Category archives: February 2018

Sacred Space

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By Kody Ford | Photos by Kat Wilson Northwest Arkansas artists bring a 300-foot-long wall to life with new mural on College Avenue. As Arkansas comes to embrace public art as not just an urban adornment, but rather a true way of expressing the culture, it seems like almost every week photos pop up on Instagram or Facebook of a new project. Fayetteville[...]

Food, Family and Love at Grandma's House Cafe

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By Marla Cantrell | Photography by Meredith Mashburn Elaine Bowlin loves to see the early morning sun climb over the Boston Mountains in the small town of Winslow, population 422. On mornings she’s not working at her restaurant, Grandma’s House Café, she can watch the world turn golden in that perfect light. But today, she missed it. A bigger than usual c[...]

The Hot Springs Revival

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By Rob Moritz | Photography by David Yerby Like the mythological phoenix obtaining new life by rising from its ashes, Hot Springs is reinventing itself in the aftermath of the 2014 fire that heavily damaged the historic Majestic Hotel. "My view of the Majestic is that it's a once-in-a-generation transformative project and opportunity," says City Manager [...]

Heritage of Sports

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A Look at the Forgotten Corners of Arkansas History Story by Evin Demirel War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock has been the Razorback football team’s second home since its opening in 1948. While no African American played on the varsity Razorback football team until 1969, black fans attended Hog games in preceding years, recalls Wadie Moore, Jr., an Afr[...]

Story of Daffodil Hill

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Daffodils are my most beloved harbingers of spring. I love these cheery flowers so much, I’ve planted hundreds of thousands of the narcissus bulbs over the years at Moss Mountain Farm. I tend to go overboard with daffodils —and for good reason. The bright yellow beauties inspire me because so few flowers are as resilient. They’re so carefree and one of the f[...]

Get Hitched at Pine Hill Ranch

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The barn wedding craze has taken the country by storm. Regardless of where in America you are, you’re likely not far from a venue that’s been given the rural appeal of a barn to keep up with this growing trend. And Arkansas is no exception. As more couples line up to exchange their vows with a rustic soirée, a number of venues have popped up across the re[...]

The Barns of Benton County

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Melba Shewmaker has an affection for barns. By her own admission, she has “barn DNA” in her blood. Monte K. Harris’ passion is history. And when it comes to Benton County, she knows her stuff. Together, the two longtime friends have explored, researched and photographed dozens of barns throughout Benton County over the course of nearly two decades. Mo[...]

Top 10 Events in February

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1. ESSE Purse Museum’s Exposed: Unmentionables Little Rock January 30 – April 29 ESSE Purse Museum’s brand-new exhibit focuses on undergarments from the 1900s to the 1960s. The temporary exhibit, which will be shown in addition the museum’s regular collection of accessories, is a peek into a seldom-seen part of women’s lives. Dress forms, corsets, s[...]

Publisher's Note: A Month of Fun!

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February may be the shortest month of the year, but in the Baker home, it’s definitely one of the most exciting. In addition to the excitement of Valentine’s Day, February is also the month my husband, Joel, and my daughter, Savvy, were born. There’s a whole lot of celebrating going on this month, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! As anyone who li[...]