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Museum pays back $50,000 loaned from NLR chamber

Subscriber onlyThe North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's June 30 Business After Hours networking event had guests scrambling for shade -- and air conditioning -- which were difficult to find on a late summer afternoon at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive. Continue reading...

6 to shake, stir in Master Mix-Off

Subscriber onlyWith her short, spiky 'do and trademark red-frame glasses, Joann "JoJo" Sims is a recognizable figure across the Little Rock bar scene. The petite Filipino talks as fast as she can mix a drink, and she makes a living doing both at Cache Restaurant. Continue reading...

Easter Seals fundraiser puts 300 on prime perch for 4th

Subscriber onlyAbout 300 young professionals and other Easter Seals supporters gathered on the Grand Ballroom Terrace of the Little Rock Marriott on July 4 to take in the city's largest fireworks display of the holiday weekend. The family-friendly event began before dusk and wasn't over until the last spark fell from the sky. Continue reading...

ASO fund drive passes goal; more than $7 million raised

Subscriber onlyLongtime River Market lawyer Carolyn Witherspoon and her husband, John, had more than fireworks in mind when they invited a few fellow symphony music lovers and friends to enjoy the July Fourth holiday on the private balcony of Carolyn's law firm overlooking the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

Flocking together

All the Birds Have Flown South debut lands in LR with family, friends

Subscriber onlyThe locally made independent film All the Birds Have Flown South, starring North Little Rock native Joey Lauren Adams, wowed a crowd of about 300 during its Little Rock debut the night of June 25 at Ron Robinson Theater. Continue reading...

Cystic fibrosis fundraisers take break before the bash

Subscriber onlyThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in gearing up for its blockbuster Taste of the Finest fundraiser, toasted the event's 2016 honorees at a gathering June 23 at the home of Missy and Steve Wortman on Valley Crest Court. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyWhere I live: the Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, near the Governor's Mansion Continue reading...

CARTI Foundation awards grants to survivors of cancer

Subscriber onlyGrowing up and getting an education is tough enough without a major health problem like cancer. The CARTI Foundation on Tuesday awarded $3,000 scholarships to 20 pediatric cancer survivors from across the state during a ceremony hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and first lady Susan Hutchinson at the Governor's Mansion. Continue reading...

Hilary Jane Haddigan

Bossy from birth, this pub owners’ daughter grew up to be a citizen of the world. She ensures mission effectiveness for Heifer’s global programs.

Subscriber onlyTraveling from a civilized area of Zimbabwe into the remote area of the African country where she was to teach in 1990, Hilary Haddigan felt the terrain get rockier and the heat more oppressive. In every nook, there was a mud hut, a family settlement. Continue reading...

Wine magnum opus

100 vintners represented at Art of Wine, Walton Arts Center benefit

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Walton Arts Center's three-day Art of Wine festival, held at the center June 9-11, was one for the ages, or at least the aged barrels. Continue reading...

33 years of service

Treatment Homes gala to garner more than $8,000 to help foster children

Subscriber onlyThrough tears and a long moment to collect herself, Johanna Shroeder Davis of Houston told the crowd attending Tuesday's 33rd anniversary celebration for Treatment Homes Inc. that the organization founded by Patricia and Jim Miles and 11 others saved the lives of her and her two sisters. Continue reading...

Hilary Jane Haddigan

Bossy from birth, this pub owners’ daughter grew up to be a citizen of the world. She ensures mission effectiveness for Heifer’s global programs.

Subscriber onlyTraveling from a civilized area of Zimbabwe into the remote area of the African country where she was to teach in 1990, Hilary Haddigan felt the terrain get rockier and the heat more oppressive. In every nook, there was a mud hut, a family settlement. Continue reading...

The 'Gun' was drawn

Local artists were on the hunt for Crystal Bridges jurist’s eye, awards

Subscriber only"The Gun Show," a regional art exhibition put on by Drawl Southern Contemporary Art, opened with a bang May 20 with a party for participating artists and guests at the event space at Cache Restaurant & Lounge. The show is on display at Drawl, 5208 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 5, through June 18. Continue reading...

Mom sings praises at benefit for hearing, speech program

Subscriber onlyAn emotional Lynn Coates stood in front of a crowd of more than 300 at Pleasant Valley Country Club the night of May 26 and described how the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Speech and Hearing Clinic made a difference in the life of her daughter, Caroline Coates-Nelson. Continue reading...

UALR honors alumni trio for serious overachieving

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas at Little Rock Alumni Association and UALR Foundation Fund Board lauded some serious overachievers at its May 13 awards luncheon, held at the Clinton Presidential Center. Continue reading...

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