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Anthony Marc Perrone

posted: 07/23/2017 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Marc Perrone describes the benefits of union membership this way: "If you want to go somewhere fast, go by yourself. If you want to go long-distance, go with a group."

House restoration part of saving black history

posted: 07/23/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Cheryl Batts remembers the Hot Springs neighborhood from her childhood as being inhabited by professionals with well-maintained houses and neat lawns. Children played outside, and neighbors looked out for one another.

MILITARY MAGNANIMITY: A family function

posted: 07/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Gallery Discuss

About 200 service men and women in dress uniform and civilians in suits and gowns enjoyed a fun-filled evening raising money for Camp Alliance. The event, Boots and Bowties, was July 14 at Four Points by Sheraton.

She walked into his life as a carhop 61 years ago

posted: 07/23/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Charles Burns didn't go to the Snow Queen drive-in for the curbside service. He went for the walk -- Patricia Ann Brockwell's walk, that is.

She combed through attics to create her own style

posted: 07/23/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

She is 28, but an old 28. While many of her peers, including those who were showing alongside her recently during New York Fashion Week: Men's, are scrambling, Bode's pace is slower. Five floors above Clinton Street, in her warrenlike studio and apartment, Bode has her stockpiles and her scissors, and operates more like a midcentury dressmaker than many of her fellow designers. Her business, only a year old, is still heavily weighted toward private clients; she has, at the moment, designs in two stores in Japan (including one of the best, United Arrows) and one in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has to keep her reach small, she explained: Her collection is built around antique and deadstock fabrics that she finds, from heirloom family quilts to African country cloths, and they are not infinitely extensible.

CENTURY CELEBRATION: And 100 more ...

posted: 07/23/2017 2:04 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Several professional athletes, all of whom are products of Boys & Girls Clubs, were among those who celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas on July 13. The event, dubbed the 100 Year Homecoming and Alumni Celebration, took place at the Metroplex in Little Rock.

HELPING THEM REACH THE TOP: Pundits give life tips to teen city workers

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Participants in the city of Little Rock's Summer Youth Employment Program benefited a second year from the Inclusion & Multicultural 700 Youth Empowerment Summit, presented to them by Supha Xayprasith-Mays and held July 13 in the Chenal Country Club ballroom.

CREATIVE CABARET: Show funds to aid LGBTQ homeless

posted: 07/23/2017 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

There was a little something for everyone at Lucie's Place Cabaret, which took the stage July 17 at The Studio Theater in Little Rock. The family-friendly fundraiser featured music, dancing and poetry, all for the benefit of Lucie's Place, which serves young adult members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

BINGO MADNESS: Bash gives revelers access to some big prizes, big fun

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Groans, moans, cheers and jeers greeted every call of a Bingo ball during Access Group Inc.'s 11th annual Bingo Bash, held July 13 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. Masters of ceremonies were KTHV's Craig O'Neill and Tyler "Moose" Bjornson from radio station KLAL-FM, Alice 107.7.

MALE CALL: Ties 3 inches wide current mens fashion

posted: 07/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Q. I'm thinking of the knit ties you recently mentioned when I ask if summer ties are supposed to be the same width as other ties? What is the current exact width rule and what is too thin or too wide to continue to wear?

Foster family adopts 18-year-old

posted: 07/23/2017 2:01 a.m. Discuss

FRESNO, Calif. -- Tears of joy fill Tex Petersen's eyes as he waits outside a courtroom in Fresno County Superior Court on a recent summer day.

A JOB WELL DONE: Commission bids farewell to director Robert Phelps

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Robert Phelps, also known as Bob, got a send-off that included several varieties of trail mix ... and some barbecuing utensils that took on lives of their own.

DEAR ABBY: 'Entitled' son-in-law's ways irk the one who feeds him

posted: 07/23/2017 2 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Our son-in-law, "Brody," has a very different lifestyle than ours and the one in which we raised our daughter. I pointed it out to her while they were dating, and she was not pleased. I decided to say no more and try to accept him as best as possible, although I admit my husband has been better at it than I have.

Giving back

posted: 07/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

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AT OUR BEST: Donors drive, dine

posted: 07/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation teed off the second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament on July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville.

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