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Fayetteville Organization Aids People of Aleppo

By Nick Brothers |
ON THE COVER
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A Syrian child from Aleppo holds up a sign thanking Fayetteville’s Bridge of Peace Syria for doing a relay fast to raise money to be sent for food and general goods for the Syrians who are besieged in Aleppo.

For three weeks, a Fayetteville Syrian-aid organization raised more than $10,000 with locally sourced donations by doing a relay fast to raise awareness for the people stuck in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria.

The Emmys Got It Right (For Once)

By Dane La Born |
Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images
Rami Malek, winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for “Mr. Robot”, attends the Governors Ball for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Los Angeles.

The 2016 Emmys aired last Sunday, and for once I walked away from a winner’s list with the feeling that every award went to a deserving performer or production.

Oktoberfest Returns to Dickson Street, 13 Breweries Featured

By Nick Brothers |
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Oktoberfest in Fayetteville this year will be at the Walton Arts Center parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

Oktoberfest returns to Dickson Street as Fayetteville’s fall craft beer festival once again.

Sunrise Guitars Opens on College Avenue

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers
Sunrise Guitars, now located 2781 N College Ave, is now open. The store sells a variety of stringed instruments, electronics and offers lessons. Adjacent to the store is Sunrise Stage, where intimate concerts will be held.

Musicians, aspiring musicians and music fans have a new premier spot in Fayetteville to buy and repair instruments, take lessons and watch performances.

Late-Season Nesters

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

It’s possible to find robin’s eggs and egg shells (pictured here) even as late as early fall, since the American Robin has multiple broods each year.

We typically think of eggs around springtime and Easter, and most people promptly forget about them when summer fun arrives.

Issues Surrounding Buffalo River Watershed Continue

By Nick Brothers |
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Algae is becoming more common on the Buffalo River, as this recent Labor Day weekend photo shows. This could potentially be a sign of nutrient waste from C&H hog farm reaching the watershed.

The issues surrounding the Buffalo National River and a nearby 6,500 hog farm that was built in a fragile watershed environment keep coming.

One Mississippi Excels With Brilliant Dark Comedy

By Dane La Born |
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Comedian Tig Notaro stars in One Mississippi, a new comedy-drama based on her own life experiences being diagnosed with cancer.

If you get too dark, you risk losing your audience; too light, and you risk losing your original point. Tig walks that tightrope better than any comic I’ve ever seen.

Petition Calls for Condemning Confederate Flag, Boycott at Bikes, Blues and BBQ

By Nick Brothers |
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Bikes, Blues and Barbecue is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 24. A petition is circulating calling for a community boycott of the event following a petition calling for the motorcycle rally’s leadership to condemn and discourage the brandishing of Confederate flags during the rally.

The petition calls for its signers and the community to not attend any event rallies the week of Sept. 21-24, to not financially invest in any event or sponsored merchandise and instead support the charities being sponsored by the event.

Meet KPSQ 97.3, Fayetteville’s New Community Radio Station

By Nick Brothers |
ON THE COVER
Staff Photo Nick Brothers
Joe Newman (left) and Hamsa Newmark (right) produce a radio program at the KPSQ-LP 97.3 FM production studio inside the Chancellor Hotel. The station hosts music, commentary and variety shows by locals.

After several years of chasing the dream of one day operating a non-commercial community-sourced radio station in Fayetteville, a few locals can officially announce that station is on-air.

The Joy of Recently Hatched Skinks and Snakes

By Amanda Bancroft |
Photo by Ryan Bancroft

A juvenile ring-necked snake crawls along Amanda Bancroft’s hands on her porch near Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas is swimming in baby reptiles this time of year.