Eye Can See Clearly Now

By Dwain Hebda [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year, 14 million Americans over the age of 12 reported visual impairment, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2016, seven percent of Arkansans reported blindness or severe visual difficulty, slightly under a four-year average of 7.3 percent. Fortunately, Arkansas is home to vision specialists who push the boundaries well…

Arkansas Backstories: Elvis

By Joe David Rice Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and later claimed Memphis, Tennessee, as home. But in the early days of his career, when he was still a mere prince rather than the King, Presley spent a surprising amount of time on Arkansas stages — usually in the eastern and southern…

Retire in Arkansas: The Natural Choice

By Marla Cantrell | Photos courtesy of Arkansas Parks and Tourism [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very day, 10,000 Baby Boomers retire. Some stay where they’re living now, but others see retirement as an opportunity to find a new place to call home, one that will keep them healthy and happy for years to come Arkansas, with its moderate climate and…

Small Cuts Big Impacts

By Chris Price Think for a minute about the leaps in cell phone technology over the past few years: better computing, better cameras and better lighting, all in smaller packaging. Those same advancements are being used in the operating room, helping spinal surgeons develop minimally invasive surgical techniques that make procedures more targeted and less…

Siloam Springs

By Joe David Rice  |  Photography by Meredith Mashburn Students of the Bible may recall a reference to the Pool of Siloam, an ancient water source near Old Jerusalem. Some 2,700 years after its construction and about 6,725 miles to the west, American pioneers establishing a townsite along an attractive, spring-fed creek in northwestern Arkansas…

All the Buzz: Arkansas Beekeepers Keep Hope Alive

By Caleb Tally | Photography by Jamison Mosley If you haven’t heard the buzz, beekeeping is experiencing a boom in popularity across the country and in the Natural State. This labor-intensive (and sometimes painful) but extremely rewarding hobby has taken flight at a critical time. That’s because bees, nature’s most efficient pollinator, have declined rapidly…

Near Beer

By Chris Price  |  Photography by Jamison Mosley With its craft breweries growing, Little Rock is emerging as a beer lover’s destination. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ithin the last five years, Little Rock has become a hub for Arkansas’ craft beer industry, as several breweries with adjoining taprooms and restaurants opened after laws were adopted to enhance their opportunities…

Guide to West Little Rock

By Caleb Talley, Kayla Baugh and Grace Vowell [dropcap]W[/dropcap]here does Midtown end and west Little Rock begin? While that question has remained the same for decades, the answer continues to change. Believe it or not, there was once a time when Stifft Station could have been considered “west Little Rock.” For a time, it meant…