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THE CALL: Unsung Heroes

by: Stephanie Laney “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strengths, but by the strength of his heart.”     –  Hercules Have you ever started something assuming you knew what you would be doing and…

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Dad’s View: Power Down

by: Ben Lacy Anyway, the flight attendant added an interesting comment at the end of the safety briefing today that made me ponder a few things.  After going through the intricate details of how to properly prepare for a water…

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Dad’s View: Mid-Life Advice

by: Ben Lacy Man, don’t you thoroughly despise those people that are just a little ahead of you on the road of life?  You know, not a full generation gap, but just a bit further up the yellow brick road…

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Dad’s View: Date Night(s)

with Ben Lacy So during the school year the Mrs. and I definitely have a long-distance relationship. No, it isn’t work travel or irreconcilable differences that creates the chasm; it’s the kids/school/activities trifecta.  We’re not complaining, and we willingly…

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Shop Local with Hello Local

by Dana Schlagenhaft What if local small businesses linked arms together as a united front to become stronger and more successful together? When Jennifer Cristofaro and I created our online store, Hello Local, our goal was to lend support…

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Beck’s Battle: One Year Down

by: Emily Avra To be fair, it’s technically been one year, six days, three hours and 45 minutes since Beck’s Battle began with the phone call from our amazing pediatrician, Dr. Terry Payton. From the minute the word “leukemia”…

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For Every Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, June 18) and deciding on a gift for your loved one can be harder than you might think. Guys are hard to shop for… they just are. Not one dad is…

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Hello Local

When I stroll into 211 Café in downtown Bentonville, I can’t help but feel like Norm from “Cheers.” The colorful café is nothing like that dingy basement bar based in Boston, but, when I walk through the bright yellow…

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Dad’s View

A few weeks ago, I heard ESPN’s Bomani Jones use the phrase “insufficient daddy.” Now, he wasn’t talking about the truly bad guys out there, which, unfortunately, exist.  No, he was talking about those well-meaning guys that focus too much on one…