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September 8, 2021

Sponsored by Shared Beginnings

Party for Charity

Shared Beginnings

Need a night out? Shared Beginnings is hosting a fundraising event with food, drinks, inflatables and games on Sept. 17 from 6-10p.

  • A good cause: The event is an effort to raise funds for the organization's work with mothers and expectant mothers considering adoption. The proceeds will help provide therapy sessions and support to those who need it.
  • Get classy: Some of NWA's finest food vendors will be there at The Barn at the Springs, and your ticket comes with 3 drinks and a signature cocktail. So bring your friends, have a good time and support a good cause.

Get your tickets HERE.

Food & Drink

Best Drinks Around

Robin Canfield

After combing the country with eyes, ears and good taste, The Bourbon Review posted the list of America’s Best Bourbon Bars in 2021

  • Accolade for Fayetteville: The Bourbon review divided the U.S. into 5 regions and chose The Vault in Fayetteville as one of the 37 Best Bourbon Bars in the South with “incredible bourbon selections.” 
  • Simply the best: The Vault is a bar that draws inspiration from simplicity and meaning out of every material used for the space. The minimalistic and modern space is a self-proclaimed backdrop for the best bourbon in Arkansas. 

Check out The Vault’s website HERE.  

Community

Park Update

NWA Daily

The Bond Issue of 2018 culminated in the city of Rogers asking its citizens to vote on the bonds of different areas for improvement, which resulted in park renovations. 

  • Park Update: Frisco Park and Northwest Park received money for renovation, and Mt. Hebron is a completely new park set to be about 75 acres large. The construction of Mt. Hebron Park is underway and looking promising with it’s September 2021 update
  • New space to play: The space within Mt. Hebron Park will primarily be dedicated to passive play areas and will have an array of sport courts, fields and rinks. The park was purchased with the 2011 Bond Issue, but the 2018 Bond Issue will provide extra amenities

Learn more HERE

Local Politics

Early Birds

NWA Daily

The opportunity has arrived again to participate in elections and contribute to decisions in your local government. 

  • Voting: Special Elections are happening in Garfield and Pea Ridge, and early voting starts today with the final day being Monday, Sept. 13. You can vote at the Benton County Clerk’s Office in Bentonville and Rogers.
  • Ballots: Ordinances concerning sales and use taxes and street improvement bonds will be on the ballots. You can vote in Garfield and Pea Ridge on Election Day, Sept. 14. 

More resources and information HERE

Education

It's Bonding Time

NWA Daily

The University of Arkansas and Montana State University are partnering together to establish the MonArk National Science Foundation (NSF) Quantum Foundry.

  • Development in science: The foundry’s purpose is to “accelerate the development of quantum materials and devices” with the research of bonded atoms in single layers, i.e. 2-D materials, and the development of them. 
  • Forging a way forward: The MonArk Quantum Foundry is set up to put the U of A in a position of leadership in the world of quantum science. The NSF granted $20m to the foundry, roughly $10.6m supporting research at the U of A.

Read the full article HERE

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