Category archives: August 2016

August's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibition 2016 El Dorado Aug. 4 through Sept. 1: This year’s exhibit is “Organic Matters” and includes works by Dawn Holder of Clarksville; Sandra Luckett of Conway; Katherine Rutter, formerly of Little Rock; and Melissa Wilkin[...]

Home: A Place to Live & Love

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The remodeled home of Cheryl and Dr. Wendell Pahls is a more pristine and polished version of itself. Photography by Janet Warlick   20-plus-year-old home is still the family sanctuary; however, it’s now a comfortably creative space for these “Game of Thrones”-loving grandparents who have an affinity for magic, realism paintings and Italian-inspir[...]

P. Allen Smith: Perennials & Pests

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The heat of summer is surely upon us, isn’t it, friends? Photography by Suzanne Selby   we may not feel motivated to get outdoors and garden this month, it’s a good time to enjoy the fruits of our spring labor. When August rolls around, I am always thankful I’ve taken the time to plant some fabulous perennials and shrubs that turn into real showst[...]

Feature: Savory Education

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Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured[...]

Art Scene: Setting the Stage

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Local arts and theatre organizations make Central Arkansas a premier destination to experience nationally acclaimed musicals, plays and works of art for all ages to enjoy. Photography courtesy of Arkansas Arts Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre TOP PHOTO: William Adolphe “Bouguereau’s Admiration,” special loan to Arkansas Arts Center   Arkansas A[...]

Excursion: All Weekend Signs Point Northwest

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You may have heard a lot of national buzz recently about the growth in Northwest Arkansas. Its population surpassed the half-million mark last year, and it seems every month there is a new article about one city or another along the I-49 corridor being named “best” for some distinction. We definitely think it’s one of the best places to spend a summer day, o[...]

Good Will: Everyday Miracles

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The American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas works to help benefit the lives of young people like the resilient Elijah Talley. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   it comes to cancer, the best line of defense is usually prevention and early detection, but that is not always possible when the patient is a child. Younger cancer patients a[...]

Look Who's Cookin': James Best

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Amy Long JAMES BEST (Online Exclusive) Chef/Owner of  Skinny J’s in Jonesboro, Paragould and North Little Rock Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes I was formally trained[...]