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Thunder on the Mountain Announces Lineup for 2015 Festival

Posted by Nick Brothers |
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Thunder on the Mountain Country Music Festival is excited to announce round one of the lineup for the 2015 festival. The first round of artists includes Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band and Chris Cagle, among others. The festival will take place June 26-28, 2015 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas. Along…

Understanding Sagittarius and Its Symbols

By Risa D'Angeles |

Sagittarius is the sign of direction. The arrows of Sag are sharp, pointed in a specific direction. The archer guides the arrows towards a specific goal. The goal is Truth and Justice – the virtues of Sagittarius.

American Idle

By Amy Alkon |
Amy Alkon

There comes a point in the day of a brainy person when she’s about a half step from being entertained by cat toys.

This Time, “Free Speech” Cannot Prevail

By Laura Finley |

As a long-time anti-domestic violence activist, though, I am deeply concerned about the use of social media to harass and abuse others. A decision in favor of Anthony Elonis in Elonis v. United States, expected in summer 2015, will have potentially grievous implications for the safety of persons in abusive relationships.

115th Annual Christmas Bird Count

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft

This red-shouldered hawk was spotted while it perched atop a dead tree in southeast Fayetteville.

Sunday, Dec. 14, marks the Audubon Society’s 115th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the world’s longest-running citizen science survey.

5 Tips for Surviving This Winter

By Ashleigh Price |
Photo Courtesy of Ashleigh Price

As winter begins to take over, allow yourself to enjoy the shift from the season of movement to the season of stillness, and adapt. Rather than opposing the forces of nature, I encourage you to model them.

More Than A Powder Keg

By Dane La Born |
Darrien Hunt

The country has been torn in half again.

The Christmas That Couldn’t Be Saved

By Rachel Birdsell |
Rachel Birdsell

Through movies, books, and now dance and song, Kirk Cameron — known for his role of Seaver on television’s “Growing Pains” — has made it clear that he and God are BFFs, and that if anyone doubts anything he says, they’re wrong.

The Funky Fayetteville Gift Guide

By Nick Brothers |
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In effort to provide some ideas for people of Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas new and old, The Free Weekly has compiled a list of some unique, out-of-the-box ideas for you to pursue for all your unique gift giving needs this holiday season. Support local businesses!

Area Photographers Give the Gift of Portraits

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers
Meredith Mashburn snaps a family portrait of (from left to right) Bill, Brooklyn, Kristen and McKenna Johnson during the Help Portrait NWA event at Root Elementary in Fayetteville.

Giggling like two cartoon characters, Brooklyn and McKenna Johnson — who are 3 and 5 years old — embraced for a photo. Meredith Mashburn, a Northwest Arkansas photographer, took their picture free of charge, as a part of the Help Portrait NWA December event Saturday morning at Root Elementary’s cafeteria in Fayetteville.