Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: history

Arts & Entertainment, Awesome Site of the Week, Retrogaming, Technology »

[9 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,275 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: ‘The Video Game Critic’

It’s recently come to my attention that some people in the world don’t stay glued to First Arkansas News. Indeed, it would seem the Internet is about a whole lot more than just this site. While that is a blow (heck, an outright kick) to the old ego, we’re more than willing to roll with the punches over here.
To that end, it’s time to start a new series — Awesome Site of the Week. Consider this series to be a guide — something you can rely on to tell you …

Arts & Entertainment, Features and such, News, Photos »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 3,093 views]
Crystal Bridges

Art: (noun)  The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture
The new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is now open!  It’s been a long awaited and much anticipated opening in Northwest Arkansas.  The museum sits in a ravine just northeast of Bentonville’s popular Downtown Square.  Years of work has gone into the museum and grounds, and let me just say they have done a phenomenal job!!
The architecture, the construction, the displays, the art, the grounds, the trails – …

Arts & Entertainment, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[23 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,312 views]
Weekend OTR — Lone Ranger Meets Calamity Jane

Another weekend and another great old time radio episode. What could be better than that?
Before mentioning a thing or two about this week’s classic slice of OTR, we’ll go ahead and share some news that is nothing but terribly exciting (to us, anyway). We’ve finalized arrangements with the Mena Star and that fine, west Arkansas publication will start running our Lum and Abner comic strip on Thursday, July 28. That fine publication will run the strip weekly and that arrangement came about, in part, because a lot of Lum and …

Arts & Entertainment, Holiday OTR, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[4 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 2,188 views]
Holiday OTR: You Are There — Phildelphia, July 4, 1776

Happy Fourth of July, everyone.
Hopefully, the miserable rainstorms that are fixing to hit central Arkansas aren’t a problem where you live and you’ll be setting off fireworks (or watching a display) later this evening.
Before going out for a night of patriotic fun, however, why not take a few moments and listen to an old time radio episode that does a fairly good job at telling about the birth of the United States? Yes, today’s episode of You Are There plays rather like a newscast centered on the signing of the …

Events, News »

[22 May 2011 | One Comment | 2,694 views]
Lecture series to begin with talk on Tontitown

“I went into a strange and beautiful country that I had never seen before, and I found my people happy, contented, prosperous, upright, respected citizens, filled with a fond remembrance of their mother country, yet imbued and inspired with a devotion to their adopted country.”
So wrote the Italian ambassador to the U.S. in 1905 after he visited the recently established community of Tontitown in Washington County.
Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, will inaugurate the Washington County Historical Society’s 2011 lecture series on Tuesday, …

Arkansas Authors, Arts & Entertainment »

[13 May 2011 | Comments Off on Arkansas Author: Jo McDougall | 3,008 views]
Arkansas Author: Jo McDougall

Meet Jo Dougall. Jo was born and raised in Arkansas but lives in Kansas now. You might be wondering why she’s being featured as an “Arkansas Author” if she lives in a different state. Well, considering she was raised in Arkansas and her latest book is about Arkansas, we made an exception. We don’t think you’ll regret it. Check out the info on Jo McDougall and her latest book, Daddy’s Money: a Memoir of Farm and Family.
Name: Jo McDougall
Current location: Leawood, Kan., a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area
Where …