Category archives: Blog

Fall hiking in the Ouachitas offers colorful scenery

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round, and the fall season shines a spotlight on the colorful scenery. “Fall hiking is great,” said Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks abou[...]

From Mob Scenes to Silver Screens

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Hot Springs, Arkansas is rich in diverse history, and it continues to honor that history today. The enchanting and discrete valley became a charming mecca of activity and retreat. From the famous Bathhouse Row to memorial museums of notorious figures, the off-beat and alluring energy is quite undeniable. Native Americans are rumored to have rejuvenated in[...]

Feels Something Like Home

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Perhaps it was the delightful smell of fresh soil or the scorch of the afternoon sun, but something about the day we photographed Real Fair Food featuring Arkansas 4-H members who compete in country fairs around the state, transported me to a place in time--one where I could not be certain I had not previously visited. It was familiar like a favorite movie. [...]

King Biscuit Blues Fest

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This year, the 31st annual King Biscuit Blues Fest will take place on October 5th through the 8th in Helena, Arkansas - home to the longest running radio show ever - "King Biscuit Time". This will be a weekend filled with food, bustling activity, and most importantly - the soulful music that aims to recognize and bring remembrance to the forefathers of Blue[...]

Murder Mystery: Gunfight at Alma

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In 1933, the notorious Barrow Gang terrorized northwest Arkansas and shot down a town marshal. Photography courtesy of Dallas Municipal Archive, City of Dallas. Originally appeared in AY's March 2013 issue.   On May 1, 1933, Henry D. Humphrey pinned on a shiny marshal’s badge and swore to protect and serve the more than 700 residents of Alma, Arka[...]

The most upscale retail re-sale event in Little Rock!

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Pop Up Shop benefiting Women & Children First is returning to Little Rock for a third year!   The event, dubbed the most upscale retail re-sale event in Little Rock, features some of the city’s most prestigious boutiques who donate new clothes and accessories to the event, as well as ask their customers to purge their wardrobes for some wonderfu[...]

Get to know Lindsay Heullit with Central Clinic for Women

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Welcome Dr. Lindsay Heulitt to Central Clinic for Women! Q: Where is your hometown? A: Fayetteville, AR. Q: Where did you graduate high school, undergraduate school, medical school and the years? A: I graduated high school from Fayetteville High School in 2003, from college at Baylor University in 2006, and from medical school at the University of Arka[...]

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site proposed for world heritage status

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July 5, 2016 (Little Rock, AR) – A group of state and local leaders are working together to nominate multiple civil rights landmarks across the southern United States to be considered for World Heritage status from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Churches, schools, museums, a bus station and an iconic bridge will be[...]