Ashley Batchelor

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Author explains how home can be a 'sweet spot' for anyone

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas author returns to her home state today on a tour promoting her book "Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford: The Sweet Spot Guide to Home Decor." Continue reading...

Opportunity boogies

Event raises awareness of hunger, homelessness

Subscriber onlySome 150 people gathered for the inaugural ONE Boogie in support of Youth Bridge and Feed Communities June 28 at the Garner Farm in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Berry Beauty

Blueberries add diversity to more than dessert

Subscriber onlyFrom salads to salsa to smoothies, blueberries can be a colorful addition to the dinner table. Continue reading...

Peel Mansion celebrates heritage

Guests ‘Drink the Garden’ at new fundraiser

Subscriber only"Garden Party" and "Lawn Dart" were among the names of the drinks served to about 85 people in attendance at Drink the Garden, a first-year event June 21 at The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Movies and the Bible

Sermon series teaches people to share faith

Subscriber only"We know that movies connect with everybody," said the Rev. Carness Vaughan, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Rogers. Continue reading...

'West Meets South'

Garden party keeps Hospice in good health

Subscriber onlyAbout 550 donned denim, dresses and cowboy boots at the 23rd annual Friends of Washington Regional Hospice Summer Garden Party June 14 in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Giving kids a hand

Summer Salsa supports Children’s House

Subscriber onlyAbout 350 guests attended Summer Salsa, which raised more than $90,000 for EOA Children's House. Continue reading...

Winning, Piece By Piece By Piece

Clarksville artist ‘connects’ with porcelain grass installation

Subscriber onlyWhen Dawn Holder heard her name announced as the winner of the River Valley Invitational during the June 5 opening reception, her first reaction was "just surprise and excitement." Continue reading...

'Diligence, tenacity, joy'

Opera in the Ozarks stays true to vision

Subscriber onlyNuns, fairy tale characters and possible infidelity will be what's new on stage when Opera in the Ozarks kicks off today with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte," Giacomo Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" and James Lapine's and Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." The 64th season of Opera in the Ozarks -- an intensive eight-week summer training and performance program for young singers -- runs through July 18 with 24 performances in Eureka Springs and Bentonville. Continue reading...

Children called to wild

Family-friendly benefit raises money for science center

Subscriber onlyMore than 200 adults and young people checked out activities such as campfire music and raptor rehabilitation during Call of the Wild June 7 at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. Continue reading...

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