Lonely Planet announces best places in the U.S. to visit in 2016: NWA #7

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Lonely Planet – the world’s leading travel media company – released today its annual list of the top 10 best places to go in the United States in 2016, and we’re excited that Northwest Arkansas comes in at seventh place!

Willl Eisner Week in Arkadelphia

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Will Eisner Week is an annual event celebrating comics and graphic novels. The namesake of the week is in honor of artist Will Eisner. He was one of the most innovative figures in the medium and every year the celebration

Run the LOViT

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The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) is a popular hiking and mountain biking trail near Mount Ida that winds along the southern shore of Lake Ouachita. It is also the scene of the annual LOViT 100K endurance trail run. The

Trout Unlimited banquet and auction is Feb. 12

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The 30th annual Conservation Banquet and Auction for Arkansas Trout Unlimited Chapter 514 in Northwest Arkansas is set for Friday, Feb. 12 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The evening includes a live and silent auction, dinner catered by Spring Street

Learn Outdoor Skills at Daisy State Park

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Situated on Lake Greeson’s shore and in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Daisy State Park in Kirby is a prime place to enjoy the area’s many outdoor opportunities. Park Superintendent Tamara Lunsford has sent word of an upcoming Outdoor

Les bon temps rouler in la Petite Roche

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Problem: It’s almost Fat Tuesday, and you’re in Little Rock, all dressed up with a feather boa and a bagful of beads and New Orleans is too far to go. Solution: Check out all the Mardi Gras celebrations happening right here

New craft coffee roastery in Hot Springs

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Hot Springs is the scene of a new craft coffee roastery, the first small batch roastery of its kind in the city. Red Light Roastery is located at 1003 Park Avenue and beans are sold by the pound from the

NPS director Jonathan Jarvis hands out all-access park passes

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Fourth-graders at King Elementary in Little Rock got a special visit yesterday from National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis, in town to celebrate both the centennial of the NPS and Black History Month. These two events come together in the Little

Black Hearts Ball at Crystal Bridges for Valentine’s Day

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Set aside the box of chocolate and think outside the box when it comes to the standard Valentine’s Day tradition. Head to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and join artinfusion for its 4th annual Black Hearts Ball:

It’s the McGehee Men’s Club annual oyster supper on Feb. 5

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There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”