Ron Almond of Maumelle works on a painting that he will take to the ninth annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday. He titled the painting Colorado River Canyon. Almond often paints landscapes of sights he sees as he and his wife pursue outdoor hobbies such as rafting, kayaking, biking and hiking. He recently spent 19 days rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and took photos, including the one he used as a guide to create this painting.
Several local artists have participated in the annual Delta Visual Arts Show in Newport in the past and plan to do so again this year. The ninth annual Delta Visual Arts Show will open at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Newport. The show, which is promoted by the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts in Newport, is free and open to the public. More than 180 artists will have their work on display, and visitors will have an opportunity to m... READ MORE
RUSSELLVILLE — The Junior Auxiliary of Russellville’s charity ball on Saturday isn’t just going to be a Mardi Gras-themed party. “It’s going to be an immersion experience,” co-chairwoman Holly Pace said.
I don’t know when I got so dependent on my cellphone, but it happened. I’ve always loved to talk on the phone — from hours lying on the bed in my room when I was growing up, when we were still on a party line — to making sales calls when I spent a couple of years in newspaper advertising. I remember how cool I thought it was when I got a phone INSTALLED in my car. It had to be bolted to the side of the passenger-side console. When it ca... READ MORE
When Darlene McGuire moved to Arkansas from Minnesota 22 years ago, she had no idea what kinds of plants would grow in the Pope County soil. Now she does. McGuire is the 2016 Pope County Master Gardener of the Year, an honor bestowed upon her by her fellow Master Gardeners. She gardened in her hometown of Isle, Minnesota, but she knew she would have to adapt her gardening ways after she relocated to the Moreland community, just north of... READ MORE
Have you ever considered how different today’s whitetail hunting is compared to hunting in years past? Many significant changes have occurred during the past century and a half — changes never envisioned by the deer hunters of yesteryear. Some of the most significant developments relate to the equipment we use. Our firearms have changed. Our ammunition has changed. Our clothing has changed. And we have many more accessories that give us... READ MORE
My catering team’s biggest challenge every year is preparing the food served to more than a thousand stars at the Governors Ball following the Academy Awards, which takes place this coming Sunday. Across the nation, from here on the California coast in La La Land to Manchester by the Sea on the Massachusetts shoreline, fans will be glued to their televisions to watch the show, from the red-carpet arrival of the nominees to the final env... READ MORE
Feb. 23 Heber Springs Chamber Banquet HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will present its 61st annual banquet at 5:30 p.m. at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. The event will feature dinner and a live auction. Special guest Thomas Lipham, program director for the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, will present Super Science Experiments … Ending With a Blast. Awards will be presented. The... READ MORE