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December 13, 2022

Development

Ledger Officially Open In Downtown Bentonville

Ledger

Ledger, perhaps one of the most exciting new developments in Northwest Arkansas, is officially open; providing the community with spaces to work, play, and gather in the world’s first-ever bikeable building.

  • Versatility: The 230,000 sqft building features six stories of bikeable switchbacks along the exterior, and the interior offers a flexible range of use, from private offices and bookable co-working spaces to retail and art displays.
  • Naturally noticeable: Despite its grand size, Ledger was designed to blend into the Ozark landscape, its copper exterior reflecting the natural elements of Northwest Arkansas and its ramp mimicking the layered ridges of the geography.

Follow Ledger on social for updates HERE.

Education

University Of Arkansas Among Top 40 Schools For Study Abroad Programs

NWA Daily

The University of Arkansas's Study Abroad Program ranked 36th in a report by Open Doors on American schools' international educational opportunities.

  • Going somewhere: The report focused on the 2020-21 school year in which the U of A sent 106 students abroad; that number grew to 904 during the 2021-22 academic year, increasing participation in study abroad programs to pre-pandemic numbers.
  • Stamping the passport: The Walton College of Business sent the most students abroad for global learning experiences in 2021-22, with the most popular destinations being Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Ireland.

Read more about the program HERE.

Events

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals Open up the Batting Cage Experience

NWA Daily

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are giving the public a chance to practice their swings with the Batting Cage Experience, featuring indoor, climate-controlled cages, baseballs, an L screen and a hitting tee for $95/hour. 

  • Time to shine: Available for purchase online on a first come, first served basis, time slots are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:30-6:30p and 7-8p. as well as Saturdays 10-11a. and 11:30a-12:30p. through February 24. 
  • Team players: Each session is limited to 25 people, so gather the squad, bring your own bats and helmets and enjoy the savings of the Naturals' "Rent 3, Get 1 Free" special offer. 

Get more details on this fun experience here.

Events

Submission Deadline For Rogers Short Film Festival Approaching

NWA Daily

The Rogers Short Film Festival, hosted by Arkansas Public Theater and StudioChunky, is scheduled for Mar 3-5 at the Victory Theater in Downtown Rogers.

  • Genres: Narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation film projects can be submitted in age and skill-specific categories. The submission deadline is Dec 23, with an extended submission deadline on Jan 23.
  • Upcoming: Official film selections will be released on Feb 3, and ticket sales will begin in mid-February, including options for Day Passes or VIP Passes.

Submit projects and stay informed HERE.

Restaurant News

Texas De Brazil Announces Northwest Arkansas Location

NWA Daily

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, the Texas-based Brazillian steakhouse, is set to open its first Arkansas location in the Rogers Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

  • Brazilian cowboys: Texas de Brazil is known for serving an abundance of meats prepared in the traditional churrasco style developed by the gauchos of Southern Brazil, in which meats are cooked over an open flame with natural wood charcoals.
  • Green means go: A unique feature of the restaurant is the use of card signaling. Turn your table's card to green, and the waitstaff will bring more samples of meat to try; flip it to red to signal you need a minute to let the meat sweats subside.

Find more details HERE.

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