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July 12, 2022

Community

City Of Lowell Seeks Input On Park Plans

City of Lowell

The City of Lowell has proposed master plans for the Kathleen Johnson Memorial Park, Ward Nail Park, and McClure Park and is seeking public comment. 

  • The parks: Ward Nail Park is a 72-acre park on the east side of Lowell, home to the city's annual Mudtown Days celebration and other events. It is a 3-minute drive to McClure Park, a small but popular spot for sports and recreation. Kathleen Johnson Memorial Park is the city's newest park and is 100 acres on the city's west side. 
  • Plans: The master plans have proposed amenities such as volleyball courts, a flowering garden, restrooms, and tree masses. The city asks citizens to send comments to kdavis@lowellarkansas.gov or Lowell City Hall, c/o Planning Department. 

See images of the proposed park plans HERE

Music

Music Duo Bringing Concert Series To NWA

NWA Daily

A music duo that mixes cultural outreach and performance is bringing a concert series called ALL OVER THE MAP II to Northwest Arkansas. 

  • The music: Blue Thread produces a musical experience reminiscent of medieval times while never leaving the present. The program coming to NWA will incorporate guest musicians and “bring together Hindustani and Carnatic stories" based on Mediterranean and American historic stories.
  • The schedule: The series will be four days with four performances, three of which will be in NWA. Shows in NWA will be at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Wednesday at 4p, the Five & Dime on Bentonville Square on Thursday at 5:30p, and at Mount Sequoyah on Saturday at 6:30p. 

Learn more HERE

Highlight

Fayetteville Resident Competes On History Channel's "Alone"

NWA Daily

A Fayetteville resident is one of 10 contestants on the latest season of the show Alone on History Channel and is in the running for a $500,000 cash prize. 

  • Local star: The show pits survivalists from all over North America against each other to see who can make it the longest in a remote location with only ten items and some camera equipment to document the journey. Fayetteville resident, Adam Riley, made the show out of ~50,000 applicants and could win if he taps out last. 
  • Two lives: Riley is an alpaca shearer and treehouse builder for Natural State Treehouses in Fayetteville when he’s home, but for now, he is still in the game. The season is seven episodes in, airs on Thursdays at 8p, and is available to stream the next day. 

Click HERE for more info and to cheer on our neighbor!

Sponsored by Walton Arts Center

Premier Wine Tasting Event Tickets On Sale

Walton Arts Center

One of Arkansas' premier wine festivals, the Art of Wine Festival, is happening this month at Walton Arts Center, and the Art of Wine: Uncorked! event is coming up on Friday, July 22, from 7-11p.

  • Sip and taste: During Uncorked!, you'll have the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines and bubbly, and you're sure to find your new favorites. Attend and taste some of the best cuisines from local Northwest Arkansas restaurants, paired with your wine, in a festive party atmosphere.
  • An evening with friends: Tickets are $75, and proceeds from the event benefit Walton Arts Center's arts education programming. Toast to a night out you won't forget! 

For more information and tickets, click HERE.

Restaurant News

New Outdoor Restaurant Underway In Fayetteville

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The old truck station on N. Leverett Ave will soon be a new outdoor restaurant and beer garden! 

  • Foods galore: The Fayetteville restaurant will be called City Park, and there will be 3-4 types of food coming out of the kitchen. Right now, the business partners are thinking Texas-style barbecue, smash burgers, street tacos, and healthy trailside snacks. There will also be room for food trucks to park on big Razorback weekends. 
  • On the trail: Much of the budget is going toward landscaping to pretty up the place and provide shade trees, and shipping containers will be added to provide bar and storage space. The idea is to create an outdoor space with easy access to the trail system, adding a stop between Dickson St and Lake Fayetteville. An access bridge across Skull Creek is in the works. 

Read the full Fayetteville Flyer story HERE

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