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One Of A Kind: Miss Arkansas remembers two-year reign

“I hope I am remembered for more than just having been the only Miss Arkansas to serve for more than one year,” says Darynne Dahlem, Miss Arkansas 2019 and Miss Arkansas 2020.

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PRIDE Returns: NWA cities prepare to celebrate in June

The organizers who put together the Natural State’s largest event for Pride Month did what they could in 2020 to give people a chance to celebrate. The 2019 Pride parade

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Films For The Future: Festival considers community in new shared space

On May 29, Northwest Arkansans will have a unique opportunity to experience the new outdoor venue Butterfield Stage, located in downtown Rogers, by attending the Better Cities Film Festival. The

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In Her Own Words: Angie Albright brings her history to Shiloh Museum

“Always remember that, at the core of the Shiloh Museum, is serving the community, telling the stories of everyday people, and being a welcoming place that values every individual. If

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Puppets, Poets And A Meteor Shower: Arkansas Public Theatre sets Season 36

What do mouthy puppets with relationship issues have in common with brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow

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Gone (Back) To The Grave

Author Abby Burnett studies Buffalo River cemeteries For more than 15 years, Abby Burnett was a household name around Northwest Arkansas as a columnist for The Springdale News, one of

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Past, present, future: Pictorial history book chronicles Bella Vista’s unusual story

When Xyta Lucas and Dale Phillips were asked to recount the history of Bella Vista in one slim volume — the kind of pictorial publication pursued around the country by

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No Longer ‘ALONE’: Short thriller debuts at Ozark Talent Bank

It might feel as though the film industry in Northwest Arkansas dozed through 2020, but Kim Pease and Jason Pitts would beg to disagree. In 2020, Pease founded The Ozark

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Disney Magic: NWA native cast in ‘Secrets of Sulphur Springs’

Northwest Arkansas native Adam Henslee’s 2020 started out with a bang, when he found out he had landed a reoccurring role in a Disney-produced series called “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.”

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No One Knows: Covid-19 complications lead to 26-year-old’s death

MARY HENNIGAN Special to The Free Weekly After fighting for four months, 26-year-old Alejandra Arevalo ultimately lost her life to covid-19 on Oct. 23. While diagnosed with the virus, she