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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

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

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

Guest Post: Loving the Town I’m Learning to Call Home

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Wed, Apr 09, 2014

By: Keisha Pittman

I grew up in a home where eating out was a treat. The upside of that means that I grew up in a home where my mama always had a homemade meal on the table and dinner itself was always a treat in our house (maybe because it was clean out the refrigerator night or maybe because it was my favorite beef stroganoff, made only the way your mama can). While some might think it was the delicacy of growing up in a traditional southern home, I like to think that it gave me an astute palate for amazing food and mealtime experiences.  Mealtime was after all the place we gathered; the place where daily schedules were discussed, struggles were worked through and my greatest childhood memories were made. So, it stands to reason that gathering around the table is always a special time for me.

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

Best Places to Brunch in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, Mar 27, 2014


I usually spend weekend mornings running along the many beautiful trails in Rogers, but decided to take a weekend off and try out Heirloom Food + Wine's brunch that I had been hearing so much about. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Breakfast Taco Saturday starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 (or until they sell out, which is usually around 11 or so). They have a variety of fresh ingredients to choose from, including bacon, sausage, black beans, spinach, cheese, avocado, potatoes... mix and match how you see fit for just $2.50 a taco. If you didn't think it could sound any better, mimosas are served by the carafe. They also have French press coffee, regular coffee and juice. My kids, who are very picky eaters, enjoyed the food and the fun atmosphere too. The place only seats 20 inside, so get there early to beat the crowd! Located at 113 S. 2nd St. in downtown Rogers.

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Topics: Family-Friendly, Downtown Rogers, Where to Eat

100 Things To Do in Rogers #13: Visit Ozark Beer Co.

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Tue, Mar 18, 2014

Craft beer is all the rage these days with breweries popping up all over the place. This trend is definitely one I can get behind, which is why your next assignment in the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series is visiting Ozark Beer Co. in downtown Rogers.

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Topics: What to Do, Downtown Rogers, 100 Things to Do, Made in Rogers

Guest Blog Post: Big City Talent at the Rogers Little Theater

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Thu, Mar 06, 2014

By Deborah Brauser


When I was invited to meet up with some new friends a week ago to watch a live production of Les Misérables at the Rogers Little Theater, I was excited… about seeing Les Miserables. (Confession time: I'm a huge fan girl who has seen six other versions of this beloved musical performed over the years, including a Broadway touring production).

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Downtown Rogers, Where to Eat, Art & Theatre

Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Rogers

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Mon, Feb 10, 2014

With all of the cold weather and snow we've seen this winter, I'm sure most of you are jumping at the chance to get out of the house for a  hot night out with your sweetie. If you're trying to figure out what to do this Valentine's Day, here are few ideas that would make a fun date night, girls night or family night. 

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Shopping, Downtown Rogers, Where to Eat, Art & Theatre, Free Things to Do, Beaver Lake, Sports/Outdoors, Where to Stay

100 Things To Do in Rogers #12: Parades, Lights and Holiday Fun

Posted by Jennifer Haile on Mon, Nov 25, 2013

The holiday season is upon us, which means our calendars are about to fill up with parties, Christmas programs and classic TV specials to watch with the family. There are a lot of holiday events coming up over the next few weeks in Rogers, starting with one of my favorite annual parades, the Rogers Christmas Parade. From an Ugly Sweater contest to visiting with Santa on the caboose, there is something for everyone this season. Plus, one of the best houses for viewing holiday lights is in downtown Rogers too! So, for your next assignment in the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series, head downtown for one or more of these fun events. 

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Topics: Family-Friendly, What to Do, Downtown Rogers, Free Things to Do, 100 Things to Do