Jennifer Haile

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After A Day Of Calling the Hogs, Stay The Night In Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Tue, Nov 03, 2015


Hog fans travel far and wide to support their favorite team, which means thousands of people will be looking for a place to stay before each home game. Even though the main focus of the weekend will be centered around calling the Hogs, who says you can't enjoy some great food and shopping when not at the game? Rogers has 21 hotels with more than 2,100 rooms combined, so there are a lot of options when it comes to finding a place to rest your head after a long day of cheering. How 'bout a little bit a trivia so you can impress your friends too? Did you know the Embassy Suites in Rogers is the largest Embassy in the country? That's right ... with 400 rooms, the Rogers' Embassy Suites is the biggest one in the entire country! To find a hotel that meets your needs, see our Where To Stay page. 

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Topics: Where to Stay

Arkansas Women Bloggers University (#AWBU) Conference to be Held in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Women bloggers are a powerful force to be reckoned with.Women are the most powerful consumers in the world and women who have harnessed the tools of social media are an especially important demographic. Many brands and businesses are utilizing these effective influencers to build personality, loyalty, and sales for their product.

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Topics: Festivals and Events, What to Do

Guest Post: Rogers Mini Maker's Faire a Fun Family Event

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

By: Sarah Shotts

Roger’s Public Library greeted me with the excited buzz of its first official Mini Maker's Faire on July 19, 2014. The air was filled with sounds of 3D printers, sewing machines, and even a hand crafted robot roaming the floors. A Maker's Faire is for anyone who creates or is interested in the creative process. Roger's Mini Maker’s Faire welcomed builders, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists and advocates from the region. The event brought over 1,000 visitors into the library over the course of the day. [Chain Mail Photo]

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Festivals and Events, What to Do

100 Things to Do in Rogers #16: War Eagle Mill & Bridge

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Recently while I was visiting Hobbs State Park, I drove across the bridge by the War Eagle Mill and realized that while I have seen the mill while shopping at craft fairs or driving across the historic bridge, I've never actually visited the mill. I decided that needed to change...immediately. For assignment #16 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series, you must visit War Eagle Mill. Besides for the gorgeous drive to get there, it is a sight worth seeing if you are visiting northwest Arkansas. If you live here, you don't have an excuse not to visit!

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Shopping, Where to Eat, Free Things to Do, 100 Things to Do, Made in Rogers

Be the First To Know What's Happening in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Sun, Jul 20, 2014

You can be the first to know what's happening in Rogers with the new eWeekender newsletter. The newsletter is filled with upcoming events, specials and tid-bits on what makes Rogers a great place to call home or visit. Did you know that country superstar Joe Nichols is from Rogers and often calls the hogs at his concerts? Read more about him in this past eWeekender. Be the first to share what's going on in Rogers with your friends by subscribing for the eWeekender today.
You'll receive timely updates on events, news and specials going on in Rogers. Plus, these convenient emails will keep you informed about upcoming acts taking the stage at the 
Walmart AMP as well as insights on local festivals and the latest in sports, art and entertainment. With the eWeekender, you can get the jump on planning your itinerary, booking your room and buying event tickets so you can get the most out of your next weekend in Rogers.

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Topics: What to Do, Where to Stay

Guest Post: Putting Skills to the Test at Daisy Nationals in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Fri, Jul 11, 2014

By: Mel Lockcuff

They came from all over the United States, from as far as Oregon, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Montana; teams of competitors lined the podium at the Daisy Nationals Opening Ceremonies Friday night, July 4, 2014.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Festivals and Events, Downtown Rogers, Sports/Outdoors

Guest Post: Shopping Local in Downtown Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, Jun 19, 2014

By: Katie Surly   

Supporting small businesses is key in every town.  I love shopping local in Downtown Rogers!  I always find something unique for our home and meet someone new along the way. 

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Shopping, Downtown Rogers

100 Things to Do in Rogers #15: Hobbs State Park

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Fri, May 23, 2014

With the summer heat just around the corner, you might have to wake up early to accomplish assignment #15 in the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series, which is visit Hobbs State Park. In all honesty, I love to hit the trails in the summer. It's a great place to go because it's shaded, which makes it feel much cooler than doing an activity in the sun...so get your hiking gear ready and head to Hobbs State Park. If hiking isn't your thing, but you still enjoy nature, keep reading. The Hobbs State Park Visitor's Center is a fascinating way to get up close with mother nature, but in an air-conditioned setting. 

Hobbs State Park

Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area is Arkansas's largest state park and is blessed with
 beautiful terrain and a diverse eco-system.
 Twenty-two of the park’s 60 miles of border stretch along the shores of Beaver Lake. The park lies between Beaver Lake to the north and War Eagle Creek to the south with acreage stretching across a part of Benton County southeast of Beaver Lake and extending into Madison and Carroll counties.

Hiking & Camping

The park includes a wide variety of trails. I've blogged about my love affair with Rogers Trails and Greenways, so I am really excited that I get to finally run on some trails during the War Eagle Trail Race this year at Hobbs State Park. It's the only trail run allowed in the entire park and what better way to enjoy it than by running with a few hundred friends? If you're into biking, or even riding horses, you can also do that in the park. Read on for the best trails for those activities. For a complete list of trails, click here.

The Historic Van Winkle Trail is a half-mile trail that leads hikers through a tunnel under Ark. 12 to the site of the historic Van Winkle lumber mill and home in Van Winkle Hollow on the West Fork of Little Clifty Creek. View the remnants of a sawmill and an antebellum garden owned by Peter Van Winkle during the 19th century. This is a good one for the youngsters, since it's short and easy for their little legs.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Free Things to Do, Beaver Lake, Sports/Outdoors, 100 Things to Do, Trails & Parks

Shopping and Dining: What's New in Rogers in 2014

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Mon, May 19, 2014

It's been about a year since we last updated you all on all the exciting growth that has been happening in Rogers. Last year we saw tons of new restaurants and shops open in Rogers and guess what folks, the same can be said for 2014! I'll break it down by shopping district again so you'll know exactly where to find all the great new places.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Shopping, Downtown Rogers, Where to Eat

100 Things To Do in Rogers #14: War Eagle Cavern

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, May 15, 2014


Visiting War Eagle Cavern has been on my to-do list for years and was finally able to cross it off recently, so I'm challenging you to do the same! Visiting War Eagle Cavern is coming in at #14 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers list. This activity is great for people of all ages and is wheelchair and stroller friendly!

War Eagle Cavern features a beautiful natural entrance right along the shores of Beaver Lake. We took the 60 minute guided walking tour thorugh the cave, complete with hibernating bats, panned for gems and did some hiking around the lake. It was a great way to spend a lovely spring day.


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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Beaver Lake, Sports/Outdoors, 100 Things to Do, Trails & Parks