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DEAR ABBY: Friendship fades following criticism of husband's jokes

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I have been friends with "Martha" for 40 years. We live a few hundred miles apart, so I like to call her and chat. The problem is, her husband always answers the phone, and he likes to give me a hard time. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Man who hates his job drags girlfriend down with griping

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for three years. We have lived together for the last two. We have a great life together, but there is a problem I don't know how to solve. "Jeremy" hates his job. Continue reading...

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: It took 6 years to leash him after they met at a dog park

Subscriber onlyGrace Townsend adopted a dog from a shelter and that dog led her almost directly to the love of her life. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: One woman's journey from the Arkansas Delta to the Iraqi desert

Her parents and The Brady Bunch inspired the Montrose native to become an architect, while she found a career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Subscriber onlyIt's a long way from the tiny Arkansas Delta town of Montrose to the Iraqi desert. Yet, that's where Montrose native Brinda Jackson found herself, stranded on the side of the road, in the spring of 2003, only about a month into Operation Iraqi Freedom. Continue reading...

Episcopal minister helps less fortunate with feast

Subscriber onlyLuke Gilbert, the family and young-adult minister at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, believes in community. And he believes in the role of the church -- whose outreach tagline is "love comes first" -- as "a staging area to help our community." Continue reading...

Boots, Bourbon and Boogie

Lucinda Williams brings it all home for Oxford American gala

Subscriber onlyOxford American magazine held its annual gala and celebrated its 25th anniversary at Books, Bourbon and Boogie on Nov. 2 with Grammy winner Lucinda Williams in concert. The fundraiser took place at the Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock. Continue reading...

EX-ETIQUETTE

Subscriber onlyQ My partner asked me how I'd feel if she had a sleepover with her ex this Christmas so that they can both spend the whole day with their son. I have always understood wanting to do things for the sake of their child; however, there is history concerning her ex being abusive and manipulating (mainly to try and get me out of the picture). Every time he is nice she feels things like this will be OK, and I feel uncomfortable with it. Am I wrong for opposing this? What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Moulin Rouge regalia, dance turn hospital benefit into ball

Subscriber onlyAt the Baron's Ball, it's all about getting in line with the theme ... which means getting one's self a worthy costume. Continue reading...

Friends' fancy footwork highlight of fundraiser

Subscriber onlyA troupe of Irish dancers stole the show, and the trophy, at the eighth annual Dancing Into Dreamland. The event, hosted by the Friends of Dreamland, was held held Nov. 3 in the ballroom, part of Taborian Hall Museum in Little Rock. Continue reading...

20-somethings taking the home-buying plunge

Subscriber onlyBuying a house can be daunting, especially if you're young. Continue reading...

Boy raises $10,000 for AHA by age 10

Subscriber onlyLogan Liptak, now 10 years old, is a very effusive young man -- at least that's what his mom says. Continue reading...

Wildwood, dinner make perfect pair

Subscriber onlyKelly and Ken Griffey personally welcomed each guest who arrived Nov. 3 at the Wildwood Wine Reserve Dinner. Continue reading...

O'Neill marks final turn as Hawgs for a Cause MC

Subscriber onlyHawgs for a Cause, the fundraiser for Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, was a little later than usual this year. Normally held in mid-October, it took place Nov. 2 at the agency's Little Rock multipurpose center. Continue reading...

Easterseals Art & Soul benefit pleases partiers with No. 14

Subscriber onlyArt lovers gathered Nov. 2 for the 14th incarnation of Art & Soul, an annual event featuring -- and benefiting -- Easterseals Arkansas. Continue reading...

Dressing for family feast not a fancy clothes affair

Subscriber onlyQ. What can my husband wear to Thanksgiving that looks dressy but not business ... and can survive a spill? Continue reading...

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