Fayetteville part of world stage for mountain biking and cycling event

Stick a pin in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the international map for elite mountain biking and cycling races. This city, the first in the United States to be given a Bike City label by Union Cycliste Internationale, and Northwest Arkansas as a whole are now a global destination with purpose-built trails matching international standards and events […]

How Free Transit Works in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Before the pandemic, an average of 7 million people a year used the Chapel Hill bus system. And each and every one of them rode for free. This is remarkable and remarkably wonderful. Since 2002, not a single passenger has paid a dime to ride a bus operated by Chapel Hill Transit. How does this […]

Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park Reopens April 7 After Renovations

(BRINKLEY, Ark.) – Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park, located near Brinkley, is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, April 7th after renovations to preserve this National Historic Landmark. While smaller than most Arkansas state parks, the site is of major significance. The park protects the initial point of the Louisiana Purchase Survey of 1815, which is […]

True/False Film Fest Announces New Dates, Location and Details for 2021 Fest

COLUMBIA, MO – One of the world’s “coolest film festivals,” Columbia’s True/False Film Fest, is heading outdoors for 2021. This year’s True/False Film Fest will take place May 5-9, 2021 at the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, just a mile and a half from downtown Columbia. In a normal year, the highly-acclaimed non-fiction film festival would […]

Check It Out! Chapel Hill/Orange County April Happenings

Farmers’ Markets Extend Hours Shop for Spring produce, flowers, plants, meat, baked goods, specialty foods and crafts and Orange County’s Farmers Markets. You can visit Hillsborough Farmers Market online. In person markets include the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, the Eno River Farmers’ Market and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Read More Fun at Spring Haven Farm […]

Orange Slices – Orange County Condemns Asian Discrimination

Members of our community gathered last week on the Chapel Hill Post Office Plaza to remember and honor the victims of the recent shootings at Atlanta-area spas. They held signs that read “Stop Asian Hate” and “Asian is not a virus, racism is.” The vigil served to remind community members that we all hold and […]

Ballet Arkansas and North Little Rock CVB announce “Live at the Plaza” in May 2021

Two weekends of free, live performances and fitness classes in Argenta Plaza NORTH LITTLE ROCK (March 30, 2021) – Ballet Arkansas and the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced their partnership in the launch of Ballet Arkansas Presents Live at the Plaza, a two-weekend educational and performance program in May 2021 at […]


Columbia, MO

COLUMBIA, MO – The 2021 Unbound Book Festival, a free celebration of literature of all kinds, marches onward with literary panels, discussions and events taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. CST now through April 23. All 2021 Unbound events are held virtually and they are open to the public and free to […]

Orange Slices – The Eno River’s Ribbons of Color

In 2020, a time of deep reflection, recovery and desire for open spaces, more than 1.1 million people took to Orange County’s great outdoors and harnessed the healing powers of the Eno River to help them navigate some of the most trying days of our times. Orange County native Beverly Scarlett isn’t totally surprised. Scarlett is […]

Corps sites offer access to countless outdoor activities along the Arkansas River

This year marks an interesting milestone: the 50-year anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, MKARNS. At the time of its opening half a century ago, the endeavor stood out as the largest civil works project that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USACE, had ever undertaken. Arkansans benefit from the MKARNS in a […]

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