A June full of festivals

Welcome to June! In the Arkansas Delta region of The Natural State, that means it’s time for some great festival fun! It’s Farm Fest 2016 in Wynne on June 9-11. The festival features barbecue cooking contests with youth and adult

27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

The 27th annual North Arkansas Ancestor Fair is set for Saturday, June 4 at the First Christian Church in Marshall. Activities for ancestor hunters take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. County and family genealogists and historians will be

Tickets on sale for legendary rock group Styx at Walmart AMP

Tickets go on sale today, May 20, at 10 a.m. for a performance by rock-and-roll group Styx at the Walmart AMP in Rogers. The concert will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, and ticket prices range from $31 to $55.50.

Get thee to the University of Central Arkansas!

Do you know what the everyday phrases “one fell swoop,” “cold comfort,” “break the ice” and “brave new world” have in common? A couple of things, it turns out: They were all written by Shakespeare, and they all come from

New visitors center opens at Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home on May 21

On May 21, Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess celebrates the grand opening of a new visitors center in the former colony theatre and pop shop. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at 110 Center Dr. in

Davidsonville Historic State Park opens new visitors center on May 20

Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas hosts a dedication of the park’s new visitors center on Friday, May 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit the new facility. In addition, the park

Hot Springs site of monument for first fallen National Park Service ranger

As part of the Centennial of the National Park Service, special programs at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs have been held throughout the year to honor the anniversary year. Plans had also been in the works this year

Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

“Listen local” to Legends in Argenta

The word “concert” doesn’t quite convey what Susie Cowan, executive director of Legends of Arkansas, and her team have planned for this coming Saturday, May 14. Think of Legends in Argenta—an offshoot of the Legends of Arkansas festival coming up on

Art meets science in Little Rock summer camps

There’s a reason the words “arts and sciences” appear together so often and that the phrase has such a nice ring to it—art and science are compatible disciplines because they’re more alike than they are different. Both employ exploration and