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A Centennial Celebration – National Park Service turns 100

The National Park Service (NPS) began a year-long commemoration of its centennial anniversary last month at the service’s more than 400 natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. Arkansas’ NPS sites are joining the celebration of the NPS, which was created on Aug. 25, 1916. The state is home to eight NPS

Wildy Family Farms named 2015 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

Wildy Family Farms of Manila (Mississippi County) was recently selected as the 2015 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. As Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year, the Wildys will compete in the 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program. A winner will be named from among 10 southeastern state winners next October

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center showcases Arkansas’ black history

This spring, Arkansans will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view astounding artifacts from the nation’s African-American history as diverse pieces from The Kinsey Collection come to Little Rock to be exhibited at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) on April 8 through June 30. The center, at West Ninth Street and Broadway Avenue in the

Learning to listen

“How could you possibly think such a thing?” Raising four children there were many times that I said those words. Being married for 33 years I’ve had even more opportunities to entertain that thought — although I would rarely say it out loud. When asked how long we’ve been married, my wife will often quip,

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Arkansas Living launches new website Arkansas Living has a new website, www.arkansaslivingmagazine.com. The site features content from the print magazine, as well as bonus material including photos and video. The magazine’s popular recipes will be highlighted, and readers can use the site to submit their own recipes for consideration for the print magazine. Events can also be submitted

It’s a family affair at Star City’s Country Village Bar-B-Q

It is a family affair at the Country Village Bar-B-Q in Star City, and the restaurant’s customers are the lucky recipients. Jody and Robyn Snow are the owners of the Country Village Bar-B-Q and other family members lend a hand with the operation. Lending a hand often means creating unique offerings that tantalize the tastebuds

Beware of the dreaded Delta-T

Stop heat loss with energy efficiency measures Starting last month, cold winter weather finally arrived after a record-breaking warm December across parts of the country. With the arrival of cold temperatures also comes an increase in the Delta-T, which is the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures. As a reminder, when the difference between the

Showcasing Arkansas gardens for 25 years

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show marks silver anniversary If you like to garden then you will want to join us for Silver Celebrations – 25 years of gardening in Arkansas at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show (AFGS) Feb. 26-28 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. The AFGS is the largest three-day

Know your heart

February is American Heart Month February was officially designated American Heart Month on Dec. 30, 1963, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed a proclamation declaring “that it is essential to the health and well-being of our nation that our citizens be made aware of the medical, social, and economic aspects of the problem of