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January 21, 2022

Community

Siloam Springs & Fayetteville Named Volunteer Communities Of The Year

NWA Daily

Two Northwest Arkansas cities have been named a 2021 Volunteer Community of the Year.

  • Positive impacts: Both Siloam Springs and Fayetteville received the prestigious award from a panel of judges composed of distinguished citizens across the state. The award is meant to recognize municipalities that seek and meet the needs of the community engagement. 
  • Civic service: Siloam Springs was recognized due to the community's efforts to address food insecurity and hunger. Fayetteville was recognized for its waste-diversion services, native ecology protection and restoration, and environmental cleanup events.

For more details about Siloam Springs click HERE; for Fayetteville’s recognition click HERE.

Restaurant News

ArkanSeoul in Bentonville Providing Quick And Authentic Cuisine

ArkanSeoul Korean Food Company

There's a Korean restaurant in Bentonville that we've yet to try but we're only hearing good things!

  • Just like home: ArkanSeoul Korean Food Company is off Main Street in Bentonville and has a mission to provide authentic Korean cuisine simply. The restaurant opened in late 2020, adding diversity to the growing food scene with meals the owners grew up eating in a Korean American household. 
  • Convenient: Opening during the pandemic led to a format defined by quick service and minimal contact between food preparation and customer. If you’re looking for a quality meal and you’re pressed for time, ArkanSeoul has you covered. 

Learn more about ArkanSeoul HERE

Event

Frozen Toes Run To Happen On Kessler Mountain

NWA Daily

Have a hankering for a run in the cold? Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Frozen Toes 5k & 15K Trail Run.

  • To the bones: The Frozen Toes Run is an annual run in Fayetteville hosted by the city and is at Kessler Mountain Regional Park. The race is perfect for those who want take a break from the pavement and to try out the trails in south Fayetteville. 
  • Sight seeing: Though the trails are technical, the views you’ll see along the way might just be worth every step. They're offering both a 5k ($30) and a 15K ($35) run option. If running doesn't appeal to you, they're always looking for volunteers!

For more information, click HERE

Business

Walmart To Enter The Metaverse

NWA Daily

With the blockchain industry expanding in NWA and the online virtual world accelerating, Walmart is making digital moves.

  • Di-verse: In recent weeks Walmart has made some moves suggesting it will soon be entering into the metaverse. The company has been exploring emerging technologies and is looking at ways to be at he forefront of the evolving shopping experience. 
  • Online ownership: Some of these emerging technologies include a non fungible tokens (NFTs), which Walmart could soon start buying and selling. Recent trademark filings suggest Walmart will soon introduce a cryptocurrency alongside an NFT market and begin selling virtual goods, e.g. toys and electronics.

For details, click HERE

History

Three Washington County Locations Added To The National Historic Register

NWA Daily

3 Washington County locations were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places

  • In the books: The locations added to the Register includ: the Presbyterian Center in Fayetteville, the Winslow Commercial Historic District, and the North Garvin Drive Historic District. The Register makes these recent additions honorary and potentially eligible for grant and tax programs on a national level. 
  • Locations: The Presbyterian Center in Fayetteville was built in 1964 along the northern edge of the University of Arkansas campus. 3 houses built between 1961-83 in Fayetteville are commemorated in the list along with 3 buildings important in Winslow history, one of which was constructed sometime before 1929. 

See the full Arkansas Register HERE

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