Rogers and the surrounding area offer all the elements you can imagine when visiting Arkansas, “The Natural State”. From towering pine trees, to beautiful lakes, to cavernous underground rivers, it’s all here in Northwest Arkansas. Our short weekend visit left us wanting to come back for more!
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.
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!
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.
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!
I have two words for you: APPLE. BUTTER. Did you know the world's best apple butter is made right here in Rogers? (Disclosure: purely the opinion of this blogger, but I'm rarely wrong about these things.) There are some really great (and delicious) things made right here in Rogers that I'm willing to bet some of you didn't know about, which is why I'm starting a new series called "Made in Rogers". I had to start with one of my favorite places, House of Webster.