Four NWA Teachers Selected as Presidential Excellence Finalists

February 4, 2021

Recreation

Outdoor Fayetteville Releases 2021 Events Calendar

The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Division's new program, Outdoor Fayetteville, has released its 2021 event calendar.

  • The programs will give families with novice to intermediate-level experience the opportunity to learn outdoor skills using equipment provided by Parks and Recreation.
  • Day hikes, sunset paddles and backcountry cooking clinics to extended, overnight backpacking and canoeing/kayaking excursions are all included in the program.
  • The program is intended to provide an outlet for individuals and families to build stronger relationships, connect with the outdoors, and build new skills under the guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Registration is now open and is available on first-come first-serve basis.

Business

J.B. Hunt to Test Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles

NWA Daily

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. in Lowell announced that the company will begin testing hydrogen-fueled electric trucks next year as part of new program.

  • The vehicles will be powered by fuel cubes made up of more than 300 hydrogen fuel cells, and manufactured by Navistar International. General Motors is responsible for manufacturing the system.
  • The trucks will have an expected fuel range of about 500 miles and can be refueled in 15 minutes, Navistar said. OneH2 will provide the fueling services.
  • “J.B. Hunt is committed to delivering more while using less, and this new fully-integrated solution offers a prime opportunity to do that,” said J.B. Hunt CEO John Roberts. -Arkansas Business

Education

NWA Teachers Named as Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence

Four teachers in NWA have been announced as state finalists for the presidential awards for excellence in mathematics and science teaching, which recognizes exceptional instructors who show a commitment to professional development and innovative teaching techniques in their classrooms. -NWA Democrat-Gazette

  • The math award finalists include Lindsay Hall of Bernice Young Elementary in Springdale and Tammy Toomey of Holt Middle School in Fayetteville.
  • The science award finalists are Stephanie Long of Walter Turnbow Elementary School and Lisa Taylor of Willis Shaw Elementary School, both in Springdale.
  • "To be selected as finalists for this national honor truly reflects the hard work and dedication of these exceptional teachers," said Johnny Key, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Education. -NWA Democrat-Gazette
  • A national committee will review and recommend up to 108 teachers to receive awards in math, science, and computer science. Winners will receive $10,000, a presidential citation, and a trip to Washington, DC.

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Celebrate V-Day on the Greenway with 37 North Expeditions

Looking to skip the traditional dinner + date routine for Valentine's Day? Join 37 North Expeditions for an epic 3-course adventure: Biking - Dinner - Drinks & Dessert.

  • When: The excursion will take place on Saturday, February 13 from
    3:00 PM-8:30 PM.
  • Where: The 12 mile, fully guided ride will begin at The HUB Bike Lounge in Bentonville and end in Downtown Rogers.
  • Book now: The ride includes: 1 riding guide, navigation to destination, mechanical support, first aid, full course dinner + drink, first drink at brewery, gourmet s’mores desert at brewery, and shuttle back to Bentonville.

The ride will end at Levi's Gastrolounge in Downtown Rogers for an amazing private group dinner experience. After dinner, pop back on the bikes for the short transit to Hawk Moth Brewery to enjoy some tasty brews around a fire pit with s’mores. Following the event, 37 North will shuttle you (and your bikes) back to your vehicles.

Community

Fayetteville Seeks Community Help in Naming Cultural Arts Corridor

City officials are seeking the public's help in naming Fayetteville's Cultural Arts Corridor, which will be located by the Razorback Greenway to Dickson Street and Prairie Street.

  • The corridor is envisioned to connect a number of public spaces, including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, Nadine Baum Studios and the Fayetteville Public Library.
  • A campaign naming website was created to provide those interested with details and tips to come up with the perfect name for the corridor.
  • Inspiration can be drawn from other established public spaces such as Gathering Place in Tulsa, Citygarden in St. Louis, Millennium Park or The 606 in Chicago and the Atlanta BeltLine. -Fayetteville Flyer
  • Location, design, experience, history, community and art are all variables being considered in the naming process.
  • Participants can submit a name by Feb. 28. Be sure to join in The People's Panel to provide additional feedback and vote on a favorite name after submissions close.

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