• May's Top 10 Things To Do

    • Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!

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    • Home: Open Hearts, Open Home

    • Barb and Nick Hobbs’ home was the third house to be built in their Rogers, Ark., neighborhood more than 20 years ago.

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    • Art Scene: True to life - the Artwork of Dennis McCann

    • A walk along Memphis, Tennessee’s iconic Beale Street was just the thing Central Arkansas artist Dennis McCann needed to find inspiration for his newest contemporary collection of soft pastel drawings.

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The 2016 AY's Best

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  … first-rate … these are two of the words used to describe the businesses in our 2016 BEST list. This year, we focused on regions of the state and consulted with groups of business and community leaders — people who are “in the know” — to help us select the best in more than 40 categories in each of their areas, and the results are astounding! Congratula[...]

May'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. ‘Faces of The Delta: The Art of Aj Smith’ Helena through July 4: This exhibit by famed artist Aj Smith features large, graphite pencil portraits and silver point prints of Arkansas and Mississippi Delta residents that he encountered in the culture-rich[...]

Home: Open Hearts, Open Home

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Barb and Nick Hobbs’ home was the third house to be built in their Rogers, Ark., neighborhood more than 20 years ago. Photography by Beth Hall   that their children are adults living out of state, it would be no surprise if they decided to downsize, but that was never in their plans. In fact, they’re looking forward to having even more people in t[...]

P. Allen Smith: Container Gardens

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I’m only answering one question this month, but it’s a hot topic: designing container gardens to withstand a typical Arkansas summer. Photography by Jane Colclasure and Mark Fonville   you braved the garden centers yet? Things began to get hectic in early March, and now shoppers are hitting the nurseries full tilt before summer arrives in earnest,[...]

Historical Gems: ‘The Lord Provides...’

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For years Lena Lowe Jordan nursed and nurtured countless Arkansans. As May is the month of Mother’s Day, it seems fitting to focus on this gem of an Arkansas caregiver. Photographs courtesy of the Historical Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences  Library, Little Rock   the days of the Jim Crow South, Jordan provided medical [...]