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Linda Haymes

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On Cajun/Creole kick in Cabot

posted: 11/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Purple Onion, which arrived in Cabot late last year, offers some tasty options for diners in central Arkansas. While the city is considered a bedroom community to the greater Little Rock area, dining options -- beyond fast-food chains -- have been limited to a few choices.

Good or bad, some are thankful for stores opening early for Christmas gift shopping

posted: 11/24/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Through the decades, the Black Friday shopping experience has become as much of a holiday ritual as the Thanksgiving turkey the day before.

Tip-off times for shoppers

posted: 11/24/2015 2:17 a.m. Comment 1

Here's a partial roundup of some major retailers' hours for holiday sales.

Paper Trails: Campbell's wife to talk at opening

posted: 11/22/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

STAR POWER: Kim Campbell, wife of Delight native and Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell, will join in next month's opening of Memory Care of Little Rock on the Good Shepherd campus. The 74-bed Alzheimer's and dementia-care facility will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Dec. 17.

Our House ready to Tie One On

posted: 11/22/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Volunteers for Our House, the shelter for working homeless since 1987, really tie one on at the holiday party.

Ask the Expert

posted: 11/21/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

My to-do list around the house includes preparing my home for winter. What can I do now to ward off the chill?

Tourism revenue heavily dependent on good fall show

posted: 11/16/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Parks and Tourism's weekly fall color updates have told a disappointing tale this year, although there were some bright spots.

Paper Trails: What 'Antiques Roadshow' found in Little Rock and when episodes will air

posted: 11/15/2015 3:53 a.m. Gallery Discuss

BETWEEN THE LINES: Next season's episodes of Antiques Roadshow that were filmed in Little Rock in July are set to air on AETN on Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 as part of its 20th anniversary season.

Ask the Expert

posted: 11/14/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The paint is peeling on the 1950s-era ironwork accenting the front porch of my home. I think this is a small enough project that I will be able to tackle it myself, but I am unsure how to proceed. Do I need to scrape off all the old paint before applying new? Is a spray paint an option, or is the best choice to use a brush and can of paint?

Paper Trails: Diamond soon to set off on tour

posted: 11/08/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

SHINE ON! Remember Esperanza, originally an 8.52-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro this summer? Recently cut to a 4.67-carat gem during a several-day public event at Stanley Jewelers/Gemologist in North Little Rock? Word is, plans are in the works to have the rock star hit the road and tour the nation coast to coast, including a stop in North Little Rock, says Joan Ellison with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The diamond originally was to be auctioned in December, but polishing took longer than expected. It is now set to be auctioned in April unless a reasonable offer for it is made before then, Ellison says.

Ask the Expert

posted: 11/07/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Before nestling in for the long winter months, I'd like to clear out clutter to open up my home's living areas. I realize part of this is finding efficient ways to store the things I want to keep but don't need everyday. What do you suggest?

Rick's N'awlins fare is on a roll

posted: 11/05/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Rick's Beignets, a purple, green and gold food truck parked in a lot at Country Club Road and North Hills Boulevard in Sherwood makes a big promise with the slogan stretched across the truck's side: "Bringing you a Taste of New Orleans." And, for the most part, owner Rick Rogers delivers.

Paper Trails: 3 Browns' induction hits chord

posted: 11/01/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

The three siblings from Sparkman had dreamed of this day for decades.

Paper Trails: Arkansans turning up in the arts

posted: 10/25/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

HOT OFF THE PRESS: NBC's prime-time drama Chicago Fire, airing at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, will feature an Arkansan as an extra. Clarksville resident Dayna Hilton, executive director of Keep Kids Safe Foundation, was on the show's set in Chicago last week filming. An air date for that episode hasn't been announced.

Home: Seasonal canvas

posted: 10/24/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

When fall breezes arrive and Halloween decorations spring up on front porches, some creative types work in an organic medium wielding knives and scalpels. The pumpkin is their canvas.



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