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Community garden spreads veggies and ideas

Subscriber onlyOne Gentry businessman has taken a different approach to keeping the lawn in front of his business beautiful. Instead of mowing it, he put in a community garden and shares fruits and vegetables with area residents. Continue reading...

Working With The Railroad

Local Officials Offer Tips for Car-Train Safety

Subscriber onlySee tracks? Think train! Continue reading...

Weirder Than Snake Shoes

Sometimes ‘because you can’ goes too far

Subscriber onlyRecently I read something in the newspaper that convinces me there are people in the world with entirely too much time on their hands. How else could we explain the fact there's a couple in Massachusetts named Melanie and Neal who have petitioned the state to legally change their middle names to the word "Seamonster." Continue reading...

Get Inside The Fun

Arts center creates new ‘special operations’ team

Subscriber onlyVolunteers play a vital role at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, says Erin West, director of events and operations. Continue reading...

Building Family Ties

Wood and wisdom create canoes and memories

Subscriber onlyUsing strips of Western red cedar, cherry and walnut -- scrap lumber from building their houses and kitchen cabinets -- Rick and Josh Whitaker have spent hundreds of hours of father-son time together making two canoes they will use for more family time. Continue reading...

A lesson in bravery

Mom remembers the night before fifth grade

Subscriber onlyOur 12-year-old groans every time he sees a back-to-school commercial, which lately seems to happen once every five seconds. (I can't blame him. When adults go on vacation, the last thing we want is to be constantly reminded that our regular jobs are about to start up again on Monday morning.) So my kids are milking these last few days of freedom for all they're worth -- wearing pajamas until noon, playing Marco Polo in the pool and enjoying lazy evenings without a hint of homework. Continue reading...

'Lifestyle festival' a chance to chill out, rock out and learn

Subscriber onlyA lifestyle festival featuring holistic eating, camping, rock climbing and more is coming to Northwest Arkansas next weekend. Continue reading...