Category archives: Magazine

Health: A Grand Design

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On April 8, Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate a goal well accomplished, a goal that benefits its eight hospitals and the 5,000 patients who receive world-class care at their facilities each day. Photographs courtesy of Baptist Health Foundation   Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate the completion of Baptist Health’s Capital Campaign wi[...]

Living: There's No Comparison

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come into this world with more genetically loaded material than we might be comfortable knowing. My son imparted this information to me many years ago whilst he was studying medicine. I asked him few questions. I, after all, took college biology and remembered that certain physical characteristics were preordained — little chemical messengers that determine[...]

Feature: Going Greek

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This month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will host the university’s largest annual gathering of alumni at its Taste of Little Rock to raise money for student scholarships. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   2015 Taste of Little Rock event, an annual affair featuring tastings from more than three dozen central Arkansas restau[...]

Branson Beckons

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Spring is a great time to visit Branson, Missouri. Photographs courtesy of the venues   big news from Branson is the Million Dollar Quartet, opening June 25 at the Welk Resort Theatre. This all-new production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show is based on the amazing true story of a night in 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee L[...]

Final Thought

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me a pack rat. You can also say I’m sentimental and fairly disorganized. For instance, right now I’m sitting at my office desk, and near my elbow is last month’s copy of AY, just begging to be put away neatly on a shelf. If I did that, though, that copy would leave behind the half dozen other AY mags lying near it. I’d hate to have to separate them. I[...]

Feature: 2015 AY’s Powerful Women

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For more than a decade, it’s been our distinct honor to acknowledge the brilliance and expertise of women in Arkansas. We do so in March as it’s National Women’s History Month.   proudly present 12 women of varied backgrounds who have realized their career aspirations and, along the way, changed the lives of those in their communities for the bette[...]

A Day of Giving Virtually

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This twelve-hour event hopes to raise $1 million for Arkansas charities. Illustration by Sally Nixon   Ice Bucket Challenge that swept the nation last year and raised millions of dollars for ALS research showed just how much a good cause can benefit when the Internet gets behind it. The Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF) and the Arkansas Non-[...]

Excursion: New, Old Southern Charm

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Twenty or so years ago, Wal-Mart vendors began opening sales offices in northwest Arkansas. The resulting influx of folks, primarily from urban areas, has created a population base that values a wide range of dining and shopping opportunities. A visit to a trio of towns in Benton County proves their new communities were happy to oblige. Photography by Sara [...]

Art Scene: Finding Life’s Passions

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Jonesboro, Ark., artist Brenda Wiseman, a nurse by trade, picked up a paintbrush and discovered another of her life’s passions. By Casey Rinaldi / Photography by Steve Jones   One of art’s most unique qualities is symbolism. Great meaning can be inferred and expressed through strong symbolic usage within artwork, and few know this better than B[...]