Ashes To Grasses

January 7, 2023

Sports

Razorback Stadium Named 2022 College Football Field Of The Year

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Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and Frank Broyles Field have been recognized as the 2022 College Football Stadium of the Year by the Sports Field Management Association.

  • Nice grass: Jeff Foor, the Director of Sports Turf Operations for the Razorbacks, and his team received the honor from the SFMA, a worldwide organization of over 2,500 members who manage sports fields.
  • Back to life: Recognition is due for the team's impressive expertise and hard work in revitalizing the turfgrass in time for the 2022 football season after the entire field had to be covered for a Garth Brooks concert and a Top Golf event last spring.

Read more on the story HERE.

Business

Software Developer Metova Moving Headquarters To Ledger In Bentonville

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The community forming at Ledger gained a new neighbor as software development company Metova relocates its headquarters from Franklin, TN, to Bentonville after a change in ownership.

  • New horizons: Having been recently acquired from a private equity firm by the current management team, Metova is focused on providing software solutions in industries like healthcare, retail, consumer services, and entertainment.
  • Community add: The move to Bentonville will establish Metova as a leading company in Arkansas's growing tech industry and position it to partner well with local businesses and the Northwest Arkansas community.

Read more from Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Restaurant News

Stone Mill Bread Announces Fayetteville Location Will Reopen

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Fayetteville, wipe your tears! Like a phoenix reborn, Stone Mill Bread will return to its flagship location on Gregg Ave after completing a remodel.

  • It's not goodbye: The local-favorite bakery and cafe closed unexpectedly in October 2022, citing long-term lease negotiations as the reason and devastating the city's sandwich lovers.
  • Meanwhile: The completion date of the remodel is currently unknown, but in the meantime, Stone Mill-Super Fans of Fayetteville can make the drive up to their other locations in Springdale and Bentonville.

Stay tuned for updates HERE.

Events

Weekend Roundup

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We're here to help you enjoy your first weekend of 2023!

  • Go girls: Break out the mountain bikes with Women of OZ for their January Flagship Ride on Saturday, Jan 7, at 2p.
  • Howdy farmer: Check out the first of the winter markets by the Fayetteville Farmers' Market this Saturday, Jan 7, from 11a-3p at the Fayetteville Senior Center.
  • Bring your mom: Listen to the beautiful sounds of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas on Saturday, Jan 7, at 7:30p for their performance: Mother and Child.
  • Pickleball: Swing your paddles in the Pickleball Up and Down the River event at JBU in Siloam Springs on Saturday, Jan 7, from 6-8p.
  • For the record: Shop, eat food, and enjoy fun activities at the Market @ Record in Bentonville on Saturday, Jan 7, from 9a-12p.
  • Do the twist: See snowboarder Shaun White and other athletes perform amazing flips and twists outside the Walmart on Pleasant Crossing in Rogers on Sunday, Jan 8.
  • It could be worse: Don't miss the last weekend of the immersive, STEM-based exhibition "Worst-Case Scenario Survival Experience" at The Jones Center, ending on Jan 12.

Have a great weekend! We'll be back Monday.

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