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Walnut Ridge Celebrates the Town’s Musical Heritage with Beatles at the Ridge Festival on Sept. 18-19

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It started in September 1964. Four young men from Liverpool needed some rest and relaxation. It had been a stellar year for the guys – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. In August, the foursome, known worldwide as the Beatles, returned to the U.S. [...]

Little Italy Celebrates 100 Years as a Community

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Nestled in the mountains just 15 miles West of Pinnacle Mountain on Arkansas Highway 300 sits Little Italy, a 100-year-old community with deep roots and a strong Italian heritage. Founded in 1915 by a group of northern Italian wine-makers, the community is honoring its history tonight with a centennial celebration at the area's first licensed small farm wine[...]

Public is Invited to Watch Embee Diamonds’ Mike Botha cut the 8.52-Carat “Esperanza” Diamond at Stanley Jewelers Gemologist in North Little Rock September 9-12

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Stanley Jewelers Gemologist Will Partner With Canada’s Embee Diamonds to Offer the Public This Rare Opportunity to Watch the Transformation of This American Gem From Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park (NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.)—Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro offers a unique experience for visitors—the opportunity to sear[...]

Meet Misty Duffy

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We were nearly sick by the time we pulled into Yellville. Route 14 which snakes along the ridges between Mountain View and Yellville should be on any serious list of the best motorcycle roads in the world. It’s an epic coiled spring of a road that, if done in a car, can make the best of us queasy. Give me a café racer and a leather jacket and it’d be a diffe[...]

Food Truck Fridays Return To Creative Corridor

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Food Truck Fridays, an offshoot of the Main Street Food Truck Festival, begin this Friday. Presented by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership in support of Main Street revitalization, the event will be held in the Main Street Creative Corridor on The Plaza at Main and Capitol from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Participating food trucks include Bryant’s BBQ, Hot R[...]

Lake Ouachita State Park Celebrates 60 Years

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time, Daisy, Bull Shoals and Ouachita,” said Lee Howard, park superinte[...]

The Pioneer Woman Launches Houseware Line in Wal-Mart

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Ree Drummond, creator of The Pioneer Woman blog, author of a best-selling cookbook and host of the Food Network's "The Pioneer Woman," is bringing modern country housewares to Wal-Mart shelves and on Walmart.com. Drummond's country-chic line features tableware, glassware, cookware, bakeware and more, and embodies the colorful hues and florals that showcas[...]

Arkansas Named #25 Most 'Dog Happy' U.S. State

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National Dog Day gives all dog owners a reason to celebrate, and this year's celebration came with an extra treat for Arkansans. Named the #25 Most "Dog Happy" U.S. State, Arkansas dogs are not only among the most loved, but also the most appreciated. The Milo's Kitchen "Dog Happy" Survey analyzed 3,000 dog parents (ages 21 to 65+) around the country to d[...]