Author archives: Jillian McGehee

Home: A Place to Live & Love

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The remodeled home of Cheryl and Dr. Wendell Pahls is a more pristine and polished version of itself. Photography by Janet Warlick   20-plus-year-old home is still the family sanctuary; however, it’s now a comfortably creative space for these “Game of Thrones”-loving grandparents who have an affinity for magic, realism paintings and Italian-inspir[...]

Feature: Savory Education

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Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured[...]

Feature: Same Beat, Different Song

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For decades Riverfest has been the family-fun place to be in Little Rock over Memorial Day weekend. This month, the revamped Riverfest is ready to once again rock the river, putting Little Rock on the music festival map. Photography courtesy of Riverfest   heart and soul behind the state’s largest single event is stronger than ever as the communit[...]

Dining Spotlight: Whole Hog Café North Little Rock

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An Enchanting Barbecue Experience Photography by Janet Warlick   weather tends to beckon a desire for barbecue’s savory flavors and sharable sides as friends and families gather on patios for dining fun. That’s just what guests to the Whole Hog Café in North Little Rock will find. The café’s patio, embellished by a brightly painted outside wall mu[...]

LGBTQ Community

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Supporting the LGBTQ Community  with mental health conditions often face stigma. This negativity can be compounded for those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Fear of “coming out” and being discriminated against due to sexual orientation and gender identities can impair mental health. Angie Bowen, a [...]

Tommy Smith: Life in Sobriety

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Tommy Smith is celebrating five years of sobriety. Photography by Brandon Markin   day after completing his morning radio co-host duties, Tommy Smith would swing through his preferred liquor store and spend the rest of the day escaping with his “friend” Jack Daniels. His routine changed in May 2011 when he was arrested for DWI. When he found hi[...]