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New mom returning to work wants to find right day care

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am a new mom to a sweet baby boy. I am (or was) very career-oriented and never in a million years thought I would want to be a stay-at-home mom. I will have to return to work shortly, and I'm really struggling. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Terri Conder-Johnson

Subscriber onlyBefore she was executive director of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. Before she spent nearly three successful decades in the business world. Before she was a three-time All-American basketball player at the University of Central Arkansas, this is where we find Terri Conder-Johnson. Continue reading...

50 years later, auxiliary is still boosting hospital

Subscriber onlyThe sound of a helicopter flying low breaks through. Sharon Bale pauses and looks up to watch Angel One fly over a small garden at Arkansas Children's Hospital, headed for the landing pad. Continue reading...

Disorder on the court

Legislative charity basketball game nets $30,000 for children

Subscriber onlyIt was a disgrace to the sport of basketball. Continue reading...

He has been her superhero since before they met

Subscriber onlyThere's sweeping a lady off her feet, and then there's throwing her over your shoulder and hauling her away. For Gates Booth and Diane Dean, the two were one and the same. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyLeititia Bailey, Mia Wilson, Georgia Walton and Maria Smedley were among guests at the 22nd annual Ivy Ball, A Timeless Evening of Elegance, Feb. 11 at the Embassy Suites Little Rock. Walton was misidentified in a photo that ran in the Feb. 19 edition of High Profile. Continue reading...

Watch for hidden nuptial costs

Subscriber onlyYour wedding day is approaching and you've budgeted for the dress, venue, music, invitations and photographer. But there are hidden wedding expenses that can pop up as late as the big day. We spoke with wedding experts who exposed those tricky little costs. Continue reading...

Good times roll

Mystic Krewe of Liberi Charity Ball raises almost $50K for children’s center

Subscriber onlyWho knew the fourth annual Mystic Krewe of Liberi Charity Ball would provide an education. For instance, a lesson in how to pronounce the familiar slogan "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" ("Let the good times roll!") by master of ceremonies Neal Gladner. Continue reading...

Black Caucus fete honors 9 for good works across state

Subscriber onlyIt had all the markings of an old-fashioned political rally, complete with fiery speeches that drew applause and amens. But the 13th annual King-Kennedy Dinner, named for slain civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, was mainly to recognize community servants from across the state. Continue reading...

Volunteers get praised, fed at Literacy Action luncheon

Subscriber onlyTutors and volunteers with Literacy Action of Central Arkansas gathered for an appreciation luncheon on Feb. 14 at the organization's offices at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library. The nonprofit's staff and board members were the hosts. Continue reading...

NLR chamber meeting draws hundreds to arena

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of growth and honored a few standout members at its 32nd annual meeting, held Feb. 16 on the floor of Verizon Arena. Continue reading...

Bar Association's meetings adjourn for levity, libations

Subscriber onlyAfter sitting and listening intently in seminars and continuing education classes all day, lawyers attending the Arkansas Bar Association's midyear meeting shared some camaraderie at a Feb. 16 reception at the Riverview Room, on the ground level of the Little Rock Marriott. Continue reading...

Fashion Week in '80s all clothes

Subscriber onlyForty years ago, Fashion Week in New York was focused on the clothes. Not celebrities. Not street-style stars. Not social media. Guests gathered in the often dingy showrooms around Seventh Avenue, and photographers took their places along the runway. And the models walked. They sold the clothes with a knowing nod or jaunty strut. Continue reading...

Everyday Joes should dress as status and context dictate

Subscriber onlyQ. While watching the Grammy Awards, I saw John Legend, John Corden, Jay Z, and even one singer with green hair, who were dressed appropriately for a gala, but nearly no one else was. Is casual dress really considered acceptable now in these settings? Continue reading...

Just a few good times

Arkansas tried to celebrateMardis Gras but (generally) failed

Subscriber onlyThe celebration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans reminds me that efforts were made in the years following the Civil War to introduce these festivities to Arkansas. Although the effort failed to develop an ongoing celebration of Mardi Gras, some awfully interesting history was made. Continue reading...

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