Author archives: AY Staff

Hartness Construction

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OVER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE Billy Hartness Construction Company has been creating homes for families in Central Arkansas since 1987. Billy and Brenda Hartness set out with a mission to build quality custom homes for a range of incomes and tastes. Brenda is at the helm of the company, along with her son Justin Keener, who joined the team in 2005. And thoug[...]

Congo Fireplace & Patio

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PREMIUM QUALITY & SERVICE Congo Fireplace & Patio, located at 19650 Interstate 30 in Benton, is the premier hearth and patio store in Central Arkansas. With over 20,000 square feet of showroom space, they are able to display the largest (and best) selection of wood and pellet stoves, wood and gas fireplaces, gas logs, grills, smokers, fire pits[...]

Arkansas Custom Iron Doors

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EXQUISITE DESIGNS If you’re looking to buy exquisitely designed wrought iron doors from a dependable, customer-first company, then look no further than Arkansas Custom Iron Doors. The company was founded by expert home builder Randy Wiggins and his business partner Mike Corker in 2013 after realizing the serious need for such a service in the market. “[...]

Sacred Space

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By Kody Ford | Photos by Kat Wilson Northwest Arkansas artists bring a 300-foot-long wall to life with new mural on College Avenue. As Arkansas comes to embrace public art as not just an urban adornment, but rather a true way of expressing the culture, it seems like almost every week photos pop up on Instagram or Facebook of a new project. Fayetteville[...]

Food, Family and Love at Grandma's House Cafe

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By Marla Cantrell | Photography by Meredith Mashburn Elaine Bowlin loves to see the early morning sun climb over the Boston Mountains in the small town of Winslow, population 422. On mornings she’s not working at her restaurant, Grandma’s House Café, she can watch the world turn golden in that perfect light. But today, she missed it. A bigger than usual c[...]

The Hot Springs Revival

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By Rob Moritz | Photography by David Yerby Like the mythological phoenix obtaining new life by rising from its ashes, Hot Springs is reinventing itself in the aftermath of the 2014 fire that heavily damaged the historic Majestic Hotel. "My view of the Majestic is that it's a once-in-a-generation transformative project and opportunity," says City Manager [...]

Heritage of Sports

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A Look at the Forgotten Corners of Arkansas History Story by Evin Demirel War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock has been the Razorback football team’s second home since its opening in 1948. While no African American played on the varsity Razorback football team until 1969, black fans attended Hog games in preceding years, recalls Wadie Moore, Jr., an Afr[...]

Top 10 Events in February

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1. ESSE Purse Museum’s Exposed: Unmentionables Little Rock January 30 – April 29 ESSE Purse Museum’s brand-new exhibit focuses on undergarments from the 1900s to the 1960s. The temporary exhibit, which will be shown in addition the museum’s regular collection of accessories, is a peek into a seldom-seen part of women’s lives. Dress forms, corsets, s[...]

Publisher's Note: A Month of Fun!

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February may be the shortest month of the year, but in the Baker home, it’s definitely one of the most exciting. In addition to the excitement of Valentine’s Day, February is also the month my husband, Joel, and my daughter, Savvy, were born. There’s a whole lot of celebrating going on this month, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! As anyone who li[...]

OrthoSurgeons Changes Practice Name to Bowen Hefley Orthopedics

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LITTLE ROCK – The Little Rock-based Orthopedic practice known as OrthoSurgeons announced that their name has changed to Bowen Hefley Orthopedics. The practice, founded in 1992, specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and has offices in Cabot and Jacksonville in addition to their home offices in Little Rock, located at 5 St. Vincent Circle, and North L[...]