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Holiday and non-holiday events await this month. The Trail of Holiday Lights continues through December. A major Civil War 150 anniversary commemoration is at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Learn about one of state’s most delicious edibles: the Arkansas Black Apple.

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December at Garvan Woodland Gardens

Zoie Clift

Through Dec. 31 more than 2 million holiday lights illuminate Garvan Woodland Gardens each evening during Holiday Lights in Hot Springs. The event transforms the Gardens into a charming and whimsical winter landscape. New this year is the centerpiece display:…Read more ›
Don’t Miss the Prairie Grove Battle Reenactment on Dec. 1 and 2

Jill Rohrbach

If you’ve never experienced the sound and smells of black powder, then this is a good place to do it – the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Battle Reenactment at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 2. It’s fascinating to…Read more ›
From Reindeer to Jingle Bells…The Music of the Holiday Season Comes to the Arkansas Delta

Kim Williams

Celebrate the holiday season with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra as they perform The Spirit of Christmas on Dec. 2. The special holiday concert takes place at the Grand Prairie Center at Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas in Stuttgart, and features…Read more ›
Unique Gift Giving Made Easy

Kerry Kraus

Everyone has someone on their gift list that is either very difficult to buy for or it’s a person they really want to impress. Finding the perfect item can be tedious at best. There is no need to stress about…Read more ›
The Food of December: Arkansas Black Apples

Kat Robinson

Arkansas is known for a lot of crops – soybeans, rice, cotton – but in the 19th century it was also known for apples.  Dozens of varietals were grown in orchards across the state, ranging from the Shannon Pippin to…Read more ›
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The Historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs

The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa is one of the most striking landmarks of Hot Springs. The building’s Spanish-Colonial architecture and two domed towers are an eye-catching sight as one ventures down Central Avenue. Home to 478 rooms within an eleven story central portion and two seven story wings, the benchmark hotel is also the largest hotel in Arkansas.

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Rhoda Adams Interview

Rhoda Adams, owner of Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village, discusses how she started cooking and how her business has evolved over time.

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