Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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A new Bentonville apartment complex is bringing the beach to Arkansas. For about a week, Sullivan Square was the site of a sand sculpting project. Four artists have created a public art piece titled NWA Road Trip, which features notable regional landmarks including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Arvest Ballpark. The sculpture is expected to stay up for a few months.

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The Scott Family Amazeum is getting a new neighbor. In a little over a year, the empty field just south of the museum will be the site of the new Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center and Early Childhood Initiatives Center.

courtesy: Latin/x Youth Theatre Project

As part of the One Book, One Community initiative, the Latin/x Youth Theatre Project is taking scenes from its premier play, "Follow Me @ Tío Sam," and expanding it for a new production that will be performed twice this week.

courtesy: Brian Sorenson

Brewing in Arkansas has exploded in recent years, but the state has a much longer history with beer. Author Brian Sorensen explores the drink’s past in the Natural State in his new book “Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History.” He will be signing copies of his book at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Apple Blossom Brewing Company and Oct. 26 at Saddlebock Brewery. You can keep up with Brian by following him on Twitter.

courtesy: The Amazeum

Almost every kind of mental and physical puzzle-solving skill is required at the new temporary exhibit at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. Mindbender Mansion includes eleven separate teasers designed for team solving. Saturday morning there was a preview for museum members.