Oaklawn Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is a rising star in the world of horse racing. The jockey, who has been the leading rider at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs the past two years, was born in Panama and is

The Art Gallery Scene of Hot Springs

Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of downtown Hot Springs, was named one of the 10 Great Streets in the U.S. this year by the American Planning Association. The street is home to many eye-catching sights, including Gallery Row. “Our galleries

Christmas Festival in Mena

Cities and towns across Arkansas are scheduled to host official lighting ceremonies, parades and more as part of the Trail of Holiday Lights. Mena’s Christmas Festival is part of the celebration. The festival is set for this Friday, December 5,

Five Holiday Ideas for Southwest Arkansas!

Looking for a few holiday ideas this month? Below are a few suggestions to keep you in the holiday spirit throughout December. 1. See the lights at Garvan If you enjoy lights, a destination to include in your holiday plans

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,