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…

Final Thought

[dropcap]Arkansas[/dropcap] is blessed with interesting places. Team Rhodes visited quite a few of them during a whirlwind spring break trip. In a five-day, four-night span, Julie, Abby and I learned some things about our state’s past, observed wildlife, dug for diamonds and beheld spectacular views. Our trip, which Julie dubbed an ARKcation, began roughly at…