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Bost boasts wine benefit

Subscriber onlyTell us about your organization: Since 1959, Bost has been providing choices and opportunities in Arkansas for individuals with developmental and related disabilities so that they may live, work and play in the community. Continue reading...

Patrons, artists preview Soul

Coach shares recruits, plans

Subscriber onlyThe George Billingsley Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club's annual Signing Day on the Hill on Feb. 7 was an opportunity for many Razorback fans to meet new head football coach Chad Morris and hear about the 2018 recruiting class. Continue reading...

Cooperative effort cultivates compassion

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Arts Live sets sail

Subscriber onlyThe "Laugh Out Loud Gala" for Arts Live Theatre will set sail Feb. 10 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The cruise-theme fundraiser will feature dinner, beer and wine, silent and live auctions and entertainment by Phunbags Comedy Improv. The group will honor Kathleen Trotter, executive director of the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, for her work in the arts. Continue reading...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation taking ‘great strides’

Subscriber onlyEditor’s note: A regular Sunday feature, Personified will put a face on area organizations. This week, we introduce Sharon Belto, Arkansas Chapter, board president, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Continue reading...

Guidance group greets administrators

Paint party profitable

Subscriber onlySome 1,000 supporters helped the American Heart Association Paint the Town Red and raise more than $300,000. The annual event at the Fayetteville Town Center is designed for philanthropic young professionals and kicks off a series of spring fundraisers for the nonprofit organization whose mission is "building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the United States. Continue reading...

Council lauds community leaders

Collectors showcase treasures

Subscriber onlyShiloh Museum of Ozark History welcomed guests Jan. 13 for the 10th annual Cabin Fever Reliever open house and collectors' showcase. Victorian knife rests, tobacco collectibles, Mexican feather craft, toy horses, Hardanger embroidery, Scandinavian and Asian collectibles and toy trucks were among the treasures displayed by dozens of collectors at the museum in Springdale. Continue reading...

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Director ‘here to make a difference’

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: A new Sunday feature, Personified will put a face on area organizations. This week, we introduce Louis "Lou" Meluso, executive director of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Continue reading...

Backers champion Children's

Foundation lights Beacon of Hope

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Northwest is open for business as of Jan. 9,, and some 430 lead donors gathered Jan. 6 on the new campus to celebrate the opening. Continue reading...

Peel patrons gather

Gala helps gardens grow

Subscriber onlySingle Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas supporters gathered for the annual Jingle Mingle on Dec. 7 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Word warriors face off for literacy

Subscriber onlyTiles will help pave the way to literacy at the Benton County Literacy Council’s 11th annual Scrabble Wars on Jan. 27 at Four Points by Sheraton. Continue reading...

Mercy makes merry

Vire retires

Subscriber onlyMercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 1,600 guests Dec. 2 for the O Night Divine Charity Ball. The 24th annual benefit at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers helped raise some $1.19 million for the expanding health care system. Continue reading...

Museum offers winter relief

Subscriber onlyArea collectors will have a chance to display their treasures at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History during the Cabin Fever Reliever open house set for Jan. 13 at the museum in Springdale. Continue reading...

Food bank makes bank

Arts advocates awarded

Subscriber onlyFrank and Barbara Broyles Foundation backers gathered Nov. 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville for An Exclusive Acoustic Evening with John Oates featuring David Starr. Proceeds from the performance will go toward "our mission of providing support for Alzheimer's caregivers through support groups, individual coaching, resource distribution, training and education," said Linda Vigil, foundation administration director. Continue reading...

Fundraisers focus on philanthropists

Jones Center backers go big

Subscriber onlyJones Center backers went big Nov. 11, helping the nonprofit organization raise some $300,000 at Big Night in the Big Easy: A Night in New Orleans. The evening at the center in Springdale featured Mardi Gras beads, gas lamps, king cake, shopping local boutiques in the "French Quarter Retail District," and a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Mario Valdovino, Tyson Foods Inc. corporate executive chef. Continue reading...

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