Category archives: Blog

How to Make a Terrarium With P. Allen Smith

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As temperatures cool, I turn my attention to the many ways I can enjoy the garden indoors. Houseplants are a popular option, but if you are like me, my woeful neglect of the plants often leads to their quick demise. I suppose that is why I am so excited about terrariums. These houseplant arrangements are simple to assemble and the best news is that they will[...]

See Eagles and More at Popular DeGray Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For 39 years, January at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck has been the scene of a special weekend dedicated to special bird: the American bald eagle. "Eagles Et Cetera is one of, if not the, longest running eagle conservation event in the state," said David Armstrong, Park[...]

Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcakes to Add Second Location

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Hot Springs-based Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe announced this month that the business is planning to add a Northwest Arkansas location. Fat Bottomed Girl’s, which was featured in season two of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, has been in the Spa City since November 2011, according to the shop’s website. The shop is located at 120 Central Avenue, in the [...]

American Spiritual Ensemble to Perform Warfield Concert

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The Warfield Concert Series kicks off 2018 with the prestigious American Spiritual Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Lily Peter Auditorium on the campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Drive in Helena, Arkansas. Composed of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of[...]

Plan Ahead For Fun in the New Year

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If the news of Riverfest's ceasing operations after its 40th season in 2017 punched a hole in your spring planning, never fear, because the Museum of Discovery announced in late November that it would be taking over Springfest, Riverfest's smaller, family-focused counterpart. This [...]

Bon Jovi Announces Show at Verizon Arena

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Rock legends Bon Jovi announced a stop at Verizon Arena on their This House is Not For Sale tour Thursday morning. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will rock North Little Rock on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 and prices range from $23 to $154.50. Buy your ticke[...]

No Sun Necessary!

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There is nothing better than having the perfect tan. Let’s be honest, having a tan somehow makes everything seem sunnier – my mood is better, my clothes look cuter and I feel skinnier! I say it all the time and it really is true… Tan fat always looks better than pale fat. But a tan is only worth it if you get it the safe way. Sun damage, whether it is don[...]

Women’s Own Worth Gives to Those in Need

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Women’s Own Worth, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, aims to help victims through scholarships and donations. W.O.W. founder Jajuan Archer says her organization tries to bridge the gap between the state and other organizations for those in need. While her organization focuses primarily on domestic violence victims, it he[...]

HBO Series to Be Filmed in Northwest Arkansas

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The third installment of the HBO crime anthology True Detective created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (above left) will be filmed and produced in Northwest Arkansas, beginning in early 2018. “We’re thrilled HBO chose to film the series in Arkansas,” said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. “This is a testament to the dedicated teamwork acros[...]