Author archives: Shelby Styron

The Natural State, Beer

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You barley, I mean, barely need to leave the state for quality craft beer these days. Breweries and distilleries are cropping up all over Arkansas, eager to make us proud with year round beers with names paying homage with a wink to some of our state’s icons ­— Razor Bock, Arkansas Red, Onyx Coffee Stout, Pinnacle IPA and Quapaw Quarter Porter. And, thank[...]

Food Events - 2017 Food Hall of Fame

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Good food can also be found at festivals around the state. These festivals made the cut for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. By Shelby Styron Cave City Watermelon Festival, Cave City - 2017 Food Hall of Fame Inductee - July 27-29, 2017 The world’s sweetest watermelons The Cave City Watermelon Festival debuted in 1980 as a one-day [...]

Vowell, Inc. welcomes Heather Baker as publisher

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owell, Inc. is proud to announce Heather Baker as the publisher for AY Magazine, Arkansas Money and Politics and the company’s special publications: Arkansas Hospital Association, Northwest Arkansas Medical Center and Mental Health Guide of Arkansas. Baker is the founding publisher and creator of Arkansas Times publications Arkansas AutoBuyer, Arkansas W[...]

Small City, Big Ambitions

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By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   Move over high-rise lofts and entertainment spots. Entrepreneurs are ready to drive new energy into the redevelopment of the downtown area. Can such innovation make Little Rock the new Austin?     wenty years ago, the River Market was a bunch of vacant warehouses. That’s what[...]

Getting To Know Jonesboro

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By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   ow I know, I didn't know Jonesboro. Most of the little that I did know about the home of the A-State Red Wolves I learned when many of my high school friends headed northeast for Arkansas State University. My friend Casey and I attended a Relient K concert there when we were 15. (Her dad drove [...]