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

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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29 Jan

Eyes to the Sky

Waterfowl Hunting is Here and Arkansas Could Not Be Happier by Mike Brooks “When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying.  They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.”  – Ernest Hemingway Although deer hunting, […]

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29 Jan

Wandering Winter

Staying Active with Family Activities in the Ouachita Cold by Josh Williams and Marisa Rodgers The Ouachita region is expected to receive three to four inches above normal snowfall this winter. And the average mean temperature for the region is supposed to be down a degree or two.  That’s cold.  Although it was a slow […]

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27 Oct

The Greatest Game on Earth

The Roots of America’s Pastime are Surfacing in the Ouachitas by Josh Williams photography courtesy of Larry Foley & the Garland County Historical Society “An old friend once told me, ‘This is a simple game: You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.’ Think about that for […]

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27 Oct

Photographer’s Favorite

Section 8 of the Ouachita Trail by Josh Williams photography by Jeremy Rodgers & Chris Sale They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes one will see an image so powerful that it will burn itself into one’s conscience like a cattle brand forever. However, not every picture taken has the ability to change lives or shift the world’s […]

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27 Oct

Reinventing a Village

Putting a Youthful Spin on a Classic Model & Creating a Community That Stands the Test of Time “It’s not about losing anything, but about creating additional lifestyles that will both enhance our lives and create a more meaningful place to live.” – David Twiggs, COO of Hot Springs Village by Rex Nelson photography by Jeremy Rodgers […]

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22 Oct

Geocaching Hunt

It’s Like a Pirate Treasure on Land, Without the Scurvy by Josh Williams photography by Jeremy Rodgers Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using only Global Positioning System(GPS)-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates anywhere on the globe and then attempt to find the “geocache” hidden at that location. This game became a reality on May 2, […]

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22 Oct

Ouachita Trail Chain

Connecting with Nature, Literally by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter & Jeremy Rodgers   One of the great things about the Ouachita region is the community of Hot Springs Village (HSV) and its over-abundance of natural attractions. Whether its barbecuing, fishing, golfing, kayaking, or one of the numerous other activities available, one will always have something to do, especially if that […]

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