Category archives: Blog

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.* [...]

Help Heal Bullying — Start at Home

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As a mother, I am always seeking new ways to encourage my family in this busy world. I discovered that two of my children were being bullied, though they told me they were “fine.” Research shows that over 60 percent of kids who experience bullying never confide in anyone. Where do we start to gain our children’s trust to confide in us when they experience ch[...]

Italian Beauty In America! (Sponsored)

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It's exciting to offer the revolutionary DeU Skin Program from Ross Pharma, Italy, based on seven years of scientific research by Rossella Rizzi, one of the world's leading experts in anti-aging and anti-wrinkle skin treatments. Everyone is naturally concerned about the detrimental effects of aging on their skin as well as other skin care concerns.  The GOOD[...]

Makeup Monday: Moisturize

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As the temperatures become cooler, skin tends to become drier — I've already applied lotion to my hands at least seven times today! This is also about the time, I begin to apply a heavier moisturizer to my skin. The Shea Moisture products are among my favorites. This line of hair and skin products is free of parabens and all those other technical words th[...]

Southern Sandstone: Rock Climbing in Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Natural State has great bouldering, sport, and traditional rock climbing for route seekers of all skill levels. The Ozark Mountains, especially Newton County, are synonymous with climbing in Arkansas while the state’s highest peak in the Arkansas River Valley offers a dramatic crag[...]

Arkansas' Most Instagramable Locations Vol. II

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In my most recent post on AY's blog, I covered a unique set of places that I believe have truly placed Arkansas and its natural beauty in the global eye through Instagram. But the initial list doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of  The Natural State and so, without further ado, allow me to present the second volume of Arkansas' Most Instagramable Loca[...]