Mon.-Sun.) 10 a.m.-Dusk ACC Liberty Bell Park

May 22 6:30 p.m. ACC Community Center



May 4 8-10 p.m. ACC Community Center Soccer Field #3

May 24 6-8:30 p.m. ACC Community Center



May 4 6:30 a.m. Meet at ACC Community Center

May 25-Aug. 11 Times Vary by Day ACC Community Center Water Park



May 6, 13, 20, 17 1-4 p.m. ACC Community Center

May 27 10 a.m. ACC Community Park Veterans Memorial



May 6-June 3 on Thursdays Times Vary ACC Community Center

May 27 ACC Administrative Offices Closed


May 28 Times Vary ACC Community Center

May 7-June1 Times/Days Vary ACC Community Center

COMMUNITY AWARENESS MEETING May 9 6:30-8 p.m. ACC Community Center, Exploration Room

GROUP SWIM LESSONS BEGIN May 13 Times Vary ACC Community Center



JOURNEY SUMMER CAMP BEGINS May 28 Times Vary ACC Community Center

SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY May 31 8-10 p.m. ACC Water Park and Lap Pool For more event and meeting information:

May 14 6-8 p.m. ACC Community Center

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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 Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday – Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Resident Assistance

EPCOR Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-383-0834 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

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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