By Leah Ashby
Photos by Brandy Strain

It’s no surprise that the business voted best place from which to receive flowers is Conway’s Classic Touch. A mainstay in the Faulkner County floral business, Conway’s Classic Touch has delivered one-of-a-kind floral arrangements for more than 14 years. Emma Vote, owner, purchased the business after working for Baker Drug for seven years.
“Jimbo and Terry Hendrixson, the owners of Baker Drug, introduced me to so many wonderful people in the community,” she said.

David’s Burgers is relatively a new landmark eatery for Conway, attracting locals and travelers alike for the past five years just off Interstate 40 at 1100 Skyline Drive.
The David’s Burger restaurants are designed in the spirit of the butcher shops of the 1950s and 60s — a period of time when people really understood cuts of meat and embraced the quality of their products, according to the company’s web site.

Conway’s popular The Kitchen Store & More won dual honors in our annual readers’ poll: “When I need a gift item, I shop at” and “I want to accessorize my home with items from.”
If you patron the fun, eclectic store, you understand these honors.
Gift Items:
The store is located at 704 Locust St. “We carry a variety of products, including kitchen gadgets and utensils, dinnerware, cookware, home décor, women’s clothing and accessories, baby items, wedding décor and coffee. We are your one-stop shop for the perfect gift for everyone in your family as well as yourself!”

Phyllis Widen’s business has literally gone to the dogs — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Groom Masters of Arkansas on Salem Road in Conway has been voted “Best Local Groomer” this year, a title the business has held for several years in a row.

In the market for a new salon? Look no further. Our readers voted The Hair Co. in Conway as “best local hair salon.”
The business, which opened in 2005, is located at 625 Salem Road. Sarah Franco, who began work there in February 2011, became its owner in October of the same year. The salon was thrilled to recently celebrate its tenth anniversary.

While they were awaiting the arrival of the second of their four children, Anna and Shane Wanamaker of Conway learned that Anna has a condition called RH Sensitization which affects the antibodies in her body as well as those of her baby.
The babies would be born with jaundice and a high bilirubin count, but thanks to their Conway Ob/Gyn and the technology available in the Conway Regional Women’s Center the Wanamakers were able to keep their babies in Conway for their medical treatment.

Etiquette for Arts Audiences

By Jennie Strange

The 2015-16 Performance Season has arrived for most local theatres, performance halls and arts organizations. If you’re like me, you have begun to peruse their season schedules and are already marking some dates in your calendar.

October Arts Events – Please check out the event website for more information and pricing.

October 1
• Third Coast Percussion Lecture/Demonstration @ UCA Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall; 1:40-2:30 p.m.,
• Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Fall Membership Party and Art Show @ 4915 College Ave.; Conway; 6:30 p.m., (PG13)
October 2
• Third Coast Percussion in Concert @ Reynolds Performance Hall; 7:30 p.m., (G)
October 3

In her debut novel, author Julie Lawson Timmer makes an indelible mark on readers’ hearts. She evokes tears. She forces deep questions. She demands that readers pay full attention to the countdown of “Five Days Left.”
Told in parallel voices, “Five Days Left” is an impressive story intertwining the lives of two families, one in Texas and one in Michigan. Both families are entrenched in grievous situations with little control regarding the outcome. One of the underlying themes discussed by readers is a real lack of control people have over their lives.

Struggling to get plugged in to the music culture in this great town? This Friday or Saturday night, take a walk down Front Street and I’ll bet you can hear an eclectic variety of rock, folk, blues and maybe even a little jazz!
With venues like Kings Live Music, Blue Sail and The Black Orange, there is a steady flow of musical dynamic pouring into the downtown area.
Furthermore, Hendrix College is just a skip away and full of lively and artistic human beings. With these ingredients, you have the perfect equation for musical growth in an ever-expanding downtown area.

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