Posts by Author: Jill Rohrbach

Professional and amateur cycling teams head to Fayetteville March 30 through April 2 for the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. Celebrating 40 years, this four-day, four-stage race will host 750 athletes from 27 countries and all 50 states. Today, the race is a draw for top domestic and international cyclists, but it had humble beginnings. …
Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border opens Feb. 18 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The free exhibit, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, …
To celebrate the arrival later this year of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes America,” to the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, the museum is focusing on community sports throughout 2107. It will display a regional exhibit titled “Our Teams – Our Pride,” which features local sports history, and offer …
If you’re interested in getting into fly fishing, here’s a great way to do it if you’re in North Central Arkansas. Greg Seaton of The Little Red Fly Fishing Guide Service is offering free fly fishing classes in February. Classes will run four consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. …
There’s a something for all ages in Season 32 of the Arkansas Public Theatre in Rogers. APT recently announced its upcoming show line-up at its annual Season Announcement Party at its historic home stage, The Victory Theatre, located downtown. Season 32 features a mix of new, straight-from-Broadway productions and long standing classics. All performances are …
One of the best times for hiking in Arkansas is March, when winter heads into spring. With the leaves off the trees and buds of spring just starting to show, you can see for miles and view vantage points before they are covered up by trees in full bloom. Mild Arkansas weather provides great hiking temperatures this time of …
It’s cold outside, which means it’s a perfect time to head to an Arkansas cave. The beauty about our caves is that most of them run an average of around 58 degrees year round. In the summer, they feel cool in temperature, while in the winter they feel warm to visitors. So, if you’re stir …
Fort Smith has one again been designated as one of the nation’s “Top 10 True Western Towns” by True West magazine. Fort Smith secured the  No.1 designation in 2013 and has consistently remained one of the top five designated destinations ever since. Fort Smith will be featured alongside Deadwood, South Dakota—the 2017 top honor—and eight …