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One of the Best Bars in America, One of the Top 50 Places For Brunch in America, A National Climate Protection Award, One of the Top LGBT-Friendly Places for Gay Senior Travel and Retirement, and The Voice Auditions.

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Maxine’s Tap Room (Fayetteville)

The Best Bars in America list by Esquire named twenty-seven watering holes across the nation that they praise for “deepening a sense of community and making everyone feel at home . . . while also pouring exactly what you need.”

The Excerpt:

“In 1950, 24-year-old Maxine Miller borrowed $10,000 from her parents and opened the bar she’d preside over for the next 50 years. She became a surrogate mom to generations of college students missing their own mothers though perhaps not all mothers dispense advice from a stool in reach of a wooden club in case of a bar fight. She’s gone on to that cocktail lounge in the sky, but the bar has been taken over by another business-savvy woman. Her thoughtful remodel retains a pay phone with a recording of Maxine’s last call: “May I have your attention, please! You have ten minutes to drink, then get the hell out!” Drink this: A retro cocktail. 107 North Block Avenue —Beth Ann Fennelly”

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The Buttered Biscuit (Bentonville)

Next up, brunch! Named one of the Top 50 Places to Brunch in America, the Buttered Biscuit in Bentonville should earn a spot on your foodie bucket list.

The Excerpt:

“An honest breakfast with high quality ingredients that people will come from miles around to get their hands on. Case in point? Their black bean benedict has black bean cakes topped with basted eggs, grilled tomato and avocado and it’s topped with a hollandaise sauce and fresh cilantro.”

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The Buttered Biscuit (Bentonville)

Next up, brunch! Named one of the Top 50 Places to Brunch in America, the Buttered Biscuit in Bentonville should earn a spot on your foodie bucket list.

The Excerpt:

“An honest breakfast with high quality ingredients that people will come from miles around to get their hands on. Case in point? Their black bean benedict has black bean cakes topped with basted eggs, grilled tomato and avocado and it’s topped with a hollandaise sauce and fresh cilantro.”

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Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan Receives National Climate Protection Award

The Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards Program, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart, recognizes the nation’s mayors for their successful and innovative energy and climate-protection efforts. The City of Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan won top honors in this year’s U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. The Mayor was honored in the small city category (under 100,000 population) for Fayetteville’s Wastewater Solar Power and Storage Project.

What the Mayor said:

“Climate change is affecting cities around the world,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “The City of Fayetteville is committed to honoring goals of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement, starting right here in our own community. We want to lead by example for our residents, students, businesses, and utility partners—showing the nation that supporting low-carbon initiatives not only promotes renewable energy and efficiency—it also creates opportunities for good jobs and investments in the Northwest Arkansas region. Fayetteville’s Wastewater Solar Power and Storage Project demonstrates our commitment.”

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Eureka Springs

Expedia Travel scoured the nation (and world!) to find some of the best places for gay retirement and travel. Only eleven LGBT-friendly destinations, from Stockholm, Sweden to our very own Eureka Springs, Arkansas, were named for their progressive legislation, gay-focused and gay-run businesses, and welcoming attitudes.

The Excerpt on Eureka Springs:

“Eureka Springs is called the Gay Capital of the Ozarks for good reason! It was the first Arkansas city to endorse marriage equality. You may come for the arts and nature, but you’ll want to stay for the welcoming community.

Play: Eureka Springs is a funky little art colony set in a Victorian village. Indulge in the various art galleries, from The Birdcage to Zarks Gallery. Spend time exploring the picturesque Ozark scenery and searching for the famous springs. Downtown has more bars per capita than anywhere in the state, so you’re sure to find a place for a cold one. The Rowdy Beaver Den and Henri’s Just One More are popular watering holes.

Stay: Though Eureka Springs doesn’t have any LGBT retirement options, property is affordable. Once you see the quaint cottages lining this small town, you’ll want to move right in.

Mark your calendar: Out in Eureka hosts Diversity Weekends and gay pride events throughout the year. Check out Summer Diversity 2019 in early August.”

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Eureka Springs

Expedia Travel scoured the nation (and world!) to find some of the best places for gay retirement and travel. Only eleven LGBT-friendly destinations, from Stockholm, Sweden to our very own Eureka Springs, Arkansas, were named for their progressive legislation, gay-focused and gay-run businesses, and welcoming attitudes.

The Excerpt on Eureka Springs:

“Eureka Springs is called the Gay Capital of the Ozarks for good reason! It was the first Arkansas city to endorse marriage equality. You may come for the arts and nature, but you’ll want to stay for the welcoming community.

Play: Eureka Springs is a funky little art colony set in a Victorian village. Indulge in the various art galleries, from The Birdcage to Zarks Gallery. Spend time exploring the picturesque Ozark scenery and searching for the famous springs. Downtown has more bars per capita than anywhere in the state, so you’re sure to find a place for a cold one. The Rowdy Beaver Den and Henri’s Just One More are popular watering holes.

Stay: Though Eureka Springs doesn’t have any LGBT retirement options, property is affordable. Once you see the quaint cottages lining this small town, you’ll want to move right in.

Mark your calendar: Out in Eureka hosts Diversity Weekends and gay pride events throughout the year. Check out Summer Diversity 2019 in early August.”

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NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Coming to Northwest Arkansas

The hit show recently announced that they will be holding appointment-only auditions in Fayetteville on July 23rd! Vocalists interested in auditions are required to apply online. They are searching for solo artists, duos, and trios that perform all types of music: pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, latin, country, blues, indie.

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