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Becoming Arkansas

200 years after Arkansas became a territory, Historic Arkansas Museum preserves and shares its history. If you’re driving or walking down a certain block of downtown Little Rock at just the right time, it’s possible to look over a fence and see a hatchet flying through the air. Thrown expertly by a man dressed in

Becoming Arkansas-A Celebration of Arkansas’ Territorial Bicentennial

The 2019 Candlelight Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, on the ground of Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock. This tented fete is hosted by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation Board of Directors and will raise money for the museum’s Future of History Fund. The Future of History Fund supports programs and

A look inside

Artist George Dombek hosts open house at his Goshen art studio Once each year, renowned artist George Dombek opens his Goshen-based studio near Fayetteville to the public to showcase his work, including his latest creations. This year, his open studio will take place May 18-19 and May 25-27. In October 2015, Arkansas Living featured Dombek

More than a business model

Most of you probably know that your electric cooperative is much more than the company that provides electricity to your home, farm or business. Your cooperative is part of the fabric of your community. This legacy goes back to the first Arkansas electric cooperative that was incorporated in 1937, aptly named First Electric Cooperative Corporation,

Vietnam memorial making Memorial Day even more memorable

At 375 feet long, The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is made of solid synthetic granite. Yet, it has a way of making hearts soft. Vietnam veteran Kenny Wright of Paragould has visited the touring Wall — etched with the names of more than 58,000 Americans

Arkansas Living has a new associate editor

Jennifer Christman is the new associate editor for Arkansas Living. You might recognize her byline from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, where she was an award-winning columnist (“Spin Cycle,” “What’s in a Dame,” “Paper Trails”), features writer, entertainment and restaurant reviewer and longtime Style editor. In addition to her work at the newspaper, Jennifer also was a

Pretty fabulous: Heidi’s Ugly Cakes

It’s not just the name that makes Heidi’s Ugly Cakes stand out. At this Norfork restaurant, I found mouth-watering Reubens, old-fashioned fried bologna sandwiches and sublime sheet cakes crowned with decadent frosting. The name is memorable, but what really transforms this venue into a gem is the owner, Heidi Price. Her genuine smile greets all

Recipes for her special day

Last year was the first time my 5-year-old really got into Mother’s Day.  We had been on a cruise a few months prior, and she was wowed by all the elaborate drinks. So, on the morning of Mother’s Day, she mixed juices together to make me a “fancy” drink, added cherries and garnished my glass

Norfork’s Pioneer Days – State’s oldest public structure given new life

The first structure likely to grab your attention when entering Norfork is the two-story, weathered log courthouse overlooking the White River on Arkansas 5. Historically, it’s the most important property in town. Built by Jacob Wolf in 1829, this building was the first territorial courthouse in Izard County (now Baxter County) and is the oldest

Have a berry merry spring

Fresh Arkansas strawberries are a sure sign spring has arrived. These tasty fruits are the first fruiting crop in Arkansas for commercial growers as well as home gardeners. With the cooler weather in early spring this year, strawberries were a little late to start blooming, but hopefully late freezes missed them. These low-growing perennial plants