posted: 08/02/2015 3:10 a.m.
Another Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame induction ceremony — the 24th! This year’s a peach of a class — the writer/television producer Steve Bowman, the bladesmith Jerry Fisk, Ducks Unlimited president George Dunklin, and the late wildlife officer Joel Campora, who was helping two women trapped in their Y City home during a flood when it collapsed. (Campora, Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter and the two women were killed.)
posted: 08/02/2015 3:06 a.m.
For years the state’s Democratic Party chairman has been working on a big “get.” Oh, Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and now presidential candidate, for the party’s big Jefferson-Jackson Dinner fundraiser? No. Sure, that’s a big deal, too, but harder to get were the stage rights to Mrs. Miniver, the World War II-era novel- cum-winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Picture for 1942.
posted: 08/02/2015 3:02 a.m.
At the harvest-table arranged buffet dinner — picture fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, heirloom tomatoes and fresh cantaloupe, all from P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farms estate — and looking out over the dozens of speakers and their families who participated in his first organized TEDx event, Salil Joshi said he hasn’t yet gained the angle of repose on this thing.
posted: 07/23/2015 3:20 a.m.
It's hard these days to find a good script that hasn't been turned into a screenplay -- and vice versa -- and now scratch from the list 1942's Academy Award winner for Best Picture Mrs. Miniver.
posted: 07/19/2015 2:18 a.m.
Outside the major general's office, at the end of a long carpeted hallway, is a simple two-star doormat. The two stars are for the office, the adjutant general. The doormat is for the soles of your shoes.
posted: 07/19/2015 2:13 a.m.
They say the Delta stretches from the Louisiana bayou up the banks of the Mississippi right to the blues in each of us and back out, and for the purposes of the Arkansas Arts Center's 57th annual exhibition, let's throw in the easternmost flatlands of Oklahoma around Tulsa. That's where two-time Grand Award winner Mark Lewis lives.
posted: 07/19/2015 2:04 a.m.
What goes well with charity? Ice cream. The former just makes us feel good, and the latter ... also just makes us feel good. Staff at the Thea Foundation know this and for the second time hosted an Ice Cream Happy Hour at The Green Corner Store in the SoMa neighborhood of the Quapaw Quarter.
posted: 07/12/2015 3:19 a.m.
From the crest of his 1,400-acre cattle ranch, Steve Clark is having a conversation. With you, me, himself -- history. "I can remember watching the Apollo" launch, he says.
posted: 07/12/2015 2:59 a.m.
College football is almost upon us, and if there's one place we're going to discuss it in this newspaper I suppose it must be here in High Profile.
posted: 07/12/2015 2:46 a.m.
The night was relatively cool, the crowd calm and collected, and for the 32nd year the newspaper arranged for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to accompany the city's biggest pyrotechnical display on the occasion of the country's birthday.
posted: 07/12/2015 2:36 a.m.
The conversation continued without Katherine Degn. The guest of honor was stuck on the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare International on June 22.
posted: 07/05/2015 2:12 a.m.
The governor, a former lieutenant governor and a couple of current state legislators were just some of the high-profile Capitol well-wishers to make it out to the Arkansas State University System conference room to say farewell to Barbara Kumpe, the longtime government relations director for the Arkansas American Heart Association.
posted: 06/28/2015 3:36 a.m.
There's prom, there's commencement, and for gifted and feted athletes in the state, there's this other late-spring thing requiring finery and separate forks for salad, entree and dessert: the All Arkansas Preps awards banquet. In just its third year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's ceremony inside the Wally Allen Ballroom has the feel of a statewide "graduation" for A-list high school athletes.
posted: 06/28/2015 2:55 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business is a careful considerer of balance sheets, supply and demand, costs and benefits, and so far, the folks in charge see only an upside to their once-fledgling golf outing fundraiser.
posted: 06/21/2015 2:26 a.m.
On a day when gay marriage was the lead 1A story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, one could see Judge Wendell Griffen's face through the Plexiglas of a newsstand outside the Hot Springs Convention Center and then again inside at the state's 117th annual bar association meeting in Hot Springs.