Carin Schoppmeyer

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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...

Shelter cheers years of service

Subscriber onlyPeace at Home Family Shelter will mark its 40th anniversary with "Cheers to 40 Years" on March 30 at Sassafras Springs Vineyards in Springdale. Continue reading...

Foundation lauds, thanks donors

Miss America shares story

Subscriber onlyLuis Martinez, Northwest Arkansas Community College graduate and scholarship donor, told those gathered for the school's scholarship luncheon on Feb. 22, "You all support our dream of getting higher education." Continue reading...

Sorority alumnae empower education

Supporters fight cystic fibrosis

Subscriber onlySome 1,200 guests helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas net a record setting $400,000 at the Northwest Arkansas Wine Opener on Feb. 17 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Sponsors preview exhibition

Chocolate, wine pairing benefits foundation

Subscriber onlyJackson L. Graves Foundation backers gathered Feb. 9 at the Garden Room in Fayetteville for the eighth annual Ooh! la, la! benefit. The chocolate and wine pairing event drew more than 120 guests who helped raise some $37,000 for the nonprofit organization. Continue reading...

Razorbacks lauded, signed

Youth serve in community

Subscriber onlyTeen Action & Support Center backers went "All In Northwest Arkansas" on Jan. 28 at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. The more than $62,000 from the casino night benefit will help the center provide free support services for teenagers and their families. Jennifer Krein, TASC director of education and resources, said the center served some 420 families through a variety of offerings such as In Service, First Steps, The Closet, Teen Thrive and Restore. Continue reading...

Recess to raise money

Subscriber onlySupporters of the Helen R. Walton Child Enrichment Center in Bentonville will pay tribute to the legacy of the center’s namesake with “Recess at the Hive” on Feb. 25 at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. The fundraiser is planned to earn money for the construction of a facility for the Helen R. Walton Early Childhood Initiative Center Continue reading...

Amazeum heats up

Group paints the town red

Subscriber onlyPaint the Town Red on Jan. 21 at the Fayetteville Town Center drew a soldout crowd of more than 1,180 guests who helped the nonprofit American Heart Association net more than $260,000. Continue reading...

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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

 Miss America Savvy Shields (second from right) is joined by family members Don Shields, Karen Shiel...

Miss America Savvy Shields (second from right) is joined by family members Don Shields, Karen Shields and Patty Jensen at the Go ...

Published: March 5, 2017

Rachel Johnston (from left), Tiffany Hughes-Butler, Letitia Johnson, Aterra Lowe, Stephanie Adams an...

Rachel Johnston (from left), Tiffany Hughes-Butler, Letitia Johnson, Aterra Lowe, Stephanie Adams and Catandra Johnson, Delta Sigm...

Published: February 26, 2017

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