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Richard Abe Williams

This Texas-born and ‘gradually retired’ lawyer recalls two firms’ successful fusion as he receives a top Jewish Federation award for community service.

Subscriber onlyIf things had happened slightly differently, Dick Williams' byline might have appeared on the front page of a Texas sports section, perhaps just as prominent as those of Skip Bayless and the late Blackie Sherrod. Continue reading...

Six Bridges Regatta set to dip oars for 3rd year

Subscriber onlyAs the sun rises, the oars dig into the dark water, the scull and its rower gliding easily over the surface in a combination of physical activity and meditation. Continue reading...

Zoo and beer lovers have a fur-mented good time

Subscriber onlyThere were well more party animals than zoo creatures at the Little Rock Zoo's sixth annual Zoo Brew, a craft beer festival with dozens of local and regional breweries plus food trucks and other food vendors. The throw-down was Sept. 15 at the zoo. Last call came later than the event's 9 p.m. ending. Continue reading...

Literacy Action raises money for program, recognizes tutor

Subscriber onlyShine a Light on Literacy, a birthday celebration for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, was held Sept. 16 at Next Level Events. Continue reading...

Future sailor willing to make waves for cheerleader

Subscriber onlyLarry Kelley's desire for a date with Pat Simmons far outweighed his fear that he might get a punch in the nose from his friend if he asked her out. Continue reading...

Woo-ing A-teamers

Gala marks midway point of UA’s $1 billion fundraising drive

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas launched its multi-year $1 billion Campaign Arkansas with a $450,000 black-tie gala at Bud Walton Arena on Sept. 16. The guest list included 400-plus of the heaviest hitters and the administration and development professionals who court them. Continue reading...

Fashion Week a spectacle and clothing isn't wearable

Subscriber onlyQ. I know you have written about attending New York Fashion Week, where they show clothes that will be in stores next year. From what I saw on television for the shows that just ended, it seemed that nothing stood out. You seem to have a more realistic understanding of what it means for those of us off the runway. Did you go to the shows and did you get any clues about what the women of America will be wearing? Is Fashion Week as exciting as it sounds? Continue reading...

Social calendar

Subscriber onlySeptember 25 Marie Interfaith Civic Leadership Awards 2 p.m. at Temple B’Nai Israel. Honoring William McCastlain and Steven Blackwood, Cindi Blackwood and Ariel Blackwood. More information at themarie.org. Continue reading...

$75,000 added to the kitty to raise roofs for 'habitaters'

Subscriber onlyAbout 70 local artists and do-it-yourselfers took used and donated items from Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas Restores and turned them into auction-worthy items for the fundraiser Restore and After, held Sept. 15 at Embassy Suites. Continue reading...

Hunt honored for supporting children's advocacy centers

Subscriber onlyFor philanthropist Johnelle Hunt, the 2016 Woman of Inspiration, the big event will be an Oct. 13 luncheon in her honor, benefiting the Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. But Hunt was feted early during a Sept. 15 patron party that will surely rival the splendor of the main event. Continue reading...

Lip Sync Battle croons to tune of $15,000 for Cancer Society

Subscriber onlyAlthough the judges were advised that cuteness didn't count, it certainly didn't hurt the Courtney-Moore family who won this year's Lip Sync Battle on Sept. 16 by performing to a mashup of Taylor Swift's Trouble, Blank Space and Bad Blood. Continue reading...

10-course feast serves as platform for awards

Subscriber onlyFor true foodies, Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute wasn't a bad place to be the night of Sept. 15. The Chef Ball, the culmination of a long-running competition started by Pine Bluff Country Club general manager and executive chef Jamie McAfee, entailed a 10-course meal with something for brave and finicky palates. Tickets were $250 each. Continue reading...

Horace Mann High alumni gather to toast good ol' days

Subscriber onlyThe Horace Mann Class of 1971 was the last to graduate from the former all-black high school, which had been the original school of six of the nine black students who integrated Central High School. Horace Mann was converted to a junior high as part of the Little Rock School District's integration efforts. "The city was in turmoil about the closing; we had protests and marches," recalled class member Deborah Springer Suttlar. Continue reading...

Food truck fest to stop along Little Rock's Main Street

Subscriber onlyThe Downtown Little Rock Partnership is trying like heck to draw more people downtown, and organizers of the partnership-sponsored Main Street Food Truck Festival are ready to accommodate about 50,000 of them for the sixth annual eat-a-thon Saturday. Continue reading...

High Profile: Kyle Boswell

Raised to follow his artistic and free-spirited nature, he saw himself a citizen of the world. He now shares his creative and cultural perspective at his gallery in Little Rock.

Subscriber onlyKyle Boswell can't paint. He can't draw, either. Continue reading...

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