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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courtesy: High Street Real Estate & Development

A historic brick building on the corner of 1st and Walnut in downtown Rogers has been undergoing renovations. Urban Land Institute NWA is inviting the public to tour the building May 24 and get an update on the project’s progress.


Earlier this month, Kickstart Alma Action Plan was unveiled to the public. The plan, which is a strategic blueprint for the growth and development of the city over the next five years, was created as a result of public forums and action teams working together over the course of nine months. Goals include job creation and revitalizing the downtown area.

courtesy: Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center is a nonprofit studio and visual arts organization. Located in Fayetteville’s Nadine Baum Studios, the center has offered arts programming to children and adults since 2008. Staff members hope to provide more access to art by taking art projects to northwest Arkansas residents in their new Wheel Mobile.

A. Grajeda / KUAF

Siloam Springs officials broke ground on a new park May 17. Located on the same plot of land as the public library, Memorial Park will feature a splash pad, amphitheater, permanent home for the farmers' market and green space.

The city of Fayetteville is working to improve equitable access to digital services and programs. As part of its Digital Inclusion Plan, the mayor created a task force earlier this year that includes representatives from the city, the University of Arkansas, the Fayetteville Public Library, and the Fayetteville Public School District.