Saturday 20th September 2014,
HS Hot Spots

Browsing the "Lifestyle" Category


Kindling the Magic of Hot Springs: Weekend of Wonder Returns

Story by Jim G. Miller Photography by Jeremy Rodgers   There’s an undeniable magic that encapsulates Hot Springs. An ancient enchantment that flourished here long before it was ever a “gangster’s paradise.” That magic has always been most embodied in [...]

September 1, 2014 Art, Lifestyle

Garland County Grows: Planting the Seeds of Learning

Story by Kristal Mackey Photography by Jim G. Miller   When one thinks of the typically library, certain images come to mind – whispering librarians directing patrons towards periodicals or fiction books to water their blossoming seeds of knowledge. Or [...]

September 1, 2014 Lifestyle
Emerald Ash Borer Illustration by Alex Bridges

Quarantine of Trees: The Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Garland County Hardwood

Story by Jim G. Miller Illustration by Alexander Bridges As you read this article there are thousands of emerald beetles spreading and running amok killing ash trees throughout the U.S. and Canada. Reports of their damage have recently been made [...]

September 1, 2014 Lifestyle

Back to the Books: Literary Options for Kids at the Garland County Library

Story by Kristal Mackey | Photo by Jim G. Miller   It’s hard to believe that summer will soon be drawing to a close, and yet crayons, paper, and pencils are beginning to adorn the shelves of local shopping establishments. [...]

August 5, 2014 Lifestyle

Slice of Americana: The Hope Watermelon Festival Celebrates 38 Years

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photo by Jeremy Rodgers   Sweltering amidst the heat of an August sun there is just something refreshing about the taste of a cold juicy watermelon slice. The red sweet meat is a mainstay [...]

August 5, 2014 Art, Lifestyle

Battling Big Oil: Property Rights Not Pipelines

Story & Photo by Jim G. Miller    Adam Lansky and his fellow protesters from the group Property Rights Not Pipelines met during the Occupy Little Rock movement nearly three years ago. Although the occupy movement has somewhat dissipated Lansky [...]

August 5, 2014 Lifestyle

Night at the Museum: Ushering in a Future of Education For All

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photo by Jeremy Rodgers As a child I recall visiting the Mid America Science Museum. Tucked away near National Park Community College amongst a shadowy patch of forest, it houses many unique wonders for [...]

July 3, 2014 Lifestyle

Demolition By Neglect: Concerned Citizens of Downtown Hot Springs Continue Asking Questions

Story by Jim G. Miller | Photo by Jeremy Rodgers On Saturday June 7th on an especially warm summer afternoon, a young man named Robert Taylor stepped up to a podium and lent his voice and passion to a rally [...]

July 2, 2014 Lifestyle

From Canada, With Love Geese Poop Spoils Local Lake Areas

Story by Jim G. Miller  It’s Fourth of July, and fireworks are exploding overhead, families are grilling out on the lake enjoying the beautiful outdoors, and it’s a perfect day to go swimming. Right? At least you think it is, [...]

July 2, 2014 Lifestyle

Return to Tiny Town Small Wonders in a Whittington Avenue Classic That Has Withstood the Test of Time

Story by Meadow Jones | Photos by Jeremy Rodgers I’ll never forget our first trip to Tiny Town, the “World’s Largest Animated Miniature Village,” in Hot Springs’ historic Whittington Valley. We had just moved to the Spa City and began [...]

July 1, 2014 Art, Lifestyle, Uncategorized