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How did Toad Suck get its name? We have the scoop!

Arkansas doesn’t have a shortage of funny and unusual town names. There’s Fifty-Six, Pickles Gap, Greasy Corner and Goobertown, but you will always get people’s attention when you mention Toad Suck. In 2012, FindMyPast.com surveyed its users in seven English speaking countries and asked them to pick the “most embarrassing or unfortunate town name” from …

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Patrick Lewis volunteers to direct Heroes for Hope Race and Toad Suck Race to raise funding for kids

CONWAY, Ark. March. 14, 2018 – The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) plans for the biggest KidsFest to date and Heroes for Hope Race supporting abused and neglected children of Central Arkansas. CAA board member and Regions Vice President Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Patrick Lewis leads planning of 2019 Heroes for Hope Race. “Children never choose …

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Q&A with Mary Condit from the AR Coding Academy

I can remember the press conference regarding the opening of the Arkansas Coding Academy. A group of UCA and community leaders gathered for the news. The new organization tapped Mary Condit who had directed The Iron Yard in Little Rock. Condit came with experience. She is a past participant in The ARK Challenge as a …

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Q&A with playwright and actor Aidan Eslinger

Aidan Eslinger Productions will host “Sister Secrets, the Stage Play” at the University of Central Arkansas in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. According to a press release, “Aidan Eslinger is a 13-year-old writer, playwright, producer, and director. He has been writing professionally since he was 8 years old. …

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Conway Eco + Arts Fest 2018

EcoFest combines with Artsfest to form Conway Eco + Arts Fest 2018

This year, Conway EcoFest celebrates the festival’s tenth year, Saturday, October 6, from 11 am to 4 pm at Laurel Park in Conway. It is shaping up to be one of the best! Conway EcoFest is joining forces with Conway ArtsFest to host a festival focusing on environmental awareness, and the beauty and value of …

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Streetside Creperie

Why Streetside Creperie Makes is making Conway a Better Place to Live

Though it’s in heart of downtown Conway, it’s all too easy to pass by Streetside Creperie without noticing. Located in a tiny brick building on Front Street, the homey breakfast restaurant seems like shouldn’t work: seating is limited,  the restaurant is closed by mid-afternoon, and the owners, Arkansas natives Lesley Waterson and Spencer Pearson, are …

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YPC Pub Crawl

YPC Pub Crawl increases in numbers Friday night in downtown Conway

The Young Professionals of Conway held their second ever Pub Crawl on Friday night, July 27th in downtown Conway. The event was more of a walk rather than a crawl, which I am thankful for because I don’t think I could have crawled that far. Over 70 people participated in the event according to YPC …

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WanderHaus

How WunderHaus is Setting the Standard for Local Restaurants

Looking at the current home of WunderHaus, the building on the corner of Oak Street and Locust, it’s hard to imagine that less than a year ago it was just the facade of a gas station, paradoxically painted in flames. Today, the “European kitchen” sees so much business that it’s had to nearly triple its …

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