Thursday, March 31, 2011

Weekend Plans

This week has been a busy one for me.  I haven't thought much about my weekend plans.  How about if you leave a comment and tell me your favorite weekend thing to do in Downtown Siloam Springs?  Maybe I'll join you!

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Now open

 This past Thursday Pour Jon's Coffee & Tea Company opened for business.  I stopped by for a visit this morning, and I'm happy to say Downtown Siloam Springs' newest business is quite charming and welcoming with a fun European flair!
 I so appreciate the attention to details.  Every corner is worth taking a peek at.  The phone booth is high on my list of favorites!
 And the mouse in the corner...well, he made me smile on my way out the door.
Pour Jons is open from 7am-2am.  Yes, you read that right; basically anytime you feel like coffee or tea they're open.  There are also a few food items on the menu.  Head on over to 270 N. Wright Street and see all that Pour Jons has to offer.

I'll see you downtown!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The other day I found myself wandering around Downtown.  It was a pretty day and I felt like being out and about.  While strolling along (enjoying some of Fratelli's gelato), I noticed some painting happening behind a couple of storefronts...
Could a couple of new businesses be coming to our Downtown?  I sure hope so...
Hum...  I wonder what's going on?  I might have to do a little investigating...

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weekend Plans

How will you be spending your last weekend of Spring Break 2011?
I'm heading to Books on Broadway to pick up a new book.  My spring is shaping up to be pretty busy, so I'm taking advantage of this break to read for fun.
Not sure what to read?  I'm glad you asked!  Follow Books on Broadway on Twitter.  They often tweet about their newest books and often include a link to a review.
Click here to find Downtown Siloam Springs favorite book shop on Twitter and feel inspired to read.

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Signs of Spring

This morning I took my camera along for my morning walk. Here are a few signs that spring has arrived in Downtown Siloam Springs! Yay!

Daffodils at Twin Springs Park
Dresses made of bright spring florals at Heather Hill
Cheery pansies at the Community Building
Blossoms on the tree by Hoffman Chiropractic
More blossoms near the Old Post Office Building
Frames filled with spring flowers at Four Corners Frame and Design
Why don't you head Downtown for your morning walk and see what other signs of spring you can find!

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Custom Brick

Have you noticed the Custom Bricks lining the sidewalks?  Have you ever wondered how you can have your name be forever a part of Downtown?
This past weekend I learned that what is now home to Main Street Siloam Springs, Inc. and Drake Renovations (Connelly-Harrington House) used to be a hospital.  Were you born in that hospital; wouldn't it be fun to have your name on a brick just outside the building?  Or perhaps your husband proposed on a summer evening Downtown stroll?  Commemorate your special memory with a brick!
Click on the Main Street Siloam Springs, Inc. logo to the right and search for the "custom brick" tab.  Fill out the form, and you, too, can be a piece of Downtown Siloam Springs history.

I'll see you Downtown!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is my favorite holiday.  I headed Downtown for a "wee bit o' green" and here's what I found:
A teapot at The Cafe on Broadway...
detail from one of the benches in the park...
some sort of door handle on an old building...
a sign in the window of Siloam Springs Printing...
and a green vintage shirt at Amandromeda.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!

I'll see you Downtown!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Two Reasons

There are two reasons to head Downtown tomorrow evening...
Reason #1
The Cafe on Broadway has frosted sugar cookies.  Trust me.  You'll enjoy every bite.
Reason #2
The Harlem Globetrotters
will be eating at the
Cafe on Broadway
after their big game tomorrow (Thursday) night!
(It might be fun to get an autograph or two!)
I'll see you Downtown!

Weekend Plans

Do you have plans to work in the yard this coming weekend?
Remember to attend Basic Gardening 101 on Saturday.
Spring is on its way!
The event is from 9am-12noon at the Community Building.  Remember to head down Broadway Street after the class for lunch at one of our local restaurants.

I'll see you Downtown!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Special

I heard through the grapevine that Main Street Studios is having their annual Spring Special.  I'm pretty sure the dates for the special are April 6th-9th.  The list of downtown businesses is on the lower right of the blog.  Find Main Street Studios in the list and head to their site to contact them for more details.  I've heard great things about past Spring Specials.

I'll see you Downtown!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quilts and Lunch

Does anyone remember back to the days when Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks used to serve lunch?  I sure do!  And every so often my mouth waters for some a bowl of their soup and a plate of salad followed by a delicious cocoa roll smothered in whipped cream. YUM!  My mouth is watering...

Anyway, the other day I was looking around on the quilt shop's website, and I happened to notice two little words on the class schedule: lunch provided.  Having never taken a class, I'm not sure what that means exactly.  But I'm wondering if signing up for a class might allow me another taste of that delicious creamy dill dressing sitting atop a piece of crisp lettuce or tomato...  Who knows, but I'm planning on finding out!

There are lots of classes listed on the website's calendar (Click on the quilt shop's link in the Downtown Business section on the right).  Here's one that interested me:
*POINTS OF PRIDE (New York Beauty): 
 Photo courtesy Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks
The class is taught by Pam on Saturday, March 19
It's an all Day class – 10:00-3:00
the cost: $30.00 and Lunch is provided
Pam will be teaching you the basics of “freezer-paper piecing” to make this simple New York Beauty style block.  Just 4 blocks will make a great table topper or wall quilt,  or make enough blocks for a beautiful bed sized quilt.  Call for reservations and more information.  

Hum...if you make it to a class before I do, please let me know just what "lunch provided" means. Until then, my fingers are crossed!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weekend Plans

A couple of things to keep in mind when planning for your weekend:

Creative Corner on Broadway is having a class this Saturday.  The class is titled It's that Simple!  Here's the scoop from Julie:
Let Shannon of K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple)Scrapbooks show you just how Simple it can be to create a double page layout that will not only highlight your favorite photos but make those around you think you are ahhmazing!!  Cost: $15.00 Time: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.  You MUST pre-register either by phone (228-1236) or email ( THANKS!!
Julie (the shop owner) makes sure a good and creative time is had by all who attend.  Here's a picture from the Mommy and Me event which took place a few weeks ago.
Photo courtesy of Creative Corner on Broadway's facebook page.

Head to The English Tea Room for a leisurely Sunday lunch.  Reservations are required; remember to call ahead.  The menu posted on the tea room's website (click the link in the Downtown Businesses section on the left) sounds delicious!
Roast Beef
Yorkshire Pudding
Creamed Potatoes
and Gravy
With local schools in session on Saturday (a snow make-up day), it might be the perfect time to have a lunch date with your someone special!  Check the list of Downtown Businesses on the right hand side of the blog.  You'll find links to websites with more information regarding hours of operation and menus.

I'll see you Downtown!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Second Saturday Music

I look forward to Second Saturday Music every summer.  My family and I are planning on grabbing a to-go dinner from one of the Downtown eateries before heading over to the park where we'll settle in for a picnic waiting for the music to get started.  It's a fun mid-weekend activity for locals of all ages.  This year's line up looks incredible!  Here's who will be playing:

Saturday, May 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Twin Springs Park
Come hear music from the Gallier Brothers from Springfield, MO. Having performed together fro over twenty years, Les and Gary Gallier are well known and admired among the mountain dulcimer and folk musicians, particularly for their unique playing styles and blend of various music genres.
Saturday, June 11, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Twin Springs Park 
The Cobb Brothers Bluegrass Band will take the stage. Fifteen year old Caleb Cobb is joined by his younger brothers, Samuel - age fourteen, and twelve year old Nathan. The Cobb Brothers of Mountain View, Arkansas are regular performers at the Ozark Folk Center, entertaining audiences on a variety of stringed instruments, along with vocals and comedy.
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Twin Springs Park 
Dan Levenson, Pennsylvania native, is a modern-day troubadour in the truest sense. A full-time musician, Dan travels the country with banjo and fiddle singing songs and telling stories of the road, his musical journey and Southern Appalachian roots.
Saturday, August 13, 2011, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Twin Springs Park 
The last concert of the season will feature Missouri musicians, Rick Reding and and the White River Music Company. White River Music Company was started by Rick Reding as an outlet for his original music, and to help other musicians in the Ozark Mountain region to have an outlet for their fine music and song creations. Recently, the band acted and performed in the Robert Redford Sundance film festival's Grand Jury prize-winning Oscar-nominated film, "Winter's Bone."
The Second Saturdays Music info courtesy of Main Street Siloam Springs.  Their website, including a calendar of events, can be found at .
See you at the park!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Low-Water Bridge

Updated: Yes, this bridge is located just east of the library.  Thank you for asking!
This past week we headed Downtown to see how the low-water bridge project is progressing.
Much to my boys' delight, we arrived just as concrete was being poured!
Hopefully the pedestrian lane will be open in time for the Dogwood Festival with another lane for vehicles coming soon after.
I never realized how much I used that bridge on errand days!  I'm eager for the project to be complete.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Weekend Plans

Here are a few things to remember as you make your weekend plans:
  • The Wish List is closing (bummer!) with a 25% off sale through the end of the month.
  • The Creative Corner on Broadway has new spring items in stock.  They are open from 10-5 on Saturdays.
  • On Sunday evening the Cafe on Broadway reintroduces their extended hours.  They're open until midnight every night.  Visit them on Facebook for an after 9pm deal.
See you Downtown!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

What does Dr. Seuss's birthday have to do with Downtown?
Head to Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizza any evening this week and find out.
(Photo courtesy of Fratelli's Facebook wall)

They're celebrating Dr. Seuss's special day with a Green Eggs & Ham pizza and a 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish pizza.  (Friend them on Facebook for all the details!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gardening 101

Are you someone who wants to learn more about gardening? Do your flowerbeds look like mine? 
(I'm sort of embarrassed to actually show you this picture!)
Then Gardening 101 is just for you!

I'm especially excited about this event.  We moved into our house this past year, and while we've done a lot to our yard, there is still a tone of work to be done-especially in our flower and garden beds.  Below I've noted the specifics of the event.  I hope you'll join us!

PS: The event ends at noon; just in time for lunch at Emelia's Kitchen!  Have you had the Vegetable Kabob?  It's delish!


WHAT:  A workshop for residents of Siloam Springs and the surrounding area on helpful landscape tips for beginner gardeners.

WHEN:  March 19, 2010 from 9:00-12:00

WHERE:  Siloam Springs Community Building

COST:  Free

PRESENTERS:       Nan Mills of Handywoman ~
Spring Landscape 
Maintenance Needs

                                    Dawn Denton of Gardens
                                    by You and Me ~
Anchors in your Design

                        Mark Bray of Benton County
                        Extension Office ~  
Raised bed Vegetable Gardens
and Overview of Extension Office Services

Delia Haak of Illinois River 
Watershed Partnership ~
Rain Gardening and 
Riparian Zone Facts

Other Info:  Refreshments and Door Prizes