Carin Schoppmeyer

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Spotlight: Arkansas Support Network ASN honors client for self-advocacy

Subscriber onlyIn many ways, Stephanie Marks is perfectly ordinary. She likes shopping and watching crime shows on TV, and her favorite food is pasta. She calls her "Mawmaw" her role model -- "she accepted everyone as they were and loved each one unconditionally " -- and sometimes she needs some help trying to focus on "what is going on or what I should be doing while my brain is going in so many directions." Continue reading...

Center launches live music series

Benefit sparks hope

Subscriber onlyMore than 300 backers gathered on June 11 at Horses for Healing in Bentonville for the nonprofit organization's 24th annual Barn Dance benefit. Continue reading...

Player champions challenge

Picnic feeds farm programs

Subscriber onlyWalton Arts Center kicked off its 16th annual Art of Wine Festival with the Winemaker's Dinner on June 9 on the Baum Walker Hall stage at the center in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Tour de Fun leads to action

Subscriber onlyTwo days of action in the “Tour de Fun” on Friday and Saturday will help support the Teen Action and Support Center in Rogers. A 5K timed run in downtown Rogers will lead off the events Friday, with 100K and 50K bike rides set for Saturday. Continue reading...

Hydration royalty announced

Soiree surpasses goal

Subscriber onlyRed was naturally the color of choice for footwear at the second annual Red Shoe Soiree on June 3 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkhoma. Guests helped the group raise some $69,000, surpassing the event fundraising goal of $65,000. Continue reading...

Jones Center in a spin

Orchestra maestro feted

Subscriber onlyGreenwood Gearhart played host May 22 to a reception in honor of Corrado Rovaris, Artosphere Festival Orchestra music director. The event took place at the Fayetteville home of Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood, with Lindsey and Brock Gearhart as cohosts. The orchestra performed as part of the Walton Arts Center’s seventh annual Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival May 10-27. Continue reading...

Foundation makes run for the roses

Local musician lauded

Subscriber onlyLocal jazz musicians and other enthusiasts gathered April 29 as the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville played host to a reception to laud local jazz fixture Robert Ginsburg, one of 26 of this year's recipients of the Jazz Journalist Hero award. The association presents the award nationally to people who are "advocates, altruists, activists, aiders and abettors of jazz and who have had significant impact in their community." Continue reading...

Red Cross lauds heroes

Museum lets adults join fun

Subscriber onlyLED lights, fused plastic, wearable cardboard, Walmart bags and even some fabric became attire April 28 at On the Rocks: MakerFashion at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. The adults-only evening at the children's museum offered a chance for some 400 guests to flex their creativity to fashion wearable works using unconventional materials provided by the museum. Continue reading...

College marks milestone

Scholarship group celebrates success

Subscriber onlySingle Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas backers and students gathered for lunch April 23 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville to celebrate the successful conclusion of the nonprofit organization’s Pathway to Prosperity Campaign and award scholarships. Continue reading...

'Sheep dogs' lauded

Wine dinner supports Kenya projects

Subscriber onlyRestore Humanity backers gathered April 17 for the nonprofit organization's annual wine dinner. The fundraiser yielded more than $41,000 to help support Restore Humanity's mission. Continue reading...

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Brian Crowne (from left), Jennifer Ross, Neal Pendergraft, Sarah Ann Pendergraft, Gina Pendergraft a...

Brian Crowne (from left), Jennifer Ross, Neal Pendergraft, Sarah Ann Pendergraft, Gina Pendergraft and Peter Lane gather for a pho...

Published: June 26, 2016

Andrew Murry (from left), Meaghan Keenan, Jim St. John, Emily Martin, Amanda Foreman and Mark Kelly ...

Andrew Murry (from left), Meaghan Keenan, Jim St. John, Emily Martin, Amanda Foreman and Mark Kelly enjoy the Winemaker’s Dinner a...

Published: June 19, 2016

Bill and Vickie Mathews (from left), Greg Lancelot, Cathy Crouch and Madison Worley and Cody Lancelo...

Bill and Vickie Mathews (from left), Greg Lancelot, Cathy Crouch and Madison Worley and Cody Lancelot help support Ronald McDonald...

Published: June 12, 2016

Nolan Richardson, Heart of a Rockstar judge (center), joins Dan and Kristin Schweitzer (from left), ...

Nolan Richardson, Heart of a Rockstar judge (center), joins Dan and Kristin Schweitzer (from left), Cathey and Scott Roberts and J...

Published: May 29, 2016

Bob and Becky Alexander, Greening of the Garden honorary chairmen (from right), Pete Proffer, Lisa a...

Bob and Becky Alexander, Greening of the Garden honorary chairmen (from right), Pete Proffer, Lisa and Steve Lockwood, Connie Mors...

Published: May 22, 2016

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