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Play Ball! Historic Baseball Trail a hit in Hot Springs

A sign near a pond at Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in Hot Springs marks the likely landing spot of a fabulously long home run hit on St. Patrick’s Day 1918. It was swatted by a young Boston Red Sox pitcher destined to become the most famous slugger in baseball history. Babe Ruth launched

Powering the future

Arkansas’ electric co-ops prepare for changing energy landscape When Vernon “Buddy” Hasten applied for the position of president and CEO of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) last year, he immediately began intensive research about his potential employer. “Common themes started to emerge from that research,” said Hasten, 52, who joined Little Rock-based AECC, a generation

Roars of Hope

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge reopens for public tours, stays This summer Turpentine Creek is roaring back to life. The acclaimed big cat and exotic animal rescue a few miles south of Eureka Springs went into a sort of pandemic-caused hibernation for about two months, closing to the public for the safety of the cats, employees

Degrees of separation-Class of 2020 graduates during coronavirus crisis

Anna Weisenbach recalls sitting in her senior AP biology class at Pocahontas High School in January watching the movie Contagion. She couldn’t have guessed that, months later, she and the rest of the world might be living it. “’Don’t worry; this will never happen,’” Anna remembers her teacher saying about the 2011 thriller, which involves

Arkansas State Parks: Stay and play

Summer’s fully underway, but with many families’ vacations canceled or rescheduled, searching for a safe place for an alternative getaway can get tricky. One solution worth exploring is booking a stay in one of the beautiful cabins, lodges or camping facilities at Arkansas’ acclaimed state parks, which reopened to overnight guests in mid-May. Of Arkansas’

Head to Little Rock for some DownHome delights

Tori Morehart began her career as a nurse but found her true calling when she switched to the restaurant business more than 17 years ago. She has lovingly operated DownHome Restaurant and Catering in Little Rock for the past five years, much to the delight of regular diners. Morehart, a charming woman with a smile

Updated sides and a banner dessert-give new flair to summer fare

I love summer classics like chicken salad, coleslaw, pasta salad and banana pudding. I wanted to add a modern twist to those dishes. I made a Hawaiian Chicken Salad with pineapple and macadamia nuts. I created a delicious Curry Coleslaw, which pairs well with pork, chicken, sausage or fish. My Southwest spin on pasta salad

Want to grow your own herbs at home? Here’s the dill!

Many of us received spice racks as wedding gifts years ago, and some may still have some small jars full of long-expired dried herbs and spices. We often use the words “herb” and “spice” interchangeably, but there are differences. While both come from plants, flavor food and can be used fresh or dried, we typically