Offbeat vacation ideas for the adventurous CPA

Busy season is officially over. You’ve been powering through all season. Returns are in, and extensions are filed. And most importantly, your clients are happy because you’re a powerhouse CPA. Now that you have free time on your calendar, it’s time to take your superhero-self on vacation. Deciding where to go on vacation can be … Continue reading Offbeat vacation ideas for the adventurous CPA

On the Mat

It turns out, mortuary schools don’t have cheerleading scholarships. So when Stacey Kohles had to choose between her two life ambitions — cheer and funeral science — the young adult landed on the mat. Although she dabbled in dermatology, psychology and dreamed of opening a flower shop, the Fort Smith native eventually started Arkansas Cheer … Continue reading On the Mat

Looking Like Spring

The winter of 1947-48 was long and miserable in Northwest Arkansas. It was the season the Razorbacks tied 0-0 with the LSU Tigers in what would later be dubbed the Ice Bowl. Temperatures dropped to 14 below in Gentry, and March brought over a foot of snow instead of spring rains and flowers. By the … Continue reading Looking Like Spring

Altitude Attitude

She described the moose as a "presence." She was approaching the saddle of San Luis, a 14,000-foot peak in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. She was about 10 miles north of Creede and thoroughly enjoying the rare wilderness of this high trail. She was walking quietly, which was not uncommon. Being on the trails … Continue reading Altitude Attitude

Color the World

Little Bread Company in Fayetteville is unusually crowded. Joelle Storet isn't going to get lunch, but she doesn't seem to mind. It's the first Sunday after the University of Arkansas has resumed classes, and it seems that the artisan bakery is feeling the sudden influx of students. No tables are available, so the artist arranges … Continue reading Color the World

Good Vibrations

Tommy Chong says a stoned audience is the worst audience to play to. And he would know. Over nearly 50 years in the business of hemped-up entertainment, he and comedy partner Richard "Cheech" Marin have performed all over the world, promoting a lifestyle that doesn't exactly make the audience particularly responsive. "It's hard to keep … Continue reading Good Vibrations

Masters of Intrigue

Intrigue Theater is not a magic act. Nothing will magically disappear. No rabbits, doves or animals of any species will be pulled from a hat. There will be no "magic" cliches. It is, for lack of a better term, intriguing. The show opens with the entrance of what would seem to be the quintessential magician's … Continue reading Masters of Intrigue

Life of Service

She was born at home in the midst of a snowstorm almost 90 years ago. Her father, a wheat farmer, had rushed from the family home to fetch the doctor, who was stuck on the icy road halfway to the house. The men arrived by horse and wagon just in time to deliver a baby … Continue reading Life of Service

On a High Note

A weekend shopping trip to the Northwest Arkansas Mall would not be the same without the peaceful melodies coming from the food court. Smack dab in the middle of the atrium sits 31-year-old James Miller, a Bentonville resident who has been delighting shoppers for almost eight years. Sitting close by the Baldwin piano are three … Continue reading On a High Note

Family TEAM

As they celebrate the beginning of 2014, Fayetteville residents Kym and Kevin Hannah will no doubt be looking back at the years gone by with humble joy. This Dec. 31, the usually unassuming couple will grandly celebrate the New Year alongside two foundations they helped create. The event will benefit TEAMworks, a local and international … Continue reading Family TEAM