Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Riverfest Suspended After 40 Years

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Little Rock’s annual music festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, has been suspended, officials say. “We can no longer deliver the experience that Riverfest fans have come to expect,” DeAnna Korte, Riverfest’s executive director, said in a news release. “Rising costs of performers’ fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festiva[...]

KARK Features Molly Miller, Mental Health Guide

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KARK featured former Little Rock City Director candidate Molly Miller and BridgeWay CEO Jason Miller on "Arkansas Today" Monday afternoon. Molly was on the cover of this year's Mental Health Guide. She spoke to AY Magazine about her fight against anxiety and depression and her journey to treatment, as well as her decision to withdraw from the city directo[...]

Drink Up at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival

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If you love beer, there’s no better place to be Saturday than the Great Arkansas Beer Festival at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. With more than 100 breweries and over 400 beers at the festival, there will be something for everyone. Local favorites like Flyway Brewing, Ozark Beer Company, Blue Canoe Brewing Company, Lost Forty Br[...]

8 Arkansas Restaurants Win Wine Spectator Awards

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Several Arkansas restaurants were recognized in the 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards. Most are clustered in Little Rock, but a few winners hail from Northwest Arkansas and south-central Arkansas. Wine Spectator magazine has three award levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. CENTRAL Cajun’s Wharf – Award of Excellence[...]

Rascal Flatts Rocks the AMP

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If “life is a highway,” we’ll ride it right to Northwest Arkansas next weekend. Rascal Flatts is playing at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion Friday July 21 at a stop on their Rhythm & Roots tour. Their most recent album was released in May, so you’re sure to hear new favorites along with their older hits. Gates open at 6 p.m. and music starts at[...]

GIVEAWAY: Win $100 to Eggshells Kitchen Co.

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You could win a $100 gift card to Eggshells Kitchen Co. Here's how: Head to our Facebook page and click on the post below. Post a photo of you or your kids cooking in the comments. Share the post! We'll pick a winner later this month. You can also enter to win this contest by tagging us in your photos on Instagram and using #ayeggshellscontest.[...]

Meet the Winners of AY's Cute Pet Contest

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And the winner is … To be more accurate, the winners are Marley, the Doodle Gang and Bryant. Our readers sent so many cute pet photos, we couldn’t choose just one! Out of dozens of entries, our staff chose these adorable four-legged friends. In addition to furry glory, these animals’ owners will receive gift baskets from local Little Rock treat-maker W[...]

Arkansas Hotel Lands on Travel + Leisure's Best City Hotels List

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The 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville was named No. 8 on Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2017 list of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. The 15 hotels  were rated by the magazine's readers "on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value," according to the list. The chosen hotels are located in Las Vegas, Chicago, New Or[...]

Local Ketchup Company to Hold Launch Party at Green Corner Store

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A new condiment company based in the Natural State is holding a launch party Saturday to celebrate its locally made ketchup. The Arkansas Ketchup Co. uses local ingredients like Arkansas tomatoes and honey to make its special sauce, according to its website. The party lasts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Green Corner Store at 1423 Main Street in Little Rock[...]