Category archives: March 2015

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[...]

Dining Spotlight: Simply Terryfic

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The Restaurant at Terry’s Finer Foods is legendary in its home territory of Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, but lovers of good food from all over the capital city — and beyond — should seek out this charming bistro. Photography by Janet Warlick   you take the word “restaurant” and put the word “French” in front of it, some people get a little [...]

Create: Good & Good for You

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Happily this column is not about the vegetable of the moment, but instead about three other fine green offerings: asparagus, leeks and bok choy. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   My favorite asparagus recipe — pasta with asparagus and lemon vinaigrette — was included in the March 2011 issue (and is now available online in the recipe archive at aymag[...]

Health: 26.2 Miles, Just For Starters

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The Little Rock Marathon was one of Andre Slay’s first races as a runner. Now he’s trying out for the United States Paralympics track team. Photography by Janet Warlick   Slay hadn’t really planned to become a runner. Slay, who has a private pilot’s license and is training to become a pilot instructor, lost his right leg below the knee followin[...]

Game & Fish Commission Marks Its Centenary

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission marks a milestone this month. March 11 is its 100th birthday. Photographs courtesy of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission   celebrate the centennial, the commission will be honored at the state Capitol on March 11 and will play host to open houses March 14 at its four nature centers in Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Lit[...]

Final Thought

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There’s something about March. Big things seem to happen this month.   was that Ides of March incident way back in 44 B.C. with Julius Caesar meeting an untimely end. Speaking of untimely endings, come this March 8 standard time will end, and we’ll lose an hour of sleep, thanks to daylight saving time. Later in the month comes the spring equinox, M[...]