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Sept. 6, 2023

The Sakala Group: Your Real Estate Experts in North Phoenix and Prescott

The Sakala Group is a team of experienced real estate agents who specialize in helping buyers and sellers in North Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona. We have a proven track record of success, and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service.

Our team is led by ...

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June 12, 2023

Living in Fireside at Norterra

Discovering the Charms of Fireside at Norterra: A Community Tour with Shelley Sakala, Realtor



I'm Shelley Sakala, your North Phoenix real estate specialist. Today, I am thrilled to invite you on a virtual journey through Fireside at Norterra, a remarkable neighborhood that holds a special place in ...

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June 1, 2023

Discover the Ultimate Culinary Journey at The Stetson Social: Peoria's Newest Restaurant Delights with Mediterranean Flair and Shareable Small Plates!

Welcome to The Stetson Social, the eagerly awaited addition to Peoria's thriving food scene! Opening its doors in June 2023, this remarkable restaurant promises an extraordinary culinary journey filled with Mediterranean flavors, shareable small plates, and a delightful ambiance. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable experience where every ...

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May 17, 2023

Harkins BackLot: The New Entertainment Center in North Phoenix

The Shops at Norterra Are Growing Yet Again! 

Harkins BackLot is a new entertainment center coming to The Shops at Norterra in 2024. The center will feature a variety of activities for people of all ages, including:

  • Bowling
  • An arcade
  • Virtual reality games
  • An outdoor patio
  • Private event space ...
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Feb. 2, 2023

Upcoming Phoenix Events You Don't Want To Miss

Hot Events To Kick Off 2023 in Phoenix 



All eyes are on Arizona to kick off 2023 …

As if the weather isn’t enough to make you love the Valley of the Sun, we’ve got some epic events happening in the Phoenix area to kick off 2023:


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Sept. 14, 2022

Friday's NEW 20/20 Preview: “Zambia Safari Murder”

ABC 20/20: The Larry Ruldoph Trial


True Crime fans, don't miss this one! I'm dishing on the Paradise Valley real estate market as it ties into this case. 

Posted in Around Town
March 23, 2022

The Stillery Happy Valley | Coming Soon!

The Stillery Happy Valley 


We're so excited to welcome North Phoenix's newest restaurant, The Stillery Happy Valley to Norterra/85085. Conveniently located right off I-17 at Happy Valley Road in the Happy Valley Towne Center, this spot has it all. Live music seven days a week, a ...

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Nov. 17, 2021

Cornhole Tournament

Our 3rd Anuual Cornhole Tournament 


As a North Phoenix REALTOR®, I'm always looking for ways to connect our community. Our favorite event of the year to bring our Fireside at Norterra neighbors together is our annual cornhole tournament. We partner with our lender, Josh Heape of Canopy Mortgage ...

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Oct. 1, 2021

North Phoenix News | Local Norterra/85085 Spotlight


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Sept. 24, 2021

Red Effect Fitness Norterra - Local Spotlight

Local Norterra/85085 Spotlight - Red Effect Fitness Norterra 


Today, as part of Shelley's Local Spotlight, we're featuring a unique workout spot in North Phoenix. Located at The Shops at Norterra, Red Effect Fitness Norterra offers their clients a one of a kind workout and wellness experience. With ...

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