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16 BOLO BASH Baptist Health Foundation’s Bolo Bash puts on the Ritz this year as Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds takes the stage. She’ll grace Arkansas with her presence during what she’s designated as her last year of performing.

65 YOU’RE THE BEST From brunch to barbeque, doctors to dealerships and boutiques to bookstores, AY’s readers have voted on the Natural State’s most exceptional establishments. It’s your guide to Arkansas’ finest, well, everything.

117 BREAK IN BRANSON Make a break for the border — the Missouri border. Branson is packed with year-round fun, and it’s especially beautiful in the spring. Let us help you plan your vacation.

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Editor’s Letter Reaction / What’s Happening Agenda Indulge: Spring Fashion Final Thoughts

interests 15 29 32 126

My Opinion Whether You Like It or Not Art Scene: Bryan Massey Tales From The South Murder Mystery: Nightmare on Main St.

dwell 34 All Through Your House 37 P. Allen Smith: Tomatoes 40 Home: Charmin' Garden

excursion 45 Fort Smith/Van Buren

nourish 48 50 51 58 63

Spotlight: Movie Lounge Notables: Kopper Kettle Candies Servings Create: Grilled Cheese Glory Pamela’s Palate: Being Cheesy

about you 122 Health: 5 Ways to Enjoy Arkansas 124 Money: Starting A New Business

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THINGS TO DO ONLINE THIS MONTH

Lynnette Watts, executive director Women’s Foundation of Arkansas

AMAZING PARTNERSHIP We hope you enjoyed the Chocolate Fantasy Ball. We want to say thank you for your amazing coverage in the February issue [“Home Away from Home,” February 2013], and we look forward to partnering with AY more in the future. Emily Piechocki, development and marketing coordinator Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

POWERFUL COVERAGE I want to thank you for the wonderful work you and your team did on [the March 2013] issue of AY. I was honored to be nominated for the section focused on Powerful Women and have enjoyed the direction in which your publication is going. This month’s issue resembled Southern Living maga-

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Ginger Daril, public relations manager South Central Verizon Wireless

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: KELLY ALLEN OF SHERWOOD, ARK., & APRIL MCCULLOUGH OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARK., winners of free academic evaluation and tutoring courtesy of Huntington Learning Center, huntingtonhelps.com.

Editor’s Note: Correction to the profile on Martha Jane Murray, recognized in the category of Enterprise for the 2013 Class of Powerful Women, March 2013: Murray and husband Neil Munro purchased Addison Shoe Co. in Wynne, Ark., from her husband’s family in 2006. Send your comments and suggestions to Angela E. Thomas at athomas@aymag.com.

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2. EAT WELL. Edwards Food Giant, sponsor of AY’s Create, will foot one lucky reader’s grocery bill. Faith will help you turn this $100-gift certificate into grilled cheese gold with her recipes this month. Gift card courtesy of Edwards Food Giant, edwardsfoodgiant.com. CODEWORD: EDWARDS

Tired of dead batteries in your portable electronic devices? Keep them charged with the PowerStation Traveller, a sleek, portable power strip that plugs into wall and car outlets and charges up to three devices at a time. We’re giving one AY reader the power. CODEWORD: POWER

4. GET GROWING. This month, garden guru P. Allen Smith explains how to grow the best tomatoes for your summer salads and more. Visit aymag.com to view his video on staking, and be sure you’re doing all you can to boost a bumper crop.

REBECCA DOWNEY OF BENTON, ARK., winner of oxylight facial treatment courtesy of Lasercare Skin Clinic, (501) 664-5119. KATHY GRAY OF GREENBRIER, ARK., winner of $100-gift certificate from Edwards Food Giant, edwardsfoodgiant.com.

Buy a round — or two — for your friends at By the Glass, located in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. Everyone loves a generous pal, and with a $90 gift card, you’ll give your friends an extra reason to toast your health. Gift card courtesy of By the Glass, (501) 663-9463. CODEWORD: WINE

3. POWER UP. GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for your March 2013 editor’s letter referencing our recent report [“1973/2013: A Then and Now Report on the Status of Women in Arkansas”]. I really appreciate your message and have referred people to AY to read your words — and the magazine, of course. … Thank you for all you do for us and the nonprofit community in Arkansas.

zine, my favorite publication ever! Please share my gratitude with your team – Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick were great to work with, and I appreciate all of you!

5. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. GIVEAWAY!

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Do date night right or just treat yourself to a cheese plate and light, springtime wine at Eureka Springs’ wine bar The Stone House. It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the outdoor courtyard — wine in hand; $50 gift card courtesy of The Stone House, (479) 363-6411, eurekastonehouse.com. To win, simply “like” AY Magazine’s Facebook page and register via the “contest” tab at the top. You may also enter our contests via U.S. mail; send a postcard to AY, 910 W. Second St., Ste. 200, Little Rock, AR 72201. Be certain to use the codeword for the specific contest and include your name, address and a daytime phone number. Deadline: Apr. 30. AYMAG.COM . 11


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AY Magazine - April 2013  

In this month's issue we feature the annual AY's Best List; We spotlight Debbie Reynolds as this year's Bolo Bash Keynote Speaker; P. Allen...

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