• Look Who’s Cookin’: William Lyle

    • A fun Q&A with the chef at Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum!

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    • 2016 AY’s Powerful Men

    • Meet AY’s Class of 2016 Powerful Men! They have benefited their communities through their dedication, innovation and a good amount of sweat equity.

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    • Whole Foods to bring food documentary to Little Rock

    • Whether you’re a vegetarian or an omnivore, there’s always something more to learn about your food and where it comes from.

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July's Top 10 Things To Do

Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!     1. Movies at the Market Hot Springs through July 21: Movies at the Market gives attendees a chance to reminisce about drive-in movies. Bring your blankets, kids and pooches Thursday nights through July 21 to view “Despicable Me 2,” “Blue Hawaii,[...]

Home: A Modern Lodge Retreat

When Terry and Gary Neal were building their home, they asked interior designer Lee Anne Henry of White Line Designs for a “modern lodge” that would be at home among the black walnut trees on their property situated on the banks of the White River. Photography by Beth Hall   prefers stained wood finishes, but Terry wanted the interior of their new[...]

P. Allen Smith: Garden Maintenance

This month, I’m dedicating my column to answering some of the most common gardening questions that come in to us this time of year.   love hearing from our gardening friends who connect with us online and visit us at Moss Mountain Farm to see firsthand how we manage our flower, fruit, vegetable and rose gardens. Q: Watering my flowers and shrubs[...]

Art Scene: Love and the Leap

Local notable art-duo Patrick Matthews and Tracee Gentry-Matthews are leaving a mark on the world, one painting at a time. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   husband and wife team are featured in art galleries in Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado and South Carolina. Art connected the pair eight years ago, and they have been inseparable since meeting at[...]

Feature: 2016 AY’s Powerful Men

AY's 2016 Powerful Men have benefited their communities through their dedication, innovation and a good amount of sweat equity. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal, Cindy Momchilov and Janet Warlick   they serve our state in high-profile positions, oftentimes their service and philanthropic work is performed quietly and without ceremony. So it is our[...]

Historical Gems: History of the Arkansas Traveler

For some 75 years, well-known visitors to Arkansas — presidents, preachers, actors, athletes, poets and singers, among many others — have been awarded Arkansas Traveler certificates. Above photo: Currier & Ives print of Edward Payson Washbourne’s painting Arkansas Traveler; circa 1870. (Courtesy of Butler Center for Arkansas Studies)   anniver[...]