Category archives: July 2016

July's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!     1. Movies at the Market Hot Springs through July 21: Movies at the Market gives attendees a chance to reminisce about drive-in movies. Bring your blankets, kids and pooches Thursday nights through July 21 to view “Despicable Me 2,” “Blue Hawaii,[...]

Home: A Modern Lodge Retreat

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When Terry and Gary Neal were building their home, they asked interior designer Lee Anne Henry of White Line Designs for a “modern lodge” that would be at home among the black walnut trees on their property situated on the banks of the White River. Photography by Beth Hall   prefers stained wood finishes, but Terry wanted the interior of their new[...]

P. Allen Smith: Garden Maintenance

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This month, I’m dedicating my column to answering some of the most common gardening questions that come in to us this time of year.   love hearing from our gardening friends who connect with us online and visit us at Moss Mountain Farm to see firsthand how we manage our flower, fruit, vegetable and rose gardens. Q: Watering my flowers and shrubs[...]

Art Scene: Love and the Leap

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Local notable art-duo Patrick Matthews and Tracee Gentry-Matthews are leaving a mark on the world, one painting at a time. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   husband and wife team are featured in art galleries in Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and South Carolina. Art connected the pair eight years ago, and they have been inseparable since meeting at[...]

Feature: 2016 AY’s Powerful Men

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AY's 2016 Powerful Men have benefited their communities through their dedication, innovation and a good amount of sweat equity. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal, Cindy Momchilov and Janet Warlick   they serve our state in high-profile positions, oftentimes their service and philanthropic work is performed quietly and without ceremony. So it is our[...]

Historical Gems: History of the Arkansas Traveler

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For some 75 years, well-known visitors to Arkansas — presidents, preachers, actors, athletes, poets and singers, among many others — have been awarded Arkansas Traveler certificates. Above photo: Currier & Ives print of Edward Payson Washbourne’s painting Arkansas Traveler; circa 1870. (Courtesy of Butler Center for Arkansas Studies)   anniver[...]

Travel Arkansas: Boom … With a Twist

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Skydivers, pie-eating contests, a pig roast and old-timey music add an extra spark to Independence Day festivities around the state. Photography by Jerry Wilcoxen and courtesy of ASUMH   you’re not sure where to go to see fireworks this Independence Day, here’s a tip: just head toward the nearest major body of water and wait until dark. Not eve[...]

Excursion: Exploring the Mystical Eureka Springs

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It is fitting that Eureka Springs, one of Arkansas’ most romantic getaways, was officially incorporated on Valentine’s Day 1880, but like many tourist destinations that are identified with a particular kind of vacation, there is more to see and do in Eureka Springs. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   began our visit with a walking tour called [...]

Good Will: A Legacy of Service

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The Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) is a tour de force when it comes to voluntarism. This year alone, League volunteers have worked more than 30,000 hours on community service projects, and with nearly 1,200 members, the nonprofit keeps picking up steam. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   The League’s mission has always been the same: to promote [...]

Look Who's Cookin': William Lyle

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Meredith Mashburn WILLIAM LYLE (Online Exclusive) chef at Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Hometown: Nottingham, New Hampshire. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? On the job, however, I did e[...]