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Ashley Batchelor

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Opera to remember

Season finale pays tribute to Jim Swiggart

Subscriber onlyDuring the final number of A Special Gala Concert July 13 at Arend Arts Center, Opera in the Ozarks director emeritus Jim Swiggart was escorted to a chair on stage to watch the 2014 opera company and gala orchestra perform a salute to him. Continue reading...

Behind The Mask

Art Experience workshop encourages expression

Subscriber onlyJo Ann Kaminsky describes Masks for Change as "an art therapy group, but it's focused on personal growth." Continue reading...

A Muse On Skates

RLT’s ‘Xanadu’ a rollicking good time

Subscriber onlyEver since she had a roller skating accident when she was 8 years old, Lexie Hardcastle stayed away from roller skates ... until this summer. Continue reading...

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...

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