Flying High

February 3, 2022

Sponsored by Peel Compton Foundation

Free Shopping Appointments Available For Native Trees and Plants

Peel Compton Foundation

Dreaming of Spring? The Dr. Compton Native Tree & Plant Sale is happening March 28 - April 1, and you can save your spot today.

  • Native gardens: Save your spot now to shop for the most beautiful Arkansas native trees and plants for your home and garden. There will be over 50 varieties available and you can see the full list of plants here.
  • More to learn: Want to learn more about native plants? Sign up for a program at Compton Gardens & Arboretum, available every Saturday in March.

Compton Gardens & Arboretum is a community space provided by Peel Compton Foundation. Learn more at peelcompton.org.

Outdoors

Kayak Company Plans For Distribution Center In NWA

NWA Daily

As the scene for outdoor sports and activities continues to grow in Northwest Arkansas, the region is alluring to some big outdoor manufacturers. Most recently, 50-year-old company Eddyline Kayaks announced plans to make the move. 

  • Funding: With a minority growth investment from a Bentonville investment fund, Eddyline has plans for a distribution center here in NWA sometime this calendar year, which will be a stepping stone for future dealers in the area. 
  • Marketplace: Eddyline manufactures some of the highest quality lightweight kayaks all from its headquarters in Washington. With 150 store locations, the closest one to NWA is currently in Kansas. By moving to NWA, it will allow Eddyline "to support the distribution needs of our existing and future dealer partners".

For more information, click HERE

Community

Public Invited To Witness Barred Owl Return To Wild

NWA Daily

Would you like to see nature take back one of its own? Well, the public is invited to participate in the release of a rehabilitated Barred Owl this Saturday from 4-5p. 

  • Experiential education: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is hosting the release by Northsong Wild Bird Rehabilitation. The public is invited to attend to learn about Northsong, the Barred Owl, and to witness the release. 
  • Healed: The animal was partially blind and had a broken leg when it was presented to Northsong back in early October. The owl’s leg was surgically repaired and now he can fly and hunt, ready to return to the wild. 

The event is free, though RSVPs are requested. RSVP HERE

Health

Walmart Partnership Results In Online Health Portal

NWA Daily

With convenient and individualized care growing in demand, Walmart Inc. and Quest Diagnostics partnered to create a solution. 

  • Online health: Walmart and Quest have created a website where consumers can receive more than 50 diagnostic tests including Covid-19 and allergies exams. Individuals can shop privately and tests can be ordered by a physician if required.
  • Self-help: This new broad access to healthcare services expands Walmart’s commitment to individualize and personalize the healthcare experience for its customers. Individuals can now shop and schedule appointments often available the same day.

For more details about the new partnership, click HERE

Events

Regional Events Planned For Black History Month

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

February is Black History Month and there are events scheduled around the region to commemorate the occasion. 

Check out more events happening in the region with the Fayetteville Flyer’s guide HERE.

Subscribe to receive our daily newsletter

Know all the happenings in NWA with a 5-minute read of our free email newsletter every weekday.