Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Honored by National Group

By Staff Reports |
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A volunteer cleans up and recycles litter in West Fork, Ark. Arkansas was among three states nationwide with the largest percentage of its certified community affiliates attaining President’s Circle status by Keep America Beautiful.

The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and several local organizations have been recognized with honors from Keep America Beautiful Inc., the nation’s premier community environmental improvement organization.

Plan for the Buffalo River Watershed Meeting Scheduled

By Special To The Free Weekly |

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, in cooperation with the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee, has scheduled its second public information meeting regarding the development of the voluntary watershed-based management plan for the Buffalo River Watershed.

My Friend Rob

By Dane LaBorn |
Dane La Born

Perhaps more than ever before, neo-Nazis have taken a spotlight.

Scenes From NWA Fashion Week

Posted by Nick Brothers |
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Models from the Elizabeth Richardson Center showcase items from Aimz Design Friday, March 3, 2017, during the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week runway show at Record in downtown Bentonville. More Arkansas designers and boutiques will showcase their fashion at a second runway show tomorrow night at Record.

Northwest Arkansas’ fashion scene got a public showing last week during Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week. According to the nonprofit organization that puts on the show, Fashion Week exists to highlight designers, artists, boutiques and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant, inspired creative community in Northwest Arkansas. The NWAFW team is dedicated…

Venus Retrograde in Aries

By Risa D'Angeles |

Venus is retrograde in Aries. Retrogrades are times of re-evaluation and review. Venus represents our possessions, values, relationships (lovers, partners, intimate friends).

What’s That Smell in Northwest Arkansas?

By Amanda Bancroft |
Staff Photo Amanda Bancroft
This Bradford Pear tree looks bright and beautiful in rural Northwest Arkansas, but a glance around the highways and hills will reveal how it has invasively spread into native woodlands and fields.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a callery pear still stinks whether you call it a Bradford pear, Pryus Calleryana, or “semen tree” as it’s now called.

Tom Cotton v. The People

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers

The majority of the full-house of 2,000 Arkansans who attended the Senator Tom Cotton town hall brought with them red cards to raise whenever the senator strayed off topic or said something they disagreed with.

It was thrilling to be in the room, and seeing democracy — even though it was ugly at times — in action was both a privilege and an honor to be a part of.

Court Rules LGBT Ordinance Illegal

By Nick Brothers |
Staff Photo Nick Brothers | Citizens gathered at the southeast corner of Dickson Street and College Avenue in Fayetteville Friday, Feb. 24 hold up signs that say "We stand with LGBT", "Y’all means all" and "#IllGoWithYou".

About 100 Fayetteville residents gathered to protest against an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that ruled an LGBT protection ordinance was illegal, Friday, Feb. 24.

Benefit Concert for Buffalo River Features New Orleans Players

By Staff Report |
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Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots will be headlining a benefit concert for the Buffalo National River with support from Brick Fields Sunday, March 12.

The Buffalo National River’s 45th birthday is just around the bend.

Born Jesterday

By Amy Alkon |

Using a pre-printed card to hit on the ladies makes a powerful statement: “I’m looking for a kind woman to nurse me back to masculinity.”