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The Unexpected Returns to Fort Smith for Third Year

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Over the last three years, Fort Smith has come alive artistically with the Unexpected, a collaboration between 64.6 Downtown and Just Kids, to bring the top names in street art to town. World-famous artists like D*Face, Vhils and Maser have revitalized the forgotten walls of Garrison Avenue with gorgeous works of art that draw inspiration from the region’s f[...]

How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]

Murder Mystery: In All The Wrong Places

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Linda “Lindy” Reynolds was a loving aunt and was looking forward to a visit by her sister's children when she disappeared in 1982. Photographs courtesy of Nancy Reynolds / Originally appeared in AY's January 2012 issue   May 17, 1982, Linda “Lindy” Reynolds left a Fort Smith, Ark., restaurant called Banditos where she worked as a waitress. She liv[...]

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

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“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas, e[...]

Excursion: A Mix of the Old and New

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To say that Fort Smith is undergoing a renaissance is an understatement. By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   has long been a popular destination for people who love the lore of the Old West, but new amenities now provide alternatives for visitors who aren’t interested in cowboy boots and Wranglers. Thus, it di[...]

Notable: Paizi’s Gyros

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A lot of food trucks come and go, but you know yours is doing something right when your customers beg you to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Photo by Janet Warlick   summer, Hari and Ilona Paizi decided they had kept their loyal fans waiting long enough, and opened the doors of Paizi’s Gyros in Fort Smith to instant success. The menu is sim[...]

Art Scene: Paint the Town

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Urban revitalization and creativity intersect in Fort Smith’s ‘The Unexpected.’ Photographs courtesy of 64.6 Downtown and Charlotte Dutoit   to one school of thought, “curiosity kills the cat.” Another view, which the Fort Smith, Ark., urban-revitalization organization “64.6 Downtown” subscribes to, is that curiosity yields often-surprising revelati[...]