Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

Famous Arkansan and musician Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and had recently been living in a permanent care facility in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Delight in Pike County, Campbell was considered a pioneer in the field, harnessing accolades such as multiple …
August 21 stands out this month as the first time since the late 1970s that a total solar eclipse will occur in the U.S. According to a press release sent by Jim Miller of Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, a ‘solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the Earth …
Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Caddo Bend …
  Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place September 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of Visit Hot Springs, which is producing the event. “That’s Shannon Purser, …
For 21 years, the Hot Springs Blues Festival has been a beacon for the blues in Hot Springs. This year’s family friendly festival will be September 2-3 in Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown. “The first thing that sets this festival apart is that it’s in Hot Springs,”said David Hughes, President of the Spa City Blues Society, which puts …
The state’s largest watermelons are celebrated each year at the Hope Watermelon Festival in Hope. The 41st annual event, set for August 10-12, includes ice-cold watermelons sold by the slice, watermelon weigh-ins, and watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. The festival itself dates back to the mid-1920s when the city staged a one-day annual festival. …
Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena will have their annual butterfly count Saturday, July 15. The park is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, and is located atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest peak. The count will start and end at the Wonder House on site, a historic vacation home built in the 1930s …
A SWAT (SouthWest Arkansas Tour) Overnight Camp is taking place July 24- 27 for those wanting to explore some of the varied state parks that can be found in Southwest Arkansas. The camp is open to kids ages 9-13 and the agenda includes hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, campfire cooking, and more. The camp is a …