• AY’s 2016 Best Healthcare Professionals

    • This year’s list was selected by a board of advisors in each community, is arranged by region and includes top nurses. Thank you to the Arkansas Action Coalition for its assistance in naming the nurses.

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    • Meet the resilient Elijah Talley.

    • The American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas works to help benefit the lives of young people like the resilient Elijah Talley. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   ..

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    • August's Dining Spotlight

    • Whether it’s for your whole family or a romantic dinner for two, Vina Morita in Hot Springs is a wise choice.

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August's Top 10 Things To Do

Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Arkansas Women to Watch Exhibition 2016 El Dorado Aug. 4 through Sept. 1: This year’s exhibit is “Organic Matters” and includes works by Dawn Holder of Clarksville; Sandra Luckett of Conway; Katherine Rutter, formerly of Little Rock; and Melissa Wilkin[...]

Home: A Place to Live & Love

The remodeled home of Cheryl and Dr. Wendell Pahl is a more pristine and polished version of itself. Photography by Janet Warlick   20-plus-year-old home is still the family sanctuary; however, it’s now a comfortably creative space for these “Game of Thrones”-loving grandparents who have an affinity for magic, realism paintings and Italian-inspire[...]

P. Allen Smith: Perennials & Pests

The heat of summer is surely upon us, isn’t it, friends? Photography by Suzanne Selby   we may not feel motivated to get outdoors and garden this month, it’s a good time to enjoy the fruits of our spring labor. When August rolls around, I am always thankful I’ve taken the time to plant some fabulous perennials and shrubs that turn into real showst[...]

Feature: Savory Education

Culinary schools in Arkansas prepare aspiring chefs for the Natural State’s eclectic food scene.   is booming with an authentic and compelling culinary scene. Restaurants boast a variety of cuisine and top chefs who work hard to prepare unforgettable fare. Local chefs, from Little Rock to Fayetteville and throughout the state, are commonly featured[...]

Art Scene: Setting the Stage

Local arts and theatre organizations make Central Arkansas a premier destination to experience nationally acclaimed musicals, plays and works of art for all ages to enjoy. Photography courtesy of Arkansas Arts Center and Arkansas Repertory Theatre TOP PHOTO: William Adolphe “Bouguereau’s Admiration,” special loan to Arkansas Arts Center   Arkansas A[...]