Posts by Author: Katherine Stewart

Each year, small and locally owned businesses come together to provide an alternative to “Black Friday” madness with an event called “Small Business Saturday.” This year in Little Rock, two downtown neighborhoods are turning out to make shopping small a big event. The River Market District is encouraging folks to “think big and shop small” with …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Things are starting to get busy for Jolly Ole Saint Nick, who’s recently launched a frenzied schedule of appearances across the state (check out our Trail of Holiday Lights brochure for details about some of the stops he’ll be making). But Santa wouldn’t dream of coming to Arkansas without making time for our furry, four-legged family …
For baseball fans, the winter months can feel like one long, scoreless inning spent yearning for the sights, sounds and excitement of your favorite sport. But the Arkansas Travelers have devised a fun new way to stay involved with the team during the off-season in the form of a giant scavenger hunt in which teams can …
Ready your spyglasses, because later this week two special visitors will drop anchor in Little Rock and spend nearly a fortnight in our capital city before sailing on for a visit to Fort Smith. Replicas of the Nina and the Pinta, two of the three most-sung-about vessels in history (hint: the third is the Santa Maria), will dock at Julius …
Calling all KFOLs—and TFOLs, AFOLs, AHOLs, ALEs and ALHs: BrickUniverse is coming to Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29! For the uninitiated, BrickUniverse is a massive LEGO fan convention that travels the country bringing exhibits, model displays, professional Lego artists, special guests, and, of course, numerous build opportunities to every …
Growing up, the holiday season was synonymous with drama. No, not because of family shenanigans at the Christmas dinner table, but because whether it was playing a pilgrim in the annual Thanksgiving play (everyone wanted to be the turkey, which I never quite understood) or getting dressed up to see the Nutcracker, the winter months were …
A new cookbook highlights American cuisine in a novel way: by dipping a spoon into the foodways of all fifty states. America: The Cookbook is an encyclopedic journey that explores the nation’s main arteries—fried chicken, apple pie—and back roads (mashed wild wapato or ackee dip, anyone?) and stops in Arkansas to visit with gardening and lifestyle expert …