Category archives: October 2015

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]

Home: Outdoor Living at Its Best

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This month our Home features are dedicated to dining in the great outdoors. We are happy to showcase the outdoor dining and living areas of two Little Rock homes, one designed by the professionals at Inside Effects/Outside Effects, the other handcrafted by the homeowner. Photography by Janet Warlick   Expansive Entertaining Our first space is ac[...]

P. Allen Smith: Pumpkins... Three Ways, A Charm

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Autumn’s turning leaves foretell the arrival of the garden’s most bodacious fruit: the pumpkin. Photography by Mark Fonville   favorite in my fall kitchen, pumpkins aren’t limited to just holiday pies and spooky jack-o’-lanterns. Pumpkin is much too versatile, delicious and just plain good for you; it’s a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C an[...]

ATYH: Just What The Customer Ordered

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While working in his parents’ furniture store as a youth, Bruce Goff discovered he didn’t want to just sell a sofa. Photography by Beth Hall   wanted to help his customer choose the right sofa. Five years ago, the fellow with the American Society of Interior Designers moved to northwest Arkansas to retire, but it didn’t stick — he’s still helping [...]

Excursion: The Brewery Boom

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The Natural State is experiencing a brewery boom that shows no signs of slowing down. With more than 15 taprooms from central to northwest Arkansas — and numerous local restaurants supporting them — there are plenty of reasons to drink locally when you belly up to the bar. Whether you prefer a dark, rich stout or a crisp, fruity cider, here are a few local b[...]

Travel Arkansas: Ripe on the Vine

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Adding to the rich culture of Arkansas are a growing number of wineries, where you’ll find outstanding vintages as well as that homegrown hospitality for which our state is known.   find the best Arkansas wine, you’ve got to go to the source — and the 52nd annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest, Oct. 10 at Wiederkehr Village near Altus, is as good an e[...]

Historical Gems: Savoring A Memory

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Mention “Minute Man” to Arkansans of a certain age and you’ll likely evoke memories of tasty hamburgers and happy times. Photographs Courtesy of UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture   original Minute Man — on Broadway in downtown Little Rock (photo at top) — was a hot spot for decades, a perfect choice for a family to dine on a Friday nigh[...]

Feature: Arkansas’ Abundance

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Field, Farm and Game Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   FAIR GAME Arkansas can easily be considered a haven for fishermen and hunters: There are more than 600,000 acres of lakes; nearly 10,000 miles of rivers and streams; and 3.2 million acres of public, huntable land in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns and manages [...]

Art Scene: Art and Earth

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In the early part of the 20th century, homes across the United States featured “Victory Gardens,” in addition to the typical rose bushes and boxwood hedges.   by a sense of patriotism and encouraged by the government to help alleviate the pressure on the food supply during wartime, these gardens were not simply something to be enjoyed – they were v[...]