Running Down The Aisle

January 19, 2023

Sports

Razorbacks Turned Up The Speed During The Arkansas Invitational

NWA Daily

Razorback Track & Field put their speed on display last Friday during the Arkansas Invitational, with both men's and women's teams kicking off the indoor season with record-setting times.

  • Guys: The men's team completed a 1-2-3 finish in the 300m, with James Benson II and Lance Lang producing the third and fourth fastest collegiate times. Chris Baily won the 600m setting an Arkansas record at 1:15.18, which is No. 6 on the collegiate all-time list and No. 10 in the world.
  • Gals: For the women's team, Razorback Britton Wilson set a new collegiate record in the 600m, posting a time of 1:25.16, which ranks No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 10 worldwide. The team also locked in a 1-2-3 finish in the mile race and swept the top four spots in the 200m.

Purchase tickets for the next Track & Field event HERE.

Restaurant News

New Brewery Announces Plans For Location In East Fayetteville

Mathias Properties

Fayetteville Beer Works has plans to open by this summer near the intersection of Mission and Crossover on the east side of town.

  • Homebrew: The brewery is the idea of local entrepreneur Brian O'Connell who helped found the Colorado-based Renegade Brewing Co in Denver.
  • New chill spot: O'Connell aims for Fayetteville Beer Works to be a family-friendly hang-out with a rotating menu of small-batch beers and hopes to find a partnering food truck to add to the experience.

Read more on the story in the Fayetteville Flyer HERE.

Events

Say I Do To The 5th Annual Wedding Fair At The Apollo This Weekend

The Apollo on Emma

The Apollo on Emma invites you to meet Northwest Arkansas's top wedding and event vendors during the 5th Annual Wedding Fair this Sunday, Jan 22, from 12-4p.

  • Save the date: Sample caterers, explore stunning reception set up's, sip some bubbly, taste test cake, and register to win up to $1500 towards a venue package. Honestly, even if you're not engaged, this sounds like a killer date idea.
  • RSVP: The event is free to attend, but you must register on Eventbrite. The first 50 guests will receive a swag bag filled with local merch.

Find more information and register HERE.

Events

Your Guide To Music Festivals In Arkansas

NWA Daily

It's not too late to add "attend a Northwest Arkansas music festival" to your resolutions for 2023! Check out Arkansas.com's Guide To Music Festivals In Arkansas, including exciting festivals in NWA like FORMAT, Momentous, Hillberry, and the Ozark Folk Festival.

  • Don't wait: If you're not one for procrastinating, hop over to Eureka Springs this weekend for OzMaMu, a four-day folk music event at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel from Jan 19-22.
  • Patience: May feels forever away, but it'll be here before we know it. So get your tickets for FreshGrass | Bentonville before they're gone so you can enjoy the best in bluegrass and roots music coming to the Momentary May 19-20.

Explore other festivals coming our way HERE.

Real Estate

Housing Affordability Exceeds Reach Of Average Wage Earner

NWA Daily

Attom Data Solutions' recent 2022 U.S. Home Affordability Report reveals that housing affordability has worsened across Northwest Arkansas, making it hard for first-time home buyers to navigate the housing market.

  • Big budget lines: The national average of a person's paycheck spent on mortgage and housing expenses is 32.3%. Comparatively, the study found Benton County's average was 29% and Washington County's 36%.
  • Outpaced: While average wages have increased since last year, they've not matched the pace of rising home prices. In Benton County, wages are up 3%, but the median home price rose 10% last year. In Washington County, wages rose by 9% and home prices by 14%.

Read more from Talk Business & Politics HERE.

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