Growing Up

August 14, 2021

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Lakeside View

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There's no better way to wrap up a week than enjoying a meal with friends or family on a patio with a divine lakeside view.

  • Lakeside view: Lakepoint is a fine dining restaurant in Bella Vista located on the edge of Loch Lomond. You can have a "movie-scene" moment on the patio from 3-9p Wednesday to Saturday and from 10a-1p Sunday. 
  • Wine, dine and party: Within Lakepoint is a tasting room where you can enjoy weekly wine and spirit tastings, and an event venue perfect for gatherings you want to do with style. 

For an inside look, take a virtual tour of the space. 

Regional News

Bigger and Better

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For more than a decade, NWA has seen massive and seemingly unstoppable growth. In fact, the city of Fayetteville passed Fort Smith to become the second largest city in the state.

  • City of attractions: Fayetteville, along with the rest of the region, has seen double digit percentage growth since 2010. People have been moving from across the state and country to experience all the things that make NWA a "great place to live, work, and play."
  • A look at the numbers: Benton and Washington Counties grew 28.4% and 21% respectively in the last ten years, bringing over 105k new neighbors to the region. Fayetteville's population increased to more than 93k.

Find more about the 2020 census numbers HERE.

Events

Weekend Roundup

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This is one of the last weekends of summer for the kids, and it's full of things to do.

  • Ready to rumble: Rodeo of the Ozarks' Demolition Derby is racing into Springdale on Saturday.
  • On the rocks: The Bentonville Whiskey Festival is back, and it's got food, entertainment, and whiskey to share with adults from across the region.
  • Sounds of Sunday: The Momentary's Courtyard Sessions are back this weekend, with live music from One Penny Shy and The Irie Lions, presented by House of Songs.
  • Moving fast: Mountain bikers from across the region can compete in the Kessler Mountain Jam.
  • Behind the brains: Factory Obscura is an art collective that's bringing its talents to downtown Springdale this fall, and the exhibition opens tonight.
  • To the ball game: The NWA Naturals are facing off against the Frisco RoughRiders this weekend.
  • Food, music, art: Crystal Bridges is hosting a Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday.
  • Dinner and a movie: The Hwy 112 Drive-In movie theater will have family-friendly movie choices every night this weekend.

Have a great weekend, and see you Monday!

Education

One Dollar, Bob

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How much do you think it would cost to buy a university? The online Grantham University sold for $1 on Wednesday morning. The U of A Board of Trustees approved the transaction, anyway.

  • Win Win: The University of Arkansas is set to acquire all of the assets of the for-profit university: tuition revenue, courses, employees, students, everything. All for $1. Grantham University will expand with the U of A's budget, which will help it overcome growing pains. 
  • And Win: The U of A can now more easily reach adults who need to attend a “fully online, flexible institution,” including an additional 4,000 Grantham students who will now have access to Arkansas's resources and courses.

Read more about the $1 deal HERE.

Employment

Cool Jobs in NWA

On the job hunt? Check out these new jobs posted to our community board this week:

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