Author archives: Maggie McNeary

5 Exercise Classes to Start Your Year Off Right

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If your New Year’s resolution involves fitness, you’ll want to try exercise classes at one of these five Little Rock locations. Whether you’re into kickboxing, yoga, cycling or barre, there’s a fitness class for you. Little Rock Athletic Club Little Rock Athletic Club offers a full schedule of classes; the first starts as early as 5:30 a.m. and the last en[...]

Vote Now for AY's Best

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Nominate your favorites today for AY's Best 2018! Our readers will pick the best and the brightest in Arts & Culture, Auto, Education, Shopping, Eat + Drink, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Legal & Finance and Special Occasion. We want to know all the places you go in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas. Tell us your favorite Mexican res[...]

Learn to Cook at Pulaski Technical College

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The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College may be home to the Diamond Chef Arkansas competition, but it’s not just a place for professional chefs. Amateurs are welcome at Pulaski Technical College’s Lifelong Learning culinary classes. Here’s a sampling of the courses you can expect in early 2018: January January 11 - The Art of Chocolate Tr[...]

Works of Art at the Arkansas Chinese Lantern Festival

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The Arkansas Chinese Lantern Festival is one of the most hotly anticipated events in Central Arkansas during this holiday season. We caught up with Stephanie Zhou, the project manager at Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., to learn more about the fantastic lanterns that will be on display at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds from Dec. 8 to Jan. 14. The lantern [...]

McLarty Drives Education Through Scholarships

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McLarty Automotive Group is investing in young Arkansans’ futures by giving away over $20,000 of scholarships during the school year. Each month for nine months, a high school student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship so that they can continue their education. The scholarships are all about “making a difference in the kids’ lives,” David Surguine of Mc[...]

Cast Your Vote for the Next Diamond Chef

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The competition for Diamond Chef Arkansas 2018 is already under way. To enter, contestants submitted short videos on Facebook to illustrate their love for cooking, which range from the serious to the silly. Public voting on the videos ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6, so cast your votes soon. Click here to see the videos and to submit your vote. Brandon Br[...]

Christmas Comes to Main Street

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Christmas will come early to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. In mid-November, a 65-foot white fir will be put up in the parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is coming Nov. 14,” says Chris Tanner, o[...]

Arkansas Hotel Named One of South's Top Hotels

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Condé Nast Traveler magazine published the results of this year's Readers' Choice Awards this month, and one Arkansas hotel was featured on its list of Top Hotels in the South. 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville landed at No. 37 on the list. This isn't the first time the hotel has been recognized by a major travel publication; it was named to Travel + Leisur[...]

Nominate Your Favorites for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

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Time is running out to nominate your favorite restaurants, industry insiders and food-focused events for the Department of Arkansas Heritage Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The final date to nominate for this year's hall of fame class is Oct. 31, 2017, according to a news release from the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Submit your favorites at arkfoodhof.co[...]

'Les Miserables' Tickets on Sale Now

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You can see the Tony Award-winning story of 19th-century France from your 21st century seat in the Robinson Performance Hall. A news release for the touring production of Les Miserables describes the musical as "an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human [...]