Things to do…just south of Fort Smith

About an hour and a half south of the big city of Fort Smith, near the community of Mena, AR, is a wide variety of outdoor adventures for the wild or the mild. From mountain bike and hiking trails, ATV trails, rivers for kayaking or canoeing, the Ouachita Mountains are a short drive from Fort […]

The BEST Party in Town Re-cap From Anna

Warm jazz filled the air as Fort Smith’s elite danced into the purple and green lights that sprayed off each wildly decorated table at the Fort Smith Museum of History Mardi Gras party last Friday night in the Immaculate Conception Hall.  As guests fluttered between tables calling out to friends, the festivities began.  First scantily […]

Resolutions Aren’t For Liars

It’s not that I believe that New Year’s Resolutions are inherently bad in and of themselves. It’s just that I think we are really bad, as people, at keeping them, and they seem to only serve as fateful and dreary reminders that we completely fail at keeping promises even to ourselves. How’s that for a […]

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As a recent stay at home mom, I rack my brain coming up with things to do in between his naps that are good bonding experiences, but not incredibly expensive. I’ve come to realize that my little guy loves quality time, but not just in the comfort of our home, he loves being out in […]

One ALE of a Good Time!

  DATE NIGHT AT THE FEST OF ALE by Date night, girls night, guys night, any night is a good excuse to sample some fine beer and ale with your friends! Girls Inc kicked off their third year of hosting Fest of Ale at the Holiday Inn with over two hundred in attendance. It was […]

Bemoan the Days of Yesteryear

Growing up in Fort Smith was a privilege that I enjoyed personally. My childhood is full of fond memories of places I frequented and people that were there. My earliest memories are of days filled with actual naps and snack times, the fact that we could take care-free walks to school just a few blocks […]

The Carnage That Made Me

As an author, copywriter and searcher of “things to do,” it seems odd that I write a negative blog post about something that is very popular in our city and very certainly meets all of the “things to do” criteria. I of course am referring to the Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fair and all that it entails. See, […]