07 Oct

Down-Low Below

An Exploration of the Spa City’s Underground Tunnels By Richard Ledbetter Photos courtesy of Max Sestili, Stormwater Manager for the City of Hot Springs Perhaps one of the most enduring myths of downtown Hot Springs is the mile and a quarter length of tunnel dying directly beneath Central Avenue, containing the ages old watercourse of […]

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07 Oct

Earthly Treasures

Local Man Digs out TV Success Collecting Minerals Around the World By Judea Robinett Photos courtesy of Mineral Explorers Thomas Nagin is the mineral guy. The Hot Springs resident has been into minerals since he traveled to Arkansas in the 1970’s where he discovered for himself the high-quality quartz that the state is known. After […]

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07 Oct

The Haunting of Hot Springs

Spa-City’s Mystical Ties to the Paranormal By Judea Robinett Photography by Chuck Dodson from his book Ghosts & Demons I was exhausted. It was night three of Henderson State University Theatre’s production of “Can’t Take It with You,” and I was upstairs in Arkansas Hall doing laundry. It was a big task since the cast […]

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07 Oct

Saddle Up & Ride

Ouachita National Forest’s Miles of Horseback Trails are Perfect for Fall Adventures By Judea Robinett Photography by Judea Robinett When I was a young girl living in Alaska, I dreamed of living down south and taking up horseback riding. I pleaded with my mother to allow me to take lessons at the only riding stables […]

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07 Oct

25 Years of Film

Hot Springs Doc Fest Celebrates its Silver Anniversary By Jim G. Miller Special Guest Photos courtesy of HSDFI Once held in the Malco Theatre, or what was once known as the Princess, it’s easy to say that the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has grown to become the Queen of the documentary film festival world. […]

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07 Oct

Family in Harmony

Family Band, Posey Hill, Brings Cross-Generational Sounds to Americana Music By Judea Robinett Photography by Jon Wisniewski Doug Burnett and two of his four daughters, Kristian Miller and Erin Wisniewski make up the core of Posey Hill, an “Acousticanna” band based in Donaldson. It’s all in the family now, but this was no Partridge Family […]

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07 Oct

Taste of Town

Chef to Rock Stars Becomes Star of Ouachita Dining Scene By Josh Williams Photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter What do Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Bush, Little Feat and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have in common? One’s response might be “Uh, they ’re musicians–duh.” Which, in another context, would be absolutely correct. […]

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07 Oct

Explore the Village

Hot Springs Village Launches New Discovery Center in Historic Hot Springs By Judea Robinett Photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Hot Springs Village recently opened a new “Discovery Center” in downtown Hot Springs, adjacent to the Arlington Hotel, in the historic Wade Building on Central Ave. Not only has this given a jolt of new life […]

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07 Oct

Coffee for a Cause

Red Light Roastery is More than Just Cool Beans By Jami Smith Photography by Jami Smith   The morning ritual-grinding beans for a French Press, waking up to the aroma from the self-brew setting on your coffee pot, throwing in a K-cup before running out the door or even stumbling into work, avoiding all human […]

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30 Sep

Making a SPLASH

David Hill Taps into Hot Water Hills’ Wellspring of Volunteers by David Hill photography by Jeremy Rodgers “Don’t worry,” Bill Solleder said to me as I accepted his old job as Executive Director of Low Key Arts. “Most of our events are run by our volunteers. You’re gonna love it.” This reassurance, coming from someone as hard-working […]

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