21 Jul

Summer in the South

Summer in Arkansas can offer some of the most enjoyable and beautiful experiences in one’s lifetime, despite the heat and occasional encounter with the insect world, there is a restorative energy to the hottest season of the year when spent in The Natural State. The Ouachita National Forest is at its lushest, the swimming holes […]

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19 Jul

Fire and Ice

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Hot Springs’ First Horse Track Mysteriously Destroyed by Fire by Mike Brooks photos courtesy of the Garland County Historical Society On Saturday March 30, 1917, a young impressionable 8-year-old boy left his home at the corner of Mote and Lowery Streets – just across the street from “tin can hill”- the city‘s first landfill sight […]

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19 Jul

Backyard Inspiration

Garvan Woodland Gardens Offers Ouachita Residents & Visitors a Welcome Reprieve – and You Can Even Take a Little Home With You by Judea Robinett photography & tips by Judea Robinett The foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas can seem like an inhospitable place for the refined and subtle art of horticulture, but […]

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19 Jul

Beer-Thirty.2

Our Continued Tour of Tasty Regional Breweries Finds a Few More Places Making Beer Great Again. by Josh Williams photography by Chris Brashers In case you didn’t catch the first installment of our ode to Arkansas- based breweries, you’re in luck, because the second installment features people  who  are  just  as  friendly and knowledgeable and […]

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19 Jul

Over the Hills & Through the Woods

Exploring the Ouachitas is Fun for Everyone   “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson  The Ouachita Mountains are a thing of beauty. Everywhere you turn there is dense foliage and inviting waterways. Every time you wheel around some animal is keeping an eye […]

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19 Jul

Arts & the Park

Art, With a Side of Nature — Art is Placed Center Stage in a National Park by Zachary Powers photos courtesy of Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance Hot Springs is an art town – no two  ways about it. It’s home to great arts organizations like The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs […]

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19 Jul

Professor Tele

A Guitar Prodigy Learned the Hard Way by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Every once in a while, a person comes along and teaches you something that you might not have known. Maybe it’s something about a certain artist. Maybe it’s something concerning yourself that you were in denial about. Maybe it’s the […]

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19 Jul

Make Food, Not War

One of Israel’s Native Sons Spreads the Joy of Cooking by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Israel has been the center of religious turmoil and social conflict for eons. The battle between the Palestinians and the Israelis has caused a great divide between many, many people, not only in the Middle East, but all […]

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19 Jul

100 Miles,100 Years

The National Park Service Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary Through Activity by Josh Williams 2016 marks the 100th anniversary  of the National Park Service. Arkansas, in particular, is doing something special this year to celebrate this milestone and to encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles. Let’s face it, we aren’t gettin’ any younger. The national […]

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19 Jul

It’s Not a Race

There’s Nothing Wrong with a Little Friendly Ride in Little Rock by Josh Williams photo courtesy of Gran Fondo The biggest misconception about the Little Rock Gran Fondo is that it’s a competition. Now, granted, when most people hear the words “bike” and “street” in the same sentence they usually assimilate that information and their […]

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