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Profile: Local Designer Chris Goddard Competes for Stardom in HGTV’s “Design Star: Next Gen” 

The six-episode series premiered Feb. 24 on Discovery+

 

A new high-stakes, edge-of-your-seat competition series, “Design Star: Next Gen” is taking over reality television! And with $50,000 cash and a shot at their own show on the line, one breakout renovation and design expert’s life is about to go supernova. Following in the footsteps of “HGTV Design Star,” the most successful and highest-rated franchise in the network’s history, the first episode of “Design Star: Next Gen” premiered Feb. 24 on Discovery+.

Community: Diverse Architectural Designs 

Meeting the myriad needs of communities in Fayetteville

Construction projects can take on many different forms and shapes, and they can feature unique materials while meeting the needs of various communities.

Recent interesting and functional examples in Fayetteville include the New Beginnings Homeless Transitional Village, Adohi Hall at the University of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Farms and Food.

Arts & Culture: Crystal Bridges Reveals Plans for Whole Health Institute and Chopra Library 

Designed by Fayetteville’s award-winning Marlon Blackwell Architects

Bentonville will soon welcome another exceptional cultural space adjacent to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Designed by Fayetteville’s award-winning Marlon Blackwell Architects, construction is expected to begin this spring with completion in 2023. The new building will be home to what may be philanthropist Alice Walton’s most ambitious goal yet, the Whole Health Institute and Chopra Library, an entity that will envision and promote systems for broadly accessible health care models focused on wellbeing.

Northwest View of Whole Health Institute

Health: Soothing Seasonal Allergies

With essential oils, herbal teas and more

The root cause of allergies varies from person to person. Do your research and be sure to talk with your provider about holistic ways to alleviate your allergy symptoms so that you can enjoy this spring, sneeze-free!

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Living Spaces: Living With Purpose

A home that exudes color, creativity and devotion to helping others

In 2010, a trip to India changed the lives of Brad and Lisa Vinson. The two were visiting friends who had moved to northern India to start a textile business and combat generational poverty. The company makes women’s accessories and offers its employees a fair living wage – providing families with access to health care, good nutrition and education.

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Eats & Drinks: Arsaga’s Mill District

481 S. School Ave., Fayetteville | (479) 287-6749 | www.arsagasmilldistrict.com

Arsaga’s coffee shops have become a staple in the culinary and cultural landscape of Northwest Arkansas. Their iconic locales have peppered our consciousness for over a generation, starting with a coffee shop on Block Street in the early ‘90s.

Since then, Arsaga’s has evolved into a relevant force that includes a grab-and-go spot inside the Fayetteville Public Library and a fast-paced restaurant full of life, coffee and good food at The Depot on Dickson Street. The “Arsaga’s” name is indeed quintessentially Fayetteville, but it’s also intrinsically attached to altruism and quality. Its newest endeavor, Arsaga’s Mill District, is no exception.

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Nonprofit: Saving Grace

Offering hope and empowerment to young women lacking support

When a girl ages out of the foster system, “home” can be a sensitive word. That’s what makes Saving Grace of Northwest Arkansas so special.

Saving Grace’s mission is to offer a safe place where young women, ages 18-25 who are lacking critical support, can focus on learning the skills they need to have a stable place of their own someday. The nonprofit works to provide relationships, skills and resources to facilitate lifelong growth and empowerment. Likewise, its staff and volunteers strive to be a light in the community and an advocate for every girl seeking to alter her path.

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Sports: Arkansas Razorback Baseball Preview

 COVID-Canceled Season Sparks Intense Fall as Razorback Baseball Preps For 2021 

 

Maybe the only thing keeping Arkansas baseball from a 17thNCAA Tournament appearance in 18 years was last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, which forced a season shutdown after an 11-5 start. 

The shortened season contributed to a more intense fall and Fall Series, which the Red Team won over the Black, 4-2. 

“The fall was very competitive,” said head coach Dave Van Horn. “We could put two pretty good teams out there that competed hard. It was a challenge every day. I feel like it was one of the best falls we’ve ever had.”

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