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No More Mr. Knife Guy — Advice Goddess

Background checks good only for false sense of security You’ve answered some questions about online dating recently, but I haven’t seen you mention dating sites that do criminal background checks.


Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

Peacemaker expands in third year   JOCELYN MURPHY Board members for the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival in Fort Smith have been trying to get acclaimed American rock/jam band

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A Community’s Vision

Festivals combine to lift up city   As The Unexpected festival in Fort Smith enters its third year, one challenge for organizers likely was how to keep the event surprising


Making Her Own Way — Lauren Anderson

Musician finds her sound Kansas City, Mo., native Lauren Anderson has taken a leap off the safe path and into the artistic world of music — now calling Nashville, Tenn.

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Do It Yourself — Fayetteville launches ‘tactical urbanism’ program

STACY RYBURN NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Michael EWard of Fayetteville works Sunday July 23, 2017 at painting new crosswalk and curb extensions at the Church Ave. intersection with Center St.

Making Ripples

Wasps Of Wonder — Making Ripples

‘Velvet ants’ beautiful to see, painful to meet Making Ripples Amanda Bancroft Photo courtesy Amanda Bancroft The common name “velvet ant” actually refers to more than 3,000 species of wasps,


The Wedding Singer — Those Magic Moments

APT fans will fall in love with ‘Wedding Singer’ BECCA MARTIN-BROWN NWA Democrat-Gazette   “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our

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August Art OverView

Aug. 2 Fenix & Friends Summer Art Exhibition — With works by David Bachman, Mary Collins, Laurie Foster, MM Kent, Leilani Law, Octavio Logo, Sabine Schmidt and Steven Schneider, through

Cover Story

Keeping It Conscious

Festival bigger, better, still sustainable   JOCELYN MURPHY Last year’s inaugural sustainable music festival Homegrown on the River recycled nearly 2,500 pounds of trash that otherwise would have gone

Advice Risa's Astrology

Everyone is Royal

Leo is the sign of children, friendship, fun and games and most important, self-identity through what one creates. Leo’s hair is a lion’s mane, rising up from a high royal