Author archives: AY Staff

The 2016 AY's Best

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  … first-rate … these are two of the words used to describe the businesses in our 2016 BEST list. This year, we focused on regions of the state and consulted with groups of business and community leaders — people who are “in the know” — to help us select the best in more than 40 categories in each of their areas, and the results are astounding! Congratula[...]

May'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. ‘Faces of The Delta: The Art of Aj Smith’ Helena through July 4: This exhibit by famed artist Aj Smith features large, graphite pencil portraits and silver point prints of Arkansas and Mississippi Delta residents that he encountered in the culture-rich[...]

Create: A Brunch Worthy for Mom

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 The Capital Hotel in Little Rock shares with us some of their beautiful, melt-in-your-mouth brunch recipes! Recipes courtesy of Capital Hotel Culinary Staff :: Photography by Janet Warlick Shot on location at One Eleven at the Capital Hotel   , according to a blog post from The Washington Post, dates back to 1896 when an article in a Pennsylvania[...]

New Clinic, Family Keep Physician on the Run

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Trying to catch Dr. Ananth S. Ranganathan is like trying to keep lightning in a cup. Bright, sharp and constantly moving, Dr. Ranganathan is enjoying every aspect of his life as a new physician, husband and father. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up?  A: I was born in Minnesota. My parents, both retired PhDs, moved us to Little [...]

Arts & The Park

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Hot Springs’ Second Annual Festival of the Arts blooms April 29 through May 8. Photography courtesy of the venues Above photo: Riley Art Glass Studio located in Hot Springs.   Springs celebrates the second annual Arts & The Park festival from April 29 through May 8 with an array of event choices for art lovers, day-trippers and nature-seekers[...]

Want to learn more about ovarian cancer?

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River Valley Ovarian Cancer Alliance presents a free community lunch and learn event about the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer on World Ovarian Cancer Day, May 5 from 11 am – 1 pm. This is open to anyone in our area interested in learning more about Ovarian Cancer. Reservations are required, seating is limited. Lunch will be served.  

This Spring Get Your Style On!

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The neighborhoods of Arkansas are among the most beautiful scenery in the country - from towering Queen Anne turrets to the sweeping roof lines of Modern Prairie bungalows. Helping keep those homes looking ageless and energy-efficient is a specialty of the window and door experts at your local Pella Showroom. Let them help create the ideal style and view[...]

We can't get enough of DJ Williams!

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Come help DJ Williams and Mallory Brooks host Function at the Junction - a Bridge Party & Fun Walk to celebrate organ donation! Presented by Arora, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. April 27, 2016 / 5:30-7:30pm at the Clinton Presidential Center Live music! Free refreshments! Free gifts! Food trucks! Kids Zone!