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Mountains, Music & Motorcycles planned for Mountain View; 14th year for event

Riding enthusiasts agree some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks. Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fourteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

Artoberfest coming to Main Street in Batesville this Saturday

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host the fourth annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street, between Third Street and North Central Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature local and regional artist...

Jubilation Jazz performing this Sunday at Lyon College

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Christmas favorites with a big band twist will be performed Sunday, Dec. 2, when the band Jubilation Jazz comes to Lyon College's Sloan Auditorium of the Brown Chapel Fine Arts Building in Batesville. The concert begins at 3 p.m. The members of Jubilation Jazz are...

Batesville Area Arts Council to present new exhibition

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is presenting Beauty as Form: artwork by Carly Dahl. The exhibition will be on display at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E Main St, through Sept. 29, 2018. Dahl was born and raised in Monroe, Mich. and relocated...

Batesville student places third in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest

Batesville Junior High sixth grade, McKenzie Treat, placed third in the third-sixth grade category with her artwork titled, "Running Buffalo Clover" in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest. All the winning pieces of artwork will be on display at the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center...

Natural Disasters to open 11th ‘Friends in Great Places’ concert March 2

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The Natural Disasters will kick off the 11th annual Friends in Great Places concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) in Independence Hall. Also featured this year is dancer and singer, Alex Prince. The Natural Disasters...

Main Street Batesville presenting ‘Hocus Pocus’ Friday night in Pocket Park

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Main Street Batesville will be hosting a movie in downtown's Pocket Park, tomorrow, Oct. 12. The presenting sponsor is Suddenlink by Altice. Food vendors and games will be set up at 6 p.m., and the movie Hocus Pocus will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees are...

Local author publishes book, ‘Rachel’s Raft’

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Local author Rachel Kelley (pictured) visited the White River Now family of radio stations this week to talk about a book she wrote entitled, "Rachel's Raft." Kelley wrote it while living in Mountain View. She now lives in Batesville with her husband and six...

LISTEN: Mandi Curtwright talks about Saturday’s Southern Food Festival in downtown Batesville

Main Street Batesville's Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently stopped by the studios of White River Now's radio family to talk this Saturday's Southern Food Festival. The festival will kick-off with the Main Street Batesville Farmers Market in the Pocket Park at 8 a.m. with other vendors...

Main Street Batesville to celebrate “An Old Fashioned Christmas” this weekend

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This weekend, Main Street Batesville will celebrate "An Old Fashioned Christmas." The event will feature a wide variety of activities, performances, vendors, and shopping - all on Main Street in Batesville. Mandi Curtwright (pictured) recently visited the studios of the White River Now family of...

LISTEN: Details on ‘A Cinematic Christmas’ as Batesville Christmas Parade approaches

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The Batesville Kiwanis Club will present the 2019 Batesville Christmas Parade on Monday, Dec. 2. The theme this year is "A Cinematic Christmas." “From the Grinch to Uncle Eddie, Buddy the Elf to fragile Leg Lamps, our community will surely have a blast celebrating their...