Category archives: November 2016

November's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are some awesome new things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month! 1. Shaking Hands & Kissing Babies: The Road To The White House Bentonville Nov. 1 - Jan. 9 If you think this political season’s campaigning has been interesting, a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum gives you a historical perspective. Shaking Hands and Kissing[...]

A Home Called Robin Hill

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By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Janet Warlick   Collecting Memories Along the Way Ken and Debbie Reeves grew up in Harrison, descendants of family members who called Newton and Searcy counties home for generations. ^Feathering the Nest Debbie focused on comfort as she designed the master bedroom. The color choices were based[...]

Apple Adaptability

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By P. Allen Smith :: Photography by Mark Fonville     If you’re thinking of planting apple trees in your yard, it’s time to think small. The apple tree industry has been trending towards dwarf varieties for a few years now, says Arlie Powell of Petals from the Past and professor emeritus at Auburn University. Powell has advised fruit [...]

Crystal Clear Creations

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By L. Lamor Williams :: Photography by Jamison Mosley     It's a vanishing art form. Literally. It begins with a 300-pound ice block. Crystal clear, its value as a diamond would be immeasurable due to its clarity, lack of imperfections and sheer size – 40 inches tall, 20 inches wide. The eruption of a chainsaw heralds the ice block’s[...]

The Resurgence of Batesville

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn't joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville's downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, sa[...]

Wings Over The Prairie

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The week of Thanksgiving is always a time to gather with family. In Stuttgart, the Duck and Rice Capital of the World, a larger family gathers to celebrate the bounty of the Arkansas Grand Prairie. This year, the east Arkansas town celebrates the 81st Annual Wings Over The Prairie Festival, a fete that will bring in visitors from all over the world to hear[...]

Downtown's Crowned Jewel

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By Brigette Williams If you’ve driven through downtown Little Rock in the past couple of years, chances are you’ve noticed the transformation of the Robinson Auditorium into the new Robinson Center. While the exterior revisions are evident, the interior work will be unveiled Nov. 19 with a grand reveal. A monumental landmark on the corner of the busy[...]

Giving the Gift of Freedom

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By Brigette Williams :: photography by Jamison Mosley Ron King is a man of humility in his understated acknowledgement of his simple desire to make a difference in children’s lives with a bike of their own. King recalls watching a Christmas news story in 2008 about local police taking unclaimed bikes from police storage units and repairing the[...]

The AY Guide to Entertaining

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By Maura Montez :: photography by Jamison Mosley  :: Stylist Steven Berardesca Glassware from Party Gras in Little Rock While any day can be a reason to celebrate with family and friends, the holiday season provides us with official reasons to gather together. For your party planning, we’ve included 20 holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, November [...]

Music-Rodney Block

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Rodney Block entertained those in nearby downtown offices when he played as we photographed him for the AY entertainment guide. A native of Dumas, Rodney continues to leave his musical stamp on fans across Arkansas and beyond. A jazz trumpeter with a hip-hop vibe, Rodney can be seen and heard at a variety of events around the state from corporate to fundrais[...]