Posts by Author: Jill Rohrbach

If you’re looking for something fun to do over Labor Day weekend, this one’s for you, whether you choose to participate or just see how well you can count the skipping of a rock. That’s right, rock skipping. Serious rock skipping for prize money.  The Great Southern Stone Skipping Championships on Saturday morning of Labor …
  “Man, if you gotta ask you’ll never know.”             Louis [Satchmo] Armstrong’s reply when asked what jazz is September in Eureka Springs brings the cool and unrestricted sounds of Jazz Eureka. The fun starts Thursday, Sept. 8 with the Roaring 20s Jazz Lawn Party on the grounds of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. …
The Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate its 18th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Barnett Building in Batesville. Festivities to honor 18 years of preserving history include a catered meal from Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering  and musical entertainment from Mountain View’s Harmony. Harmony, made up of Mary and Robert Gillihan and …
Audubon Arkansas has announced the designation of Important Bird Area (IBA) status for the Buffalo National River, a unit of the National Park System administered by the Department of the Interior. “Important Bird Areas are sites that provide essential habitat for breeding, wintering, or migrating bird species,” said Dr. Dan Scheiman, Bird Conservation Director for …
“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.'” -Judge Isaac C. Parker, 1896 Since the 1940s, Wild West stories of Fort Smith, …
Some say kids and adults need to spend less time staring at their phones and more time socializing in person and enjoying the great outdoors. As a lover of technology, tech gadgets, people, and nature, I say we can have our cake and eat it too. Here are six ways to embrace technology for added …
The 73rd annual White River Water Carnival takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Riverside Park in Batesville. This family-friendly event features carnival rides, vendors, live entertainment, parade, kids’ activities, and more. Check out this list of activities for the day: Kidzone – The Kidzone is open from 11 a.m. …
The Eureka Springs’ Fat Tire Festival on July 15-17 is full of downhill, super-d, short track, and cross country racing. Riders and spectators from surrounding states come together for group rides and social gatherings during this three-day event. Click here for a weekend overview schedule with specific times of all the rides and fun. Keep …