Category archives: Magazine

Bentonville, Rogers

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On a recent visit to Bentonville and Rogers in Northwest Arkansas, I noticed there are little pieces of art everywhere. Art installations can be found wherever you look, from the metalwork springing up in the form of flowers and birds along the walkways in downtown Rogers, to the stained-glass windows in Bentonville’s new restaurant, The Preacher’s Son. Art[...]

Some Thoughts on Bicycling

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We didn’t realize it at the time, but my boyhood friends and I may have constructed one of the first mountain bike trails in Arkansas back in the late 1950s. Up the hill and immediately east of our quiet little neighborhood in Jonesboro was a 40-acre undeveloped tract of rolling land, right on top of Crowley’s Ridge. Not only did we build a crude fort deep i[...]

Enjoying The Long Run

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Early this year, thousands of runners took to the streets of Little Rock and North Little Rock for the Little Rock Marathon. This year marked the event’s 15th anniversary. Running continues to rise in popularity to meet people’s needs for health and fitness as well as camaraderie and outdoor exploration. University of Arkansas Little Rock instructor and AY [...]

Spring Renovation Guide

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Our magazine is about homes each and every month. You’ll find some of Arkansas’ most beautiful places to live within each issue as we provide readers with a showcase of ideas and possibilities they can make their own. We're happy to present the AY 2017 Home Improvement and Remodeling Guide. It’s purpose—to serve as the state’s first and most useful referenc[...]

Top 10 Things To Do

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1 ONE NIGHT ONLY: GLADYS KNIGHT LITTLE ROCK APRIL 3 Fans are ready for the overdue return of The Empress of Soul, the one and only Miss Gladys Knight. While she could listen as the crowd serenades her with her extension roster of classic songs, the audience is in for a treat as she continues to impress crowds with old and new hits at Robinson Performan[...]

For the Love of Eggs

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ou don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living completely off the grid to put[...]

Diamond Chef Competition

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The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech College Celebrates 10 Years of Popular Chef Competition with A Double Elimination Culinary Challenge Donnie Ferneau Executive Chef at 1836 Club in Little Rock 2016 Diamond Chef Champion Cooking Style: "I'm classic-trained, but I definitely am Kamikaze. I grab from everything and I put them all together as on[...]

Arkansas Literary Festival

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Readers of all ages and levels of devotion to the written word look forward to the end of April for the Arkansas Literary Festival, presented by the Central Arkansas Library System. This year’s festival is April 27-30 at numerous locations around Little Rock, including the Central Arkansas Library System’s main campus in the River Market. One of the specia[...]

Queen Sugar

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A California girl, Natalie Baszile, spent more than a decade, reconnecting with her family roots in Louisiana to produce a critically acclaimed novel centered on an African American family. The novel is brought to life into millions of homes and to rave reviews, as an OWN series, Queen Sugar. Baszile speaks to her personal connection to the characters, her n[...]