Monthly Archives: August 2017

Library Growth Starts Steps Toward Reality

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The Free Weekly/STACY RYBURN

David Johnson, Fayetteville Public Library director, speaks to the library’s board during a meeting in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Public Library’s expansion could vary wildly from preliminary renderings once residents give their feedback during upcoming public input sessions, Executive Director David Johnson says. The Library Board last week got a look at the schedule for the next three months, just short of when construction could start in January. The approximately 80,000-square-foot addition…

8 days a week

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Light Night Party — With music & dance by Matt Owen and The Eclectic Tuba, DJ AttA and Kansas City-based Quixotic, an interactive light show by Laser Tom, black-light painting & more around Leo Villarreal’s “Buckyball,” 8-11:30 p.m. Friday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Free. 657-2335.

TODAY (8/31) Think Tank Thursday — Discover ways to improve your research skills, noon, Springdale Public Library. For adults. 750-8180. Member Scoop — “Bringing an Exhibition to Life” with Project Manager of Exhibitions Catherine Hryniewicz and Interpretations Manager Stace Treat, 5 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Free. Register at 657-2335. DISH…

Porkers Perfect Pattern For Prodigious Painter

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Tina Bush will sell her painted clothing at this weekend’s Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair.

Pigs sell. That’s one of the things Tina Bush has learned over the years she’s been an artisan at the Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair. Bush, who lives on Lake Keystone west of Tulsa, Okla., makes handpainted clothing. And while she doesn’t paint Razorbacks, pigs make her Arkansas audience happy. “Those Razorbacks are die-hard people,” Bush…

Approaching Gratitude

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Autumn is quickly approaching, with its many festivals of light. It’s only weeks now till Autumn Equinox, another summer passing, another season of light approaching. Notice the word “approach”, as in Spiritual Approach, one of the Laws of the Aquarian Age. To “approach” means to “come closer.” The eclipse supported this Aquarian Law. Asking us…

Miss Arkansas shares heart with children

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TFW 0831 Cover

‘Giving Is A Gift’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Every Miss Arkansas has a cheering section. But no Miss Arkansas before Maggie Benton has had the “spunkiest, craziest, wildest, happiest” cheerleader in her corner. “You’re beautiful,” 8-year-old Asher Ray of Little Rock assured the 22-year-old Benton before the evening gown competition on June 17. And she says…