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Time Is Precious For Small Businesses

Closing early may have done irreparable harm MARY HENNIGAN Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette (EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was written by University of Arkansas student Mary Hennigan while the bars in

Risa's Astrology

Aquarius — Space Waters

The Mercury retrograde continues. We all circle inward. Well, most of us. Those born with natal Mercury retrograde are going out and about, finally feeling they are free and able

Advice Goddess

Stare Way To Heaven

I’m a girl in my early 20s, and I recently started dating a guy I met in college. I’m very happy, except for one issue: For as long as I’ve


Persistence Pays Off

Fort Smith Symphony continues live concerts BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “All things considered, our 2020 concerts have been extremely successful,” says John Jeter, music director of the Fort Smith Symphony. “There


Still Waiting To Go

Fort Smith Little Theatre continues hiatus BECCA MARTIN-BROWN While other companies in the region have scrambled to find a way to produce something akin to live theater, Fort Smith

Making Ripples

A Solitary, Resilient Heron

Big birds adapt to changing weather and diet AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Driveways are runways to some with wings. A great blue heron once flew past our cabin windows, just

Cover Story

Live On Stage!

‘Buyer & Cellar’ opens Feb. 5 at APT BECCA MARTIN-BROWN It didn’t really dawn on Jacob Andrews until last week. “I knew there hadn’t been any live shows around

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By The Book(s)

Newton County Library connects with kids BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “Newton County is 70th in Arkansas out of 75 counties in terms of population, and its terrain is mountainous, rural and


Tiny But Mighty

NWA makes big statement in small works JOCELYN MURPHY For more than three decades, the Arkansas Arts Council has brought work to the people with its traveling exhibition “Small


Connecting Via Computer

Trike finds ways to keep kids immersed in theater LARA JO HIGHTOWER Trike Theatre produced its first show in 2008 and, in the ensuing 13 years, the professional theater