Final Thought

If you’ve kept up with my musings in this space, you might have concluded that I’m a history buff. You’d be right.   [dropcap]There’s[/dropcap]  just something about antiquity that excites me — for as far back as I can remember, even before I could read. In 1957, when I was 4, my mother bought a…

Barkansas Photo Contest Begins August 3, 2015: Enter a Shot of Your Pup in The Natural State!

Arkansas loves dogs and dogs love Arkansas. In fact, The Natural State is the number one state for dog ownership in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That’s why the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched “Barkansas,” an online photo contest for residents and visitors alike to share photos of…

Park Visitor from Colorado Finds 8.52-Carat White Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park on June 24

Finder names the gem the Esperanza Diamond for her niece’s name and the Spanish word for “hope” An 8.52-carat white diamond was found Wednesday (June 24) by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond…

Branson’s Best: Top Five Things to Do with Kids

[dropcap]Someone[/dropcap] you love is always playing in Branson… that’s the promotional slogan on ExploreBranson.com, the official website for Branson tourism. Although it’s most likely referring to the many musical acts that play in this vacation Mecca, it could very well refer to your play-loving kids. With the many family-friendly entertainment options in Branson, your children…

August’s Top 10 Things to Do

1. Super Summer Saturdays Little Rock Aug. 1: The entire family will enjoy the fun while celebrating the Clinton Presidential Center’s current exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World.” The free, educational activities include digging for dinosaurs, creating fossils and building your own dinosaur. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…