Category archives: Blog

15 Questions with Dr. C. Lowry Barnes

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Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, spoke with us about his career, recent developments in orthopaedics and tips for good orthopaedic health. See our questions and his answers below. Barnes' Q&A has been edited for clarity and style. 1. What is your full name and title? C. Lo[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Sushi Cafe

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Sushi Cafe in Little Rock. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Sushi Cafe. This morning I woke up to the chill of an early fall. With the cooler[...]

Texarkana Unveils New Welcome Center

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travelers can now visit a new welcome center in Texarkana. Arkansas Welcome Center Red River recently underwent a $2.5 million upgrade. As part of this project, a completely new building was built north of the old center. The address is still the same at 12555 N State Line Avenue. “We [...]

It's "Pumpkin Time" in the Arkansas Delta

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism September is here! Let's get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acr[...]

Weekend Planner: Little Rocktoberfest, Little Rock Nine 60th Anniversary, ACANSA Events and More

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This weekend there are two big events in central Arkansas. The first is the ACANSA Arts Festival. ACANSA’s mission is to encourage and increase participation in visual and performing arts, promote the cultural vitality of the south, and generate opportunities for local commerce in Little Rock, North Little Rock and throughout central Arkansas. The second [...]

Lunching in Northwest: BürgerHaüs

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In Lunching in Northwest, a companion to our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Kody ate lunch at BürgerHaüs in Fayetteville. Click here to read more from #LunchinginLR and #LunchinginNWA. Photography by Kody Ford. If you’re comin[...]

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of V[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Southern Table

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Southern Table at 323 S. Cross St. in Little Rock. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Southern Table. Eating lunch during the workweek often goes[...]