Bentonville Soup

THERE’S SOMETHING about micro-granting dinners that always captured Monica Diodati’s attention. The rules are simple: Attendees pay $10 for a bowl of soup and a vote. They listen to a group of presenters explain their ideas for community projects. By the end of the night, everybody votes on who they think should take home the…

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Dr. Arny Ferrando

WHAT DO YOU feed military personnel—fatigued, sleep-deprived and stressed on the battlefield—that’ll prevent the loss of their skeletal muscle and function? In August 2018, Dr. Arny Ferrando received a $2.1 million grant from the Department of Defense to lead a research program that seeks to answer that very question. The five-year program is where all…

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The Future: A Bar is Born

Stone’s Throw Brewing What’s on Tap: New location Where: Little Rock’s Stifft Station neighborhood When: End of 2018 Despite having one of the tinier taprooms among Little Rock craft breweries, Stone’s Throw Brewing still pours more than its fair share of pints. So many, in fact, that the brewery is expanding from its original spot…

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The Present: Wanna Grab a Drink?

IF WE’RE FEELING WHISKEY VAULT First: There’s a wall of whiskey. Second: It’s in an actual vault, in the basement of a former bank on Fayetteville’s Center Street. Third: It’s the brainchild of Modus Studio’s Chris Baribeau—who, like, really loves whiskey—and two of his bourbonophile buddies, so the space is swank in a way that…

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Wellness

IF YOU WANT TO SAIL THROUGH THE BREEZE WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE Arkansas Circus Arts If you’re of a certain age, there’s a fair chance you once harbored dreams of one day running off to join the circus—to tame lions, breathe fire or swing daringly above the heads of circusgoers on a flying trapeze.…

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Outdoors

IF YOU’RE FEELING WILD AGFC’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman So maybe you know how to set up a tent, but starting a campfire seems like black magic. Or perhaps you love to go on the occasional hike, but you wouldn’t know a trekking pole from a walking stick. We get it. But that yearning to experience…

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After School

Old School Keeping it classy after 60—with free tuition at Arkansas’ public universities Many moons ago, you stepped into a high school counselor’s office and were told, Why don’t you pick a career path that’s a little more practical? Not that zookeeper, karate phenom or rock star weren’t entirely impractical, but a degree in marketing…

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Culinary

IF YOU’RE INTO EATING LOCAL Eggshells Kitchen Co. Want to learn how to whip up a Local Lime-worthy cheese dip? Care to know how the folks behind Cathead’s Diner fix brunch in their own kitchens? So did the folks at Eggshells Kitchen Co., so they invited the chefs and bar managers from local favorites to…

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Arts

IF YOU’VE GOT A CREATIVE ITCH YOU NEED TO SCRATCH Arkansas Arts Center If there’s ever been an artistic endeavor you wanted to try your hand at, it’s very likely you’ll find a class for it at the Arkansas Arts Center. Glass-blowing? Check. Photography? Check. Oil painting? Check. But aside from these core classes that…

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Home & Garden

IF YOU’RE READY TO BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GARDENING GAME UAEX Master Gardener training Don’t let the word “master” in the program’s title fool you. You could be the Julia Child of potting soil, knowing just how much peat moss, perlite and vermiculite to mix together, or you could be that person who…

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