Vault: Banking on a Great Experience

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by David Yerby [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or nearly 40 years, the building at 723 Central Avenue in Hot Springs sat empty, abandoned after its last tenant, Citizens Bank, moved out and shut the ironclad vault one final time. Dating back to 1909, when it opened as the First Federal Bank, the building earned its…

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Opioid Abuse

“Every 12.5 seconds another American life is claimed by opioid abuse.” by Kristy Alpert The statistics surrounding this epidemic may be sobering, but the unfortunate reality is that opioid abuse is still growing in prevalence across the United States, with  more  than  115 deaths occurring each day, according to a recent statement from Jerome Adams,…

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A Legacy of Grace

By Kristy Alpert • Photography by Jamison Mosley For Dr. Caroline Morgan Ford, the line between casual drinking and substance abuse was one she encountered early on in life. She grew up in a healthy and happy home, filled with Christian summer camps, trips to the beach and report cards from her prestigious boarding school…

ROXing the State of Arkansas

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley They say family history has a way of repeating itself. Fortunately for Herren Hickingbotham, his family has a history of good taste. The Arkansas native was in his early 20s when his father famously made the trip to a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas where he was finally…

It's Pee-Kahn Month!

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley We’re all a bit nuts in Arkansas, especially during National Pecan month! April is National Pecan Month, and we’re going nuts for these native Arkansas nuts. An estimated 2.6 million pecans are harvested from orchards around Arkansas each year, earning the pecan the spot as our state’s…

The Santaland Diaries

By Kristy Alpert | Graphic courtesy of The Rep Not Your Mama’s Matinee: The Santaland Diaries offers an adult alternative to snowflakes and candy canes [dropcap]A[/dropcap]nyone looking for an upbeat tale of Christmas cheer that comes wrapped in a happy package with sweet, sweet tidings of joy… had better keep looking. There are no Sugarplum Fairies…

Red Hair Don’t Care: ‘Annie’ Makes its Debut at the Wildwood Park for the Arts

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s a vocalist and actor with more than 30 years of experience, Robert Holden is no stranger to taking command of the stage. His baritone bravado and precise portrayals have captivated audiences across three continents, earning him critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Yet, although this Arkansas resident is right at home on stage…