Every Day Life

What I did over Summer Vacation

What I did over Summer Vacation

Are students asked to write that kind of paper anymore? Well, if they are then I volunteer to go back to 5th grade and write one for this summer. It has been a doozey! It has been filled to the brim with life lessons (med-flight helicopters), a beach wedding, great friends, sand fleas, a persistent […]

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Backyard Living

This Moment is Joyful

This Moment is Joyful

My twin sons started preschool this week. They looked so tiny yet so grown up as they ran to the front door of our house with their giraffe and fox backpacks precariously balanced on their small bodies. It seems everywhere they go these days they run. “Use your walking feet!” I catch myself saying over […]

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Outdoors

Grape with a Southern Twang

Grape with a Southern Twang

“Oh my…that is…whew!” This was the reaction from my daughter after her first muscadine tasting. It’s the typical reaction from first-time tasters. The wild grapes have a distinct flavor, and can be a bit tart before the first frosty mornings tame that tangy bite. Found throughout the hot and humid southeast, wild muscadines ripen in […]

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Style in the Valley

Summer/Fall Transition Fashion

Summer/Fall Transition Fashion

Smiles warmer than the Saharan sun greeting you, the smell of the holidays flooding your senses and tapping into your nostalgia the minute you walk in the door and affordable prices for every budget are a few of the reasons that you might shop at Serendipity Downtown, clothing boutique located in none other than Downtown […]

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Valley Vittles

Seafood with South of the Border Spice

Seafood with South of the Border Spice

Mexican food is one of the more commonly hybridized ethnic foods. Finding Mexican food with pure south of the border ingredients is tough. Tex-Mex is often labeled Mexican, but once you get past the tortilla there’s a lot of American influence on the dishes. Nothing wrong with that, Tex-Mex is delicious, and you’d be hard […]

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On a Personal Note

What Now?

What Now?

Guest Written by Denise Pitts-Robinson My youngest son is leaving for college. Why is it when our children are heading out on their own we feel the need to review every single decision we have made as a parent? I find myself questioning everything we ever thought important to teach our boys. Did we cover […]

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The Frame Shop & Gallery

The Frame Shop & Gallery

311 West C Street in Downtown Russellville | (479) 967-1398 brian@frameshopgallery.net | frameshopgallery.net While Downtown Russellville continues to evolve month by month, there is one thing that never changes, the picturesque scenery and great locally owned businesses. If you have ever spent much time in the area it can begin to feel like you are […]

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Community, Youth & Barbecue Sauce

Community, Youth & Barbecue Sauce

The River Valley Progressive Men’s Club dates back to the mid 1980s when a group of River Valley men began informally meeting in Russellville to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. “Back in that time frame Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn’t being recognized in Pope County,” explains Vice President Rick Colclough. “A lot of companies […]

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Drama Queen Snake

Drama Queen Snake

Perhaps no group of critters in Arkansas can strike fear in the hearts of so many folks like snakes. Consequently, most encounters between people and a snake of any size, color or type don’t end well for the snake. Of the 46 species of snakes native to Arkansas only six are venomous. A few of […]

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