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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…

Locally Made, Quality Art At Affordable Prices

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Staff Report From its cheerful sidewalk flower garden and bright turquoise paint job to its funky old-time interior, Heartwood Gallery does not look like a typical gift shop. But inside you will find what gallery member Janet Greeson calls the “best kept secret in Fayetteville” — an abundance of locally-made, quality art at affordable prices….

Sex Is Not A Sin: Erotic Art Exhibition

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Staff Report Sex is imperative to human existence and enables humans to receive and give pleasure. Despite this, most of us were raised by puritanical parents who drilled into our malleable minds that sex is a sin, a subject not to be discussed, or publicly displayed. This is not surprising considering our country was mostly…

What Will It Take To Turn Fayetteville Into A Sustainable Food City By 2030?

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A Research Team From The UofA Show How, And Why It’s Important By Terrah Baker There’s a lot of talk about food security these days. With new research showing even the wealthiest communities like NWA contain high amounts of child food insecurity, and even more that show the lack of nutrient-rich foods across the nation,…

Growing Healthier: Farm To School Food Program Takes Shape

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By Quinn Montana People today are much more conscious of the need for planning for food security. It’s a crazy world. Will our children have the skills and knowledge they need? Well, in NWA the seeds have been planted for abundance. Over the last five years several groups have sprung up to foster knowledge about…

The State Of Our Drinking Water

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By Terrah Baker The Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium held Sept. 27 at the Carroll Electric building in Huntsville was designed to teach about the water quality of Beaver Lake, the outreach programs taking place and best management practices that are being applied within the watershed. NWA Council “Protects” Lake Considering statistics show NWA is adding…