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August 25, 2022

Restaurant News

Local Bakery Holding Pop-Up This Saturday

Sugar Apple Baking Company

The host of I Am Northwest Arkansas sat down with the women behind Sugar Apple Baking Company, one of the newest bakeries in NWA.

  • Sweets: Sugar Apple Baking Company is a pop-up bakery that offers a “unique blend of West Indian and Traditional baked goods.” Without a brick-and-mortar location of its own, the bakery works as a pop-up that utilizes NWA spaces to sell its treats once or twice a month. 
  • Get some: The next pop-up is this Saturday, August 27, at Two Friends Books at 8th St Market in Bentonville. You can shop online and pre-order your tasty treats to pick up with no minimum!

Get a sneak peek into Sugar Apple Baking Company HERE

Arts & Culture

Famous Hardware Installation Transitions Today

NWA Daily

The windows of the Famous Hardware Building are transitioning again into another fun art installation! 

  • Form and color: Amelia Briggs has had exhibitions worldwide and is starting the installation process for her work in Downtown Springdale starting today. Briggs “constructs objects and images that operate as whimsical characters from an unknown animated universe.” Her latest project is called Pony Gate and will act as a series of dioramas. 
  • Art affects: The Famous Hardware Building is on 113 W Emma Ave in Springdale. Go check it out and see just how much those windows illuminate the link between your sense of self and your childhood.

Learn more HERE

Community

Springdale Flips Switch On Solar Array & Battery Storage

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In a partnership, Ozark Electric Cooperative and Springdale Public Schools “flipped the switch” on a new solar and battery storage facility this week. 

  • Storing energy: The project includes 6.9 MW of battery storage and a 2.375-megawatt solar array of more than 7,000 panels on 15 acres near Sonora Middle School in Springdale. 
  • Saving costs: The combination of solar generation and battery storage will result in significant savings for the school district, and the community can use the stored battery power to reduce wholesale demand charges and control costs. This project is one of many local projects proving how innovation and collaboration can benefit the region. 

Learn more HERE

Music

Fayetteville Roots Festival Starts Tomorrow

NWA Daily

Fayetteville’s 13th annual music and food festival, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, starts tomorrow and has lots of fun in store. 

  • Events galore: The three-day urban festival will span multiple downtown venues, including the Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville Public Library, and Roots HQ. There will be restaurant takeovers throughout town, late-night shows, and partner events in addition to the headliners
  • Coming together: The festival will support local farmers, chefs, and restaurateurs and feature artists such as The Wood Brothers, Taj Mahal, Bettye Lavette, North Mississippi Allstars, and many more. 

See the full lineup and get tickets HERE

Entertainment

112 Drive-In's Last Weekend

NWA Daily

This weekend is the 112 Drive-In’s final show after 70 years in Northwest Arkansas. 

  • Last lights: The property will be rezoned, sold to new owners, and redeveloped into an “Urban Center Area intended to accommodate residential, retail, and entertainment uses.” The new owners plan to include a smaller drive-in theatre on the property. 
  • The details: This weekend, August 26-27, the drive-in will show Footloose at 8:30p and Grease at 10:30p. Admission is $10 for those 13 and older, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. 

Click HERE for more info. 

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