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Profile: Vincent F. Chevrier, Ph.D.

Planetary Science: An Exciting {New} Frontier
 

It’s not every day that one gets to talk space with a planetary scientist, much less a French planetary scientist. Vincent François Chevrier, Ph.D., works as an assistant researcher at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, a research institute of the University of Arkansas.

Arts & Culture:

Summer Concerts at the AMP

New policies and expanded amenities await patrons and artists

After the pandemic halted live concerts and events, audiences will finally have a chance to experience the live music at the expanded Walmart AMP! Along with an impressive lineup of summer acts, renovations made to the venue will improve the overall concert experience for both patrons and artists alike.

Arts & Culture:

My Walton Arts Center

A yearlong campaign and open call for the community

Walton Arts Center began when the public and private sectors in Northwest Arkansas had a vision and worked together for the good of the community. Negotiations, compromise, persistence and a shared vision ultimately yielded a facility and an organization that has enriched the cultural life of the region for nearly three decades.

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Community:

A Pair of Festivals for Bike Enthusiasts

Featuring the Inaugural Bentonville Bike Fest and 11th
Annual Iron Pig Fest

 

Further establishing itself as a hub for cycling throughout the nation, and the world, Northwest Arkansas will play host to a pair of events this month that should garner interest from bike enthusiasts everywhere.

 

The first-ever Bentonville Bike Fest will be held June 18-20 and is an all-inclusive event that will include races and cycling demonstrations as well as myriad food, drink and live entertainment. Meanwhile, on June 19, Fayetteville will provide the backdrop for the 11th annual Iron Pig Festival, a one-day gala that will feature four separate events: a duathlon, 5K run, Fun Run and USA Cycling-sanctioned bike time trial.

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Living Spaces: Jeff and Julie Fackler

A forever home

When Jeff and Julie Fackler got an offer on their first Bentonville home, in the Heathrow subdivision, Julie’s immediate response was, “Sure, we can be out in two weeks!” They had built that home about 11 years before, when they moved to Bentonville with their two children. In 2014, when the offer came, they were empty nesters.

 

While thinking about where they wanted to move, the couple decided they would enjoy living near downtown Bentonville so they could walk to restaurants and events on the square. They found the perfect lot on A Street near downtown, and enlisted David Harris of Harris Construction to build a home that looked like it belonged in the established neighborhood.

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Eats & Drinks: Thrill of the Grill

With shrimp, scallops, a signature cocktail and more

It’s our favorite month for grilling out, and this year’s Thrill of the Grill menu is designed to WOW your friends and family with little effort on your part. We start with a Sausage Mixed Grill, using a “dual skewer” technique that makes it a snap to organize and maneuver sausages and peppers. Then, grilled sea scallops are draped in a special “sear rub” designed to pair with a delectable homemade sauce.

 

Summertime in Arkansas also means fresh apricots, which are especially delicious when grilled over high heat and nestled against creamy burrata cheese, sliced prosciutto and arugula. Last, but certainly not least, we have grilled shrimp – and our version made with an all-in-one marinade and finishing vinaigrette promises to be a big hit.

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Compassion House

Offering critical support to pregnant and parenting teens
We all have times when we need someone to listen, someone to help support us when our lives have gone off track. That is the purpose of Compassion House – to provide compassionate support for pregnant and parenting teens on their journey toward independence.