posted: 10/04/2015 2:35 a.m.
Here's something heartwarming. On Tuesday, the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County has its annual A Night of Hope, this time at Pulaski Technical College's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. (Tickets are $100.) For the first time, scholarship alumnae have pitched in to "sponsor" the event at the $1,000 level.
posted: 10/04/2015 2:24 a.m.
The North Little Rock Junior League invited its six new provisional members over to Debbie Horton's house in the Indian Hills neighborhood Sept. 27 for a proper tea, Southern-style (a full lunch spread).
posted: 10/04/2015 2:18 a.m.
The city's advertising agencies put down their swords long enough to celebrate the 30th Prism Awards at Heifer International on Sept. 24, given by the Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
posted: 09/27/2015 2:22 a.m.
The Gala for Life on Friday at the Statehouse Convention Center will be the brightest night of stars in the constellation social calendar. The bad news is tickets are $500, but the good news is they've sold out anyway. That's 850 ticketholders hoping to raise more than a million dollars, after sponsorships and other giving. The governor will be there, as will the highest order of businessmen, politicians and philanthropists, but if you see the man pictured above, mark him. You may hear him before you see him. He'll be animated, even a little manic, and you might mistake him for someone's bon vivant plus-one.
posted: 09/27/2015 2:18 a.m.
A month out from the main event, patrons and members of first lady Susan Hutchinson's inner circle converged on the Governor's Mansion to raise a glass to this Woman of Inspiration and, yes, some money for her chief charity project, the state's Children's Advocacy Centers.
posted: 09/20/2015 2:57 a.m.
Blood cancer, blech! I feel about blood cancer the way I do sharks -- so much menace right there beneath the surface, anywhere beneath the surface.
posted: 09/20/2015 2:40 a.m.
The third -- or fifth -- Kindred Spirit Award from the Muses Creative Artistry Project was given Tuesday night to Glen Jones, president of Henderson State University. Jones' school is a veritable pipeline for young talent the Hot Springs arts collective shepherds.
posted: 09/13/2015 2:52 a.m.
The president of Pulaski Technical College was once the starting center for the Iowa State University Cyclones.
posted: 09/13/2015 2:35 a.m.
The area's big fundraisers met over lunch, handed out some awards and considered the future. The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance billed the day Work That Matters, and after the success of such combined initiatives as the Arkansas Community Foundation's Arkansas Gives Day, the mood in the room was optimistic.
posted: 09/13/2015 2:32 a.m.
Scottie Pippen popped into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. It was his first time inside the space, whose exhibits include a prominent painting of him stretching a hook shot over a defender. Sure, he was at his own induction a decade ago, but this space? Nah, he's never seen it.
posted: 09/06/2015 2:29 a.m.
'Twas a couple of prominent businessmen -- Terry Hartwick, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce president, and Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group -- who welcomed the hundreds who gathered in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center on Aug. 27 for the first class of inductees to the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame.
posted: 09/06/2015 2:28 a.m.
"Keep calm," read the first slide of the Arkansas Arts Center's presentation, and "Happy fifth year in the black!"
posted: 09/06/2015 2:23 a.m.
Shall we read Razorbacks fever into the over-capacity crowd at the second Touchdown Club luncheon on Monday? Embassy Suites' staff hurried a couple of extra tables into the way-way back to accommodate lunching visitors, and master of ceremonies and club director David Bazzel quipped that spectators were huddled so tight "this is like locker room stuff here -- we're going to find out who's wearing deodorant and who isn't."
posted: 08/30/2015 4:14 a.m.
Brandon Mathews has an offering for student services director Michelle Anderson, who runs the food pantry at Pulaski Technical College: hamburger and hot dog buns from his wife's work picnic.
posted: 08/30/2015 4:07 a.m.
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation threw another big bro-hug hoedown Aug. 20 at Temple B'Nai Israel, this one honoring University of Central Arkansas president Tom Courtway.