Eureka Springs

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A festive Eureka Springs historic neighborhood has attracted more and more Halloween trick-or-treaters with each passing year -- many of them are families now coming from outlying rural low-income communities. To supply enough treats to the children, neighbors last year banded together to establish a special "Candy Bank." But this year, things are looking a bit spooky given the Eureka Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission has branded the town "Halloween City."

courtesy: Eureka Christian Health Outreach

Eureka Christian Health Outreach, or ECHO, has been providing free healthcare to those without insurance for more than 10 years and now the clinic's co-founders, Dan and Suzie Bell, are moving ahead with plans to build a village of affordable homes in Eureka Springs. The Bells believe having a stable home is crucial to both mental and physical health.

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In the late 19th century, Eureka Springs, a popular health resort, attracted a number of physicians interested in practicing natural healing. Among them was Pearl Hale Tatman, one of the first female physicians to practice in Arkansas. We visit her original home on Spring Street for a check up, then go to the local museum to learn more.

Community Spotlight - Books in Bloom

May 19, 2017

The 12th annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival will take place Sunday, May 21 from noon to 5 pm at the Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs.  Books in Bloom is presented by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation.  

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Eureka Springs, population 2,000, has hired a new Parks & Recreation Director who will manage a complex patchwork of historic city parks including a dozen ancient cold water spring reservations and three aging city lakes. We meet the new director, secure an assessment of the 1800-acre parks system from chair of the city's parks commission, hear from a member of the Springs Committee, gather opinion from the mayor and meet a member of the "Downtown Natives"--newly organized to restore feral boulevards and pocket parks throughout the city.