Category archives: Magazine

Faces of Arkansas

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The inaugural "Faces of Arkansas" features familiar, unique and one-of-a-kind businesses across our state. The men and women in these pages are more than excellent representatives of their chosen fields; they're also our neighbors. These are people you should recognize, and names you should know.

Maintaining Independence Drives Choice of Living Options

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ccording to Census Bureau estimates, there will be 55 million people age 65 and older by 2020 and 70 million by 3030. That’s double the headcount of 2006. Survey after survey shows that the overwhelming preference — and expectation — of these seniors is to remain independent after retirement age, starting with where they live. A recent survey by AARP foun[...]

The Time to Thrive

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David Freeman and First United Methodist are on a mission to create a stronger community in downtown Little Rock By Kody Ford ince the late 1800s, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Little Rock has been a staple in the downtown area. Over the last century, many houses of worship have moved away from the city center to the outskirts and the sub[...]

Cozy Up in a Cottage or Bungalow This Fall

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By Amanda Nettles f you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional hotel experience, Arkansas has many different vacation rentals scattered across the state. November is the perfect time to travel, especially in Arkansas. The weather has finally cooled down. The air tends to be a little breezy and the leaves have changed into a beautiful rust[...]

Arkansas' Prosthetic Heroes Change Lives

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By Tracy Courage :: Photography by Jamison Mosley rosthetics have come such a long way that it can be hard to tell whether or not someone is missing a limb. With advanced technology, prosthetics look real and simulate the body’s natural movement. Dr. Michael Kaczkowski, a specialist at the Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction and Arkansas A[...]

Gaston’s White River Resort

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By Steve Bowman lint Gaston sat at his grandfather’s desk for a year, mulling over all he had taught him, before he ever touched any of his belongings. After Jim Gaston, owner of Gaston’s White River Resort and a giant of Arkansas Tourism, passed away, it left a void within the Arkansas outdoors community that many thought would be impossible to fill. T[...]

Illuminate Conway

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Central Arkansas’ newest holiday tradition combines commerce, community By Adena White | Photos courtesy of Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Located in Rogers Plaza, the inaugural Illuminate event featured a Ferris wheel, mini train rides for kids, an appearance from Santa Claus, live music from local musicians and a food truck offering hot chocolate and fu[...]

People of Conway

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Conway is an undiscovered gem among America’s college towns. What is lovely about Conway is it has all the benefits of a great college town while still having that heart and that warm welcome of a small town." - Bill Tsutsui, Hendrix College President   "We love that we are able to go out on any given weekend and find something to do,[...]

Home in Conway

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onway has offered both a new beginning and a walk down memory lane for Russ and Julie Pennell. Their house on Country Club Road is just a five-minute drive from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus where they met in the early 1980s, when Russ was a point guard for the UCA Bears. They came back to Conway in 2014, when he was hired as UCA’s men’s b[...]

Schools in Conway

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Currently, Conway casts a net that reaches past Russellville to the west, along the U.S. 67/167 corridor including Searcy, Beebe and Cabot, north to Heber Springs, Clinton and Fairfield Bay and south to Maumelle. Lacy says he hopes to continue to stretch the boundaries of that reach and predicted forthcoming big name retailers will help. "You hear differen[...]