Several hundred attend America’s Heartbeat

America’s Heartbeat remained strong at the 53rd annual music festival. Several hundred gathered June 3 at the Wilson Park rotunda for the festival. Ages in attendance ranged from tiny tots to senior citizens. The event began with food vendors at 5 p.m., including Wok Hei Noodle House — this particular […]

Arkansas City Community Band to kick off season June 2

The Arkansas City Community Band will hold the first concert of its 145th season at 7:30 p.m. June 2 under the Wilson Park rotunda. The concert is free and open to the public. Several park benches are available, but concert-goers may wish to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. […]

Meeting Baldwin: A fan-girl experience

Adam Baldwin cuts an impressive silhouette on screen — tall and broad, with an attitude that takes up just as much space. Most of his roles are gruff and maybe a bit anti-heroic. My husband, Gareth, loves Baldwin in most of his roles — dating back to Animal Mother in […]

Royal Gauntlet Society to return to Art and Poetry camp

Those attending the Art and Poetry Champions camp at Ark City Arts this year will step into the past and be transported to a time of royalty, tall tales, brave knights, and fantastic creatures. Like the knights of old, campers will learn about falconry and how these birds were used […]

First glimpse of geekery: Batman the Animated Series

The first glimpse I remember having into geekery happened when I was very young, maybe 7 years old … when “Batman: The Animated Series” was broadcast. It was the way I pictured Batman … dark, but not uncaring. The animated series version of the Dark Knight was compassionate — not […]