Boom of antique stores in Mena!

A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. by Zoie Clift, travel writer / Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism   Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding…

Saving Energy Saves Money

An efficient air conditioner doesn’t just keep homes cool. It lasts longer and is more reliable. Plus it saves money on monthly utility bills.   That’s why Entergy Arkansas offers the CoolSaverSM Program to help customers improve the efficiency of their air conditioner or heat pump through a high-efficiency air conditioner tune-up. Historically, residential Entergy…

Arkansas to celebrate Tourism Week May 1-7

By proclamation of Governor Asa Hutchinson, and in recognition of the positive economic, social, and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry, Arkansas will celebrate May 1-7 as Tourism Week. In 2015, more than 28 million visitors traveled in Arkansas, spending an estimated $7.2 billion, which generated $374 million in state taxes and $137…

Arts & The Park

Hot Springs’ Second Annual Festival of the Arts blooms April 29 through May 8. Photography courtesy of the venues Above photo: Riley Art Glass Studio located in Hot Springs.   [dropcap]Hot[/dropcap] Springs celebrates the second annual Arts & The Park festival from April 29 through May 8 with an array of event choices for art…

Murder Mystery: If Justice is a Lady

Three Arkansas female murderers… Originally appeared in AY‘s March 2012 issue   WINONA GREEN Oct. 21, 1900 – Oct. 30, 1974 [dropcap]Shortly[/dropcap] after midnight Aug. 17, 1924, J.R. Green was shot to death as he walked home from the Little Rock railyard where he worked as a switchman. His murder went unsolved for several months…