Author archives: Melanie Kramer

In the Home Stretch at the Pine Hill Ranch

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World-class equine, banquet and conference center comes to Little Rock o say the Pine Hill Ranch is a dream for Bob Mullenax is an understatement. The sprawling property near Little Rock off West Colonel Glenn and Congo Ferndale Road and the beautiful plans he has for it have become more of an obsession. Mullenax has planned the state-of-the-art equine, b[...]

Haunted Attractions to Visit This Halloween

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CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS’ REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE 6016 Crystal Hill Rd. in North Little Rock Tickets are $15 at the door Opens Sept. 29. Check their website for additional dates. www.arreaper.com | 501-600-3116 HAUNTED HOTEL OF ARKANSAS 3400 Brown St. in Little Rock Opens Sept. 28 Tickets are $15 and up www.thehauntedhotelofarkansas[...]

Haunted Arkansas: Four of the Spookiest Sites Around the State

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ave you ever walked into a place and gotten an eerie feeling or shudders down your spine? If you like to be scared, the state of Arkansas has an abundance of ghost stories and haunted places. “I’m not sure why, but there’s a lot of [paranormal] activity going on this year,” says Rhonda Burton, spokesperson for Arkansas Ghost Catchers. “Usually it starts a[...]

Weekend Planner: El Dorado Goes MAD, Sherwood Fest, Little Italy Celebrates 90 Years and More

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The biggest party in Arkansas this weekend is going to be the opening of the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado, which is located in the heart of downtown. Thursday at 8 p.m. Natasha Bedingfield performs in the newly constructed Griffin Music Hall Headliner, Train, will take the stage at 9 p.m. On Friday the shows kicks off at 6 p.m. with Robert Ran[...]

Weekend Planner: Little Rocktoberfest, Little Rock Nine 60th Anniversary, ACANSA Events and More

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This weekend there are two big events in central Arkansas. The first is the ACANSA Arts Festival. ACANSA’s mission is to encourage and increase participation in visual and performing arts, promote the cultural vitality of the south, and generate opportunities for local commerce in Little Rock, North Little Rock and throughout central Arkansas. The second [...]

Weekend Planner: Zoo Brew, Turkish Food Fest and More

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There's a lot to do this weekend! Read on for our top picks for things to do and click here to see AY Publisher Heather Baker talk to Good Day Arkansas about your Weekend Planner. THURSDAY Zoo Brew Grab your souvenir cup and head over to the Little Rock Zoo for the most unique craft beer festival in town. Sample dozens of beers from local vendors, try fo[...]

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom Delivers Exceptional Brunch

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The small, but hip patio at Raduno is usually pretty busy on Sundays for brunch. The particular Sunday we visited was a holiday weekend – the official end to summer – and things were pretty quiet all along South Main (SoMa). It was a rare Sunday without our toddlers and we needed a place to eat that would allow our mostly well-behaved large mixed-breed do[...]