Final Thought

By Sonny Rhodes   [dropcap]I[/dropcap] t has been quite a school year for Team Rhodes. Abby, the youngest of three siblings, is a high school senior, so we’ve all experienced a number of firsts and lasts this year. The firsts include her driving a car unattended, opening a college acceptance notice, and receiving a scholarship…

Letter From The Editor – What Do You Love?

:: Brigette Williams ::   [dropcap]A[/dropcap] t around age four or five, little ones begin exchanging Valentine’s Day cards with classmates. Along with this innocent rite of passage comes the implied expectation to make a public declaration of love to…someone. As adults, we see family, friends and co-workers await delivery of flowers, balloons and artfully…

Backyard Berry Growing

By P. Allen Smith   [dropcap]T[/dropcap] o my delight, growing your own food has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more backyard gardens are springing to life as the trend grows, and my research shows berry plants are one of the top selections.     Fortunately, berries are easy to grow and don’t…

Small City, Big Ambitions

By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   Move over high-rise lofts and entertainment spots. Entrepreneurs are ready to drive new energy into the redevelopment of the downtown area. Can such innovation make Little Rock the new Austin?     [dropcap]T[/dropcap] wenty years ago, the River Market was a bunch of vacant warehouses. That’s…