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[2 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 8,936 views]

A new nonprofit organization in Northwest Arkansas focuses on how animals and nature facilitate healing in the human spirit.
The Solgave Project is based in Fayetteville and will feature four initiatives per year with the first being The Yellow Dog Project. The initiatives will be a vehicle to provide objective-based, action-oriented phases that demonstrates the overall Solgave mission.
The Yellow Dog Project is a global program that teaches about “dogs that need space.” The purpose is two-fold in that it teaches dog owners who own a dog that needs a little extra …

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[20 Apr 2013 | One Comment | 3,835 views]
RazorFest photo gallery

RazorFest took place in Fayetteville on Saturday (April 20) and there was plenty to see and do. You’ll find the full writeup on the free, family-friendly event here. Meanwhile, please check out the following photos from the event.
 

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[20 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 9,038 views]
Thousands Flock to RazorFest in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — The sun was shining, the booths were set up, and Lindsay Ferguson of Fayetteville thought Saturday was a fine day to take son Mason, 4, to RazorFest.The fun, free family event was sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, maker of EAS energy bars, and nonprofit Champions for Kids, an organization with a goal of alleviating child hunger.
“We came out just to get in the spirit of things, and see how the Razorbacks are going to do this year,” Lindsay Ferguson said, as she carried Mason up the hill near …

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[27 Jun 2012 | One Comment | 6,940 views]
Fayetteville company makes trivia mobile, social

What do you get when you take trivia questions and put them in an iPhone app that sets up games with friends, family, coworkers and random opponents through Facebook?
The answer? Trivi.al, a pick-up-and-play brain teaser that its founders hope become as ubiquitous on mobile devices as Draw Something,  Words with Friends, etc. Trivi.al has only been available through the Apple App Store since June 21, so it’s too early to make any predictions about how the game will fare in the months to come.
Matt Hudson, however, is optimistic about the …

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[1 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 3,034 views]
Washington Co Fair 2011

It was a “fish out of water” experience for me.  Although I wouldn’t consider myself a city girl… I’m definitely not this country!   My friends and I ventured down to the Washington County Fair yesterday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  We were invited to come and watch the pig contest.  Being new to NW Arkansas, I couldn’t resist going and seeing what the hype was all about.   The fair was packed full of animals, exihibits, food and rides.  Great family fun and I would highly recommend a trip down to Fayetteville …

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[10 Jul 2011 | 9 Comments | 5,337 views]
WordCamp Fayetteville returns July 30

Did you know that when you read news from First Arkansas News, you’re reading a site that uses WordPress?
WordPress is an “open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It’s often customized into a Content Management System (CMS).” That’s computer geek speak for it’s a program that makes blogging and creating websites like this a whole lot easier. It’s user friendly for a whole lot of purposes, which is why it’s become so popular.
A two-day conference in Fayetteville coming later this month is designed for people …

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[25 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 3,606 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Insert Ark-building joke here

This will come to no surprise to most First Arkansas News readers: it’s been storming a lot in the Natural State the last week. There’s been numerous tornado warnings throughout the state, but that’s not been the primary concern, it seems. Up in these parts of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley at least, we’ve had at least three days straight of high winds, hail and rain. Lots of rain. Too much rain. (To track just how much, check out the NOAA website) To give a few ideas of how …

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[16 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 3,017 views]
The Farm hosting first planting celebration

As it enters its second growing season, The Cobblestone Project Farm is increasing its efforts to cultivate a community without need.
The Cobblestone Project Farm is a program that grows food designed to use sustainable agriculture methods to help the under-resourced in Northwest Arkansas by focusing on hunger relief, education, economic development, community, food production, and sustainability.
The Farm’s First Planting Celebration on May 7 will be an opportunity for the community to hear more about what’s happening at The Farm, as well as learn how they can become more involved. The …

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[12 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,447 views]
Dickson Street friend memorialized Sunday

The Fayetteville, and really the Northwest Arkansas, community was shocked last week when a fixture on Dickson Street died in a fire at his shop. This Sunday, they will gather to memorialize him during a fundraising concert.
Bruce Walker, long-time owner of Flying Possum Leather, died due to smoke inhalation when the shop burned last weekend. Walker, as well as his dog Bugsy, were fixtures on Dickson Street, which is Fayetteville’s primary entertainment district. He was known not only for his fine workmanship, but also for being a friend to all …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,618 views]
You have to see it to believe it

You’ve already seen Ethan Noble’s story about the snow in Central Arkansas and Lana F. Hutchins Flowers’ story about the effect Wednesday’s record-breaking snow had on Northwest Arkansas.
Now, you’ll get an array of photos showing  the beauty and  frustration that snow caused today.
A quick note about today’s snow before we start the photos: The snow accumulation broke a statewide record. The former record was, from what I can find, 23 inches. Siloam Springs got 24.5 inches of snow. So yes, those measuring the snow had to use yardsticks instead of …