Author archives: AY Staff

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[...]

Excursion: Arkansas Goodies

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You may be surprised to learn that many food products you enjoy for breakfast, snacking and at gatherings are made in Arkansas. Research by Grace Heflin :: Illustrations by Chad Maupin   Take a look through this sampling of some of the state’s delicious goods. Take a drive to shop in person or go online and indulge your culinary wishes. Cheese[...]

Murder Mystery: Gunfight at Alma

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In 1933, the notorious Barrow Gang terrorized northwest Arkansas and shot down a town marshal. Photography courtesy of Dallas Municipal Archive, City of Dallas. Originally appeared in AY's March 2013 issue.   On May 1, 1933, Henry D. Humphrey pinned on a shiny marshal’s badge and swore to protect and serve the more than 700 residents of Alma, Arka[...]

The most upscale retail re-sale event in Little Rock!

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Pop Up Shop benefiting Women & Children First is returning to Little Rock for a third year!   The event, dubbed the most upscale retail re-sale event in Little Rock, features some of the city’s most prestigious boutiques who donate new clothes and accessories to the event, as well as ask their customers to purge their wardrobes for some wonderfu[...]

September's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. 5th Annual Legendary Blues Festival Helena-West Helena Sept. 3: The banks of the mighty Mississippi River are the gathering place for blues lovers of all walks of life to come together and enjoy music, a motorcycle rally, the Big Dog BBQ Cook-off and a fre[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Tim Morton

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick TIM MORTON Chef of RH Catering and Cache Restaurant Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I worked in kitchens growing up, and I went to culinary school in Atlanta[...]