Author archives: AY Staff

Feature: 2015–2016 Best Doctors®

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Choosing a healthcare professional can be overwhelming. Family and friends may give you conflicting opinions. The Best Doctors in America® list is an invaluable tool; it’s based on peer-to-peer reviews, and let’s face it: sometimes it takes one to know one. You’ll also find detailed profiles of several top physicians in the state in this section. Click to v[...]

July's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Oaklawn’s Spa Blast Hot Springs July 3: Bring the entire family out to Oaklawn Park for a day of fun. There will be a misting tent, a kids zone with inflatables, a rock wall, petting zoo, concession stands and more. The party begins at 4 p.m., with live music from six bands, including Hillbilly Vegas and Brian Kelley, and the fireworks will start at a[...]

Watermelon Malibu Surf

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This concoction is sure to be a hit … so have more ingredients on hand to make multiple servings. Ingredients 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks 1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half ½ cup coconut cream 1 to 2 shots spiced rum Mini watermelon wedges for garnish ½ cup sweetened whipped topping Directions Blend watermel[...]

Feature: Powerful Men 2015

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One word to describe this year’s class of Powerful Men: impactful. No matter the category, these men effect change in their communities and in many cases the entire state. Ingenuity, hard work and a drive to succeed have all played a part in their accomplishments, and we predict their efforts will endure for generations.     BUSINESS[...]

Women in Focus

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The first Bentonville Film Festival aims to celebrate diversity in the movie industry and to raise awareness about just how far there is still left to go in achieving parity on the big screen.   Film festivals, like the films they screen, need the right leading actor to really work. The first Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), which will champion wome[...]

AY's Best 2015: You Voted. We Listened.

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best: adjective \’best\ superlative of good; excelling all others; most productive of good; offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility or satisfaction asked you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, businesses, service providers, retailers and professionals — there are more than 100 categories — you deem the BEST. You responded reso[...]

Branson Beckons

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Spring is a great time to visit Branson, Missouri. Photographs courtesy of the venues   big news from Branson is the Million Dollar Quartet, opening June 25 at the Welk Resort Theatre. This all-new production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show is based on the amazing true story of a night in 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee L[...]

Feature: 2015 AY’s Powerful Women

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For more than a decade, it’s been our distinct honor to acknowledge the brilliance and expertise of women in Arkansas. We do so in March as it’s National Women’s History Month.   proudly present 12 women of varied backgrounds who have realized their career aspirations and, along the way, changed the lives of those in their communities for the bette[...]

Art Scene: Finding Life’s Passions

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Jonesboro, Ark., artist Brenda Wiseman, a nurse by trade, picked up a paintbrush and discovered another of her life’s passions. By Casey Rinaldi / Photography by Steve Jones   One of art’s most unique qualities is symbolism. Great meaning can be inferred and expressed through strong symbolic usage within artwork, and few know this better than B[...]