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Jamie Smith

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Have you considered Rogers for your arts weekend getaway?

Posted by Jamie Smith on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

When I was growing up, our parents got us season tickets to the local music theater in lieu of a big summer vacation. That meant that instead of traveling somewhere for a week, we were transported to another time and place through the arts several times throughout the summer. 

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Topics: What to Do, Art & Theatre

Bikers of all sorts will love visiting Rogers!

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Traveling on two wheels — whether on a bicycle or a motorcycle — is rapidly becoming a popular mode of both transportation and recreation in the United States, and Rogers is the perfect place for bike enthusiasts of all kinds to visit.  

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Topics: Festivals and Events, What to Do

Daisy National BB Gun Championship Returning To Rogers

Posted by Jamie Smith on Wed, Jun 29, 2016

When I was a kid, I wasn’t able to compete in the traditional sports like basketball or volleyball. I came to truly appreciate the skill, dedication and opportunities found in less well-known activities. For me, it was forensics. For a group of 59 teams of athletes, coaches and families who are headed to Rogers this weekend for the 51st Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, it’s competitive shooting.  

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Topics: Festivals and Events, What to Do

Rogers is a Golf-Lovers’ Oasis

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Jun 24, 2016



Golf is a big thing in Northwest Arkansas, especially in Rogers. Golf enthusiasts can find several opportunitites to play or watch the sport. And in my case, if you have loved ones who enjoy golf, you have several places to get great golf-related gifts.

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Topics: Festivals and Events, What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

Be Prepared: Emergency Resources in Rogers

Posted by Jamie Smith on Tue, May 17, 2016

It might be because my father was an Eagle Scout or simply because I don’t like being without a plan, but when I travel I like to know where to find certain amenities in case my trip has a few “bumps in the road” so to speak. I thought that for today’s blog, I’d let you know of a few places where you can find help for some of those minor emergencies or unplanned contingencies.

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Topics: Family-Friendly

Hobbs State Park: Your Family's Next Day Trip Destination

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

One of my favorite aspects about Rogers — and Northwest Arkansas as a whole — is how you can be in a suburban area complete with restaurants and attractions and within 15 minutes, you can be in the quietest places of nature.

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Topics: What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

The Railyard is Rogers' Premier Bike Park

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Have you heard of The Railyard yet? The Railyard is a new natural surface bike park that has various elements allowing riders of any skill level to enjoy the park. I’m convinced this latest recreational attraction will bring people from all over to visit, as well as improve the quality of life of residents.

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Topics: What to Do, Sports/Outdoors

Revitalizing Downtown Rogers in 2016

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

I recently had the honor of meeting Jessica Rush, the new director of Main Street Rogers. We sat down to discuss the organization’s plans to revitalize Downtown Rogers in 2016 and I have to tell you, they have a lot of great things in store.

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Topics: What to Do, Made in Rogers

Spring Break Ideas In Rogers

Posted by Jamie Smith on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Can you believe how fast this school year is going? In Northwest Arkansas, most schools are going to be on spring break in just a couple weeks. Schools across Arkansas and even the United States will also find themselves on spring break soon, so I thought I’d remind you of a few cool places that your family can go to enjoy the vacation. 

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Trails & Parks

All Aboard with Rogers and the Golden Age of Rail

Posted by Jamie Smith on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

When I was a kid, we made watching trains a game. Instead of getting annoyed when we got stopped at a railroad crossing, we had fun counting the cars.

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Topics: Downtown Rogers, Trails & Parks