posted: 11/29/2015 2:14 a.m.
"I think that we have an opportunity to do something distinctive at Trinity," the Rev. Chris Keller told the congregants gathered for coffee and doughnuts after a service earlier this month.
posted: 11/29/2015 2:09 a.m.
It's the busy season, the perfect time of year for the fund-loving folks at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Arkansas chapter to hold the busiest luncheon on the calendar -- Philanthropy Day.
posted: 11/29/2015 2 a.m.
KTHV, Channel 11 news anchor Craig O'Neill had wanted to be on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson since he was a boy eating tuna on white bread sandwiches. Though he has become a kind of Johnny Carson figure locally, he never got to that Tonight Show stage.
posted: 11/22/2015 3:05 a.m.
"It was a night to remember" is how High Progenitor Phyllis Brandon began her wrap of Opus XX, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's 2004 fundraiser.
posted: 11/22/2015 2:55 a.m.
Belinda Shults opened her Canal Pointe doors Nov. 12 to more than two dozen friends of Charles Morgan and supporters of the World Services for the Blind. The small reception preceded Thursday's Vision Awards luncheon for the nonprofit; Morgan was the honoree.
posted: 11/22/2015 2:45 a.m.
It was unofficially the first Christmas-themed evening fundraiser of the fall social calendar. The Mid-South Make-A-Wish chapter rolled out its second Evening of Wishes ... Holiday of Hope, and the goal was to "grant" 20 Christmas wishes.
posted: 11/15/2015 2:34 a.m.
A nitrogen "bomb," surveillance drones -- is this the third annual Spark! or the fourth season of Homeland?
posted: 11/08/2015 2:46 a.m.
Tim Griffin appears in the doorway of the two-story Greek Revival house he had built in 2008 from a vision in his head. It's the middle of the week, the middle of the afternoon, the middle of the Heights. About the fourth thing he says is "I tend to start talking and keep talking until someone ..." and it's pretty much like that for two hours.
posted: 11/08/2015 2:41 a.m.
A few weeks ago I found myself hunched over a napkin at Damgoode Pies in the River Market, straining to spell the name of National Public Radio's West Africa correspondent. I got the last name, Quist-Arcton. Turns out "Ofavia" is in fact Ofeibea. Wow. Would not have gotten that.
posted: 11/08/2015 2:33 a.m.
Maybe the best Halloween costume party in Little Rock, certainly the best one for a cause, is the Tiny Hands Monster Bash. The frivolity benefits The Family Home, low-cost housing for people receiving outpatient treatment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and parents of premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
posted: 11/08/2015 2:20 a.m.
Under a faint crescent of moon on an unusually balmy fall night, a group of about 100 gathered on Cassie and Jason LaFrance's poolside patio for hors d'oeuvres, drinks and music. What unites them Oct. 15 is the abiding certainty that they will all convene again in a few weeks, Dec. 12, this time in Children's Hall at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
posted: 11/08/2015 2:18 a.m.
Have you heard that NASA is experimenting with 3-D printers that "print" food? If there is an earthly future to these experiments, maybe one day we'll be able to watch Rachael Ray whip up a delicious souffle, and then hit "print."
posted: 11/02/2015 2:41 a.m.
Not long after landing my first "adult" job (read: health benefits) at the deferred age of 28, I felt a sharp discomfort on the right side of my gut. At McBurney's Point, it turns out.
posted: 11/01/2015 1:28 a.m.
The first Woman of Inspiration affair didn't start off as a big Wally Allen Ballroom fundraiser. The Oct. 23 event was a luncheon, after all, and supposed to be next door at the Little Rock Marriott. At some point, though, people got so inspired they outdid themselves.
posted: 10/25/2015 2:52 a.m.
It's always a who's-who of the city's business leaders at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business' Distinguished Alumni Luncheon.