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Carin Schoppmeyer

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Wine, roses, art help cancer patients

Subscriber onlyThe Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House in Fort Smith will open its doors April 25 for the 21st annual Wine and Roses benefit. Continue reading...

Groups laud leaders

Subscriber onlyWomen's groups in Washington County gathered together for the 17th annual Women's History Month banquet March 30 at The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville. The evening was an opportunity to laud four local leaders as Washington County Women in History. Continue reading...

Bags for Books gives boost

Life Styles celebrates

Subscriber onlyBags for Books on March 10 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers gave a boost to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Reba rocks for children's shelter

Foundation wields Power of the Purse

Subscriber onlyReba McEntire helped the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter draw a sold-out crowd of more than 1,300 fans and shelter supporters for the annual Starlight Gala on March 7 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The mega-star's special performance at the fundraiser was sponsored by General Mills and helped the shelter net some $480,000. Continue reading...

Gala goes country chic

Subscriber onlyThe Sunshine School and Development Center is inviting supporters to get “country chic” for the nonprofit organization’s annual Sunshine Gala. The benefit, set for April 11, will return to Horton Farms in Gravette for a third year. Continue reading...

Symphony marks milestone

Competition heats up cold day

Subscriber onlySnow on the ground and predicted ice to follow did nothing to chill support for the 10th annual Chilirhea benefit Feb. 28 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Continue reading...

Student-athletes lauded

Tapas, tinis treat guests

Subscriber onlyThe Razorback Foundation Salute to Excellence Red Tie Dinner and Auction and fifth annual Tapas and Tinis to benefit St. Vincent de Paul School comprised a fundraiser double-header on Feb. 21 in Rogers. Continue reading...

Opener sets record

Laughter, libations combine for theater

Subscriber onlySome 1,000 guests helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas net a record setting $320,000 at the Northwest Arkansas Wine Opener on Feb. 20 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Running, kissing, kicking

Benefits offer unique experiences, good causes

Subscriber onlyMARCH Soup Sunday Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families 1 4-7 p.m. -- The 14th annual Northwest Arkansas Soup Sunday will be at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. The Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families fundraiser will feature dozens of soups from area restaurants with a VIP room offering a special soup by chef Alan Dierks. Continue reading...

Exhibition a 'convergence'

Arts center supporters go incognito

Subscriber onlyChampagne and chocolates are said to cure many ills. (Can't hurt, right?) In the case of the Jackson L. Graves Foundation, the pairing helped the nonprofit organization raise more than $20,000 at the seventh annual Ooh! La, La! benefit Feb. 12 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

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Kalie Hollis, Girls on the Run scholarship recipient (second from left), is joined by her parents Kimbra Dearing and Travis Hollis...

Published: April 19, 2015

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Chuck and Suzy Fehlig, from left, and Biffy Fletcher and Luke Briggs help support the American Heart Association at Paint the Town...

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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...

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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...

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