Feature: Connecting Communities

With its completion, northwest Arkansas’ Razorback Regional Greenway connects more than 100 miles of pedestrian and bike trails and links seven communities. Photographs courtesy of Northwest Arkansas Trails and Misty Murphy   [dropcap]Around[/dropcap] the same time the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., welcomed its first patrons, forward-thinkers in northwest Arkansas imagined a regional greenway…

Arkansas’ Utopia

H. G. Wells once wrote, “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” If this is so, bicycling enthusiasts will find joy in The Natural State. Below we share benefits and tips for riding and sources for information on Arkansas’ trails.   [dropcap]Bicycling[/dropcap] has long been the “red-headed stepchild” of fitness activities in the United States, lagging…

Create: Easy Entertaining

Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]This[/dropcap] month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later…

Health: Made in the Shade

When it comes to UV rays, less is best.   [dropcap]Years[/dropcap] of sun exposure and repeated sunburns eventually take their toll on skin in the form of wrinkles, brown spots, precancerous legions and worse — skin cancer. Each year, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans is…

Final Thought

[dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] dampens my running. I do well to run 80 miles per month in warm weather. By contrast, last November I ran 132 miles as I prepared for December’s Three Bridges Marathon. In July, in highly humid Arkansas, a good time to run is around sunrise. Once the sun is up, running is akin to…