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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fayetteville Creates District Aimed At Energy Efficiency

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Becomes First In Arkansas Staff Report It was early in 2013 that Arkansas passed legislation that would make way for financing options for “green” building improvements. The Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, was meant to allow commercial business owners access to financing options when wanting to improve energy efficiency, from insulation to solar…

Spreading The Ancient Art Of Fiber Work

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By Terrah Baker Have you ever stopped and wondered how each shirt and pair of pants in your overstuffed closet was made? What if, like all generations before the industrial revolution, you had to make each, individual item? It would make sense then why people in the 1800s and early 1900s on average had only…

REfreshing Fayetteville With Community-Supported Murals

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By Terrah Baker There’s something that Fayetteville wants, needs, but has had trouble fostering in the past. It’s something that supporters say will brighten the landscapes, express the community spirit and beautify currently run-down locations. Something that can employ creative people, build camaraderie and usher visitors to the heart of Fayetteville. Only one thing fits…