Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

The Beer & Bagel Off-Road Run, an off-road race series, is coming to Southwest Arkansas! The trail race is set for March 11, 2017 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity.  The venue offers picturesque scenery in the foothills of the Ouachita mountains. The run entails 4(ish) miles of off road running with a mix of …
Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro. Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray …
Colorful new murals can now be seen on the outside of the Ashdown Community Library. The murals feature various books that can be found at the library with classics showcased such as Charlotte’s Web, the popular book by E.B. White, and Peter Pan. Texarkana artist Art Pletcher painted the murals, which can be seen at …
A new voice will be calling the races at Oaklawn  in Hot Springs for 2017. Vic Stauffer has been named the new track announcer for Oaklawn, which opens for live Thoroughbred racing on January 13.  Stauffer, who is from California, replaces former Oaklawn announcer Pete Aiello, who took a position at another track. Stauffer, who …
The folks of Visit Hot Springs have just sent word about a holiday happening. According to a news release, in the 1940s and 50s the city of Hot Springs had several drive-in movie theaters. All have since closed but the experience will be revived during a Reels & Wheels event December 23 at the Hot …
The holiday season is upon us and with it, comes a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping spree, with sales taking place at many major retailers. However, for those on the lookout for other options to embark …
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs was featured in this month’s issue of Southern Living magazine as as one of “The South’s Best Inns” and its choice for the state of Arkansas. The property, which is located at 104 Lookout Circle overlooking Lake Hamilton, is owned by Innkeepers Kristie and Ray Rosset. They built …
The film Boggy Creek Monster is set to premier in Fouke on November 12. Fouke is a small town in southwest Arkansas that is best known as being the locale for the Fouke monster legend, one of the most popular legends in the state. The town attracted attention in the early 1970s when a Texarkana …