Final Thought

[dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] dampens my running. I do well to run 80 miles per month in warm weather. By contrast, last November I ran 132 miles as I prepared for December’s Three Bridges Marathon. In July, in highly humid Arkansas, a good time to run is around sunrise. Once the sun is up, running is akin to…

P. Allen Smith: Think Autumn

Even though summer has just begun, gardeners need to start planning for fall foliage and blooms. Photography by Mark Fonville   [pullquote]Above Photo: Coleus is a colorful foliage plant that you can grow in containers and flower beds. It will thrive in both sun and shade.[/pullquote][dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] is here, and while I’m excited about the bounty…

Travel Arkansas: Splash into Summer

From yachts to kayaks, johnboats to Jet Skis, you’ll find your kind of fun on Arkansas’ abundance of lakes and rivers. Photos courtesy of Fort Smith CVB, visit Hot springs and Rogers-Lowell CVB   [pullquote]Above Photo: Sunset on the Arkansas River[/pullquote] [dropcap]Summer[/dropcap] in Arkansas means one thing: water. Well, OK, it also means heavenly peaches…

Showcasing NWA’s Splendid Shelters

This June 19 through 21, more than 2,000 people will tour the 34 homes featured in this year’s Annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association. Photographs courtesy of NWAHBA   [pullquote]Above Photo: Conner Custom Homes[/pullquote] [dropcap]The[/dropcap] Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association (NWAHBA) was founded in 1960. Today the organization has…

Art Scene: Setting the Atmosphere With Art

Photography courtesy Walton Arts Center   [pullquote]Above Photo: The Trail Mix Concert Tour includes visiting and local musicians performing while pedestrians and cyclists enjoy the trail system in northwest Arkansas.[/pullquote] [dropcap]If[/dropcap] April showers bring May flowers, then the vivid and colorful May flowers all about are a sign that one of Arkansas’ most unique festivals…

Feature: Powerful Men 2015

One word to describe this year’s class of Powerful Men: impactful. No matter the category, these men effect change in their communities and in many cases the entire state. Ingenuity, hard work and a drive to succeed have all played a part in their accomplishments, and we predict their efforts will endure for generations.  …

Create: Beyond Pizza, Pretzels & Brats

My colleagues in the beer and wine business assure me that pairing beer, not just wine, with food presents no difficulties. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]In[/dropcap] fact, Dylan Yelenich of Lost Forty put it succinctly: “All beer is good with all food.” Building on that, Matt Beachboard of…