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ANTHEM • DESERT HILLS • NEW RIVER • TRAMONTO

GUESS WHO’S PEEKING INTO OUR BACKYARDS. PAGE 20

How Your School Ranks on the AIMS Test. Page 17

Lennar to Build Homes Just North of Anthem? Page 33

Best Campgrounds Within Reach. Page 24

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Library Renovation A Disappointment

9 THIS WEEK IN

The Neighborhood

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Of the Neighborhood

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AIMS Are In... And On Their Way Out

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Library Renovation a Disappointment

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just went into the [North Valley Regional Library] at Boulder Creek [High School] and I was so disappointed. The library just went through a month’s worth of renovation... which should have been labeled “downsizing.” I never thought my local library needed the book version of liposuction. I walked into the lobby, up to the librarian’s desk and was shocked that I could see the entire back wall. Prerenovation, the only visible part of the wall was high up near the ceiling. The only way to accomplish this wallrevealing feat had to be by removing 60–80 percent of the books.

When I asked a librarian to help me find books on bird watching, I was further disappointed that she struggled to locate the books, that no map of the new configuration existed, and that when she did locate the section, there were only four relevant books on the shelf. I find myself missing Dewey Decimal like a long, lost lover. What a shame.

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New River

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THIS WEEK

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY 8.15

SCHOOL

SDOHS: Freshmen Parent Orientation 5 p.m. Sandra Day O’Connor High School 25250 North 35th Avenue Glendale 623-445-7100

SDOHS: Meet the Teacher Curriculum Night

6—7 p.m. Sandra Day O’Connor High School 25250 North 35th Avenue 623-445-7100

CLUBS

Noon—1 p.m. Arizona Game & Fish Department 5000 West Carefree Highway 623-236-7256

7:15—8 a.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-225-6342

Practice and hone communication and leadership skills through nonprofit Toastmasters International. Each speech is critiqued by a member focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. Serves Anthem, Tramonto and New River.

COMMUNITY

Made by Hand

1 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000

A gathering place for those wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macrame or work with fiber. Bring your projects, books, patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others.

Parkside Board of Directors Meeting

7—8 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-879-3011

Anthem residents encouraged to attend.

DINING

Endless Pastabilities at Persimmon

5—8 p.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222

Stenholm Crit

6 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-866-3225

Cycling-training ride.

Barry Goldwater High School 2820 West Rose Garden Lane 623-445-3000

WORSHIP

Celebrate Recovery 11:30 a.m. Koina Cafe 42201 North 41st Drive 623-466-7964

Support for individuals struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups.

SATURDAY 8.17

COMMUNITY

Rotary Club

Phoenix Bulk Trash Pickup

Place material at least 5 feet from any fixed object. Don’t put material on the street or block the sidewalk. Placement begins Saturday, Aug. 17 for pickup Monday, Aug. 26.

At Ironwood Country Club.

COMMUNITY

DINING

7 p.m. Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way #845 623-551-9805 $2-$15

7:30—9:30 p.m. Elevate Coffee Company 2530 West Happy Valley Road 602-341-5480

Live Music

Bingo

Tyler Fiore performs.

Early bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Discount coupons distributed at half time.

DINING

Friday Night Live at Ironwood 4—9 p.m. Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222

KIDS

Auditions for ‘Oro and Leona’ 11 a.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem 42323 North Vision Way 602-743-9892 $225

Two golden lion tamarin monkeys are Happy hour specials and live separated from the rest of their family and entertainment. For Country Club residents. learn to survive in the Amazon rainforest. Ages 6-9. All who audition will be cast. Live Music Audition Aug. 17 and dance call audition 7:30—9:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Prepare a musical theatre song Elevate Coffee Company 16-32 bars or one minute in length 2530 West Happy Valley Road and bring accompaniment CD/iPod and 602-341-5480 registration forms. Michael V performs.

ENTERTAINMENT

Golden Go Getters Hand and Foot 1—4 p.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-879-3011

DINING

SUNDAY 8.18

Brunch a Little at Ironwood

Card game. Bring a snack to share, beverages provided. For ages 50 and up. Live chef station to create your own masterpiece. Includes wine and live entertainment. For Country Club residents. KIDS

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BGHS: School/ID Card Photos

FRIDAY 8.16

BUSINESS

Fish Tales Toastmasters Meeting

SCHOOL

Audition Preparation Workshop 4:30—6 p.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem 42323 North Vision Way 602-743-9892 $35

Preparation for “Oro and Leona” auditions on Aug. 17-18.

9 a.m.—noon Anthem Country Club 2708 West Anthem Club Drive 623-742-6222

Breakfast bar.

KIDS

Auditions for ‘Oro and Leona’ 11 a.m. Musical Theatre of Anthem 42323 North Vision Way 602-743-9892 $225

[See Saturday’s listing.]

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Team Job Search Newcomers Welcome

6 p.m. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 2825 West Rose Canyon Circle 623-465-9740

Job finding support and welcome workshop. Everyone who needs a job is welcome. Visit St. Rose office to pick up instructions and kit.

SCHOOL

Canyon Springs: Curriculum Night 4:30—6:15 p.m. Canyon Springs School 42901 North 45th Avenue 623-376-5290

Kindergarten at 4:30 p.m. First grade at 4 p.m. Second grade at 5:45 p.m.

Diamond Canyon: Curriculum Night 5:30—7 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-445-8000

Grades 5-8.

BUSINESS

TUESDAY 8.20

PBA

7 a.m. Anthem Community Center 41130 North Freedom Way 623-551-0523

Business networking group in Anthem.

KIDS

Music and Movement Story Time 10 a.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway Phoenix 602-652-3000

Songs, parachute play, beanbags, scarves and rhythm sticks. Ages 3-7.

North Valley Family Fun Night 6—7 p.m. The Shops at Norterra 2550 West Happy Valley Road 623-582-9599

Games, prizes, crafts, music and dancing powered by Radio Disney AM 1580. Participate in the reading program and earn prizes for every four books you read. Grades K-8. Children must be accompanied by adult. Located in the suite next to Dance Academy North.

SCHOOL

Gavilan Peak: Picture Day Gavilan Peak School 2701 West Memorial Drive 623-445-7400

Diamond Canyon: Curriculum Night 5:30—7 p.m. Diamond Canyon School 40004 North Liberty Bell Way 623-445-8000

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BUSINESS

WEDNESDAY 8.21

Business Network at Anthem 7 a.m. Hampton Inn 42415 North 41st Drive 623-465-7979

Visitors welcome.

COMMUNITY

New Friends of the Library

7 p.m. North Valley Regional Library 40410 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 602-652-3000

Monthly meeting promoting recreational, educational and cultural resources the library brings to the community.

SCHOOL

Anthem Prep: Senior Orientation Night Anthem Preparatory Academy 39808 North Gavilan Peak Parkway 623-465-4776

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BUSINESS

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SCORE 2013 Business Symposium KIDS 8 a.m.—4 p.m. Munchtime Matinee Movie Grand Canyon University, Phoenix 800-634-0245 $14.95-$134.95

Resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing plans needed to navigate their way to small business success.

ENTERTAINMENT Stanley Jordan

7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $27.50-$34.50

Reinventions of classical masterpieces, soulful explorations through poprock hits, jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works.

OUTDOORS

Flashlight Tour

7—9 p.m. Phoenix Botanical Garden 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 480-941-1225 Free with admission

Noon—3 p.m. Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 North Lava Lane, Cave Creek $6/Vehicle

Family friendly feature film inside the nature center. Bring a picnic lunch.

OUTDOORS

Beginner Flat Water Kayaking Class

6—8 p.m. Cabelas 9380 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale 602-372-7470

Informational class, no registration required. On-the-water signups available at Lake Pleasant Aug. 24 and Sep. 21 for $35-$40 fee. Ages 12 and up.

SATURDAY 8.17

COMMUNITY

Kiwanis Carefree Flea Market

Self-paced stroll along the main trail to 10 discovery stations. Bring a flashlight.

8 a.m.—2 p.m. East Cave Creek Road and North Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree 480-488-8400

COMMUNITY

Electronics, furniture, appliances and household items.

FRIDAY 8.16

Carefree Farmer’s Market

7—11 a.m. Carefree Desert Gardens Amphitheater 101 Easy Street, Cave Creek 480-292-1100

Demonstrations by chefs from Valley restaurants. Accepts AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers.

ENTERTAINMENT Daughtry and 3 Doors Down

7 p.m. Comerica Theatre 400 West Washington Street, Phoenix 602-379-2888 $35-$65

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7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $17.50-$24.50

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7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $14.50-$17.50

Jazz-pop music.

OUTDOORS

Archery 101

7—9 a.m. Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 North Lava Lane, Cave Creek $6/Vehicle

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Archery Open Shoot

9 a.m.—noon Cave Creek Regional Park 37019 North Lava Lane, Cave Creek $6/Vehicle

Practice time for those who have completed Archery 101. Bring your verification card. For ages 8 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear closed-toe shoes. Registration required.

Pleasant Paddlers Program: Sunset and Almost Full Moon Paddle 6:30—8 p.m. Lake Pleasant Regional Park 41835 North Castle Hot Springs Road Morristown 602-372-7460, Ext. 202 $6/Vehicle; $2/Watercraft

Relaxed, less than five-mile paddle. Bring your kayak/canoe, life vest, glow sticks and flashlight.

Flashlight Tour

7—9 p.m. Phoenix Botanical Garden 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 480-941-1225

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MONDAY 8.19

ENTERTAINMENT

Yellow Minute and Wooden Indian 7 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000 $20

Atmospheric, psychedelic, indie-pop music.

WEDNESDAY 8.21

ENTERTAINMENT ‘RENT’

7:30 p.m. Phoenix Theatre 100 East McDowell Road, Phoenix 602-254-2151 $30-$75

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*Percentages reflect children who attended a full-time prekindergarten program at KinderCare learning centers for more than a year who went to kindergarten in Maryland. More children attending KinderCare learning centers in Maryland tested fully ready than their non-KinderCare classmates. Children who attended KinderCare learning centers less than full-time and less than a year still tested fully ready at a higher rate than their non-KinderCare classmates in Maryland.

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AIMS Are In… And On Their Way Out By Karen Goveia kgoveia@anthemnews.com

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he 2013 AIMS results are in just in time for the new school year. Adams Traditional Academy topped the chart among schools in our area, with remarkable gains in writing and math. Gavilan Peak and Boulder Creek posted improvements in all subject areas—math, reading, writing and science. But after the 2013-2014 school year, the pencil and paper exam will be

erased by the state. Arizona has joined a consortium of 20 states that will administer a national exam starting in the 2014-2015 school year. The new assessments will be developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, and will reflect the Common Core Standards Initiative. The more rigorous academic standards have been adopted by 45 states and Washington, D.C. io

AIMS Results*

2013 Letter Grade§

Adams Traditional Academy

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87

92

96

96

79

96

89

86

Diamond Canyon Elementary

A

83

86

95

95

83

79

A

87

96

96

84

96

Anthem Preparatory Academy

88

92

85

88

85

Gavilan Peak Elementary

A

79

82

92

94

79

80

88

90

Sunset Ridge Elementary

A

80

79

91

92

74

73

91

87

Norterra Canyon

A

78

82

89

91

78

73

77

84

Anthem School

A

76

77

89

91

73

68

86

86

Canyon Springs

A

73

72

87

88

72

75

85

81

Ridgeline Academy

Percentage passing

Math

Reading Writing Science

2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013

A

74

89

67

80

Sandra Day O’Connor

A

65

70

85

93

80

82

65

62

Caurus Academy

B

71

64

84

88

72

69

85

84

Boulder Creek

B

66

70

87

90

77

78

63

66

New River Elementary

B

75

68

85

80

80

67

78

76

Stepping Stones Academy

A

70

75

86

90

47

55

91

68

Desert Mountain School

B

68

68

83

86

61

52

81

78

Barry Goldwater

B

47

49

77

79

66

60

53

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Lower score than previous year. Higher score than previous year. Bold represents high score from select area schools. *Scores for district and charter schools in the area based on scores for all grades, ranked in order of overall average performance in 2013. Ridgeline Academy was established in 2012. §Letter grades calculated using a formula comprised of growth points and composite points. Growth points are determined based on change in AIMS score year over year. Composite points based on the percent of students passing AIMS, graduation and dropout rate. SOURCE: Arizona Department of Education.

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HOA Violations HOAs are using satellite imagery to peek at By Amanda Niemerg aniemerg@anthemnews.com mcassessor.maricopa.gov

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ere’s something you probably didn’t know: Anthem Parkside Community Association uses satellite and aerial imagery from the Maricopa County Tax Assessor’s website and Google Earth to check your backyard for non-compliance issues. But before you start crying “big brother!” ―know they’re not necessarily monitoring your yard. With 7,000 homes in Parkside, Annette McCarthy, community manager of Anthem Parkside, said her office doesn’t surf websites all day looking for compliance issues, although she said she knows of smaller communities that do exactly that. “We use those sites when we receive complaints about violations we can see, but we don’t micromanage everyone’s backyard,” said McCarthy. Of course, no one is doing a satellite-assisted weed check in your backyard. Compliance agents are checking against such complaints as above-ground pools or structures too close to walls. A formal complaint, including the name of the complainant, must be submitted for violations the HOA cannot easily verify, such as a

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• Above-ground pools. barking dog. But if you’re the tattling type, or you just have it out for your neighbor, an anonymous complaint can be made to rat out, say, a noncompliant shed. That’s all Parkside compliance needs to launch Google Earth or the tax assessor’s site to take a peek. That’s just what happened to Donny Fiant. Fiant was issued a violation for his above-ground pool, he said, after an anonymous complaint spurred the HOA to check satellite imagery on the county assessor’s website. Fiant cried foul, claiming the issuance of the violation was illegal as satellite imagery is inconclusive. “There was no way the HOA could definitively know if the image was current or what exactly was in the image,” said Fiant.

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What the Governing Documents Say “10-7 Easement to Inspect and Right to Correct Declarant reserves for itself and others it may designate the right, but not the obligation, to inspect, monitor, test, redesign, and correct any structure, improvement, or condition which may exist on any portion of Anthem Parkside, including lots, and a perpetual nonexclusive easement of access throughout Anthem Parkside to the extent reasonably necessary to exercise such right. Except in an emergency, entry onto a lot shall be only after reasonable notice to the owner and no entry into a dwelling shall be permitted without the consent of the owner. The person exercising such easement shall promptly repair, at such person’s own expense, any damage resulting from such exercise.” SOURCE: Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Anthem Parkside (CC&Rs)

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documents give HOA agents the right to inspect your yard as long as they give you adequate notice. So, why didn’t Parkside agents just notify Fiant, and head on over to check his yard? McCarthy said a backyard inspection just won’t happen under her watch, without permission. “We do have an easement to go into the yards and, as long as I work here, we will never, ever go into the backyard without permission. We want to respect people’s privacy.” So, verifying a violation can become tricky business. The assessor’s site warns

it does not guarantee the images are accurate or current. “If the association browses the assessor’s website to discover compliance issues, it still needs to verify those issues independently of the website,” Garde said. “It has to give notice unless it’s an emergency. And, they’re never entitled to enter the dwelling,” she said. Fiant ultimately ceded Parkside’s repeated requests for inspection. When agents entered the backyard, they found a small kiddie pool. io Nadine Shaalan contributed to this article.

Know Your Rights • If you receive a violation notice, you have 10 business days after the date of the notice to send a response by certified letter. • Once the association has received the certified letter, it has 10 business days to respond to the member with a written explanation of the violation with the following information unless it was provided in the first notice: 1. The provision of the community documents that has allegedly been violated. 2. The date of the violation or the date the violation was observed. 3. The first and last name of the person or persons who observed the violation. 4. The process the member must follow to contest the notice.

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T H E TA L K » BY BRAD WOOD

SPY SATELLITE “What do you think about the HOA’s use

of satellite imagery to investigate neighbor complaints of HOA violations?”

Tracy Alessandro

Wynn Schimmel

Amy Clegg

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“I think it’s a little bit of an invasion of privacy. I was surprised to hear of it. There has to be a point where it’s too much surveillance.”

“If they have the ability to use this imagery, they can use it anytime regardless of complaints of residents. If they have the power to do it, who’s to stop them from using it any time of their choosing?”

“I’m surprised they use the imagery in the first place. How often are the images updated? …I feel focusing on violations in front yards should be enforced more vigorously. There are obvious violations that don’t seem to get fixed.”

“I think it’s fine. It’s nice that they can check those issues without coming to the house. I don’t think it’s an invasion of privacy because any one of us can look at those images.”

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ennar Homes is working on a 201-home development on the west side of I-17 on a 78-acre parcel just north of the Daisy Mountain Post Office. About two dozen residents attended an open house Thursday, July 25, at the Hampton Inn to hear more about the builder’s preliminary plans. Neighbors were notified of the open house by a letter from Lennar’s attorneys. The homes would be one- and twostory, single-family homes ranging from 2,000-3,500 square feet, and priced between $250,000-$400,000. But before it can build, Lennar needs

the City of Phoenix to approve its application to rezone the land for residential use. Approval could take up to eight months, according to Todd Skoro, land acquisition manager for Lennar. And, he said, it could take another eight months for the engineering process. So, it could be up to two years before construction begins. Like Anthem’s west side, homes would have a Phoenix mailing address and would be served by the City of Phoenix for water, sewer and garbage, Skoro, said. No, There Will be no Access to Anthem Amenities The new development would not be THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 |

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ANNOUNCEMENTS - GENERAL Anthem Soccer Club is looking for dedicated and passionate players for their Final tryouts for the upcoming 2013-2014 season on the week of August 19th to 22nd. We will be looking to add players to boys and girls teams in groups Under *age-9 thru U-18. *Note there are no tryouts for U-9 boys and girls, just assessment placements We will be holding team specific tryouts the week of August 1922nd. If you are interested in any of the teams please contact Mark Kerlin for specific days and times for your age group. 623 582-2413 or markkerlin@hotmail.com AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION-SUVs at or below taxi rates, and lets just bottom line itSUVs are nicer. THANK YOU Anthem residents and our Canadian neighbors from Anthem’s own AZ Skins Transportation.480-251-2967 ERRANDS/ HOMECARE Retired responsible couple to help run household; shopping, cooking, drive to appts, simple bookkeeping, companionship, pet care, etc. Jill & Bob, 623-206-3524, jillwetzler@aol.com

CHILD CARE Home Child Care; since 2006 in Anthem; CPR, FA; Meals/Snacks; kindergarten readiness; references available; 6232660009. Pre-K: Now Enrolling! Core Curriculum.Anthem based 5+ years. 602-314-0396 TLC Preschool Strong foundation for your child’s success Ages 2.5-5 preschoolanthem.com 602-910-6783

CLASSES Music Classes-Ages 4-6, Learn music & piano. letsplaymusicsite.comrichmelissa23@gmail.com623-215-6782

Piano Lessons-Weekly private lesson. Ages 7+. Call Denise 623-587-0857 TAEKWONDO TRIAL 3 WEEKS FOR $39. 623-551-8089 USMAF. NET(NEW STUDENT ONLY) TutorPro Achieve academic SUCCESS! MANY subjects, ALL ages! 623-551-6433

FOR SALE 1973 50cc Indian Racing Dirt Bike as seen on Pawn Stars. Rare, all orig, near perfect. 414-551-4633 2005 Audi A-6, blk,4.2 l. V8, Blue Book $13K: asking $10K. 623-206-3524 Bowflex Extreme2 home gym.$349 Great buy 480-277-7610 Ceiling Fan Truck Load Sale! 30% to 50% off, Great Selection! Swiftech Liquidators, 42323 N Vision Way, Suite 106. 623-670-6048

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REAL ESTATE Buying/ Selling/ Renting? Nobody knows Anthem like Chris Prickett & I pick up the phone- 623 297 2557 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES -ANTHEM! From $495 Per Mo! Owner/Agent 623.810.9090 Room in 2 story w pool. $400. respectful, clean. many perks. call 623 551-3000 Superb Marketing Designed to Sell Your Home for the Highest Possible Price. Doreen & Amy 623-879-3277

SERVICES - MISCELLANEOUS

ABOVE & BEYOND GLASS, LLC, Custom glass, shower doors & enclosures, custom mirrors, replacement window glass. 480-235-6101 ROC 233846 www.aboveandbeyondglass.com AIRPORT TRANS: We are based/live in ANTHEM, We are HELP WANTED ANTHEM’s “legal” sedan service, ANTHEM LOCATED no price switching. Southwest LOOKING FOR YOUTHFUL Sedan, 602-481-0894, ENERGETIC TEAM MINDED EMPLOYEES TO HELP ADULTS swsedan@cox.net WITH DEVELOPMENTAL AIRPORT/ ANTHEM SERVICE DISABILITIES SWIM, BOWL, PRIVATE LUXURY SUV’S ONFISH, PLAY BASKETBALL, TIME RELIABLE DRIVERS GO TO MOVIES, PLAY BOARD 602-475-1125 $35+ SPECIAL GAMES AND MORE! CLEAN ArizonaExecutiveLLC.com RECORD/DRIVERS LICENSE Alterations by Nancy: AND WE PROVIDE THE (623) 337-3621 (pick up and TRAINING! 401K/PROFIT delivery for Anthem residents) SHARING, PAID VACATION, $9.25 WITHOUT EXPERIENCE! Awnings, Shade Sails, Screens+ all your shade needs. CALL JENN AT 623-551-6134. ROC#275789 AZ Shade D&C Care Providers make a difference 623-670-3292 in the lives of Special Needs Children. AASK (Aid to Adoption BOOTY Boot Camp, of Special Kids) is a private non- Personal Training, Weight Loss & Conditioning all profit charity that was founded at private studio. Cert. in 1988 with the mission of trainer. 623-986-9200 or serving children in Arizona’s anthempersonaltrainer@cox.net foster care system. We offer free training and hire caring and Computer Problems? Call Me. reliable people to work one on 602-312-8621 Affordable, one with children with special Anthem Res. needs. This part-time job is bigtime rewarding! Job description GARAGE AYS/Daisy Mtn. and application at www.aask-az. Door Repair save $20 w/ad LIC&Bonded BBB org/hcbsjobs. Your passion and 623-322-4530 THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 |

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GARAGE DOOR A A+ Anthem comp. all repairs & 24 hr full service. 10% off w/ this ad. A+ BBB member. DYNAMIC DOOR 602-335-1077 Home Theater Plus. Home entertainment sales and installation. T.V., Surround sound, custom remotes. Need a new T.V., advice, or help hooking up what you already have? Anthem resident. Exceptional service. Fair and honest pricing. Call Jon for a free estimate. 623-853-6445 Home Watch and Concierge Services available for PartTime Res. and Vacation Rental Owners. North Valley Home Services 480-567-6029 www. northvalleyhomeservices.com Bonded & Ins. MOVERS- AZ BBB Members. A Rating. No Complaints. Licensed & Insured. Valleywide Services. No Trip/Travel Charges, Gas or Mileage Fees For: Anthem, Carefree,Cave Creek, Glendale, New River, Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Surprise Residents. Free Estimates. Call Today! 623-551-9486 www. aboveandbeyondmovers.com Pest- Paradise Pest Control -general pest and home seal. Anthem res. Jeff Kregg owner/ operator 602-677-9780 Psychic in Anthem, Kathryn Stone Psychic~Palm~Tarot Reader Spiritual Counselor & More 623-792-7292 www.anthempsychic.com SCREENMOBILE of Anthem Full service mobile screen company. Sunscreens, Sliding screen doors, Screen rooms, Awnings,

and Patio roll ups. Repairs Fully licensed. 623-561-6370. screenmobile.com Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Cover Replaced. Club Res. Call Vince 623-340-0342. Guaranteed! WINDOW COVERINGS Security Doors Visit our website to view our entire product line www.dhwindowcoverings.com 623-465-0373

SERVICES - A/C AND HEAT 623-551-7473 ProSkill Plumbing & Air is Anthems #1 choice for HONEST & AFFORDABLE Air Conditioning Repair, Replacement & Maintenance. View our Ad @ the front inside cover for $ saving specials L276901 A/C & HEAT “PRICELESS AIR” Visit our Anthem shop! roc245228 623.444.0611

A/C CHECK UP $49.95!! Main Street Mechanical also known as Plumbing Professionals. Air conditioning repair, installation and service. Fast, friendly and reliable. Licensed, bonded and insured. AZ ROC # 264186, 263006 Phone 623-551-2650 Local, Reliable, Honest residential/commercial HVAC/R service. Over 25 years in the industry. Anthem based business since 2005. Licensed, bonded and insured. ROC#213908. Call (623) 551-6409. www.deserthillsac.com

MEARSMECHANICAL.com Commercial/Home A/C Service 623.465-0668 lic/insured

SERVICES - CLEANING 80 dollar housecleaning. 2hr/ 2 people. Local. Michelle 480-600-0561 Affordable professional household cleaning. Valley Maid now Serving Anthem! Locally Owned. Licensed/ Bonded/Insured Call: 623-825-6364 Visit: WWW.VALLEYMAID.COM

Amber’s House Cleaning! Biweekly Monthly 10 years experience Call 480-292-1752 CARPET $25 per RM, w/ a GREEN ZERO RESIDUE RINSE, Tile & Grout, Pet Specialist. NO HIDDEN FEE’S, ANTHEM RESIDENT.(623) 551-9582 GREEN CLEAN CARPET CARE CARPET CLEANING Gold Star Certified. $25 Per Room includes Pre-Spray, Steam Clean w/ZERO RESIDUE Rinse. TILE/GROUT CLEAN $0.28/SF. Locally Owned & Operated. www.JCSClean.com 602-312-6242 Cleaning Services-Years of exp. Ref. Call Maria today! 602.405.9170 $75+ Discount Window Cleaning Windowsindetail.Com 623 580-7257 Kiwee’s Cleaning Company 602-290-3294 Commercial and Residential. Insured Kiweescleaning.com M & N Cleaning Company: Residential and Commercial, Additional Service: Power Washing (patios, decks, driveways). (623) 337-3621 WINDOW CLEANING: Absolute Professionals, 20% OFF Jul/Aug!! Rain Guarantee! 623-694-0101

Art Classes!•Birthdays!•Ladies Night! Birthday Parties

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... know what the greatest best seller of all time really says!! ... see joy in a challenge

You’re invited to this free weekly 1-hour+ class that runs for 14 weeks at the Anthem Community Center, starting Sat., Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. Call and be a part of our 13th class!!

Alan Coffey (602) 380-2458

Senior Army Chaplain

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SERVICES - LANDSCAPING 00 Irrigation and Timer Repair Certified, Registered, Insured. AZ YardWorks, LLC-Anthem Based- (623) 551-TREE www.azYardWorks.com

SERVICES - PAINTING 0 A-1 Fresh Look LLC. Ext/Int Painting, FREE Est. 623-313-6466 Lic/Ins We take pride in Quality & NOT in quantity! ANTHEM RES. 000 Dino’s Painting, LLC. Family owned & operated. ROC 234028. Bonded. Ins. 623-221-7911. We beat any lic contractor’s price!

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SERVICES - HANDYMAN 0 All Season Home Service Delivering ALL your handyman needs. REO, Investment prop. & Honey Do’s. Bond. Ins. ROC 258784 Anthem Res. Mike @ 623-824-6935 michaelstrang@q.com 0 Anthem Handyman: Carpentry- Repair- MaintCeiling Fan- Sinks- AC/Water Filter Change- PowerwashInsured Free Est 602-505-7890 2HANDS4HIRE.COM Small & Odd Jobs, Home Maintenance Nights & Weekends Love Small Jobs. 602-799-4842 602-697-3448 - Native Sun Const. Home maintenance & remodeling services. Lic. bonded & insured. ROC268976. Anthem Resident Custom Remodeling and Repairs by Sonoran Home Renovations. Prompt Precise Competitive. Licensed General Contractor ROC 246847 480 677-0441 GOOD SOLID HOMES - NOT JUST A HANDYMAN. 20 YR prof. home builder Specializing in ALL REMODELS & PAINTING services. 928-300-2070 www.goodsolidhomes.com Remodeling repair replace paint. Semi ret contractor. Anthem res Tim 217-898-5198

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SERVICES - ELECTRIC A.B.T. Electric All your electric needs Res/Comm 23 yrs exp 10yr Anthem Res. Lic/Ins C.C’s accepted Call Scott (623)521-3939

A DBG Certified Landscaper -TENAZA- Licensed & Local. Serving all your landscape needs. -VISA MC- Call Jennifer! 623-203-7717 AFFORDABLE TREE TRIMMING we do a great job for less! Call Todd for free quote: 623-556-7004 ANASAZI- Where Quality & Integrity Count- Anthem Resident 12 yrs. “Design & Install” -PAVERS, Hardscape, Tree work, Lighting, Irrigation, Maintenance, & more. Licensed & Bonded-JERRY 602-369-3422 ANTHEM IRRIGATION REPAIR - Local, licensed, insured. Professional repairs & installs. Reasonable rates on VALVES, TIMERS, SPRINKLERS, ETC (602) 329-0769. ROC#268551 Breathe Easy Inspired Landscaping LLC. Are you in need of a reliable, trustworthy landscape professional? Look no further, we are owned and operated by a local Firefighter. Call today for all your landscape needs and receive 20% off! (602)730-4447 Carrington Contracting Tree Trimming & Removal 623-444-9540 owner operated Clean & Clear Landscaping. General Maint. & More. Christian @ 602-904-2694 Owner & Anthem Resident Licensed Irrigation Repairs. ROC#215380. Call Jennifer! 623-203-7717 SPRINKLER/ DRIP REPAIR & installs. Landscape lighting, fountains, MISTING SYSTEMS. Warranty on all work. Visa, MC accepted. Dennis & Lisa 602-329-3396 Yards By Paul. $60-90 mo. Anthem 480-363-8390 YardsByPaul.com

Senior Navy Chaplain

WINDOW CLEANING: Two Gals and a Squeegee - Licensed, Insured, 13 years Experience, FREE Estimates call Paula 480-560-3469 Window Cleaning– Monsoon Special. $1.50/window. 8yrs exp. Santos @ Sunshine Window Cleaning. 602-515-2371

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Anthem’s Pool service And rePAir exPerts!

Pool & Spa Repairs • Acid Washes Tile Cleans • Decking Fencing • Remodels

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00Daisy Mountain Painting. Your Home Town Painter. Anthem, Tramonto, N Valley. Got a good price? We’ll match it “applesto-apples, dollar-for-dollar* Choose DMP to visit Anthem’s only paint color showroom and use our digital imaging service to see colors on your home before you choose. New Country Club Colors. OUR 5-7 YEAR HOA PROTECTION PLAN IS INCLUDED AND COVERS FADING. Call 623.551.3156 DOUBLE D-Painting Interior & ExteriorsLicensed Anthem company 602-861-3000

SERVICES - PET Got Poop? Sick of cleaning up after your pets? I will do it for you. Reasonable rates, daily, weekly. Call Jean 760-458-4664 Lit’l Critters Small Pet Boarding Services. $5 per critter per day. Call 623-242-8656. PET Grooming “PAWSing...To Pamper” Mobile Dog Grooming, call 602-616-1255

SERVICES - PLUMBING A+ Rating! LIBERTY PLUMBING & SOLAR Water heaters, slab leaks, water treatment, all your plumbing needs-EXPERIENCED lic/ ins/bond ROC# 188630 623-551-9156 ALL Your Plumbing Done Right! “PRICELESS PLUMBING” 623.444.0611 ROC#233224

ANTHEM IRRIGATION REPAIR Professional repairs & installs. VALVES, TIMERS, BACKFLOWS, ETC. LICENSED (602) 329-0769. 5:11ProSkill PM -Plumbing your LOCAL NO SERVICE CHARGE Plumber. See Page 2 for Deals! 623-551-7473 L#254779

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Daisy Mountain Pool Care LLC *Certified/ Insured* “Your 1st & Last Call!” www.daisymountainpools.com (623)565-7360 -Dustin Murphy’s weekly pool service, equipment repairs, FREE estimates. Local Anthem business. Call 480-251-1198 or visit murphyspools.com Royal Blue Pool Service LLC Licensed/Insured Honest, Reliable, Quality service & repairs www.royalbluepools.org 602-434-6909

SERVICES - PROFESSIONAL Botox $7/u Juvederm/ Radiesse $350/ syringe. Men & Women, Anthem. Roni Fox RN, MSN, FNP 602-903-6551.

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C & R Roofing. Free Estimates. Anthem Based. Repairs, Re-Roofing and Patios. (480)510-6787. Rain Man Roofing. Repairs, Maintenance, Re-Roofing & Patios. Free Estimates. Anthem 623-670-2835 ROC 268230


REAL ESTATE WATCH » RENTALS

Single-family detatched homes listed for lease on the MLS Week ending 8/05

Anthem Country Club Anthem Parkside Sonoran Foothills Tramonto Amber Hills Carefree Crossing

Active & Pending 24 13 12 23 3 8

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Avg Price Per Square Foot $1.01 $0.67 $0.74 $0.80 $0.81 $0.78

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REAL ESTATE WATCH Âť SALES

Weekly resale activity in Anthem, excluding new builds Week Ending ... Homes Sold Under Contract Listed for Sale

July 15 20 141 137

July 22 20 134 152

July 29 22 128 161

Aug 5 18 123 169

Real estate data provided by D.L. Jones & Associates. Contact Dennis Jones at DLJones@HotMail.com 602-909-2845 TheRealEstateWeb.com

For the most recent week, sales of bank-owned homes: 0 Short sales (sold for less than what was owed): 5

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Valley-Wide Sales Since 1981

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