Category archives: July 2015

July's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Oaklawn’s Spa Blast Hot Springs July 3: Bring the entire family out to Oaklawn Park for a day of fun. There will be a misting tent, a kids zone with inflatables, a rock wall, petting zoo, concession stands and more. The party begins at 4 p.m., with live music from six bands, including Hillbilly Vegas and Brian Kelley, and the fireworks will start at a[...]

Home: Residential Resort

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Poolside paradise, a delicious diversion & a party-ready patio. Photography by Janet Warlick   spotted this home during a Christmas tour and immediately admired the clean lines and simple elegance of its design. When we learned it was the handiwork of Jennifer Huett, associate member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and o[...]

P. Allen Smith: A Honey of a Hobby

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Raising honeybees is good for the environment and for you. Photography by Mark Fonville and Kelly Quinn   heard the saying “busy as a bee,” well, it’s for good reason. Honeybees are hard little workers — always bustling and buzzing around bright flowering plants, trees and shrubs. Since I was young, I have been fascinated by the life of honeyb[...]

ATYH: Patio - Outstanding Outdoor Living

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Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   this home’s interior and exterior were renovated by Richard Harp Homes and Better Lawns and Gardens, it was time to create an outdoor space to allow the family to maximize their outdoor living. David Munsey of Better Lawns and Gardens started working on this project about 1.5 years ago. “The old space co[...]

Historical Gems: Grant County Museum

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Grant County Museum is a testament not only to that county’s history, but also to rural and small-town life just about anywhere. It’s also a testament to one of Arkansas’ most powerful people of the 20th century, W.R. “Witt” Stephens. So, maybe it’s fitting that an article about this exceptional repository begins and ends with overtures to Stephens. [...]

Travel Arkansas: Fun Well Worth the Heat

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Photos courtesy of The Venues   July, which means it’s hot. Possibly really hot … enough to make you not even consider spending the entire day outside … unless something sufficiently tempting presents itself. Like, say, a zipline tour through the Ozark treetops, or a trio of thrilling new waterslides. Or an up-close, meet-and-greet with lions an[...]

Excursion: Explore Eclectic Eureka Springs

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Arkansas is a beautiful state, and Eureka Springs is a wonderful place to experience Mother Nature as well as the kind nature of humans and the happiness of exploration. Photography by Janet Warlick   of my favorite ways to explore a city’s center is to park the car and walk its streets. Downtown really is the heart of many towns, and this is [...]

Excursion: Heber Springs - Great Fishing & More

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summer sun was hot on our backs as we began our Heber Springs adventure, walking out to see Mark Herrington, organic gardener and owner of The Abbé House Inn bed and breakfast. He reached up and plucked a perfectly ripe mulberry from a small tree near his garden. “This is Heaven, and to me this is therapy,” Herrington said about his move from California [...]

Art Scene: Delta Exhibition

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Each summer, some of the top, most innovative artwork is amassed for one amazing show at the Arkansas Arts Center. This year, more than 70 juried works in mediums including, but certainly not limited to, photography, painting, sculpture and woodwork will be unveiled at the 57th Annual Delta Exhibition. Photography courtesy of Arkansas Arts Center  [...]