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What are the odds? Eclipse reflections from Hot Springs

People gasped; then they laughed at their own sense of wonder; then they laughed at the sound of other people laughing. Cannabis smoke wafted. People murmured; people kissed. Someone howled like a wolf, and a few other folks howled like wolves in response, yet somehow the actual dogs on the field kept their composure.
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Sake, sumo wrestling and more at the Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday

In addition to musical performances, traditional carnival games, an anime cosplay contest and a haiku competition, the Hot Springs festival boasts workshops and lectures about tea, sake, samurai swords, furoshiki gift wrapping, manga, the yukata summertime kimono and the Buddhist symbolism behind cherry blossoms.

Smell in the dell: Leafology's neighbors unhappy with facility's cannabis odors

After state regulators fined Leafology over smell issues last year, the cultivators say they're doing "everything they can" to mitigate odors. But the facility's neighbors, like Phil Higdon, are still unhappy.

Garland County vote on 'pro-life' designation spins out of order, resolution fails

Dayton Myers, the 20-year-old Garland County JP awaiting a court date on fake ID and underage drinking charges, bullied opponents of his failed pro-life resolution.

Wednesday Night Poetry turns 35 without missing a single week

In the three and a half decades since its founding by Bud Kenny on Feb. 1, 1989, Wednesday Night Poetry has occupied 14 different venues, never missing a week.

Hot Springs’ Ouachita Bar & Grill opening new brick and mortar on Central Avenue Thursday

The new 2,400 square foot restaurant is located adjacent to the courtyard space where it has been operating solely as a food truck since Memorial Day weekend of 2023.

Horse-racing season begins today at Oaklawn

Gates open at 11 a.m., and post time for today’s first race is at 12:30 p.m. Races run nearly every weekend between now and early May.

All of my eyes are open: Hot Springs poet Kai Coggin finds purpose in speaking truth to power

Back during her turbulent teenage years, when poetry was a solitary comfort while she came to terms with her queerness, Kai Coggin made a vow. “My soul made a promise,” Coggin said. “If I made it through, I’d hold space for others.” Now she cultivates community wherever she goes. 

Hot Springs' Bleu Monkey Grill opening West Little Rock location

After 13 years of operating Bleu Monkey Grill on Hot Springs' Central Avenue, chef Ozzie Oseguera is opening a Little Rock location at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road in the former Gusano's.

Hot Springs' Origami Sake celebrates grand opening

Arkansas's first sake production facility has officially started brewing.

Best Cafe Chef Joshua Garland bringing speakeasy-style restaurant to Central Avenue

Chef Joshua Garland, executive chef and owner of Hot Springs breakfast gem Best Cafe and Bar, is in the process of renovating the building at 901 Central Ave. for a new speakeasy-style restaurant called DONS Southern Social. 

19th Valley of the Vapors independent music festival is this weekend

Valley of the Vapors calls itself an “underground” music festival, but when you consistently corral dozens of incredible bands from around the globe to the Ouachita Mountains for 19 years straight, that descriptor starts feeling like something of an understatement.