Current Issue


All Articles

Moonlit movies – The show goes on for drive-in theaters

Air mattress, check. Sheets, check. Blankets, check. Pillows, check. Watching Nick Allen and Carson Ashton of Yellville set up their snug, yet sophisticated, outdoor space as the July sun sets in a sky hazy with Saharan Desert dust drift, one would guess they were camping for two weeks. Instead, they’re just watching two movies at

Shelters in place 

Arkansas animal rescue groups adapt as pandemic pet adoptions surge He’s soft and sweet. I love it when he wakes me up in the morning with kisses.” Those are the words of new dog owner Nama Scarborough, 6, of Little Rock. Nama’s family adopted Asher, a 1-year-old mixed breed, around Memorial Day. His parents, Mary

A call for Arkansas Living Calendar photos! 

Attention, shutterbugs! We are accepting photo submissions for our Arkansas Living 2021 Calendar, which will be mailed with the December issue. We seek original photos that showcase the year-round natural beauty of Arkansas. Submission guidelines: Photos can feature nature, wildlife/animals, landscapes, weather, flowers and structures. Photos can be from any time, not necessarily this year.

2020 Summer Cereal Drive a success

When it came to the 2020 THV11/Arkansas Foodbank Summer Cereal Drive, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas definitely did not flake out! In fact, despite COVID-19, which kept many workers at home and caused the cancellation of some group fundraising events, the cooperatives had a record-breaking year. With a goal of raising 15,000 boxes — the

Pay dirt  – Dig in at Crater of Diamonds State Park

With Crater of Diamonds State Park’s search field open again, two visitors on an average day are rewarded with a thrill well worth all that digging in the dirt. These fortunate folks strike it lucky at “the only diamond-producing area in the world open to the public,” as the Crater of Diamonds brochure boasts about

Jerry’s Steak House is a – true Trumann treasure

Jerry’s Steak House, known for a laid-back environment and some of the best steaks in Arkansas, is a legendary restaurant in Trumann. I grew up in northeast Arkansas and have many, many fond memories of eating at Jerry’s in college. Especially on Thursday evenings when the Sweetheart Special was offered. During my Let’s Eat visit,

Watermelon, carrot salad, flan and ice cream make for super cool fuel

Hot August days call for easy, refreshing eats and treats, like a Watermelon Mint Cooler infused with lime. Try my twist on a vintage Carrot Salad recipe that uses canned tomato soup as the base and incorporates pre-shredded carrots, cumin, cilantro and lots of celery. Follow it up with a simple, silky smooth Coconut Flan,

Big on figs? Here’s some fruitful advice

It is fig season in Arkansas, and if your tree didn’t get hit by the early November freeze, you should have an abundance of fruit right now. Fig trees have been gaining in popularity in recent years. The common fig (Ficus carica) can be grown throughout Arkansas, but hardiness varies within cultivars and depends on