Holiday Express Train Visits Mena

The Kansas City Southern (KCS)  Holiday Express Train will be chugging towards Mena on December 13. Plans are for the train to arrive at 4 p.m. at the Mena Depot. The Holiday Express is a six-car train that brings Santa

Main Street Arkansas Celebrates 30 Years

  Earlier this month, I had a chance to attend a discussion highlighting “30 Years of Main Street Arkansas” as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series in Little Rock. The event was held at Sturgis Hall,

Mount Vernon Presentation at Garvan Woodland Gardens

This Friday (November 7), Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is hosting a talk and presentation by Dean Norton, the director of horticulture at George Washington’s Mount Vernon home in Virginia. The talk, which starts at 9:30 a.m., will give

Sorghum Festival in Mount Ida!

Sorghum is a sweet syrup made by cooking the juice squeezed from sorghum cane. If you are wanting to by chance see how sorghum is made, the annual Sorghum Festival is tomorrow (November 1) at the Heritage House Museum of

Halloween at Magic Screams!

Looking for a place to celebrate Halloween? Magic Screams at Magic Springs in Hot Springs is having their Halloween Horror Finale this weekend! They will be open Halloween Friday (Oct. 31) from 4-11 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 1)  4-11 p.m. and

Carroll Cloar Exhibit in El Dorado

The exhibit “Carroll Cloar’s Arkansas” will be on display at the South Arkansas Arts Center (SAAC) in El Dorado from November 7 through December 19.  According to a press release sent by the SAAC, Cloar (1913-1993) was born in Earle,

Dedication of Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

Heads up to all hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts! The official dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the popular Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is tomorrow ( Oct. 28)! The event takes place at the Avery Recreation Area at

First FootGolf Course Opens in Arkansas

The historic Belvedere Country Club in Hot Springs is now home to Arkansas’s first FootGolf course: The Hills at Belvedere. The 18-hole public course, opening at the end of October, is the brainchild of businessman Robert Raines, who is the

Glimpse History during Civil War Weekend

Civil War Weekend, which takes place November 1-2, is a popular educational event at Historic Washington State Park. The park is located in Washington, Arkansas, which had an important role during the Civil War. The town was located on the

Maya Angelou Celebration in Stamps

The below article was written by Jeannie Roberts and was featured in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.   A celebration Saturday of the life of poet and author Maya Angelou will be the first-ever public gathering in recognition of the self-proclaimed “Daughter