Our network

Public Spaces

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.

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

Documentary film series on fracking to debut in Little Rock

CONWAY (ArkansasFracking.org) – Local non-profit group, ArkansasFracking.org, will be debuting their documentary film series, Land of Opportunity, in Little Rock on November 22 at 7 p.m. at Market Street CinemaThe series focuses on the impact that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has on local communities in the Fayetteville Shale in north, central Arkansas.  Roughly 4,500 natural gas wells have been drilled since 2005 in the rural, 5-county area.

Baptist Health makes land purchase to build new medical center in Conway

Baptist Health makes land purchase to build new medical center in Conway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Baptist Health) –– Baptist Health has purchased approximately 37 acres to construct a wholly owned and operated medical center in Conway to serve the growing healthcare needs of Faulkner and surrounding counties.

“Baptist Health and a dedicated team of local physicians will bring to the community of Conway and surrounding areas an innovative and  cooperative approach to providing the highest standards of clinical quality, a fully staffed emergency room, and a proven track record of long-term commitment to supporting Arkansas communities,” said Russell Harrington, president and CEO of Baptist Health.

Baptist Health is collaborating with more than 30 Conway-based physicians to develop and open the new medical center in Conway to be operated as a not-for-profit, faith-based community hospital providing comprehensive clinical services.

Boo!seum Bash at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Boo!seum Bash at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

 

Join us Thursday, Oct. 25,  for free games, crafts, door prizes, refreshments and plenty of candy. This fun and safe event is free and open to the public.

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), received three Emmys in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than being recognized by one’s talented peers in this industry, especially those who vote in the regional Emmy Awards competition,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” a documentary by AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south. The film details how international influences helped shape the built environment of Arkansas after World War II.

The one-hour film was recognized with an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Wilcken received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.

AETN Public Media Center to open in new Museum of Discovery Saturday

AETN Public Media Center to open in new Museum of Discovery Saturday

 

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has partnered with the all new Museum of Discovery in Little Rock to open the AETN Public Media Center, an interactive resource room highlighting the best in public broadcasting with a science and nature focus. The museum’s official reopening is Saturday, Jan. 14.

“The AETN Public Media Center at the Museum of Discovery is a wonderful partnership because we are both dedicated to providing educational opportunities to inspire visitors and viewers to explore the world around them,” AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. “We are gratified that they approached us to create a resource area drawing on the quality, insightful programming for which AETN and PBS are known.”

Old Main Hall named to National Register

Old Main Hall named to National Register

Old Main on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas has joined the prestigious list of landmarks in the state. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Feb.11 that Old Main, formerly Main Hall, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Old Main was among the 11 properties in the state under consideration for the designation. The National Historic Register recognizes properties based on its history, architectural, or archaeological significance. The designation is made by the National Parks Service in Washington, D.C.

Old Main was built in 1919 as the administration building for Arkansas's first Normal School. It was designed by architect John Parks Almand and built by George Donaghey who had served as governor of Arkansas from 1909 to 1913.