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…

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…

This Spring Get Your Style On!

The neighborhoods of Arkansas are among the most beautiful scenery in the country – from towering Queen Anne turrets to the sweeping roof lines of Modern Prairie bungalows. Helping keep those homes looking ageless and energy-efficient is a specialty of the window and door experts at your local Pella Showroom. Let them help create the…

We can’t get enough of DJ Williams!

Come help DJ Williams and Mallory Brooks host Function at the Junction – a Bridge Party & Fun Walk to celebrate organ donation! Presented by Arora, Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency. April 27, 2016 / 5:30-7:30pm at the Clinton Presidential Center Live music! Free refreshments! Free gifts! Food trucks! Kids Zone!  

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism releases Native American Heritage Guide

A new publication from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism illuminates the history of Native Americans in the state. “Native American Heritage in Arkansas,” produced in collaboration with the Arkansas History Commission, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and other partners, provides information on Arkansas’s Native American heritage sites, the tribes most prevalent in Arkansas,…

The Sweetest of Surprises!

Women’s Own Worth (W.O.W.) is making a huge impact in the lives of abuse survivors in our state. Photography by Becca Snider Tally   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] nonprofit’s mission is to “empower women to know their own worth” by providing services to women and families who have been victims of domestic violence or violent crime. Each day…