During the past four years, multiple efforts to identify ways to enhance Anthem living have identified these top priorities: An additional community center, a performing arts center, a senior center and teen space, an additional pool and a walkable downtown.
Despite multiple surveys, community meetings and commissioned reports, Council has prioritized a different type of enhancement; an office building. With its lease set to expire in 18 months, its landlord in foreclosure, a distressed real estate market and low interest rates, Council, like many others, has the urge to buy property.
On a Saturday morning, Kathryn Navarro was greeted by her 2-yearold dog, Manny, with the usual wag of his tail. But that morning the sight of Manny sent her into uncontrollable sobs. “I was up all night,” Navarro said, “thinking about fishing without him or going camping… and my heart just fell.”
The Maricopa County Recorder now offers recording services through a kiosk at the North Valley Regional Library, saving residents a trip downtown to record a document—such as a change to a real estate deed— with the county. The service offers a voice connection to customer service, a touch screen and scanner. And, of course, payment processing.
photo by Brad Wood
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Johnathan Juliano was working at Mr. Gyros in Anthem when he became the victim of what one teen called an “absolutely
monstrous” act. The Mickey Mouse-costumed 20-year-old was lured to the pond in the community park for a photo-op with a few teens. He was then shoved into the pond in costume while being videotaped. The video was briefly uploaded to YouTube.
Johnathan Juliano back safely at his post.