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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

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Conversation On Craft: Exhibition weaves new threads into American story

Entering the gallery space for the new temporary exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the alluring gleam of two silver figures is the first sight to

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Time Is Precious For Small Businesses

Closing early may have done irreparable harm MARY HENNIGAN Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette (EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was written by University of Arkansas student Mary Hennigan while the bars in

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By The Book(s)

Newton County Library connects with kids BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “Newton County is 70th in Arkansas out of 75 counties in terms of population, and its terrain is mountainous, rural and

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A Foothold In Film: New Fort Smith fest seeks to build inclusive narrative

JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com On Jan. 14, members of the River Valley Film Society announced to the public Fort Smith’s first film festival, to be held this summer. The inaugural Fort

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How About A Listen? The Wendy Love Edge Show

Did you know we have a plethora of funny, educational, captivating and insightful podcasts produced and hosted by the deep well of talent cultivated in our own Northwest Arkansas? In

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‘Half-Life’ Extended For TheatreSquared Docudrama

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com “We are thrilled for the attention that our production of ‘The Half-Life of Marie Curie’ has received,” says Joanna Sheehan Bell, spokeswoman for Fayetteville-based professional company TheatreSquared.