Category archives: Out & About

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

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“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas, e[...]

McNulty, Worthen Named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

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Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and Bill Worthen, director of Historic Arkansas Museum, will be inducted to the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame. They will be honored during a luncheon Monday, March 14, 2016, at noon during the 42nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference will be held in Springdale at[...]

Shut Up! Walk the Moon is Performing at the Walmart AMP This Summer

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Walk the Moon, the wildly popular indie-rock band behind the chart-topping "Shut Up and Dance," is coming to the Walmart AMP with special guest MisterWives on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. “Shut Up and Dance" spent 22 weeks on Billboard’s Top 10 alternative rock radio with four consecutive weeks at #1. The song reached the Top 5 on the iTunes Top Songs C[...]

Enjoy a Truman Capote-Style NYE at Cache

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This New Year's Eve, Cache takes you back to the sights, sounds, and vibe of the quintessential American party era with its take on the classic cocktail lounges of the past. Whether it's Hugh's world-famous Playboy Lounge in Chicago, the effortless style of James Bond or Truman Capote’s legendary Manhattan socialite gatherings, Cache brings it all back for o[...]

Feeling Adventurous? Start 2016 Off on the Right Foot With a First Day Hike!

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We know your NYE will be full of confetti and your fave bubbly, and we have the best way to start anew on New Year's Day. Get in touch with your wild side (and look totally appropriate with no makeup and a messy topknot) with a First Day Hike! Started by the American Hiking Society, First Day Hikes encourage people of all ages to get outside on the first [...]

Here's Why Outdoor Play is the Best Way to Keep Your Kids Focused

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How many times have you watched your kids become frustrated with their homework? I can certainly relate to their frustration of finding it difficult to focus on homework at the end of a long school day. Parents have long thought of outdoor play as the reward for finishing homework, but we might want to start reversing that trend. A growing body of research s[...]

New Center for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care to Unveil Glen Campbell Art Gallery

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In four weeks, Arkansans dealing with Alzheimer's and dementia will have an entirely new, innovative partner — a center in Little Rock dedicated totally to helping individuals and families deal with memory-related issues. Memory Care of Little Rock at Good Shepherd, a 44,000-square-foot, 74-bed Alzheimer's and dementia care community on the 145-acre Good [...]