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Paper Trails: Adventure at sea calls Little Rock teacher; beloved local bakery sets closing date

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

DIVING IN: Dennis Pevey, a science facilitator at eStem Public Charter School in Little Rock, has been selected to be a lead science communicator and sail aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus' expedition this year. The research vessel is led by Robert Ballard, best known for discovering the Titanic. Pevey took part in this program last year.

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posted: 05/21/2016 1:45 a.m. Discuss

I understand that the two colors of the year for 2016 chosen by Pantone are Rose Quartz and Serenity. These pastels of pink and blue are usually found in a baby or small child's room, but I like the calm, soft hues and was wondering where and how I might use them in the rest of my home.

Paper Trails: Arkansans' first film to premiere; John Tesh in Little Rock; Def Leppard meets Deaf Leopards

updated: 05/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

TAKING FLIGHT: Brothers Miles and Joshua Miller will hold the world premiere of their first feature film, All the Birds Have Flown South, at the Seattle International Film Festival next month. The Southern Gothic film, shot in central Arkansas in early 2014, stars North Little Rock native Joey Lauren Adams, Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, Midnight Special, Mud) and Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, Dallas Buyers Club). Most of the cast and crew are Arkansans. It was produced by Little Rock native Kathryn Francis Tucker (daughter of downtown real estate developer Rett Tucker), who's previously been an assistant director on major films shot in Los Angeles.

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posted: 05/14/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Now that I've checked most of the to-do items off my spring cleaning list, I want to clean the windows. What's the best way to do this?

Paper Trails: Paul McCartney met inspirers of 'Blackbird' at North Little Rock show

updated: 05/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Paul McCartney, who made his mark in the world in the 1960s as a Beatle, recently met two Little Rock women -- Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford -- who made their mark on the world in the previous decade. In 1957, the women were part of the Little Rock Nine, students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock. In recent years, McCartney has said the integration crisis at the school inspired his song "Blackbird" from The Beatles, known as the White Album, in 1968.

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posted: 05/07/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

This time of year has me wondering, does daylight saving time really lead to energy savings around my home?

Personal Space

posted: 05/07/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: Riverland neighborhood, Maumelle

History Channel series features Arkansas blacksmith Daniel Casey

updated: 05/02/2016 8:55 p.m. Comments 2

At 28, blacksmith Daniel Casey of Romance is red-hot right now, thanks to his new History Channel series Iron & Fire.

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan produces Kristofferson record; former TV weatherman sets world ad record

updated: 05/02/2016 11:44 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC MAN: Perryville native Shawn Camp, who was named male vocalist of the year in 2015 by the International Bluegrass Music Association, is also known for his songwriting. His work includes Josh Turner's hit, "Would You Go With Me," and "Live This Long," featured on Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard's album, Django and Jimmie. Camp's most recent work? Co-producing Kris Kristofferson's new album, The Cedar Creek Sessions. Camp plays lead guitar on live recordings captured during a three-day jam session in 2014 at Cedar Creek Recording studio in Austin, Texas. The album is set for release in June, just before Kristofferson turns 80. Camp now lives in Nashville.

Paper Trails: Arkansas ironsmith becomes TV star on History Channel series

updated: 04/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

FORGING FAME: Daniel Casey of Romance is one of the few blacksmiths who make a full-time career of crafting rifles, guns, knives and more using only traditional methods. And now he can add TV star to his resume.

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posted: 04/23/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

I worry about mold and mildew accumulating in my home. What are some ways I can work to keep moisture-related problems at bay?

Paper Trails: A voice in puzzle fray to give talk

posted: 04/17/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

PUZZLING DEVELOPMENT: A scandal -- dubbed Gridgate -- recently unfolded within the professional crossword-puzzle world. Oliver Roeder, a senior writer and puzzle editor for website "FiveThirtyEight" alleged in a March 4 article that Timothy Parker, longtime crossword editor for USA Today and Universal Syndicate, committed plagiarism by publishing puzzles that were strikingly similar to years-old New York Times ones. Parker, who responded that the similarities were a coincidence, temporarily stepped down pending an investigation by Universal Uclick, the company that owns the rights to USA Today's puzzles.

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posted: 04/16/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

My wife and I are making an offer on a new house that features a built-in home bar, leading me to wonder where and what are the best methods for storing various types of alcohol? Which items should be stored at room temperature, and what should be kept refrigerated or even frozen?

To stay forever: Rules apply to scattering ashes in state or national park

posted: 04/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Vacation destinations as a final resting place?

Paper Trails: Crowd in Malvern watches Arkansas resident win 'American Idol'

updated: 04/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

MALVERN -- Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday at Larry's Pizza to watch the town's adopted son, Mississippi native Trent Harmon, one of two finalists in the 15th and final competition of Fox's American Idol. Many, including the waitresses, wore blue Team Trent T-shirts.

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