Public Safety Roundtable
A public safety roundtable will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. Local agencies are set to discuss community safety matters. Residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit

Autumnfest Crafts Fair Announces Call for Crafters
Crafters are encouraged to apply for Anthem’s annual Autumnfest Arts and Crafts Fair. The deadline for vendor applications is Friday, Sept. 15. Sponsorship opportunities, which include advertising options, are available for the event. For more information, visit
State Forty Eight Announces New Retail Store in Norterra Shopping Center
Photo courtesy of Norterra Shopping Center
Celebrated Arizona-centric apparel brand, State Forty Eight, is poised to expand its presence in the Valley. The company, rooted deeply in Arizonan pride and founded in 2013 by local entrepreneurs, signed a lease for its fourth retail venue in August.

Emerging from a shared zeal for their home state, the brand’s founders began State Forty Eight with a line of uniquely crafted shirts, hats, accessories, and more. The brand, dedicated to its motto “clothing for all, inspired by Arizona,” consistently offers distinctive designs that resonate with Arizonans and admirers of the state alike.

But the brand’s essence extends beyond just clothing. It takes immense pride in forming partnerships and assisting local businesses and individuals to create a statement. More than just a T-shirt company, State Forty Eight operates as a one-stop-shop for apparel enthusiasts, providing collaborative designs, screen

printing, embroidery, and art and branding services.

Plans are afoot to craft a unique store layout that complements the venue’s size. In alignment with this expansion, the brand plans to hire two to three retail professionals to man the store.

Scheduled for a December launch, the new retail space will span 865 square feet at 2470 W. Happy Valley Rd., situated in the Shops at Norterra. For more information, visit

Historic Turf Paradise in Phoenix Slated for Major Redevelopment
Plans have been introduced for the transformation of the historic Turf Paradise horse racetrack in north Phoenix into an expansive industrial center.

CT Realty, a California-based firm, is set to acquire the 213-acre property and has presented a conceptual site plan to the Phoenix city officials. The proposed project, titled “Winner’s Circle Business Park” as per its May 2023 site plans, aims to include roughly eight speculative industrial buildings and two state-of-the-art data centers, spanning about 2.6 million square feet.

The majority of the development, approximately 155 acres, is earmarked for the commerce park. Meanwhile, an adjacent 36-acre plot is designated as “future commercial” in the recent site plans.

Outdoor Skills Network Hosts Educational Event at Ben Avery Shooting Facility
On Saturday, Sept. 30, from dawn to dusk, the Outdoor Skills Network will hold a hands-on event at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, located at 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., in North Phoenix.

Endorsed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, this event is designed for those eager to immerse themselves in outdoor activities. Participants will be introduced to a gamut of skills, ranging from hunting, fishing, and trapping to safety protocols and other foundational outdoor proficiencies.

Beyond hunting demonstrations, the event will cover topics like wildlife biology, ecology, and habitat understanding. Additionally, attendees can partake in activities such as target shooting, archery, wildlife observation, and camping. Social gatherings will also pepper the day’s agenda, making it a comprehensive introduction to outdoor pursuits.

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