Author archives: AY Staff

Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock Passport Expands

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Little Rock, Ark (Jan. 31, 2017) — Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) and North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (NLRCVB), the popular Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock passport — a guide featuring local adult beverage makers, including craft breweries, wineries and a distillery that both visitors and resid[...]

Revisiting A "Southern Living" Home

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography by Jay Smithwick and Jason Masters AY magazine looks back at Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Idea House on its 10th Anniversary   hen thinking of Hot Springs, visions of horse racing, boating, and historic bathhouses come to mind. Add to that list the place that’s home to the first Southern Living Idea House [...]

Why Mandy? A Case of A Murder Without Motive Part II

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  This is a re-release of the case printed in the AY November 2006 issue. If you have any leads or information, contact info is at the bottom of the page. By Janie Jones :: Photography by Janie Jones :: Courtesy of Susan Tusing   ore people attended Amanda Tusing’s funeral at the Dell Baptist Church than lived in the town of Dell itself. Th[...]

HIKING ARKANSAS' Winter Wonderlands

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-Chilly temperatures are not a reason to miss the great outdoors when you can enjoy Arkansas' winter beauty with the right preparations. Outdoor enthusiasts Thomas Wallace and Maura Montez of Little Rock take a rest during a day hike in The Natural State. By Frank Barton :: Photography by Jamison Mosley & Janet Warlick f all of the outdoor assets and[...]

DNA Match Heats Up an Arkansas Cold Case

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2005 Sees a Major Breakthrough in the Kristin Laurite Murder And a Narrowing of the Funding Gap at the Arkansas State Crime Lab By Letha Mills Photos Courtesy of Kristin Laurite's Family   Last July, five years after the murder of 25-year-old Kristin Laurite, a suspect was finally identified through a national DNA database. Laurite was[...]

Top 10 Things To Do In December

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1. AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI FAYETTEVILLE DEC. 2 Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center will fill with the sounds of the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist Chris Botti’s romantic melodies. With a loyal fan base grown over 40 years, his melodious trumpet will treat listeners to classics such as What A Wonderful World, Summertime and Over the Rain[...]

Excursion: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

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Make your vote the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Top Photo: Homemade apple pies were served to celebrate announcement of the Arkansas Hall of Fame in the Governor Mansion' kitchen. (left to right) Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Stacy Hurst, Executive Director of the Arkansas Department of Heritage; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Montine McNulty, E[...]