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Sacred keepsakes

posted: 03/28/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

As years go, 1848 was a big one.

Vigils memorialize Jesus' night in garden

posted: 03/28/2015 2:01 a.m. Discuss

After the altar has been stripped on Maundy Thursday, parishioners at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock will begin an all-night vigil. They call it The Watch.

On Religion: Detaching for Lent vs. our high-tech diversions

posted: 03/28/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

It would be hard to live closer to the belly of the high-tech beast than Menlo Park in Northern California's Silicon Valley.

Religion News Briefs

posted: 03/28/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Sunrise Service to be held in LR The annual Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. April 5 at First Security Amphitheater, 400 President Clinton Ave., in the River Market District, Little Rock. This is the 27th consecutive year for the communitywide service.

Lean and green

posted: 03/28/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Kerry Ann Mendez speaks from experience as a recovering plant-aholic.


posted: 03/28/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Q My dwarf gardenias look brown and show no signs of life. Is there hope, or should I plan on replacing them?


posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 815 W. 16th St., will present an Easter cantata, The Day He Wore My Crown, at 5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 374-2891 or

Personal Space

posted: 03/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Robert Reep Where I live: I live in the Heights neighborhood of west Little Rock.


posted: 03/28/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

I think we are all happy that March is ending. The saying "In like a lion, out like a lamb" has never been truer. It was roaring until midmonth.

Tools & Toys

posted: 03/28/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Door Filter Air Filtration System What's to love: A way for apartment dwellers to filter air that enters beneath their entryway doors.

Otus the Head Cat: Bradford pear one of life's many botanical banes

posted: 03/28/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Dear Otus, We moved here from Minnesota and this is our first spring in the Natural State. Our neighbors tell us you're the best one to ask about these gorgeous trees that have exploded into white overnight. Can we still plant them this year?


posted: 03/28/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAR TALK: I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey minivan. Its rear wiper suddenly stopped working. I took it to a neighborhood mechanic. He thought that the motor had burned out, so he replaced it. It still didn’t work. He tried to replace a coil, located on the driver’s side near the back door. That didn’t fix it, either. Finally, he replaced the switch. Still nothing. If I try to turn on the wiper, only wiper fluid comes out. Could you please tell me what to do next?

Helpful Hints

posted: 03/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Hopefully by now, everyone is thawed out and dug out from this season's heavy snow in many parts of the country. But what condition is your car in? Let's get it in good shape for spring and summer. A good thing to focus on is the tires.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 03/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. The highs and lows will even out during this hugely productive cycle. Improvements in daily life allow you to focus on an interest. You'll meet mentors and moneymakers in April. In May, your unorthodox methods get the right kind of attention.

On Christianity

posted: 03/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why didn't Jesus go ahead and let people make Him a king toward the end of His life, which many wanted to do? It seems to me that He could have done a lot of good if He'd gone ahead and let it happen.

Super Quiz: Where?

posted: 03/28/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

1. Tidal Basin, Smithsonian Institution

Dear Abby: Teen's troubled friend is on path to self-destruction

posted: 03/28/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend "Leah" is out of control. She has been going down the wrong path since sixth grade. She is what people call "emo."

Local Notes: Local Congregations Announce Plans for Holy Week, Easter, Passover

posted: 03/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Stations of the Cross St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista, 1 St. Bernard Lane, marks Good Friday by following the Stations of the Cross at noon Friday.


posted: 03/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, area clergy state simply. It celebrates Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem.

Faith Matters: Busted Brackets What to do when life doesn't play out as predicted

posted: 03/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Like millions of other people, I watched last weekend as my brackets got busted.

Personal Space Northwest

posted: 03/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Debi England Where I live: I live in an apartment complex in Greenland. I like small towns. That's kind of what I grew up in. I love the feel of the town here even though it's not very big.

Religion News Briefs Northwest Arkansas

posted: 03/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Afterlife accounts removed from stores NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention has stopped selling popular accounts of the afterlife like Heaven is for Real and 90 Minutes in Heaven at its national chain of Lifeway Christian Bookstores.

Review: 'Get Hard' is hardly entertaining

posted: 03/27/2015 1:51 a.m. Comment 1

Here in Philadelphia, we take the business of our national celebrities very seriously. The line to get into Will Ferrell and Philly native Kevin Hart's new ribald, controversial comedy started 90 minutes before showtime and by the 45-minute mark saw the crowd lined up around the other side of the block.

On Film: Foothills FilmFest taken for granted

posted: 03/27/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

As is its custom, the 2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest will be held in two sessions -- one on April 3-4, the other April 10-11. There's a pragmatic reason for this; the festival exists largely for the benefit of the people of Arkansas, most of whom have to work or go to school weekdays.

Review: Home

posted: 03/27/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Home, the latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, features a race of space aliens who have mastered hyperspace travel yet possess the emotional and intellectual development of toddlers.


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