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Fruits of the vine -Discover the Arkansas Wine Trail 

It’s time to celebrate the fruits of the vine in Arkansas’ wine country. With the arrival of September, the locally grown grapes are ready for picking. And, as always, the wines and juices are ready for tasting. Since the late 1800s, Arkansas has been producing wine, making it the oldest wine- and grape juice-producing state

Herds of fans expected for 3rd Annual Arkansas Goat Festival

Internet cat videos, move over. Goats have arrived. Around the world, online and off, the inherently funny antics of goats are having their day. In Arkansas, they literally have a day — this year, Oct. 6 — when the 3rd Annual Arkansas Goat Festival in Perryville puts on a show you have to see to

Pumpkin time – Cooking and decorating with my favorite harbinger of fall

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?” — From “The Pumpkin” by John Greenleaf Whittier, 1846 Despite what the calendar says, autumn doesn’t begin for me until I see my first pumpkin of the season.  Pumpkins mean delicious seasonal desserts, beautiful fall table

It’s time for  tailgating!

 For football fans, it’s the roar of the stadium, the sizzle and smell of meat on the grill, the praise you give or receive when you bite into something delicious, and the camaraderie that makes tailgating as fun as football. To kick off the season, these recipes will help you bring your culinary A game

Fighting the cyberwar

Our nation is engaged in an ever-escalating cyberwar, one in which we are under constant attack, not from amateur hackers, but from professional combatants in foreign nations. In this modern version of a Cold War, foreign nations — China, Russia, Iran and North Korea — are hacking into our critical infrastructure. They are leaving behind

Veteran’s cemetery national recognition-new officers-rural teacher of the year

Veterans' cemetery at Birdeye receives national recognition The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye received national recognition Aug. 10 at a ceremony marking its top ranking among the nation’s state veterans cemeteries. Randy Reeves, a career cemetery director who serves as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for memorial affairs, came to Arkansas to

JTown’s Grill is where the locals go

JTown’s Grill’s slogan is “where the locals go,” and based on the restaurant’s popularity, the slogan is correct. The restaurant is located just off the Arkansas State University campus and has a great view of Centennial Bank Stadium, the home football field for the Red Wolves. Accordingly, JTown’s is adorned with many pieces of ASU promotional

Do skylights bring sky-high energy bills?

Skylights can bring a little of the outside world indoors and make your living space more livable — when they are installed correctly. But they can also affect your energy bills and comfort level, so it is a good idea to do some research before you buy. One downside of skylights is they can add

Rejuvenate your garden with perennials

Many gardeners rely on summer annuals to add color to their late summer/early fall garden, but there are some great perennials for both sun and shade that are just beginning to bloom and will give your garden some new zing. Chrysanthemums are hitting the market now, and while they are perennials, they do need some