Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical Mourns Loss of Engineer Eric Flannery to Cancer
Photo courtesy of Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical
Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical (DMFM) announced the passing of Engineer Eric Flannery in late April, after a courageous battle with cancer. His death has been classified as a Line of Duty Death (LODD). Flannery was a cherished member of the DMFM community, leaving behind many happy memories for those who had the privilege of calling him a friend.

In addition to his firefighting expertise, Flannery was known for his strong communication skills and mentorship as a lead instructor on vehicle extrication. He was also an avid fisherman, often embarking on guided trips in Mexico.

Details regarding memorial services for Engineer Flannery will be released as they become available. DMFM requests that the public keep Flannery’s family, friends, and colleagues in their thoughts and prayers.
Anthem Community Center Pool Kicks Off Summer with Special Opening Week
Photos courtesy of Anthem Community Council
The Anthem Community Center Pool is set to welcome residents for a special opening week, making a splash as summer approaches. From May 22 to 26, the pool will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., offering a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy the sunny weather and take a refreshing dip in the water.

Following the special opening week, the community pool will commence its regular schedule from May 27 to July 30. During this period, pool hours will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As summer winds down, the pool will shift to weekend hours from August 1 to September 4, operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Anthem Community Center Pool offers a fun and safe environment for residents of all ages to cool off, socialize, and unwind. So, grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, and towel, and join your neighbors at the pool for a summer filled with laughter and lasting memories.
Anthem Parkside Community Association Urges Residents to Respect Washes and Avoid Trespassing
The Anthem Parkside Community Association (APCA) is issuing a reminder to residents about the importance of respecting and preserving the washes in Anthem. These areas are monitored, regulated, and enforced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Arizona Regulatory Branch and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Residents should be aware that any disturbance in these washes off the designated trails, such as walking, biking, hiking, or riding All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), is illegal and can result in criminal charges from the Phoenix Police or Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Parents are encouraged to educate their children about the washes and the activities they should avoid in these protected areas. Playing in the washes is not only prohibited but can also be dangerous due to rocks, vegetation, and wildlife like coyotes, bobcats, scorpions, and rattlesnakes, which can pose serious threats to their safety.

To help preserve these sensitive areas, residents are urged to report any disturbances, destruction, or illegal activities in the washes by calling 911. If someone is seen playing in the wash, the Anthem Community Center Front Desk should be contacted at 623-879-3011, and Courtesy Patrol will be directed to inspect the area. The APCA emphasizes the importance of community cooperation in maintaining the safety and integrity of Anthem’s washes.