Carin Schoppmeyer

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Fundraiser supports bear necessities

Subscriber onlyHuggy, a Russian grizzly bear, Lolly and Holly and other black bears soon will have new accommodations at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge near Eureka Springs. Proceeds from the annual "Cats at the Castle" benefit Saturday will help the nonprofit organization make dedicated habitats for the baker's dozen of bears. Continue reading...

Council opens house

Area residents gather to support literacy, SMA

Subscriber onlyMore than 700 Miller McNeill Woodruff Foundation backers joined the group March 31 at the Fayetteville Town Center for the sixth annual Cupcakes & Cocktails benefit. Continue reading...

Symphony salutes supporters

Subscriber onlyThe Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' third-annual "Spring Gala" on April 25 will help support its educational and artistic programs. The nonprofit organization also will pay tribute to Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood for their contributions to the arts in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Komen gives grants

Performers revealed

Subscriber onlyThe Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate lauded its top 2016 Race for the Cure fundraisers and announced grant recipients at the Promise Circle Luncheon on March 29 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Online fundraising drive benefits nonprofits

Subscriber onlyNearly 940 nonprofit agencies stand to collectively gain in today's Arkansas Gives 12-hour fundraising drive. The third and final Arkansas Community Foundation campaign is set to kick off at 8 a.m. The inaugural drive in 2015 saw 361 participating Arkansas charities gain $2.33 million to fulfill their missions. This year's goal is $5 million. Donors can go to arkansasgives.org, select the nonprofit group they wish to support and make a donation. Continue reading...

Life Styles celebrates possibilities

Meals on Wheels gets lift

Subscriber onlyLife Styles Inc. invited guests to "Fly Up With Life Styles" for the annual Celebration of Possibilities luncheon March 8 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Continue reading...

Pedaling into the future

Trike Theatre aids displaced children

Subscriber onlyTrike Theatre supporters spent the evening of March 3 enjoying Laughter and Libations at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

March takes steps for babies' health

Subscriber onlyMarch of Dimes backers will put their best feet forward for the NWA March for Babies on April 1 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Continue reading...

Blondes vs. Brunettes

Subscriber onlyThe gridiron season is starting early for some 60 Northwest Arkansas women when blondes face off with brunettes in the third annual RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game April 1 at Champions Stadium on the campus of Cross Church in Springdale. The benefit game for Alzheimer's Association Arkansas will begin at 1 p.m., with a an after-party immediately following at JJ's Grill on Wedington in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Recess enriches center

Arts center launches year

Subscriber onlyHelen R. Walton Children's Enrichment Center champions helped the nonprofit organization raise more than $125,000 at the inaugural Recess at the Hive on Feb. 25 at 21c in Bentonville. Continue reading...

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Jim and Rhonda Woodruff (from left), Patrick and Meredith Woodruff and Peggy and Buddy Jordan welcom...

Jim and Rhonda Woodruff (from left), Patrick and Meredith Woodruff and Peggy and Buddy Jordan welcome Miller McNeill Woodruff Foun...

Published: April 16, 2017

Leslie Henderson (from left), Kim Bearden, Elaine Thompson, Judy Henbest, Lora Fox and Tracy Benson ...

Leslie Henderson (from left), Kim Bearden, Elaine Thompson, Judy Henbest, Lora Fox and Tracy Benson attend the Komen Ozark Promise...

Published: April 9, 2017

Chefs Steven Brooks (from left), Maudie Schmitt, Mack Epps, Micah Spears-Blackmon, Sarah Chase, Just...

Chefs Steven Brooks (from left), Maudie Schmitt, Mack Epps, Micah Spears-Blackmon, Sarah Chase, Justus Moll, Bill Lyle and Anne Ca...

Published: March 19, 2017

Leeanna Shadlow (from left), Nicole Olson, Caroline Rochelle and Toni Bahn gather after the 2016 Blo...

Leeanna Shadlow (from left), Nicole Olson, Caroline Rochelle and Toni Bahn gather after the 2016 Blondes vs. Brunettes charity foo...

Published: March 16, 2017

Maury Peterson (from left), John Furner, David and Pam Lightfoot and Menna Demessie, Ph.D., help sup...

Maury Peterson (from left), John Furner, David and Pam Lightfoot and Menna Demessie, Ph.D., help support the Helen R. Walton Child...

Published: March 12, 2017

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