Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Here's What To Do With Your Leftover Eclipse Glasses

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Do good, feel good. You can send your leftover solar eclipse glasses to an Arkansas-based company that's working with Astronomers Without Borders, Arkansas Money & Politics reports. Explore Scientific, located in Springdale, is partnering with Astronomers Without Borders to collect the glasses and send them to schools in South America and Asia. Peo[...]

New Stoby’s Serves Its Old Charm (And Cheese Dip)

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After being gone for over a year, Stoby’s Restaurant is back in Conway. Owner David Stobaugh said the restaurant burned down March 19, 2016. A Conway staple, the structure had been standing since the 1930s. The little yellow building at 805 Donaghey Ave. was home to a cleaning business, an ice cream shop and Coy’s Restaurant before Stoby’s and the fire. [...]

AETN Films Receive 10 Emmy Nominations

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Four films produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network were nominated for a total of 10 Emmy Awards in this year's Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences competition, according to a news release. The films include Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street, A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas, Back[...]

Yoga Warriors Fight Cancer with CARTI

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Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer and CARTI are teaming up to offer a series of free yoga classes to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, according to a news release. Certified yoga instructors from Arkansas Yoga Collective will teach the twice-monthly classes, which will begin Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the CARTI Cancer Center in Li[...]

Little Rock Featured in "Food & Wine"

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The Natural State's capital city got a shoutout on Food & Wine magazine's list of "15 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Visit Now." Little Rock came in at No. 14 on the list alongside cities like Memphis, Tennessee and San Antonio, Texas. Food & Wine's picks for our city's can't-miss dishes included meals at Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co[...]

The "Oxford American" Celebrates 25 Years

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Party with the folks at the Oxford American magazine as they celebrate 25 years of Southern literature. The nonprofit literary magazine will host its 25th anniversary fundraising gala, Books, Bourbon & Boogie, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, according to a news release. The party will be at CHARTS Theatre on the UA – Pulaski Tech campus at 3000 Wes[...]

"Southern Living" Loves These 2 Arkansas Towns

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Southern Living magazine lists El Dorado and Fayetteville in its compilation of "15 Affordable Small Towns We Love." In Fayetteville, Southern Living highlighted First Thursdays, the Razorback Greenway, the town's "dog-friendly breweries" and more. For El Dorado, the magazine wrote about the new Murphy Arts District and the El Dorado Promise, a program[...]

Little Rock Marathon Registration Opens

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Registration for the Little Rock Marathon opened this week. The Race Weekend will be held March 3-4, 2018. For runners who want to train for the 2018 race, a “build-up” training phase begins Aug. 7 and official training starts in mid-September. Training is free, but runners have to register. Registrations will be available online at littlerockmarathon.[...]