25 Jun

Little Penguin Tacos

Locally sourced and garden fresh. Written by J. L. James Photography by Jeremy Rodgers Located in the perfect spot for fisherman, water skiers and campers enjoying all that Lake Degray has to offer is Little Penguin Tacos owned by Jonathan Gonzales. Gonzales epitomizes the High Country lifestyle as an avid outdoorsmen. He enjoys kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and more importantly a […]

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25 Jun

Cooking Campside

Recipes by Chef T. Porter Montgomery of the Exchange Culinary Group. Photography by Jeremy Rodgers Going camping does not mean you have to sacrifice a good meal for roasted weenies and s’mores; there are so many surprisingly easy options that turn out to be pretty amazing too. The only hardware you will need is a pot of boiling water […]

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25 Jun

Mystic Creatures

A summer topiary art display at Garvan Woodland Gardens Story by Kai Coggin Photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Step outside and you can feel it: summer has hit the Natural State. Kids are looking for something to do that excites their eyes and inspires their imaginations. Parents are looking for affordable and meaningful adventures for their kids. Well, take out your fairy-dust-sprinkled […]

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21 May

Food for Thought

Intellectual Nourishment in the Heart of High Country by Josh Williams  photography by Jeremy Rodgers recipes by Chefs T. Porter Montgomery and Trey Bunk of the Exchange Culinary Group Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, specifically the Zig Zag range, lies a true culinary diamond in the rough. I’m not referring to one […]

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21 May

Life on the Farm

Growing Goodness in the Ouachita High Country by Jim G. Miller & Denise Parkinson photography by Jim G. Miller & Denise Parkinson Arkansas thrives on agriculture, it always has and it always will, just ask any of  the small independent farmers who make up the agronomic and husbandry communities in the Ouachita High Country. They […]

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21 May

Kings of the Mountains

Two Falconers Help Indigenous Wildlife Soar Once Again by Jeremy Mackey    photography by Jeremy Rodgers Her eyes pierce through the morning sunlight as she sits waiting. The air is still and quiet. Her head is moving from side to side as her attentive gaze turns toward the forest floor. Movement. An unsuspecting squirrel has just […]

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21 May

The Magic of Oaklawn Race Track

by Jim G. Miller photography by Jeremy Rodgers Every year the dawn of February brings throngs of people from all over the world to Oaklawn Park. In 1904, Hot Springs became the birthplace of the racing festival of the south and February signals the convergence of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, groomers, gamblers, and all-around horse […]

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21 May

History’s Oldest Art

Generations of Clay Weilding Spin a New Era & a Classic Craft by Shea Childs photography by Jeremy Rodgers Painted in bold black letters across a sprawling white, brick building on Whittington Avenue in downtown Hot Springs are the words, History’s Oldest Art.   This proclamation refers to pottery and pottery shards found in 2012 in […]

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21 May

Vintage Venues

The Old Haunts & Happenings of America’s First Resort Town by Jim G. Miller photos courtesy of Garland County Historical Society It’s no secret to history buffs that Hot Springs was once a major destination for performers, writers, athletes, gangsters and other celebrities. What was it about Spa Town that sparked the imagination and interest […]

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15 Dec

Hot Water Outlaws: The Story of How Garland County Was Once the Moonshine Capital of the South

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photos Courtesy of Garland County Historical Society The 18th Amendment to the Constitution passed in 1917 effectively made the production and selling of alcohol illegal and the Volstead Act of 1919 nationally enforced the act of prohibition. This was not good news for saloon owners at the time, but […]

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