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‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Lake Dardanelle State Park events for April 2014

Lake Dardanelle State Park events for April 2014

Lake Cruise –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat.  Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise.  There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited.  You must register for the tour. Call 479-967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.  (Weather permitting)

Tuesdays & Saturdays at 1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

Markham Street vision includes bike lanes, green space

Markham Street vision includes bike lanes, green space

Brad Lonberger, principal at Gateway Planning Group, said he and his team are at a great point in the revitalization — not redevelopment — of the Markham Street area.

The group is hoping to develop a business plan and process that other communities will be able to use.

At Wednesday night’s Jump Start Markham Street Public Meeting, Gateway Planning presented “contact sensitive solutions” that create outdoor living spaces where people want to live, walk, dine and recreate.

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UCA to consider banning 'e-cigarettes' and 'vaping'

UCA to consider banning 'e-cigarettes' and 'vaping'

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will review a committee recommendation Friday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the school’s campus.

The committee, headed by Dr. Randy Pastor, medical director at UCA Student Health Clinic, concluded “e-cigarettes” and “vaping” should be covered under the school’s existing policy banning the use of tobacco products on university property and vehicles.

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Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

Extras needed for film shoot in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Extras are needed for a film shoot in LR on Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 10am. This will be for the movie teaser trailer for the Romantic Comedy WITH YOU, and we are in need of as many people as possible. This will be a non-paying role. Information is below:

WHERE: Junction Bridge over Arkansas River on the LR side (the one behind the Rivermarket- the old railroad bridge)

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th beginning at 10am (expected to be completed by noon, at the latest)

WHAT: Teaser Trailer/Promotional Video for Feature Film WITH YOU. Extras will be walking as pedestrians on the bridge, primarily as couples. ALL REAL LIFE COUPLES ARE WELCOME. Those individuals coming out will be paired up with a partner to walk with on the bridge.

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

A plan to transform four neglected blocks of Main Street in downtown Little Rock into an arts district has earned a national design award for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville... Read More

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Nothing quite beats the scene of a cool morning. With steam rising off the water and a low sun in the background, you can't help but stop and soak in the beauty of such a serene setting.

Melissa Kirby captured the photo above at Beaverfork Lake in the Conway area and shared it with THV11.

Beaverfork Lake rests on 25 acres right off of Highway 25 and provides areas for swimming, boating, and fishing as well as barge rentals and grilling pits. The park surrounding the lake also features pavillions, volleyball courts, and a baseball field.

For more details on Beaverfork Lake, visit the Conway Parks website at: http://on.kthv.com/1j75RdA

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.