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How to celebrate New Year's Eve 2022 in Northwest Arkansas

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It's not too early to start making plans to ring in 2023.

Here's what the region has in store so far:

10 must-do holiday activities in Northwest Arkansas

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'Tis finally the season, meaning it's time to partake in local holiday traditions. Here are some ideas to get you started.

5 ways to give back in NWA this season

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If you are looking for a way to donate your time or money this holiday season, Northwest Arkansas has a robust catalog of options and opportunities.

Of note: This isn't an exhaustive list of organizations doing good work in NWA — more like a source of inspiration to learn how you can help locally and act.

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Nov 30, 2022 - News

Clintons elevate women's voices at Arkansas summit

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Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton accept an award during Variety's Power of Women on Sept. 28. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Variety via Getty Images

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton are hosting a "Women's Voices Summit" in Little Rock on Friday.

What's happening: Organizers say conversations at the full-day event will explore women's equality by addressing the maternal health crisis and reproductive rights, the power of young women voters, and the rights of Iranian women and girls.

Where to see lights in NWA this season

If you like lights, you have to head to the downtown Bentonville square. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Northwest Arkansas has those who want to get into the holiday spirit covered.

What's happening: You have about a month to enjoy whimsical lights and other seasonal decor.

Your post-Thanksgiving weekend plans

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The holidays are in full swing in Northwest Arkansas.

Here are some ways to celebrate this weekend:

Brunch toast and more at Johnson's Well Met

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Hail Fellow Well Met's Toast is left, and The Simple is right. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Perhaps the best part about not having a traditional office is getting to meet up with co-workers for brunch.

  • Alex and I connected at Hail Fellow Well Met in Johnson last week to work on a project, so naturally we had to eat.
Worth Sparkman
Nov 21, 2022 - Business

Northwest Arkansas outdoor startups get leg up from GORP

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Seven entrepreneurs graduated from University of Arkansas' Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) business incubator last Thursday.

What happened: About 60 people gathered at The Collaborative, the University of Arkansas' campus in Bentonville, to see presentations from the founder-graduates and, in some cases, check out prototype products.

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