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 […]

April 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Happy Spring!  Spring this year marks a new beginning with a whole new meaning! Vaccinations in the United States are ramping up and we are hopeful that our friends in Canada will see a similar boost in vaccines soon. We are all eager to shed away the vestiges of winter (and 2020!) and move forward to better days.  In that spirit, we are pleased […]

2021 April Featured Journalist of the Month: Gigi Ragland

Colorado-based, freelance writer Gigi Ragland specializes in active travel, sustainable and cultural issues as well as food journalism. Her freelance writing has appeared in multiple outlets reporting on a variety of topics from cycling the Camino, foraging Irish fairy potatoes to hiking with llamas in the Rockies. Her work has appeared in: AARP, AAA EnCompass, […]

2021 April Featured Destination of the Month: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Say farewell to worry and stress and say hello to the mellow islands vibe, a temperate year-round climate, and long, lazy hours of doing just what you want. Count on temperatures around 70° in the summer and 40° in the winter. A happy confluence of weather systems also accounts for the high level of air […]

2021 April Featured Journalist of the Month: Mark Orwoll

Mark Orwoll has been a journalist since before you were born, probably. For 30 years he was on the editorial staff of Travel + Leisure magazine, where he was the longest-tenured staffer in the magazine’s history, held more editorial titles than anyone (six), wrote more than 2,000 articles and blog posts, was the magazine’s first […]

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 […]

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