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Little Rock Ranks in Best Cities for Quality of Life

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What makes Little Rock so appealing to residents and visitors? It's the relaxed, easy-going tempo, the amazing culinary scene featuring award-winning restaurants, the abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventures, and the charming neighborhoods filled with boutique shops and tree-lined streets. NerdWallet analyzed 177 U.S. cities with more than 150,00[...]

Thankful For Theatre

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Growing up, the holiday season was synonymous with drama. No, not because of family shenanigans at the Christmas dinner table, but because whether it was playing a pilgrim in the annual Thanksgiving play (everyone wanted to be the turkey, which I never quite understood) or getting [...]

Christmas Comes to Main Street

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Christmas will come early to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. In mid-November, a 65-foot white fir will be put up in the parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is coming Nov. 14,” says Chris Tanner, o[...]

Jim Dailey Named Next Director of Arkansas Tourism

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LITTLE ROCK – Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, tonight announced Jim Dailey as the next director of Arkansas Tourism. Dailey will replace current director Joe David Rice, who retires Dec. 31 after 30 years in the role. Dailey will begin his duties Jan. 1, 2018. A Little Rock native, Dailey graduated from the U[...]

Replicas of Columbus' Ships to Dock in Little Rock

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  On Friday, October 27th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Niña’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Little Rock. The ships will be docked at Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, Ottenheimer Plaza in Little Rock, Arkansas until their departure early Wednesday morning November 8th. Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sa[...]

The Time to Thrive

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David Freeman and First United Methodist are on a mission to create a stronger community in downtown Little Rock By Kody Ford ince the late 1800s, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Little Rock has been a staple in the downtown area. Over the last century, many houses of worship have moved away from the city center to the outskirts and the sub[...]

Reflections of Progress

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Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Little Rock Central High School Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This September marks 60 years since nine brave young black students began the fight to uphold the US Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Ed. that segregation in public schools is unc[...]