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History happens

Annual meeting offers wealth of opportunities

Subscriber onlyBy the time you read this column, I will have returned from Fort Smith, where the 77th annual conference of the Arkansas Historical Association was held over the last few days. The conference happens in a different city around Arkansas each year, and this year Fort Smith was chosen because the border city is commemorating its bicentennial in 2018. Continue reading...

Club news

Subscriber onlyThe Glade Community Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. today at Coal Gap School and Glade Post Office/Store at 20659 Slate Gap Road in Garfield. Continue reading...

Valerie Hubbard Damon

The more you give, the more you have

Subscriber onlyWhen the Mugga Killa Whomps steal tiny light beings from Willobee Land in Valerie Hubbard Damon's book Willo Mancifoot and the Mugga Killa Whomps, they are established as the misunderstood antagonists of the whimsical children's book. Our dragonfly hero Willo Mancifoot uses his compassion and his relationship with nature to help the MKWs rather than condemning them, demonstrating the theme of the book: "The more you give, the more you have." Continue reading...

Backers boost Bost Inc.

Clinic lauds volunteers

Subscriber onlyWelcome Health: Northwest Arkansas' Free Health Center lauded two longtime volunteers, Mary Alice Serafini and pediatrician Dr. David Jackson, at the organization's A Toast to Health on April 7 at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Local notes

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Briefly

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DEAR ABBY: Bride accuses mom of using wedding to spotlight herself

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an issue with her, and I can't believe she would draw attention to it in this way. Continue reading...

PROFILE: Life experiences lead to empathy

Madi Hutson connects with teens looking to improve their lives

There is a particular energy that is sourced working side-by-side with teenagers, says Teen Action Support Center's executive director Madi Hutson. Take TASC's recently opened space on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale called "The Station." This innovative "teen collaboratory" serves as a hub for Washington County teenagers as TASC works with partners like the Artist's Laboratory Theatre, Tech Hogs Robotics, the youth artist collective Stitches and the University of Arkansas to provide teens with meaningful activities and community service programs. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: City Year Little Rock's Sarah Roberson

Subscriber onlySarah Roberson says she has a “crazy-loud-messy” life and that’s just how she wants it. Continue reading...

CEO Scot Davis is all heart when it comes to the Walk

Subscriber onlyScot Davis is the chief executive officer of Arkansas Urology, a huge practice with nine locations, 26 providers -- 18 doctors, nine nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants, treating 70,000 patients a year. Continue reading...

Fashion forward: Fashion shindig benefits Timmons Arts Foundation, aspiring designers

Subscriber onlyThe 11th annual Designers Choice Fashion Preview, the wildly popular fashion-show benefit for the Timmons Arts Foundation, took place April 7 at the Metroplex. A VIP reception consisted of libations, morsels from RSVP Catering, and a chance to take photos with the show's celebrity co-host, actor Lorenz Tate. Continue reading...

New girl in town catches eye of basketball star

Subscriber onlyNancy Henson's voice wasn't loud enough to win her a part in the senior play, but she did win the lead role in J.M. Harbert's life. Continue reading...

Ex-Etiquette

Subscriber onlyQ I read your column all the time, and in your answers, you often refer to Ex-Etiquette rule No. 7 or Ex-Etiquette Rule No. 5. What are you talking about? Are there really specific rules of good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Local yolk-els: Artful Eggshibition lets artists compete while raising money for Youth Home

Subscriber onlyIt was, once again, a most egg-cellent evening: the 2018 incarnation of Youth Home's annual Eggshibition fundraiser, held April 6 in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Jack Stephens Center. Continue reading...

Reworking old garment worth cost to be 'cool'

Subscriber onlyQ I have a jacket from Banana Republic, in which the lining is torn, zipper broken and the pocket edging is starting to fray. I was hoping to have it repaired because everyone always says I look good in it. But the estimate from a tailor was close to $100. I decided to order a new one from Cole Haan since it only costs a little over $200 and I hoped it would last me the 10 years the other one did. The problem is that it really just doesn't look nearly as good on me. Is there a more inexpensive way to have the old one repaired and/or to ensure that the threadbare lining and zipper won't give way months after the job? Do I have to give up on my old jacket? Continue reading...