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Hot Springs, Arkansas - A Grand Slam for Baseball Lovers
Published: October 2, 2019
I could almost hear the crack of the bat reverberating through 100 years of history. A moon was hanging in the morning sky and I imagined a ball soaring past it, then landing with a plop in a pond at the Arkansas Alligator Farm across the street. I was standing at the site of the historic Whi...
2nd Annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend
Published: September 26, 2019
Remarkable Cardinal Rookie, Arkansas-born Dick Hughes, To Join Legends Simmons, Carlton, Hrabosky on Panel For Hot Springs’ Second Annual Baseball Weekend October 11 – 12 HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Dick Hughes, the Arkansas-born Cardinals righthander who was a rooki...
Hot Springs This Week Podcast | Meet Mr. Crappie & his Crappie Tournament/Expo
Published: September 23, 2019
Player His real name is Wally Marshall, but he goes by "Mr. Crappie." The weekend of October 4-6, he's bringing what he calls 'the biggest Crappie Tournament and Expo' to Hot Springs. Taught to fish by his Grandmother, Wally is an angler, sportsman and a promoter. The Expo will feature a gian...
Cheech Marin, Half of Legendary Comedy Team Cheech & Chong, Joins the 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Published: September 22, 2019
HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Cheech Marin, half of the legendary comedy team Cheech and Chong, will serve as the grand marshal of the First Ever 17th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hot Springs on March 17, 2020. “Cheech will fit in perfectly wit...
Spa-Con: Out of this World Fun in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Published: September 10, 2019
I scanned the massive exhibit hall. Every species of every imagined universe or alternate reality seemed to be here… and everyone was getting along. Even Darth Vader was nice, posing for pictures with fans. My three-year-old daughter approached him with equal parts curiosity and caution, fe...
Hot Springs This Week Podcast | The Spa-Con Convention in Hot Springs
Published: September 9, 2019
Player The 4th Annual Spa-Con: Pop-Culture & Comic Convention is the topic for this episode. Spa-Con is a three-day celebration of everything from animation to Cosplay, from Cult movies to laser tag... and that doesn't even cover it all! My guest is Bill Solleder, Director of Marketing for Visi...
Hot Springs This Week Podcast | Meet Mrs. Garvan of Garvan Gardens
Published: August 25, 2019
Player In this episode, you'll meet Verna Cook Garvan, the woman who donated the land that became Garvan Woodland Gardens. She died in 1993, so you'll hear from her by way of Susan Harper. Susan has been with Garvan Gardens since its' start. Over the years, she researched the life of Mrs. Garvan, a...
Soulful Sounds: Jazz & Blues in Hot Springs
Published: August 21, 2019
I fell down a rabbit hole of jazz and blues history and landed back in Hot Springs where the roots of American music entangle with the city’s past. Some of the genres’ earliest and biggest influencers made their way through the historic spa town. Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ca...
Top 10 Things to Do in Hot Springs for Independence Day
Published: June 24, 2019
Hot Springs, Arkansas has countless activities all Summer long, but we took this opportunity to collect all of the great activities in celebration of Independence Day! So many wonderful, family-friendly options to spark your interest and all guaranteed to be a blast! It's different here. Come s...
The "Reel" Deal - Fishing Hot Springs' Area Lakes
Published: May 6, 2019
My kayak bobs up and down as I navigate the deep waters of Lake Ouachita, located just West of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It’s a familiar place where I’ve spent countless hours – swimming, fishing, boating and camping. The lake is nestled in the Ouachita National Forest...
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