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Solstice, Christmas & Gifts of Each Sign

And so here we are in the last days of the year, Friday, the Sun enters Capricorn and it’s winter solstice. Monday is Christmas. At winter solstice, (Latin for “sun

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Touted Eureka author Dragonwagon teaches planning

If the left brain is more analytical, and the right brain is more creative, it’s hard to imagine anyone more right-brained than Crescent Dragonwagon. An author known for her poetry,


Wasson helms Film Society, Festival grows with Goldsmith

The Fort Smith International Film Festival, having just completed its third year, is growing again for 2024. Brandon Chase Goldsmith announced this week that the new name for the Aug.


2023 In Review: Schola Cantorum, Fort Smith Symphony and SoNA made their musical marks

Every year, we at The Free Weekly challenge ourselves to look back and then look forward. So I looked back myself — and came up with more than a dozen


Artists share ‘monuments’ to Amazon in Momentary exhibit

Artists Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris describe their multimedia works currently showing at the Momentary as “monuments of a sort.” “By calling them monuments, we are asking: ‘What if we

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Silver Dollar City named best holiday festival, invites riders for last days of Fire in the Hole

It’s been a stellar year for Silver Dollar City. Visitors have flocked to the Branson theme park to catch the final season of Fire in the Hole, an iconic 51-year-old

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Dec. 21 (Thursday) Family Movie — “The Chronicles of Narnia,” 10 a.m., Springdale Public Library. Free. Motion Is Lotion — 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Winter Break


WAC celebrates with mariachi music

¡Feliz Navidad! It’s Christmastime south of the border, too, and Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi Herencia de México brings a blend of Mexican and American Christmas favorites to the Walton Arts Center

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Wristwatch rules for black-tie attire

Q. I have always heard that a gentleman wearing black-tie attire never wears a wristwatch. Yet I have seen models in men’s magazines dressed in formal wear and sporting wristwatches.