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Area Northwest Arkansas nonprofit organizations provide community residents important services 365 days of the year. Here’s a chance to help them help others.


A Hidden Delight

A hugely huge thank you to the reader who let me know about Columbiamex. I will forever be
grateful for her suggestion of such a great place to eat.


¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Special Navidad Edition

At this stage in life, I have lots of extra stuff — household items, dishes, clothes, toys (my three boys are older) and stuff you’d put on a garage sale, except I don’t do garage sales. What’s a tactful way to say, “I have a load of my used crap and you’re welcome to take it if you want?”

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An Unfair To Remember

In middle school, I got a crush on “Sam,” but he wasn’t interested. In high school, he took me to prom, but only as friends when none of the other girls he asked said yes.


Old Rasputin A Tasty Brute

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout is a 9 percent alcohol ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif.
English brewers as early as the 1700s were exporting a dark, roasty brew to the Russian Imperial court as well as other Baltic states.


TKT: Garland Garage Parking

If you haven’t visited this innovative location, you are missing out on a gem. It’s more than just a new shiny bookstore; it’s a little mall.

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Pets Of The Year, Week

“One-Eyed Jack,” a 2-year-old male Pekingese, needed just a little extra comfort to have his picture taken by the big, ol’ scary camera in front of the Christmas tree. Jack is very sweet, neutered, housebroken and gets along well with cats and dogs.


Hog Haven

New Orleans may normally be covered in Tiger pride and visions of yellow and purple, but there’s at least a couple of places that can have you seeing red around the time of the Sugar Bowl — Razorback red, that is.

Advice Risa's Astrology

Horoscopes: Dec. 23

Christmas is Saturday, with a Virgo (let us not be critical, let us be grateful) moon (with matter, mother, the past). Let us, as an antidote, have the purposeful intentions for Gratitude, for Goodwill which, through the establishment of Right Relations, brings Peace to the world which “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”


Dreaming Of A Yellow Christmas

Imagine what would happen if it actually was paid parking at the Post Office on Dickson Street. Imagine the flow of traffic to the Post Office in north Fayetteville. Imagine the indignation of mothers, fathers, grandmothers, children and politicians due to that, especially at Christmas.