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House of Blurbs

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Flannel John’s Cookbooks for Guys (Although Applicable to All Sexes) What started as a bit of a lark for fishing and hunting friends, has blossomed into a cottage industry and an eight-book series for author Tim Murphy. One year after the release of his first book, “Flannel John’s Hunting & Fishing Camp Cookbook,” Murphy now…

Free Portraits To Those In Need

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, photographers and other volunteers around the world will gather for the fifth annual Help-Portrait event. In 2009, Help-Portrait began as an idea that transformed into a movement in just three months. The idea behind Help-Portrait is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait, 3. Print their portrait and…

Startup Weekend Builds Entrepreneurs In NWA

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  By Terrah Baker Startup Weekend is an international nonprofit based out of Seattle, Wash., helping to spread an entrepreneurial spirit with workshops that bring together current and future business leaders. They claim they can help participants launch a Startup in 54 hours. And last weekend they tried to do just that. Startup held over…

Farm To Table Program Shows “Cooking Matters”

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By Terrah Baker Graduates of Cooking Matters gathered on Nov. 16 to celebrate the skills of low-budget healthy cooking and eating, preparing one last group meal at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Fayetteville. The class is part of Tri Cycle Farms — across from Sycamore Street off Garland Avenue — Farm to…

Community Creative Center Expands, Hires New Leadership

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Community Creative Center will hold its Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sale will be pottery and art by the Center’s own participating artists, students and staff. Located at the Center in the Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. For more information, visit communitycreativecenter.org. Staff Report Community Creative Center located…

Local Chef Pushes Vegetarian Slider, Wins National Competition

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 “All I really did was facilitate it and put the recipe out there. It took an army of Northwest Arkansas friends and family to get us there.” — Jeremy Gawthrop   By Terrah Baker Judges at the Second Annual US Foods Next Top Product Competition in Last Vegas proved what winner, chef and co-owner of…

Premiums High For Middle Class Americans Hoping Dust Will Soon Settle

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Healtcare

By Terrah Baker“This is like Christmas,” one attendee of an informational meeting on the Affordable Health Care Act held at Fayetteville Public Library said. “I can’t believe this is real.”This Fayetteville resident had struggled for more than six years to find affordable health insurance due to a pre-existing condition and being laid off from her…

Sunshine School Offers Much Needed Community Support

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A Very Special Art Show: Under The Sea, Nov. 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., $25 or $40 for a couple. The show will feature various artists, including Under-the-Sea themed art created by the Children of the Sunshine School. Wine and snacks will be served. Held at the school at 3400 Woods Ln. in Rogers. Tickets…