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Carin Schoppmeyer

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Masquerade, rendezvous, laugh

Themes make for festive fundraisers

FEBRUARY Signing Day on the Hill 2015 Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club 4 4:30 p.m. -- The Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club will host Signing Day on the Hill at the Fayetteville Town Center. Continue reading...

Events usher in new governor

Barbecue, ball among festivities

Asa Hutchinson's term as Arkansas' 46th elected governor launched this week with a number of celebratory and ceremonial events in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Sweet possibilities

Tubers not just for Thanksgiving anymore

Subscriber onlyYou likely had your fill of sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving -- probably smothered in marshmallows. However, when you're ready to revisit the distant cousin of the potato, know that the tuber offers so many other possibilities. Continue reading...

Filling Cookies

New ingredients might convert purist

Subscriber onlyToday is National Oatmeal Cookie Day. I can't think of a better cookie to celebrate. A humble cookie, the oatmeal cookie is a part of most of our childhoods. It's simple to make, ingredients are easy to find, and they are not very expensive. Continue reading...

Butterflies, Blooms boost budget

LifeSource gets helping hand from backers

Subscriber onlyThe fifth annual Butterflies and Blooms luncheon proved to be another boon for Saving Grace, yielding approximately a third of the nonprofit organization's $350,000 annual budget. Nearly 1,200 supporters filled the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers in support of the nonprofit organization. Continue reading...

Cowboys exec helps boost Salvation Army

Backers raise glasses, support

Subscriber onlyRestore Humanity hosted its annual Wine Dinner on April 6 at Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar. The always sold-out event welcomed more than 80 guests to enjoy food and wine pairings from Chef Matt Barclay and Robert Neralich and hear updates about the charity’s work in Kenya from founder Sarah Fennel. Continue reading...

Museum launches Art Affair

Subscriber onlyThe Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will introduce its Art Affair fundraiser May 1. The inaugural "artsy chic"-attire event will include hors d'oeuvres from 21 West End, open bar donated by In Good Spirits, live music, door prizes, raffle, a private viewing of the "COIN" installation and the farewell viewing of "The Art of Romance" exhibition. Continue reading...

Girls set course for future success

Subscriber onlySarah Hendrickson, the first female ski jumper in Olympic history, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Out of the Box Luncheon on Friday. Continue reading...

Sorority salutes arts

Subscriber onlySyleena Johnson, Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, Leela James and mistress of ceremonies Ebony Steele will help a local nonprofit organization raise money for scholarships at Saluting the Arts on Saturday. Continue reading...

Going Native

Local gardening has broad impact

Subscriber onlyAfter a long, cold winter, some gardeners are starting with a fresh palette this spring, as perennial plants not native to the region did not survive extreme temperatures. Continue reading...

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Asa Hutchinson III, from left, Dave and Sarah Wengel, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and wife Susan and Nubia a...

Asa Hutchinson III, from left, Dave and Sarah Wengel, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and wife Susan and Nubia and John Hutchinson stand for a...

Published: January 18, 2015

Don and JoAnn Soderquist, from right, are joined by family members and friends, Kai Togami, from lef...

Don and JoAnn Soderquist, from right, are joined by family members and friends, Kai Togami, from left, Rollin Ford, Thomas and Pai...

Published: December 21, 2014

Hosts Jon and Joanie Dyer, from left, with Dr. Stan Bradley, medical director of Washington Regional...

Hosts Jon and Joanie Dyer, from left, with Dr. Stan Bradley, medical director of Washington Regional Hospice, welcome guests to th...

Published: November 11, 2012

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