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World Services for Blind to honor Sharon Priest

Subscriber onlyLinking yourself to a cause is sometimes like courting a potential future spouse. Continue reading...

Advocates raise $127,500 to champion children

Subscriber onlyArkansas Advocates for Children and Families went all out for its first gala, and with good reason. This year marks the child advocacy organization's 40th year. About 400 people helped celebrate during the Oct. 12 event at the Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

As wildfires rage, winemaker debuts product in Arkansas

Subscriber onlySonny Williams' Steak Room and co-executive chefs Ben Lindley and Todd Weber hosted a wine dinner the evening of Oct. 11 for Tom Gamble, owner of Gamble Family Vineyards. Continue reading...

Gala nets $400,000 in late Razorback’s honor

Subscriber onlyThere was so much praise going around the stage that it was at times hard to ascertain which speaker was the honoree. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Richard Alan Huddleston

Rich Huddleston works tirelessly to make sure Arkansas children and families have a voice in the era of national health care reform.

Subscriber onlyRich Huddleston is more of a "glass half full" than "glass half empty" kind of guy. Continue reading...

Each chef's Next Course is a win for Youth Home

Subscriber onlyLocal chefs participating in The Next Course fundraiser for Youth Home Inc. knew exactly where to hit its supporter base -- in the taste buds and the tummy. The Sept. 28 affair, held for the first time at the Albert Pike Memorial Center in downtown Little Rock, featured flavorful food and fine wines served over five courses. Continue reading...

Mandela memories

Bill Clinton honors courage, heart of late South African president

Subscriber onlyWhile in town to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, former President Bill Clinton took time Sept. 24 to give a lecture at the Clinton Presidential Center about his close relationship with the late Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid leader is the subject of a new temporary exhibit at the center, "Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu." Continue reading...

Combat veterans convene to hear injured Ranger's talk

Subscriber onlyHe was burned over 85 percent of his body and lost both arms below the elbow when a bomb blew up the military vehicle he was driving in Iraq. But retired Army Ranger Michael Schlitz exudes confidence and exemplifies the spirit of self-preservation. Continue reading...

Big Apple butterfly

Broadway-theme Gala for Life raises $942,000 for cancer institute

Subscriber onlyThe Statehouse Convention Center took on the sights and sounds of the Big Apple for the 22nd Gala for Life, the largest annual fundraiser for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Continue reading...

Air Force marks its 70 years as military branch with gala

Subscriber onlyAbout 800 military personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base turned out in full dress uniform the night of Sept. 16 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force becoming its own military branch. The formal affair for the easy-going bunch was presented by the Little Rock AFB Community Council with the theme "Breaking Barriers Since 1947." Continue reading...

Stepping out for kids

Dance competition raises $185,000 to battle form of childhood cancer

Subscriber onlyPeople will pay big money to see their friends and others perform on a dance floor in a competitive setting. Proof: the Children's Tumor Foundation's 10th annual Dancing With Our Stars, held Sept. 7 at the Little Rock Marriott ballroom. Continue reading...

Art-filled home the setting for Contemporaries party

Subscriber onlyCantrell Gallery founder Helen Scott hosted a gathering at her Talmage Drive home the night of Aug. 31 for the Contemporaries membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center. Continue reading...

More to come in Arkansas, Cinema Society buzz says

Subscriber onlyBased on attendance and the amount of dialogue surrounding the Arkansas Cinema Society's three-day inaugural event, Premiere, there's more to come from the society's founder, writer/director Jeff Nichols, and ACS Executive Director Kathryn Tucker, both Little Rock natives. Continue reading...

Survivor kicks off drive, owes life to prostate test

Subscriber onlyTake heed, all you Arkansas high school and college football fanatics -- those blue ribbon stickers on players' helmets are a reminder to guys to get their prostate checked. Continue reading...

Honorable assembly

Six women, one group inducted into Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame is pretty self-explanatory. It's a place -- and in this case, an event -- to honor women past and present whose work and good deeds have, among other things, "opened new frontiers for women and society in general." This year's inductees were recognized during a reception and dinner Aug. 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Some 550 people attended the third annual event. Continue reading...

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