Category archives: Magazine

Labor of Love: Downtown Main Street Christmas Tree

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A multitude of people are responsible for bringing Christmas to the corner of Capitol and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. The parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St., is the location of the holiday tree. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is a labor of love,” says Ch[...]

#LoveLittleRock

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onathan Semans, division manager at CDI Contractors was the inspiration behind Little Rock’s recent “break up” with Amazon. The city abandoned its bid for the retail giant to open its second headquarters in Little Rock in a full-page “breakup” ad in The Washington Post, a newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Semans says that as soon as Jay Che[...]

Publisher's Note: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The holidays are beautiful in Arkansas. Colored-light displays of red, green, silver and gold adorn roof lines, porch railings, bushes and hedges of homes throughout neighborhoods. It’s an especially important time for giving, goodwill and encouragement for our fellow man. This December we’ve put our love for all things holiday into the pages of AY. W[...]

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[...]