Carin Schoppmeyer

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Garden gets greener

Amazeum celebrates

Subscriber onlyThe Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, with Judy and Jay McDonald as honorary event chairmen, welcomed more than 500 backers to the 22nd annual Greening of the Garden May 9 at the garden in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Patrons pony up for pediatrics

Scholarship group gives a ‘hand up’

Subscriber onlyCharles Redfield headlined the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County benefit Corporate Luncheon on May 2 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. Redfield, Walmart U.S. food division executive vice president, told those gathered the nonprofit organization "is about creating opportunity for single parents." The Northwest Arkansas native and University of Arkansas graduate also gave guests some insight into Walmart's plans for retail competition. Continue reading...

Sports, socials tackle cancer

Subscriber onlyThe three-day, multi-event Cancer Challenge will lead off with a golf tournament June 8 in Bella Vista and conclude with 10K and 5K runs and a 1-mile walk June 10 in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Symphony lauds patrons

Seeds sprout scholarships

Subscriber onlySymphony of Northwest Arkansas patrons gathered April 25 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville for the nonprofit organization's third annual SoNA Spring Gala. Continue reading...

Rotary race gets dirty

Subscriber onlyThere's no chance of getting out clean from the "Pig Trail Mud Run" presented by the Springdale Rotary Club on June 3. The fifth annual benefit 5K will begin and end at Marchant Arena in Elm Springs, and the course will run through undeveloped land on the Ecclesia College campus. Linda Slothower, event chairwoman, said the race's 15 obstacles will include two creek beds, a muddy steeple-chase, zip line, rope bridge, two firemen's poles and a climbing wall. Continue reading...

Arts center marks milestone

University lauds donors

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas lauded benefactors at Towers of Old Main on April 21 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The biennial black-tie dinner is held to induct members into the Towers of Old Main -- those who have reached significant milestones in their giving to the university. Continue reading...

Kiwanis clubs walk for children’s hospital

Subscriber onlyA baker’s dozen Northwest Arkansas Kiwanis Clubs have sponsored an annual fun walk to benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1995. Sharon Horwart of the Springdale Kiwanis Club, walk co-chairman, said the groups are narrowing the focus of the effort beginning with this year’s walk May 13. Continue reading...

Giving Circle honors two

New benefit lauds doctors

Subscriber onlyWelcome Health: Northwest Arkansas' Free Health Center lauded two of its longtime volunteer physicians -- Roger Montgomery and Jim Norys -- at the inaugural A Toast to Health fundraiser April 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Benefactors boost BOST

Group champions girls

Subscriber onlyGirls on the Run of Northwest Arkansas champions gathered April 7 for the sixth annual Out of the Box Luncheon at Avondale Chapel and Gardens in Bentonville. Continue reading...

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...

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Suzette and Paul Haas and daughters Ciel (left) and Lumi attend the Spring Gala.

Suzette and Paul Haas and daughters Ciel (left) and Lumi attend the Spring Gala.

Published: May 14, 2017

Susan Goss (seated, from left), Sarah Hickman Gilmer, Jan Shinall, Cookie Parker, Julie Gehrki, Jame...

Susan Goss (seated, from left), Sarah Hickman Gilmer, Jan Shinall, Cookie Parker, Julie Gehrki, James Vawter (standing, from left)...

Published: April 30, 2017

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

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