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Birth of a museum

posted: 04/30/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

As the nearly 12-minute film detailing its historical importance draws to a close, the tent that served as George Washington's home and headquarters during the American Revolution appeared in silhouette behind the screen. As the music swelled, the linen structure present at the birth of the nation was revealed.

Travel in Europe: Next French trip, combine wine and bicycling

posted: 04/30/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Biking and wine tasting may not seem like natural partners when traveling through France. But if you like biking and wine, mixing the two can be a highlight of your next French journey. One of the best places to bike and imbibe is Burgundy, which is famous for its peaceful lanes lacing together cute towns and venerable vineyards.

Sea turtle time near in Florida

posted: 04/30/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Many Florida beaches welcome a special type of visitor as the weather gets warmer: sea turtles.

Red Jacket Ball leader: Fundraising is essential

posted: 04/30/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

During Bob Nash's early years on a farm near Texarkana there were many paths he could have taken. The one he chose put him in positions of authority and great responsibility, working with very powerful people.

LIFERS CELEBRATED: Business is good

posted: 04/30/2017 2:03 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Three longtime Arkansas business leaders were honored April 20 with Leadership in Free Enterprise (L.I.F.E.) Awards: Charles Nabholz of Nabholz Corp., Don Munro of Munro & Co. and Robert A. Young III, who retired from ArcBest Corp. The luncheon -- hosted by the Economics Arkansas Foundation -- was held at the Little Rock Marriott.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Goodbye, city life: Southern gent charms NYC girl

posted: 04/30/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

What happens when a Southern country boy bumps into a Manhattan socialite and uses language she can't quite comprehend?

Don't buy it when you can rent it

posted: 04/30/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's spring gala season, and one of Charlotte's most luxurious boutiques was humming on a recent Tuesday, with racks laden with silk, hand-beading and French lace from the world's most coveted designers.

BACK TO THE BASICS: Bolo Bash Lunch bountiful

posted: 04/30/2017 1:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Georgia Pellegrini -- celebrity author, chef and outdoor adventure expert -- brought her message of clean, healthful home cooking and eating to the annual Bolo Bash Luncheon.

MALE CALL: Primer on how to pack a perfect pocket square

posted: 04/30/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Q. I enjoy dressing up now and then instead of always wearing casual clothes. Your column about wearing a pocket handkerchief got me interested. I think I'm ready. Can you help me with some actual directions for how to fold it correctly?

Engagement rings no longer must-haves for frugal couples

posted: 04/30/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Rebecca Vipond-Brink never wanted an engagement ring.

FOR A JOB WELL DONE: Leadership builders share their Love with Jim Dailey

posted: 04/30/2017 1:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Dozens of well-wishers dropped by Heifer Village on April 18 to visit with Jim Dailey as he was honored with Leadership Greater Little Rock's Judy Love Distinguished Leadership Award.

How to cultivate, keep friends as a grown-up

posted: 04/30/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The first time Alex Paterson lived in Washington -- as a 19-year-old summer intern from Montana -- he had no friends.

CRAWFISH BASH: Mudbug feast nets CARTI $148,000

posted: 04/30/2017 1:54 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Bash, a benefit for CARTI, just keeps getting bigger. April 20 was the 13th year of the popular event and the second year the fundraiser was at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock after outgrowing the River Market Pavilions.

Dermatologist to the famous

posted: 04/30/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The movie star had a pimple.

BRINGING THE HILL TO HILLCREST: S.C. Republican takes lectern in lecture series

posted: 04/30/2017 1:53 a.m. Gallery Discuss

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina was the keynote speaker for the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series on April 20 in Fort Smith. But the night before, Lisenne Rockefeller welcomed a contingency of Republican office holders and others for a reception at her home in Hillcrest.

FRIENDLY COMPETITION: Leukemia Society honors fundraisers

posted: 04/30/2017 1:51 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A fundraising total of $98,784 earned Dow Brantley of England the title of Man of the Year in a contest hosted by the Arkansas Division of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Jill Avery's raising of $23,629 earned her the Woman of the Year title.

MONUMENTAL DISPLAY: Shachtman gets A for win

posted: 04/30/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Stephen Shachtman's A, beat out a similar geometrically shaped sculpture and a banana on roller skates to win the 2017 Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument Competition, held April 21-23. Shachtman, of Denver, won the $60,000 commission to duplicate A full scale.

Dear Abby: Daughter tired of fighting to regain angry mom's favor

posted: 04/30/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Six years ago, not long after I announced to my family that I was going to be married, my parents decided to divorce because Dad had been cheating on Mom. Because I allowed him to walk me down the aisle, she didn't attend my wedding. I was extremely hurt by it, but decided to forgive and forget. Unfortunately, my mother could not do that.

Ann Ellen Gunti - Nicholas James Copas

posted: 04/30/2017 1:48 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Ann Ellen Gunti and Nicholas James Copas were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Capital Hotel Ballroom with Shayla Copas, stepmother of the bridegroom, officiating.

Mallory Brannon Shiver - Matthew Raymond Abate

posted: 04/30/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The Cathedral of St. Andrew was the setting at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, for the marriage of Dr. Mallory Brannon Shiver and Dr. Matthew Raymond Abate. Officiants were the Rev. Keith A. Pellerin of Lake Charles, La., and Deacon William Bowen.

Club News

posted: 04/30/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Chorus

Giving back

posted: 04/30/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Illinois River Watershed Partnership

Behind the bells

posted: 04/29/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

When the change ringing bells of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral are rung, the sound resonates throughout the surrounding Little Rock neighborhood.

Jews reclaim part of Sicily after banishment

posted: 04/29/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Sicily's Jews were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Jewish fest a cultural celebration

posted: 04/29/2017 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The annual Jewish Food and Culture Festival returns Sunday to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

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