NWA Christmas Tree Farm Closing Early

December 5, 2020

Arts & Culture

Prominent Female Producer Creates Soundtrack for Momentary Exhibit

Producer Jlin creates soundtrack for the Nick Cave: Until exhibit at The Momentary in Bentonville.

  • The well-known music producer created three immersive and "moody" tracks in response to the popular Nick Cave: Until exhibit at The Momentary, which addresses the topics of gender, race, and gun violence in the United States.
  • The exhibit remains on display at The Momentary until Jan 3. For more about Jlin and to listen to the tracks, click HERE.

Holiday

Pea Ridge Christmas Tree Farm to Close Early

The Pea Ridge Christmas tree farm, Wonderland Christmas Trees, will close after Dec. 6.

  • Real Christmas trees were such a high demand this year, Wonderland Christmas Tree Farm is closing early "to ensure the future of the farm". The Farm sold 2,400 trees in the first 5.5 days it was open shattering its previous year sales. - 5News
  • If you are in search of a real Christmas tree for the holidays, Lollis Christmas Tree Farm near Fort Smith is still open for picking

Community

Arkansas 112 A Top Priority For Upcoming Highway Projects

Major projects are to be expected as a part of the region's 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement program.

  • This program will likely receive federal funding in Benton and Washington counties and will implement walkable, bikable, and transit-friendly roads that feature raised medians and additional roundabouts. -Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • The "TIP" and more will be included in the region's "2045" Plan," which assures these federal projects can be built and maintained with the money the region has available. More information on the plan HERE.

Politics

One-time Bonus Paid to Fayetteville Teachers and Administrators

Fayetteville public school teachers and administrators approved for a one time bonus of $750.

  • Following a "special meeting and workshop conducted by the Board of Directors of Fayetteville Public Schools" on Wednesday, "the Board voted unanimously to approve one-time bonuses for staff members who are currently working for Fayetteville Public Schools as of Dec. 2." - 5News

Business

XNA Investing in Passenger Safety

XNA board members considering installing safety and air quality equipment throughout the terminal for passenger and employee safety

  • To increase passenger safety and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, XNA board members consider $860,000 safety investment. This investment is in hopes to increase customer traffic and reduce sick leave from its employees.
  • "Between January and October, enplanements, or passengers flying out, have decreased by 60.4% to 304,394, from 768,650 over the same period in 2019. In October, enplanements declined by 63.7% to 31,367, from 86,554." - 5 News
  • More information can be found HERE

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