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Cave City Watermelon Festival starts August 11

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The Cave City Watermelon Festival has revealed its 2016 entertainment headliners. This year’s lineup includes three nationally recognized headlining artists, with one performing each night of the festivities. Thursday, August 11th will be headlined by The JJ Weeks Band, whose music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films “God’[...]

March's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Mid-Southern Watercolorists 46th Annual Juried Exhibition Little Rock through April 17: This is the second year for this exhibition. Nationally recognized watercolorist Robert Burridge is the guest juror for this show, which will feature 30 works from [...]

February's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. “Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature” Little Rock through May 1: This is Nathalia Edenmont’s first solo exhibition in a major American museum. “Force of Nature,” displayed at the Arkansas Arts Center, showcases 10 richly hued, large-format photographs, [...]

My #1 Tool for Goal Setting

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It's that time of year again. Everywhere I look on social media, people are talking about their goals. I am one of those people, too. My current mission is trying to find the perfect planner to make a list of the goals and dreams for the whole year that I long to accomplish — which includes keeping track of my busy family. As the starting date was nearing[...]

January's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Organic Matters: Arkansas Women to Watch’ Pine Bluff Through Jan. 21: The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is the site for an exhibit featuring the works of four female Arkansas artists, “whose works recortextualize natural imagery to [...]

Here's Why Outdoor Play is the Best Way to Keep Your Kids Focused

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How many times have you watched your kids become frustrated with their homework? I can certainly relate to their frustration of finding it difficult to focus on homework at the end of a long school day. Parents have long thought of outdoor play as the reward for finishing homework, but we might want to start reversing that trend. A growing body of research s[...]

I'm Walking Across Spain!

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“You’re doing what?” I could only imagine the shocked reaction my family would have to my announcement that I was going to walk across Spain. It was October 2014, and I had finally decided to fulfill my long-held dream to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago. Also known as the Way of St. James, the Camino is an ancient pilgrimage along the field of stars[...]

Travel Planning: Advice from My Daughter

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Though I love to travel and enjoy the adventure, I must admit that I am not fond of the challenges that can pop up when making the arrangements. It was my 8-year-old daughter, Allie, who had the answer that I needed to solve my dilemma. I was preparing for my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. I would be walking over 500 miles beginning in the Pyrenees of[...]