Author archives: AY Staff

American Spiritual Ensemble to Perform Warfield Concert

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The Warfield Concert Series kicks off 2018 with the prestigious American Spiritual Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Lily Peter Auditorium on the campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Drive in Helena, Arkansas. Composed of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of[...]

HBO Series to Be Filmed in Northwest Arkansas

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The third installment of the HBO crime anthology True Detective created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (above left) will be filmed and produced in Northwest Arkansas, beginning in early 2018. “We’re thrilled HBO chose to film the series in Arkansas,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “This is a testament to the dedicated teamwork acros[...]

An Elegant New Year's Eve at the Robersons'

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The new year is here, but we can't help but look back at these photos from the elegant New Year's Eve party at Steve and Trish Roberson's home a year ago. The Robersons, whom you may know from Roberson's Fine Jewelry, hosted an event with music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cigars and New Year's Eve party favors galore. Attendees gambled, played backgammon and samp[...]

Behind the Bank

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By Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley, David Yerby  and Meredith Mashburn Our banks play a critical role in so many facets of life. These institutions grease the wheels of a changing economy, cultivating stability in the present and strengthening investments for the future. More than just a countinghouse, we turn to community banks for the loan [...]

Our Top 10 Stories From 2017

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In 2017, we brought you news about the state's best in food, events and more. Read on to see some of our most popular stories from 2017, which include our series on Ebby Steppach, information about new restaurant openings and a piece on mental health. 1. New Developments in Case of Missing Arkansas Woman Ebby Jane Steppach has been missing since Octobe[...]

Give the Gift of Habitat to a Fish With Your Christmas Tree This Year

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Once the wrapping paper has been thrown away and the last drop of egg nog has been consumed, few people have a use for that evergreen tree that graced their home during the holiday season. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a new job for those leftover trees – as fish habitat. The AGFC has drop-off locations across the state to let your old Chr[...]

Top 10 Events for January

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Arkansas Chinese Lantern Festival | Fayetteville | December 8 - January 14 Each night from 5:30 to 10 p.m. from December 8 to January 14, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be alight with more than 30 sets of larger-than-life light sculptures. And the event doesn’t just feature lanterns — in addition to the giant lit-from-within pandas, dragons and more,[...]

Publisher's Note: New Year, New Outlook

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It’s a new year, and for many of us, that means a new year’s resolution. Whatever you set out to do in 2018, the pages of AY’s January edition provides plenty of examples to follow. In a debut series, “Bankers Behind the Bank,” we get to meet some of the most enterprising individuals in Arkansas’ financial industry. These interesting men, from so many di[...]

Buffalo Outdoor Center

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By Mel White Mike Mills and his wife, Rhonda, live on the crest of a hilltop near the Newton County community of Ponca, where the view from their picture window surely must rank among the best in Arkansas. Their personal panorama takes in the Buffalo River’s legendary 500-foot-high Big Bluff and stretches eastward to mountains 25 miles away — the tree-cover[...]

Our Publisher’s Picks for Your Weekend Christmas Getaway in Branson

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Everyone has to get away sometime, especially during the holiday season. AY Publisher Heather Baker recently visited Branson, Missouri for a quick vacation. Read on for her picks on where to stay, what to do and how to have a great time in Branson. If you visit the Silver Dollar City theme park for rides and attractions, be sure to stay at the Wildern[...]