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Grateful State Of Mind

Holiday reminds us of resilience, happiness and peace AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Thanksgiving is a gift. It’s not only a holiday about turkey, parades, pilgrims and football. It’s a package

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Water quality is a top priority for many people — including concerns from clean drinking water to recreation, healthy aquatic ecosystems and preventing erosion. There is a lot we can

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‘V’ Is For Vegan

Going against the grain is tough enough without having to miss out on treats during the holidays. With a few basics, tricks and homemade goodies, being vegan this season can

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Do Sweat The Small Stuff

Because none of it is small stuff if we work together AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s the little things that count. And the big things. Those too. But especially the

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Beauty To The Brim

It takes science to make the magic in the trees Northwest Arkansas is filled to the brim with beautiful places to take an autumn stroll with someone special, whether it’s

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Go Nuts This Time Of Year!

Nature’s bounty literally falls from trees in autumn AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Nature’s garden has a lot of free produce falling from the sky at this time of year, and

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Agriculture By Accident

Papaya just plain luck for Fayetteville gardeners You never know what you’ll find growing in Northwest Arkansas. Many readers of The Free Weekly have prosperous backyard gardens, or even urban farms with

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Autumn Equinox On Horizon

Season marked by colors, harvests and farewells Our descent into winter’s darkness is contrarily marked by exuberant celebrations throughout nature. Trees explode into brilliant autumn colors and shower the sidewalks

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Greatest American Heroes

Many change world in quiet, everyday ways AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Those we admire, both fictional and real, are simply common characters or people who took five minutes here and

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Choose Wisely

Invest time, effort in things that matter Students are now back to school, studying what teachers and professors direct them to learn. But we also have the option of learning