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Profile: Joe Lloyd

Be Present Where Your Feet Are

Joe Lloyd was born in Fort Smith, but he spent much of his youth moving around to places such as Richardson, Texas, and Denver, Colorado. Eventually his family settled in Alma, Arkansas, where his father wanted to return for his last working years with Rheem. Joe describes his father, who he lost in 2022, as an authentic and present father. And he says of his mother, “She is truly a Proverbs 31 woman. She was all love while my dad was all truth. It taught me a little of both is a good thing.”

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Arts & Culture: Art of Wine: Experience an Adult Summer Camp Like No Other


You don’t need to book an expensive trip to Napa Valley when one of the South’s premier wine-tasting events happens right here in Northwest Arkansas on July 12 at 8 p.m. Even after 22 years, Walton Arts Center’s Art of Wine fundraiser continues to be a favorite of both Arkansans and visitors from across the country. This night out for adults ages 21 and older also provides the opportunity to support arts education.

Arts & Culture: Arts One Presents Brings the Magic with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast


Arts One Presents’ magical summer musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will light up the stage July 18-28 at the Pat Ellison Performing Arts Center in Springdale. The highly anticipated production is directed by actor and poet Na’Tosha De’Von.

The classic narrative unfolds as Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, crosses paths with the Beast, a young prince trapped in the spell of an enchantress. The fate of the Beast and his household hangs in the balance — only true love can break the curse before time runs out.

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Community: Fun Festivals for the Whole Family


There are no dull moments in Northwest Arkansas this summer. Along with weekly offerings of farmers markets, concerts and downtown gatherings, there is a plethora of unique festivals for all to enjoy during the second half of the summer. Gather your friends and family for a fantasy-filled experience, a historical celebration of grapes or an event soaring through new heights — all in the community we call home.

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Nonprofit: 2024 Will Golf 4 Kids and Gala of Hope

Benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest

Every year, the generous Northwest Arkansas community comes together to raise money for Arkansas Children’s Northwest during the two-day Will Golf 4 Kids tournament, followed by Gala of Hope. Together, these volunteer-led events have raised more than $22.7 million for children.


Nonprofit: A Home Away from Home at the Hospital

When Dr. Patrick Moran took the helm at Dentistry of the Ozarks in August 2022, he knew he wanted to instill a spirit of philanthropy into his practice.


In searching for a cause that supports families across Northwest Arkansas, he and his wife, the clinic’s Marketing Director Cassie Moran, discovered Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma, which provides a “home away from home” for those with hospitalized children.

Community: Embracing our Beloved Community

The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council has grown and flourished in tandem with our corner of the state. What started out almost three decades ago as an area-wide Recommitment Banquet each January to honor King has become an annual event that now includes additional opportunities for everyone in the region to interconnect and celebrate our diverse community.

Eats & Drinks: Rein Sushi & Hibachi

101 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale | (479) 361-8008 |

Famished. We roll into Rein Sushi & Hibachi draped in summer Arkansas heat, but we are relaxed and chilled immediately by the sight of a busy display kitchen churning out vibrantly colored platters of ultra-fresh sushi and sashimi, unmistakable sounds of sizzling hibachi, and the ethereal fragrances of fresh ginger and sesame.

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Destination: All Roads Lead to Cane Hill


Would you believe me if I told you there is a special place in Northwest Arkansas that was the first settlement in Washington County as well as the location of one of Arkansas’ first four-year colleges and its first co-ed college? Plus, the site of the Civil War Battle of Cane Hill in 1862 and home to 16 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places? Yes, it’s true! This remarkable small town is Historic Cane Hill — a mere 20 minutes southwest of Fayetteville on Highway 45.


Living Spaces: Make Yourself at Home

This couple has created a relaxing, comfortable home to share with family and friends



In Alex and Kandace Baldwin’s sunroom, there is a prominently displayed sign that reads, “Make yourself at home.” That is their mantra for guests.

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