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Allyson Twiggs-Dyer

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Shop Local and Homemade at House of Webster in Rogers

Posted by Allyson Twiggs-Dyer on Mon, Dec 22, 2014

By: Laurie Marshall

Rogers, Arkansas is proud to be the home of many businesses that grew up here in Northwest Arkansas, but are known around the world. Some, you may have heard of, but some, you may not. One company that might fall into that latter group is House of Webster. They have been known for high-quality preserves, jams, jellies and salsas for decades – in fact, they celebrated 80 years of business in 2014!

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Topics: Shopping, Made in Rogers

Shop Local In Rogers For The Holidays

Posted by Allyson Twiggs-Dyer on Wed, Nov 26, 2014

By: Laurie Marshall

When Valere Rene became ill a few years ago and was unable to continue working at her job with a busy dental practice, the family income was affected. When school was about to begin for her two daughters that fall, she found she was unable to provide the usual shopping trip to purchase teenage-girl-approved bags for them to carry. As a solution, Valere did what many other women have done in recent years – she turned to DIY.

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Topics: What to Do, Shopping

Guest Post: Discover Van Hollow Pottery

Posted by Allyson Twiggs-Dyer on Tue, Oct 07, 2014

By: Laurie Marshall

When Jim and Sarah Young began thinking of leaving Santa Fe, NM, they focused their home search on the shorelines of North and South Carolina and Virginia. Sarah, who Jim affectionately calls a “waterbaby”, was hoping to include more blues and greens in their landscape view.

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Topics: What to Do, Made in Rogers

Guest Blog Post: Rogers Public Library

Posted by Allyson Twiggs-Dyer on Fri, Feb 07, 2014

By: Laurie Marshall

When you visit Rogers, Arkansas, you’ll find plenty of things to do outside; enjoy some hiking and nature talks at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area, shop “al fresco” at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall, and in the summer, plan a visit to the new Rogers Aquatic Center. But if you find yourself needing a little down time (or a place to warm up!) the Rogers Public Library is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The Rogers Public Library (RPL) was opened in 1904 with a whopping 458 books on its shelves and a staff of volunteers who were dedicated to expanding the cultural opportunities of their community. Today, the shelves hold not only 140,000+ books in a wide variety of genres, but also audio books, movies, music, and “periodicals” (that’s the librarian word for magazines). There are also special sections for large print books, graphic novels and books printed in Spanish. For over a decade, the RPL has been named “First” or “Runner-up” in the Best Library category in local media surveys.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Shopping, Free Things to Do, Sports/Outdoors