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Virtually Wondrous

Museum and aquarium WOW visitors with online offerings Just like museums and aquariums all over the world, the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo., has been

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Pieces Of Pettigrew’s Past

Little town remains big part of local history BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It all started with the St. Paul Branch of the Saint Louis & San Francisco Railway — better known

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Environmentalism Endures

Earth Day challenges, opportunities push forward JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com When environmental educators in Northwest Arkansas realized the 50th anniversary of Earth Day coincided with the fifth anniversary of the official

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Good Ghoul

Actress, author, illustrator, Taylor Dolan does it all BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Actors were wrapping up the February production of “Into the Woods” at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, and

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Saving Your Sanity

So. You’re self-quarantining, hunkered down at home. If you’re lucky, you’re able to continue your job from there; perhaps your spouse is, as well. And along with juggling conference calls,

'Tis the Season Family Friendly

Silver Dollar citizens eager to celebrate 60

Silver Dollar City shouldn’t be quiet now. It’s spring break season, and the Branson, Mo., theme park should be filled with the laughter of happy parents and the shrieks of

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Theater To Go: Arts Live offers opportunities for kids to create, learn online

Self-quarantining is difficult, but self-quarantining with children in the house — and no end in sight — can be a special kind of challenge. Enter, stage left: Arts Live Theatre,

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Found At Sea

New Branson museum shares booty of three shipwrecks BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Young or not so young, if you ever dreamed of diving to a shipwreck, recovering a handful of gold

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School Is Weird

But ‘Sideways Stories’ can help kids flourish LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Louis Sachar’s classic “Sideways Stories From Wayside School” is the wacky tale of a school that was supposed to

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Arts Live Actors Put Their Hearts In To ‘Holes’

When Louis Sachar’s classic young adult novel “Holes” was published in 1998, it was a success with both teen audiences and critics alike. Sachar’s complex but imminently readable book was