Editorial Staff

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio's takes on the dramatically personal late piano works of Brahms and Schubert in his latest two-disc recording for Cedille.

In "Final Thoughts" he tackles life, death and art through the final piano works from Brahms and Schubert. 

November is National Hospice Month. In honor of this, the CEO of Circle of Life Hospice, Catherine Grubbs joined Pete Hartman to share the importance of end-of-life care and explain the mission of her organization. Circle of Life has been a staple of the Northwest Arkansas community for more than 15 years offers both hospice and bereavement counseling for families. 

For more information on services and volunteer opportunities visit nwacircleoflife.com

In 1944, a group of concerned Fayetteville residents started The Humane Society of the Ozarks. 73 years later the organization, which relies wholly on donations and private grant-funding, is still concerned about the welfare of animals throughout Northwest Arkansas. 

The Programs Director, Sally Baker Williams, spoke with Pete Hartman about the Humane Society's efforts in honor of their upcoming "Tails of Love" preview party. "Tails of Love" is the group's annual photo book, and this eighth edition features pets among striking Ozarks scenery.

With the many trails crisscrossing over Northwest Arkansas, the area is becoming a hub for mountain biking. For 20 years, Ozark Off Road Cyclists (OORC) has actively preserved nature sites and built trails to enhance outdoor recreation across the Arkansas Ozarks.

"We have this canvas to start creating this destination for outdoor recreation... there's really year round recreation here in the Ozarks," says Executive Director, Brandon Pack.  

For two decades, the M & N Augustine Foundation has served meals to Northwest Arkansas residents. The organization, located on 15th street in Fayetteville, feeds the homeless, veterans and anyone in need of a meal, every Tuesday night at 5:30 P.M. 

Carl Dunn, a volunteer for the foundation stopped in to tell Pete Hartman about M & N's mission and the International Festival fundraiser on Nov. 11. 

For more information on the event or to get involved go to www.mnaugustinefoundation.org