Garden Party: Art and Cocktails in the Ozarks

Garden party? Count us in. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will celebrate “vibrant, early summer garden beauty” Tuesday at the 10th Annual Art & Cocktails in the Garden, a flier says. Attendees will sample hors d’oeuvres, martinis and craft beer while they enjoy art in a natural setting. Local art will be presented by…

5 Ways to Spend a Summer Day in NWA

1. Float the Buffalo For a day full of water and sun, make a stop at Buffalo River Outfitters to rent some canoes and gather supplies, then put in near Ponca. Make sure you bring friends and plenty of sunscreen. While this stream may not be a challenge for experienced boaters, it can provide a…

Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders Still Unsolved

(left to right) Michelle Guse, Lori Lee Farmer, Denise Milner On June 13, 1977 girl scouts Michelle Guse, Lori Lee Farmer and Denise Milner were brutally raped and murdered at Camp Scott in Locust Grove, Oklahoma. This unsolved case has become one of Oklahoma’s most infamous murder mysteries. PART ONE (originally published in AY Magazine…

Little Rock Zoo Welcomes Second Rhino

  A female rhinoceros has become the newest member of the Little Rock Zoo family and has joined Johari in the Africa animal exhibit. Ten-year-old Andazi, an eastern black rhino, was transferred from Zoo Atlanta as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP) in an effort aimed at increasing…

Harmonious Hillside Home

The home of Brandi and Chris Wylie, sits on nine acres of picturesque land that includes a pond, five-stall barn and three-acre horse paddock. “We were in process of building our dream home, when Chris found this property and fell in love with it,” Brandi said. The home was already built and its setting scenic.…