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SoMa: ‘A small town in downtown’

Main Street Little Rock’s laid-back neighborhood celebrates creativity In a capital city with more than its fair share of destination neighborhoods, what’s an up-and-comer to do to make its mark? If you’re SoMa (South Main Street), you relax and let your laid-back vibe speak for itself. That patience has paid off in spades. The 2006

Johnny Cash’s musical roots run deep in Dyess

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival set for Oct. 18-20  “Back in Arkansas, a way of life produced a certain kind of music. Does a certain kind of music now produce a way of life?” — Johnny Cash  Johnny Cash is one of the world’s best-known Arkansawyers — and the festival exploring his roots in the state

Skipping stones at Greers Ferry Lake

He came, he skipped, he conquered. Again. Kurt Steiner of Emporium, Pennsylvania, won the third annual Great Southern Stone Skipping Championships last month at Fairfield Bay Marina on Greers Ferry Lake. His winning throw was 24 skips. Steiner, who is known as “Mountain Man” and set a world record in 2013 with 88 stone skips,

Spooky treats

Halloween is around the corner, and it’s time to have fun with your food. Unleash your imagination and create cute or creepy eats. Whether you’re hosting a party or just cooking for your family, these spooky goodies aren’t just festive, they are delicious. Enjoy! Pimento Spider Sandwiches                 

All charged up!

There is a big energy transition coming, and I’m not talking about renewables. That’s not to take anything away from the success of renewables. Last year, the majority of resources added by utilities worldwide were renewable, exceeding additions of coal-, gas- and oil-based capacity combined. In Arkansas, all the recent additions to utilities’ energy portfolios

Submit your picks for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Nominations for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame open Oct. 1 and will remain open through Oct. 31, said Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst. This is the third year for the statewide program, which was created to recognize legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events from every part of the state. “Food is an

Join the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!

When it comes to emergency preparedness, most Arkansans think about such natural disasters as tornadoes, floods or ice storms. But there is another threat that the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management wants the state’s residents to prepare for — a major earthquake on the New Madrid Fault, which extends into northeast Arkansas. To help raise

Calling all Arkansans to keep Arkansas beautiful

Through the end of October, thousands of volunteers from all parts of the state will be working together to clear trash from our roadways, parks, lakes, rivers and public areas as part of The Great Arkansas Cleanup. The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission provides supplies, including trash bags, gloves and T-shirts, to dozens of registered cleanups.

Flying Burger and Seafood soars to new heights

Magnolia, located just 20 miles north of Louisiana, is known for its Blossom Festival, World Championship Steak Cook-off and the original Flying Burger and Seafood restaurant, which continues to grow in popularity. When Robert Smith founded the Flying Burger in 2008, he already had decades of experience in owning and operating restaurants. The original name

Tips to stay comfortable this winter

When we talk about comfort in our homes, we usually think about where the thermostat is set. But there’s more to the picture than just the indoor temperature. An important piece of the comfort puzzle is radiant heat, which transfers heat from a warm surface to a colder one. A person sitting in a room

Master gardeners mark 30 years

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Arkansas Master Gardener program, a program of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. What began with a 30-member class from four counties in 1988 has grown to over 3,400 volunteers in 67 counties in Arkansas. As horticulturally trained volunteers, Master Gardeners extend research-based