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Forbes Ranks Crystal Bridges Among Greatest Art Destinations

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art caught the eye of Forbes Travel Guide, which listed the museum as one of its “Top 13 Art Trips You Need to Take” on Thursday (August 13).

The article compliments the five-century span of artwork appearing in the museum’s eight galleries and the three miles of trails cutting through the property’s 120 acres. It also recommends extending the art experience by staying at Pratt Place Inn and Barn in Fayetteville to see their international decor... Read the full article at 5 News.


NWA Free Health Center renamed ‘WelcomeHealth’

Fayetteville-based free and affordable healthcare provider Northwest Arkansas Free Health Clinic has a new name.

Officials recently announced the nonprofit clinic is now called WelcomeHealth.

According to Monika Fischer-Massie, executive director for the organization, the new name better reflects the clinic’s mission following changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)... Read the full article at the Fayetteville Flyer.


Rogers School District Completes Land Purchase

ROGERS -- The School District last week completed a real estate deal in which it acquired four acres across the street from Heritage High School for $475,000, said Jim White, the district's chief operations officer.

The undeveloped property connects two other pieces of land the district owns on the block defined by South Eighth and South Sixth streets and West Ash and West Olrich streets. It increases Heritage's property to about 47 acres. Rogers High School, in comparison, sits on about 60 acres... Read the full article at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.


JBU Breaks Ground on $6M Health Sciences Building

John Brown University broke ground Monday on a $6 million Health Sciences Building scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.

The building will include three classrooms, four exam rooms with computer-operated, interactive mannequins that simulate urgent care scenarios for student education, two health assessment labs, a computer lab, offices and study lounges, according to a news release from JBU... Read the full article at Arkansas Business.


$15M in Walton Family Grants Fuel Culinary Expansion at NWACC

NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville said Tuesday that its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management will expand thanks to three grants totaling $15 million from the Walton Family Foundation.

The college said the money will help pay for new facilities, enhanced programming, professional development, a new program identity, equipment, new leadership and more faculty... Read the full article at Arkansas Business

Last modified onTuesday, 15 March 2016 13:25