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It’s the holiday season, and the travel writers for Arkansas Tourism decided we’d offer some suggestions of Arkansas products that make great gifts! Here are just a few from our areas of The Natural State. Zoie Clift Everyone likes something sweet! Juanita’s Candy Kitchen in Arkadelphia is well known for its thin homemade peanut, pecan …
Oh la la! The City of Paris celebrates the holiday season with extra flair this year with the installation of the Eiffel Tower Park on the town square. Don’t miss the lighting ceremony of the new tower at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 23. Located on the southwest corner of the downtown square, the new …
Halloween is past and Thanksgiving is on its way, which means it’s time to start marking items off of your Christmas list. Here are two excellent opportunities for doing just that this weekend. NWA Boutique Show The Northwest Arkansas Boutique Show kicks off Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention …
Whether you’re a Baby Boomer looking to revisit your childhood or a girl who just loves dolls, you need to visit the Barbie®: The Vintage Years, 1959-1972 Exhibit at the Esse Purse Museum in downtown Little Rock.   It opens this Sunday, Sept. 28 and is on display through Sunday, Jan. 4. From the signature black …
  Located one block east of Courthouse Square in downtown Magnolia, you’ll find a shop that has been a fashion beacon since 1948: Lois Gean’s. The store first opened as a small gift shop. Original owner and namesake Lois Gean added clothing to the lineup in the early 60s as women began wearing pant suits. …
The Arkansas River Valley region is ripe with festivals that focus on food. In July, you can catch both the Johnson County Peach Festival and the Altus Grape Festival. Johnson County Peach Festival The Peach Festival in Clarksville is celebrating its 75th year on Friday, July 25-Saturday, July 26 in Clarksville. It takes place on …
Fresh….homegrown….and homemade:  That’s what you’ll fine at Hardin’s Farm and Market Too! in Scott.  Come prepared to shop and eat because there are plenty of options.  When you first pull in you can’t help but notice all the imaginative metal yard art, ranging from a nice-sized Razorback to a giraffe. There are signs, other animals, …
What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in the first place. Here are six ideas for spending time with your mom this Mother’s …
  Fort Smith native Sarah Martin Ridgley developed a passion for “vintage emphemera” – paper items such as invitations and note cards – while researching invitations for her wedding in 2005. Today she sells her hand-cranked invitations, cards, coasters and prints through Etsy, the e-commerce website that focuses on handmade or vintage items. The products …
The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will offer several craft workshops during the spring break session from March 24 – 29. Select shops in the craft village will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for workshops and demonstrations. There are also opportunities to make a wool felt ball, a pinch …