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The Arkansas Master Naturalists help combat cabin fever 2021

By Guest Author | January 20, 2021

Article provided by the Arkansas Master Naturalists Cabin Fever? Here is the Cure! Are you feeling a bit of cabin fever after a year of social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns? The Arkansas Master Naturalists just might have the cure. This statewide, independent, all-volunteer organization promotes the preservation, restoration, and appreciation of the natural environment. Robin Harris, president-elect of the Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists (FAMN) says the group “plans to make 2021 a big year in the great outdoors,” and you are invited to join them. The chapter is now receiving applications for new members. As Naturalists-in-Training, new members begin with …

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Biz Roundup in January 2021

By Todd E Jones | January 14, 2021

In this month’s business roundup, we take a look at a new documentary, an award for Conway Corp’s CMO, the launching of a new business (or two), and a new location for a favorite restaurant. New Location for Holly’s The other day I had lunch at Holly’s Country Cookin.’ The long time restaurant has moved to its new location on Harkrider at the old Fish House, 116 S Harkrider Street. The restaurant has the same feel with the same cafeteria type setup but now has more space for users to sit. This helps to manage social distancing. Mini Golf in …

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UCA Hosts Week of Action Commemorating MLK Day

By News | January 14, 2021

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host a week of volunteer, awareness and advocacy opportunities from Monday, Jan. 18 through Friday, Jan. 22, as part of the national observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The annual Day of Service event honors King’s legacy and is an opportunity for Americans to renew their own personal vows of citizenship through service to others and engage in conversations to advance community goals. UCA’s BearsServe Leaders, an AmeriCorps program, will partner with the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) to pack kits for homeless individuals for Project …

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The Most Interesting Thanksgiving

The Most Interesting Thanksgiving of 2016 by Emma Hogan

By Guest Author | January 4, 2021

The article is by Emma Hogan and the co-runner up of the 1st Annual Conway Scene Short Story Contest. What is your favorite holiday? Is it Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving? If I had to choose, it would be Thanksgiving. The best Thanksgiving holiday that leaves a huge impression on me is Thanksgiving of 2016. Easter of 2016, my grandma passed away. We knew it was coming, but no one is ever truly ready for when the time comes and your loved one gets ready to leave this world. For my family, 2016 was definitely a rough year. After my grandma passed …

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Christmas Long Ago

Christmas Long Ago by Loretta Ann Keathley

By Guest Author | January 4, 2021

The article is by Loretta Ann Keathley and the co-runner up of the 1st Annual Conway Scene Short Story Contest. On a freezing dark winter night long ago, the sky was lit up with thousands of beautiful stars shining down on this Christmas Eve. Our family was busy getting things ready for Christ-mas day. I had decorated our tree with some homemade garland made of popcorn and string the night before. The star for the top will be made of cardboard cut into a star’s shape and covered with foil. These decorations looked so pretty against the dark branches of …

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Mia’s Christmas Miracle by Daniel Grayling

By Guest Author | December 29, 2020

The article is by Daniel Grayling and the winner of the 1st Annual Conway Scene Short Story Contest. In ten minutes, Mia was going to fail her Mass Comm – Broadcast Journalism final. She flipped her phone open for the hundredth time. No new texts. And for the hundredth time, she noticed time crawl against her. Mia looked up, imagining her crush rounding the big Christmas tree downtown where they had agreed to meet. A forgivable hour late, as long as he showed up. Mia had been too excited when he asked her out to even realize that their date …

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Daniel Grayling wins 1st Annual Conway Scene Short Story Contest

By Todd E Jones | December 28, 2020

Daniel Grayling of Conway has won the 1st Annual Conway Scene Short Story Contest. Grayling submitted a story about Mia and her Christmas miracle. Runners up in the contest are Emma Hogan and Loretta Ann Keathley. Hogan submitted a story about an unusual Thanksgiving experience. Keathley shared a heartwarming story of a child being adopted by her grandparents. Grayling will receive a prize pack from Round Mountain Coffee. Hogan and Keathley will receive prizes from Streetside Creperie or Rock City Outfitters. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be publishing the stories here at Conway Scene. I was extremely …

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Conway Christmas Lights

Blaze a trail of Christmas lights in Conway

By Todd E Jones | December 6, 2020

We have all struggled to find something positive in 2020. We have seen businesses struggle, people become sick, and lack interaction with our friends and neighbors. If there is one sure thing, we can find some good cheer when it comes to Christmastime. I can remember times when, as a family, we hopped in the car and went to look at Christmas lights. There is something magical about seeing Christmas lights at night. Just a couple years ago, my mom and I went to Hot Springs the week of Thanksgiving. We strolled through Garvan Woodland Gardens, which has a huge …

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