Posts by Author: jthorpe@msgd.aristotle.net

    Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 Tour of Outdoor Spaces designed by P. Allen Smith & Associates 1:00 p.m.: Pick up at Capital Hotel        1:30-2:15 p.m.: Tour of Arkansas Governor’s Mansion  Hosted by Governor Mike Beebe and First Lady Ginger Beebe       Mrs. Beebe greets the group      P. Allen Smith …
If you’ve followed my blogs, tweets and facebook posts, you know that I love to fish. I’ve spent a lot of time recently fishing for crappie and stripers in lakes around the Arkansas Ozarks and fishing for trout in Arkansas Ozark streams and rivers. Recently, I visited one of our central Arkansas lakes, Lake Maumelle, with guide …
Last weekend I participated in the Ouachita Adventure Race at Mountain Harbor Resort in Joplin, AR and it was just that…an adventure! The Ouachita Mountains are the perfect place to hold an adventure race. In this region of the state you’ll find flowing rivers and streams, clear lakes and plenty of woodlands for rigorous hikes.  The race combines …
  Learn how to Plug Into Profitsby attending the 37th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center, March 6-8. Speakers include former Disney leader Jake Poore, now chief experience officer with Integrated Loyalty Systems, Inc.  R. Byron Carlock Jr., president and chief executive officer of CNL Lifestyle Company LLC, Beth West …
This November, during the Arkansas: The State of Fishing media event I had the fortune of meeting fishing pro Tom Neustrom.  He recently wrote this story about the White River.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! The River of Many Returns By Tom Neustrom There is much written about the large …
I’m a foodie and love to attend just about any culinary event I can find.  So, I was thrilled when the details of the 2011 Chefs’ Ball were announced. I’m especially excited about this year’s event because I know several of the students and instructors that attend and teach at Pulaski Technical Culinary School. One great thing about Arkansas is that …
  Arkansas’s own Little Rock Tours wins National Award Tampa, Florida – January 23, 2011 Little Rock Tours offers an extensive list of sightseeing tours; charter service featuring late model motorcoaches and vans; plus a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Supper Club, and group travel planning services. The company was recently awarded the 2011 United Motocoach …
Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com   All the hard work that’s going on over in Jacksonville on Reed’s Bridge is being rewarded. The Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society has been awarded the “Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation” from the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. The honor recognizes “an activity or project that has made a significant contribution to …