RSS Feed

Posts Tagged ‘winslow’

  1. CHRISTMAS PARADE 2014…SPECTACULAR

    1

    December 14, 2014 by Steve Winkler

    The Spirit of Winslow is alive and well as it celebrated the annual parade.  With a less-than-440 population, it still exudes community and joy…plus some good cooks…the chilli was delicious.  These pictures say it all.                                                                                                                                                                                           Good Night and Merry Christmas

    Read More...

  2. Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow

    0

    December 7, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By John Ford Little Free Libraries Sprout Up in Winslow Ozark Folkways hosted a workshop this past weekend with Tod Bols, co-founder of the Little Free Library movement that is sweeping the nation. Sponsored by Home Depot and coordinated by Fayetteville resident Judith Levine, workshop participants attended a brief presentation by Mr. Bols and then built small book exchange “libraries” to take home and display curbside. According to  Ozark Folkways Director, Rebecca Buchannan, the workshop was a “ resounding” success. Attendees were from the immediate Winslow area as well as Fayetteville, Alma and Van Buren.

    Read More...

  3. Winslow Half Marathon Shares Success

    0

    November 14, 2012 by wcobserver

    WCDC Distributes Winslow Half Marathon and 5k Race Proceeds Special to the Observer from John Ford At their monthly meeting on November 12, the Board of Directors of The Winslow Community Development Council met to review their final report on revenue and expenses from the Second Annual Winslow Half Marathon and 5K Race. This year’s run was held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Winfest Community Music Festival and a well received Community Expo at the finish line in Peak’s Park. Proceeds were earmarked for various non profit organizations benefiting the local community.. Over three hundred runners participated in this year’s race which was by all accounts an unqualified success. The WCDC and numerous local businesses sponsored the event.

    Read More...

  4. Winslow Museum Grows

    0

    November 2, 2012 by wcobserver

    Special to the Observer By Beverly Simpson                                                                                            News From the Winslow Museum In July, the Winslow Museum received a grant from The Arkansas Humanities Council for $2500.00.  This money will be used to pay for certification classes for the museum director.  The classes consist of building exhibits, managing and organizing collections, working with volunteers, starting a non-profit museum, and record keeping.    The Developing Exhibitions class has been completed and as a result a new exhibit for the museum was created.  Monies from this grant will also be used to purchase a computer, printer, camera, audio recorder, and printing of brochures and a new book on stories from Winslow. 

    Read More...

  5. Little Free Libraries Come to Winslow

    0

    May 8, 2012 by wcobserver

    little_free_library02

    Have you heard of the Little Free Libraries? A project to promote literacy and community started a few years back by two advocates of reading in Wisconsin, Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country.

    Read More...

  6. Winslow Museum Receiving Grant for Play Production

    0

    April 10, 2012 by Beverly Simpson

    Winslow Museum

    The Winslow Museum in Washington County will receive $2,000 in grant money to help produce “Maud Dunlap Duncan (1873-1958): Winslow’s Pharmacist, Mayor and Newspaperwoman.”  The project consists of two plays and an exhibit about the life of Maud Dunlap Duncan, one of Winslow’s most famous citizens. The month-long exhibit showcasing Duncan’s newspaper career will be open to the public through May as part of Arkansas Heritage Month. Every year the month of May is set aside by the Department of Arkansas Heritage to explore Arkansas history and tradition. This year’s theme is Dreams and Determination: Arkansans at Work. Events held in association with Arkansas Heritage Month will highlight industries and individuals whose dedication has made an impact in Arkansas, all the way from the frontier pioneers of Arkansas Territory to present-day explorers of new frontiers in a high-tech world. A total of $50,000 will be awarded to 17 organizations hosting Arkansas Heritage Month projects. Two plays featuring different phases of Duncan’s life will be presented to the public at the Farmer’s Market. A drama focusing on Duncan’s early life will be performed at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5. A lighthearted play depicting her time as Mayor of Winslow will be presented …

    Read More...

  7. 100 Years of Home and Garden

    0

    March 15, 2012 by Annie McCormick

    AEHClogo

    WINSLOW – The County Extension Homemakers’ Council started in Washington county in 1912 with a $1500 grant from the USDA. A part of the University of Arkansas’ Cooperative Extension Service, its goal was to educate residents with home demonstrations of canning, sewing, gardening and introducing new practices or technology to homemakers and farmers. Winslow resident Billie Sue Hughes believes the charter in Winslow started in 1962. She joined in 1964 or 1965 where she took classes on canning. She said the county office, which is now located at the Washington County Fairgrounds property, can teach you about whatever it is you want to learn from knitting to planting. The Win- slow group includes Ellen Center, Shirley Nesbitt and Fleeta Clark. “There’s so many old women. I don’t know what the average age is, but it’s oooooold,” laughs Hughes. She thinks the youngest member is in her 60s. She says that women retire and want something to do or want to learn something new. The group has always had an average of ten members. The monthly meeting is in the daytime so the ladies don’t have to drive at night. They are also a non-profit service organization. Their main source of …

    Read More...