Category archives: Out & About

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Inez Hunter

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rom Malvern Arkansas, Inez Hunter is a Supervisor Mutuel Teller at Oaklawn, a place she began working 35 years ago as a teller. Inez was led to Oaklawn by mention of a friend. “I love it; the people, the teammates.” The camaraderie is fluid throughout all of the staff at Oaklawn. Through the experience of meeting them, a mutual respect and love for[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Deborah Lokanc

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woman finding a home away from home, but nonetheless connected with her Kentucky roots, Deborah Lokanc from Louisville is the Director of Horseman Relations.  In 2002, she received a call at Churchill Downs from Bob Holthus, an American Thoroughbred trainer, and shortly thereafter graced Oaklawn with her warming presence. Deborah accommodates anyth[...]

Racing season opens at Oaklawn

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas's only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and elec[...]

Bentonville

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Bentonville has become a top destination to live and to travel. Even for just a half-day's visit or an afternoon lunch, this Northwest Arkansas mecca of the Ozarks has a lot to offer. From a thriving art community and culinary scene, Bentonville provides small-town charm with big-city initiative and opportunity. Crystal Bridges Art Museum, The Walmart Mus[...]

Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock Passport Expands

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Little Rock, Ark (Jan. 31, 2017) — Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) and North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (NLRCVB), the popular Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock passport — a guide featuring local adult beverage makers, including craft breweries, wineries and a distillery that both visitors and resid[...]

JD & The Straight Shot Hit the Target

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on Henley Fans who bought out seats in the newly-renovated Robinson Theater to hear him sing his popular solo and Eagles hits received a bonus on Friday night, January 20th. Henley’s opening act, JD and the Straight Shot, were a hit with the audience.   The band—Jim Dolan, guitarist/vocalist; Marc Copely, guitarist/vocalist; Byron House, bassist; [...]

First Full Moon Of The New Lunar Year

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The Moon. The enigmatic and ever-captivating “satellite” that rules the night sky. She represents the duality of nature, lights up the dark and pulls the tides. Without her, the earth and universe as we know it would not exist. The moon is representative of the rhythm of time and cycles, harvest and fertility. Have you ever noticed that people tend to [...]