Category archives: Blog

Planting a Family Garden of Gratefulness

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This is the time of year that I love to watch the leaves race down the driveway like a group of excited children running to see a new attraction. I feel grateful to live in a part of the world where we get to enjoy four seasons. Each season holds its own gifts. Years ago, during the busy fall preparations for the holidays, I found myself becoming frazzled an[...]

The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

Murder Mystery: A Nightmare on Main Street

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In the bright light of day, the gray Victorian house that sits on a hill above Main Street in Little Rock, Ark., looks like any other nicely-restored home in the historic Governor’s Mansion district. By Rhonda Owen | Originally appeared in AY's April and May 2013 issues   -rounded shrubs bordering the porch along the front and side show the care ta[...]

Singles: Jeff McDaniel

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AY: What is your name and job title? JM: Jeff McDaniel, owner and program director at FastFit AY: Where is your hometown? JM: Woodlawn, Ark. AY: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday? JM: During the summer, I love to hit the pool during the day and then hang out with friends in the evening.  It's also a fun workout day for me since[...]

Let Your Halloween Spirit Shine at Balloon Glow & Mac-O-Lanterns

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Hot air balloons and carved pumpkins are set to light up the night at MacArthur Park on Friday, Oct. 30. This free event is open to guests of all ages and will feature local artists showing off their pumpkin carving skills. Smaller pumpkins will be available for purchase for guests to paint. Local bands will provide live music and food trucks will be on site[...]

Cello, Music Lovers! Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's $7 Million Fundraising Campaign Will Be Music to Your Ears

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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced today, Oct. 22, the “Orchestrating the Future” fundraising campaign, which has already raised $4.9 million in support of professional music and educational programs for Arkansans today and tomorrow. Through this three-year fundraising campaign, which officially began in 2014, the ASO will raise a total of $7 millio[...]

October is Domestic Awareness Month

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25% … that’s 1 in 4 … women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Each year, 1,300 deaths occur as a result of domestic violence.* Photography by Becca Snider Tally   and heartbreaking isn’t it? Each year, Americans — male and female, rich and poor, white, black, brown — experience 2 million injuries as a result of domestic violence.* [...]