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August 17, 2021

Events

Celebration Station

NWA Daily

The week's just getting started, but here's something that will have you looking forward to the weekend. The 36th Annual Frisco Festival kicks off this Friday in Rogers' newly renovated Railyard Park.

  • Full of fun: Local farmers, crafters, artists, and flavors are coming together to celebrate "Rogers' rich railroad heritage," as the festival begins Friday at 5p with live music, food trucks, and socially distant activities.
  • Quote: "The Frisco Festival is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together for a fun celebration of the quality of life we all enjoy in Rogers and Northwest Arkansas."

Learn more about the family fun to be had at the Frisco Festival HERE.

Business

A Rolling Start

EforAll

EforAll Business Accelerator program, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, is hosting its first small business accelerator program in NWA next year.

  • EforAll helps under-represented entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. The organization aims to help "accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship."
  • The details: The program is free with both English and Spanish class options. The first classes will be held in Jan. 2022, and registration for these events will close in October.

Find out more about EforAll's NWA accelerator program HERE.

Community

Piecing It All Together

NWA Daily

From Fayetteville to Bella Vista, trails sprawl throughout NWA. Rogers Parks and Rec has published an updated trail map highlighting the trail network on its side of town.

  • Riding together: A ride through Rogers could take you from the paved Railyard Loop to Lake Atalanta's surface trails all the way to the Promenade. Many trails in the system are linked in some form or fashion, and all of them are easily accessible to all members of the community.
  • On a roll: These maps provide a great opportunity to get rolling without fear of getting lost. There is a downloadable version available here, and other prints of the map can be found at various city offices and shops.

Learn more about the renovated trail map HERE.

In the News

The Cider of the South

NWA Daily

Southern Living has ranked the best ciders the South has to offer, and, per usual, NWA made the list. Coming in at No. 2 on the list, was Springdale's own Black Apple Hard Cider.

  • Close to home: Black Apple uses the freshest Arkansas ingredients when making its cider. Its "Farm to Glass" process puts people first, creating an experience for local farmers and cider enthusiasts to enjoy together.
  • No average apple: Having celebrated its 6th birthday earlier this summer, the cidery is now brewing more than just apples to make its delicious beverages.

Check out the flavor options for your next visit to Black Apple Hard Cider HERE.

Sponsored by Northwest Health

All in One Place

Northwest Health

No more trying to decide how urgent your medical needs are. For the first time in the surrounding areas, there will be a single building in Bentonville you can go to for emergency and urgent care services.

  • Convenient and affordable: Northwest Health is combining its Emergency Department and Urgent Care and putting them under one roof in west Bentonville. This approach provides “faster access” and saves the patient the expenses of the emergency room if they end up only needing services from the urgent care. 
  • Opportunity: This new site opens up career opportunities in town too. Northwest Health is recruiting nursing staff, paramedics, imaging techs for the facility currently. 

To read more about the project click HERE.

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