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Ocean Research Technology Providing a Deeper Look into Beaver Lake

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists are revolutionizing their study of game fish in Beaver Lake using hydroacoustics — a cutting-edge technology often used in ocean research.

  • Underwater: Think of hydroacoustics like a high-tech fish finder on steroids, revealing schools of shad beneath the water's surface. Pairing this advanced technology with traditional methods provides a holistic evaluation of a lake’s forage base or food source.

  • Fish Tales: Better data on the health of Beaver Lake’s forage base will allow AGFC biologists to make informed decisions on how to manage the health of the game fish populations like striper, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, blue catfish, etc., and promote successful recreational fishing experiences.

Dive in for a deeper understanding HERE.


Proudly Serving Onyx Coffee…Beep Boop Beep

Bionics by Onyx is now serving Northwest Arkansas in Beta Mode at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and in Downtown Bentonville.

  • Latte Robotté: The robotic barista now serves several Onyx classics alongside a few specialty offerings through a convenient touchscreen ordering system.

  • Flight Mode: You also won’t have to wait until your next plane ride to see the robot barista in action thanks to XNA’s new Guest Pass program, which allows non-flying guests to go through security and enjoy the airport’s vendors and restaurants.

Follow Bionics by Onyx on Instagram for updates HERE.

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Live with peace of mind knowing you’ve ensured the well-being of those you love with a thoughtfully prepared estate plan. Take your first step by joining a free Lunch and Learn with HootOwl Legal at the Ledger next Thursday, Nov 16, at noon — lunch will be provided!

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RSVP for the free, in-person Lunch and Learn with HootOwl Legal HERE.


Ozark Beer Company Developing Community Space in Downtown Rogers

Ozark Beer Co. in Downtown Rogers is teaming up with local artists to transform their backyard into a vibrant, family-friendly gathering space.

  • The Beer Pioneers: Founded in 2013, Ozark Beer Co. became Benton County's first brewery. Owners Lacie Bray and Andy Coates shared with Talk Business & Politics that they’ve been dreaming about this backyard space since acquiring the building in 2016 and are excited to grow alongside the booming community of Downtown Rogers.

  • Growing Together: The expansion aims to increase seating capacity and host public events like festivals, artist fairs, and swap meets, while providing the area with a weatherproof venue for entertainment. The brewery is partnering with the Urban Land Institute to involve local artists in the design process.

Community input is welcome, so reach out with fun ideas! Learn more HERE.

Restaurant News

Here’s the Tea: Fayetteville’s College Ave is Expecting Two New Spots for Sips


Fayetteville will soon have two new spots to catch up with friends over a drink as a boba tea shop and a wine bar are expected to open this month right next door to one another on College Ave.

  • Spill the Tea: A new boba tea shop called Zen Tea is set to open at 420 N. College Ave — the old Sharp’s Lock & Alarm building — with a soft opening initially scheduled for today, Nov 9, though we couldn’t find a confirmation online…so it sounds like an adventure!

  • The Wine Seller: Hotvine Wine Shop is coming to 440 N. College Ave., offering over 300 varieties of wine, including zero-proof and nonalcoholic options. The space will also feature a tasting room for sampling pours, snacks, and more.

Head over to Fayetteville Flyer for more info on Zen Tea and Hotvine Wine Shop.


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In other news…

  • 🥂 Wining and Thriving: Fayetteville-based OJOY Wine Company's nonalcoholic Sparkling Blanc tastes a lot like champagne and leaves you feeling a whole lot better with less than 0.5% ABV and up to 90% fewer calories than ordinary wine. Find it on and at Puritan Coffee on Dickson St in Fayetteville.*

  • 🛍️ Retail Therapy: Shop over 180 of the best boutiques and gift shops all under one roof during the NWA Boutique Show, coming to the Rogers Convention Center next Friday, Nov 17, from 11a-4:30p and Saturday, Nov 18, from 9a-6p. General Admission is just $10!*

  • 🌉 Get Connected: The City of Rogers will celebrate the grand opening of the Uptown Overpass Project today at 4p on the west side of the new overpass, just north of the Walmart AMP.

  • 🛫 Leaving On A Jet Plane: Breeze Airways offers 35% off roundtrip base fares across all nonstop routes from XNA for travel from Nov 14 through Sep 3 with the promo code “BENICE” at checkout. The sale ends today, Nov 9.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

  • 🥳 Join the Club: Our NWA Daily Fan Club keeps this thing going. In return for being awesome, they get access to exclusive giveaways — ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to bikes and kayaks!

  • 🚀 Take Off: Share your message with our growing community of 35,300+ readers. We have several advertising opportunities to help you share your story with Northwest Arkansas.

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