Category archives: Blog

Spring Planting

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Chris Hiryak provides gardening tips for the spring growing season.   spring just around the corner, gardeners and farmers across Arkansas are anxious and excited to begin preparations for the fast-approaching growing season. Before we know it, the Arctic winds will relinquish their grip on nighttime temperatures and it will be time for the first s[...]

Local Literary Community Grows

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Catch Live from the Back Room at Vino’s once a month to hear excerpts from local writers and their latest projects.   Jackson considers himself a bit of a writer. Discovering an interest in playwriting, he lived in New York for a spell before coming back to Little Rock to finish college at UALR. Upon his arrival home in 2011, he noticed the literar[...]

From Twitter to Instagram: The Hashtag

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Instagrammer Mauren Kennedy investigates the ins and outs of "the hashtag"   referred to as either the pound sign or the number sign, the # symbol has transformed into what is known as the "hashtag." It was almost eight years ago that I encountered one of these tags for the very first time on a simple, yet blossoming social media site called Twitte[...]

The Importance of Food and Community

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Food is essential to building healthy, vibrant and connected communities.   consumers about sustainable food production is key to conserving precious natural resources and protecting our environment. Chefs, farmers and ranchers in Arkansas are bringing people together in interesting and unique ways to reintroduce them to their food system. In th[...]

Murder Mystery: Karen Bean

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Undetermined Causes: Metta Holman tries to find answers to her sister’s death Photo courtesy of Metta Holman | Originally appeared in AY's August 2007 issue   16,000 people are murdered in the United States every year. About 37 percent of those cases go unresolved, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, however, do no[...]

Top 10 Tips to Cut Calories on Super Bowl Sunday

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Save thousands of calories by following these 10 rules.   1.) Go Naked: Replace all buns or breading for sandwiches with a lettuce wrap alternative to cut calories, stabilize blood sugar and boost fiber and micronutrient intake. 2.) Hydrate: Drink at least two to four cups of water before eating and one to two cups every 15-30 minutes after you s[...]

Why Instagram?

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Instagram has grown explosively and exponentially since its inception in mid-2010.   social media platform just shy of its fifth birthday, Instagram has grown explosively and exponentially since its inception in mid-2010. Though Instagram’s accelerated growth can be attributed to the fact that social media giant Facebook purchased the booming netwo[...]

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

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Little Rock personal trainer shares healthier super bowl recipes to cut thousands of calories come kickoff!   Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, the time is now to start prepping for the smorgasbord of goodies for your football party. However, why not make a couple tweaks to some of your favorite party food recipes to make them healthier and[...]

Murder Mystery: Murder in the Ozarks

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Hwy 9, southwest of Melbourne, is curvy and hilly like most Ozark roads. In case of car trouble or other emergencies, motorists can pull over in areas designed for that purpose. Tourists also stop to enjoy the beautiful Ozark vistas. On the morning of Sept. 27, 2004, a group of people gathered along Hwy 9, but not to help a motorist in distress or to[...]