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Zoo and beer lovers have a fur-mented good time

Subscriber onlyThere were well more party animals than zoo creatures at the Little Rock Zoo's sixth annual Zoo Brew, a craft beer festival with dozens of local and regional breweries plus food trucks and other food vendors. The throw-down was Sept. 15 at the zoo. Last call came later than the event's 9 p.m. ending. Continue reading...

Woo-ing A-teamers

Gala marks midway point of UA’s $1 billion fundraising drive

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas launched its multi-year $1 billion Campaign Arkansas with a $450,000 black-tie gala at Bud Walton Arena on Sept. 16. The guest list included 400-plus of the heaviest hitters and the administration and development professionals who court them. Continue reading...

10-course feast serves as platform for awards

Subscriber onlyFor true foodies, Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute wasn't a bad place to be the night of Sept. 15. The Chef Ball, the culmination of a long-running competition started by Pine Bluff Country Club general manager and executive chef Jamie McAfee, entailed a 10-course meal with something for brave and finicky palates. Tickets were $250 each. Continue reading...

Food truck fest to stop along Little Rock's Main Street

Subscriber onlyThe Downtown Little Rock Partnership is trying like heck to draw more people downtown, and organizers of the partnership-sponsored Main Street Food Truck Festival are ready to accommodate about 50,000 of them for the sixth annual eat-a-thon Saturday. Continue reading...

Nonprofit Alliance event applauds co-founder Lile

Subscriber onlyPat Lile received not one, but two standing ovations when she took the podium at the 13th annual Leadership and Awards Event. The affair took place Sept. 7 at the Clinton Presidential Center under the direction of the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, which Lile co-founded. Continue reading...

Building on a legacy

Alumni attend weekend reunion for architecture school’s 70th anniversary

Subscriber onlyAlumni of the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture migrated back to their alma mater Aug. 26-28 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the school's architecture and design programs. A highlight of the busy, pre-football season weekend was a performance of a site-specific classical music piece composed by Paul Haas, music director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Women's Hall of Fame

Ceremony celebrates eight Arkansas honorees plus Sisters of Mercy

Subscriber onlyFor the second year running, Arkansas Business Publishing Group handpicked some accomplished Arkansas women for its self-created Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame. This year's class of eight -- nine if you include a group of 18 charming ladies representing the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas -- were lauded at a lengthy reception, dinner and award ceremony the night of Aug. 25 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Rep goals 'spoke to me,' new artistic leader says

Subscriber onlyJohn Miller-Stephany, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's new producing artistic director, walked into the party knowing only a handful of the 80 Rep folks awaiting him there. Just two hours and many hugs and handshakes later, he was family. Continue reading...

The Taste of success

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hauls in nearly $140K

Subscriber onlyThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas' annual Taste of the Finest feast was more than twice the size of last year's, with 27 restaurants participating. The net cash haul was a record $139,000 and counting. The Aug. 19 soiree in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center was what development director Amanda Hodge called "next level" in terms of success. Continue reading...

Clinton School welcomes new class at reception

Subscriber onlyClasses began Monday for 40 new students in the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service's master of public service degree program, but before they got down to saving the world, they got to know each other better at a reception Aug. 18 at historic Trapnall Hall. Continue reading...

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 Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Bob Thonton, Tim Graham, Bill Schwyhart and J.B. Hunt.

Published: September 12, 2010

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