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Local pair get cracking for annual Eggshibition

Subscriber onlyChris and Ashley Haynes are a smashing couple -- him the silver fox with youthful features and her a dark-haired beauty with a knack for remembering people she has only met once. Continue reading...

Children's Hospital helpers' 50 years of service celebrated

Subscriber onlyMuch has been made about the 50th anniversary of the Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary, all culminating in the 50 Years of Championing Children Luncheon, held March 7 at the Country Club of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Barbecue, fish, tamales land prestigious honor

Subscriber onlyThe inaugural Arkansas Food Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Feb. 28 at Ron Robinson Theater, had all the drama and anticipation of the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, but without any goofs. Continue reading...

Gala kicks off Fashion Week, Northwest Arkansas style

Subscriber onlyIn between the fittings and accessorizing and before the final layers of mascara hit the models' eyelashes, organizers of Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week took time March 2 to clink some glasses and celebrate the weekend of fashion shows to come. Continue reading...

New president, CEO Pharr has long United Way history

Subscriber onlyHeart of Arkansas United Way member agencies, board members and others gathered at Trapnall Hall the evening of Feb. 28 for a chance to get to know the organization's new president and chief executive officer, Lynn Pharr. She brought some 25 years of United Way experience with her when she took the job in January. Continue reading...

Light up the sky

Starry Starry Night benefit helps give kids access to specialized instruction

Subscriber onlyGuests attending the 19th annual Starry Starry Night fundraiser for Access schools dined beneath towering arrangements of greenery including boxwood and rosemary grown by students in the school's horticulture program. All the fresh foliage played well into the "secret garden" theme for the fundraiser, held Feb. 23 in the Robinson Center ballroom. Continue reading...

Record $450K raised for 20th Century Club

Subscriber onlyThe 20th Century Club has a special place in the hearts of those who support it, and those attending the club's only annual fundraiser, the black-tie Hope Ball, broke records across the board at this year's ball, held Feb. 25 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

Disorder on the court

Legislative charity basketball game nets $30,000 for children

Subscriber onlyIt was a disgrace to the sport of basketball. Continue reading...

Bar Association's meetings adjourn for levity, libations

Subscriber onlyAfter sitting and listening intently in seminars and continuing education classes all day, lawyers attending the Arkansas Bar Association's midyear meeting shared some camaraderie at a Feb. 16 reception at the Riverview Room, on the ground level of the Little Rock Marriott. Continue reading...

Volunteers roll out Red Carpet

Subscriber onlyWolfe Street Foundation volunteers Charlotte Linch and Karen Holderfield are struggling to get a giant wood cutout of an Oscar statuette out of the back of a friend's luxury SUV. The statuette's size and base make it clunky and awkward to handle, but the pair are determined. Continue reading...

'17 Eggshibition cracks open some new twists at pre-party

Subscriber onlyStill riding high from a successful 2016 Eggshibition fundraiser and fueled by some new aspects added for the 2017 affair, officials and friends of Youth Home Inc. gathered at Drawl Southern Contemporary Art the night of Feb. 9 to help the excitement spread. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyDent Gitchel Jr. Continue reading...

Not new to the zoo

Altrui, veteran at LR Zoo, friends applaud her being named new director

Subscriber onlySusan Altrui was surrounded by her besties during a Jan. 30 reception to celebrate her new post as director of the Little Rock Zoo. In December, she was named to replace longtime Director Mike Blakely, who retired in October. Altrui was assistant zoo director under Blakely. Continue reading...

Woman of the Year

Melanie Jackson is Women and Children First’s big winner

Subscriber onlyMelanie Jackson knew in advance she'd been named Woman of the Year by Women and Children First, but when it came time for her to stand up and be recognized, she slumped in her chair and cried tears of humility. Continue reading...

Heck of a haul

Rep is blessed with many friends at Saints and Sinners fundraiser

Subscriber onlyEverything that glittered was gold at Saints and Sinners 2017, the largest annual fundraiser for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Tables and chairs draped in gold cloths and a wall of iridescent balloons provided a shimmery atmosphere for the Jan. 28 affair held in the Grand Ballroom of the Little Rock Marriott. Co-chairmen Jay Barth and Chuck Cliett welcomed guests with hugs and handshakes, then presided over the program. Continue reading...

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