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10 Things About: Danielle Housenick

September 1, 2019 | By More
10 Things About: Danielle Housenick

Age: 41 Occupation: Executive director of Main Street Russellville Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’ve lived in Russellville for more than a decade Family: Husband Christopher (yes, Dr. Housenick at Tech), daughters Paige and Molly 1) What is your favorite book and why? I have many favorites, but one that stands out to me is The Snow […]

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A delicious building block of community

September 1, 2019 | By More
A delicious building block of community

    Nobody really knows how and when we started cooking. But somewhere back in our murky past, meat found its way to fire after the kill. And it was good. Taste was the reason back then, and a good reason at that. The sense of taste tells an animal what to eat. If something […]

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Wolf Therapeutic Massage

September 1, 2019 | By More
Wolf Therapeutic Massage

Rhonda Wolf started out in mental health counseling until she realized that she could make a difference as a masseuse. “Right from my very first massage, I realized the power of that and helping someone heal emotionally just as much as physically,” she says. Rhonda also wanted a career that required physical activity, so she […]

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Have squirrel, will travel

September 1, 2019 | By More
Have squirrel, will travel

Those who know me well, know that I love to travel. Anywhere. Everywhere. I love exploring small towns in Arkansas, big cities all around the world, and everywhere in between. But often, my travel adventures include dealing with flights and airports and all of the inconveniences that can arise from them. I have experienced longer […]

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The best-kept secret garden

September 1, 2019 | By More
The best-kept secret garden

  Seed packets adorn my countertop. The grow light clicks on at 6 a.m. and off at 10 p.m. If you didn’t know better, you’d think it’s typical February day in my house. But no, it’s September. In my first garden, seven years ago, I couldn’t wait to put the garden to bed. The research, […]

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Rebuilding the soil

September 1, 2019 | By More
Rebuilding the soil

Back when it was still cold, we decided to try our hand at a no till garden — a mixture of hügelkultur and lasagna gardening. What in the world are these things? And why would we choose not to till our garden? I’ll start with the first question. Hügelkultur is a German word for a […]

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It’s all about perspective

August 1, 2019 | By More
It’s all about perspective

I almost didn’t share it. But before I could talk myself out of it, I posted a photo of a brand new crop I planted this year. I had seen other gardeners from around the world grow this unique, prolific bean and I couldn’t wait to test it in my garden for fun. Also known […]

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The funny guy

August 1, 2019 | By More
The funny guy

As Rufus Elam discusses his life, he’s also trying new material for his standup routine. “If it works here for an audience of one, it’ll work tonight… I hope,” he quips behind his mug of coffee. Reflecting on the last nine years, Elam finds himself in a place he couldn’t have imagined. Standup comedy was […]

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Three scholars, three scribes

August 1, 2019 | By More
Three scholars, three scribes

The River Valley is home to many talented and dedicated teachers. Three of those teachers have reached beyond the classroom, using their experience as instructors and in life to create distinct voices as authors. Bridget Smith has included unique learning techniques in two easy-read children’s books. Will McCrotty has included his self-help methods in two […]

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Just do it

August 1, 2019 | By More
Just do it

When it comes to the arts, a lot of people thinks it’s all about talent. They believe the only difference between success and failure, in creative and artistic endeavors especially, are latent abilities bestowed upon the lucky few as they formed in their mother’s womb. Of course, natural gifts do indeed play a role. A […]

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