Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Hello Cocoa Rebrands as Markham & Fitz

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The co-owners of an Arkansas-based chocolate maker announced this week that as their company expands, they'll be changing its name from Hello Cocoa to Markham & Fitz. Read the company's press release below: A Fayetteville chocolate maker is improving its quality, expanding its space and changing its name as it plans for relocation to Benton[...]

Georgia Pellegrini's Adventure Getaway in Central Arkansas

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eorgia Pellegrini, who has been described as a mix between Carrie Bradshaw and Annie Oakley, brought more than a dozen women to Arkansas' capital city last month for an Adventure Getaway weekend. Pellegrini's getaways are a chance for people to travel to different parts of the country and experience new adventures. Pellegrini, an author, TV host, chef [...]

15 Questions with Dr. C. Lowry Barnes

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Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, spoke with us about his career, recent developments in orthopaedics and tips for good orthopaedic health. See our questions and his answers below. Barnes' Q&A has been edited for clarity and style. 1. What is your full name and title? C. Lo[...]

Nancy Grace Explores Ebby Steppach's Story

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Missing woman Ebby Steppach's story was featured on Nancy Grace's Crime Stories podcast this week. Laurie Jernigan, Ebby's mother, and radio host Doc Washburn spoke to Nancy Grace about Ebby's disappearance. AY Magazine has been following Ebby's story through a three-part series in our last few issues. Ebby disappeared in October of 2015, when she was 18 yea[...]

Blue Sail's Founder Cultivates Community Through Coffee

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26-year-old Kyle Tabor is a force to be reckoned with in the central Arkansas coffee scene. Arkansas Money & Politics (AMP), our sister publication, started off its new series on Arkansas entrepreneurs with Tabor, the owner and founder of Blue Sail Coffee. The 26-year-old's coffee company includes a downtown Little Rock location, two Conway sho[...]

KARK Features Dwain Hebda, Laurie Jernigan

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KARK spoke to AY Magazine writer Dwain Hebda and the mother of a missing woman this morning about part two in the magazine's series on Ebby Jane Steppach. Hebda and Laurie Jernigan appeared on TV early Wednesday to discuss the process of writing the series and the setbacks in the search for Ebby that are highlighted in AY's September issue. Ebby has[...]