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Cary Jenkins

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BINGO BASH: F-U-N in fundraiser

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There's more to bingo games than having your markers all in a row on a bingo card. Bingo enthusiasts played a variety of games at the ninth annual Bingo Bash on July 16 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church.

CASINO NIGHT: Youth Home flush after night of poker and slots

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From poker newbies to seasoned players, everyone was invited to play at the fifth annual Youth Home Casino Night and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament on July 18 at Next Level Events. The fundraiser for Youth Home drew players from towns across the state, including Dennard, Mountain View and Stuttgart.

BBQ BASH: Magic show, Corvette Club flavor BBQ Bash fundraiser

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It was a day for family fun at the 11th annual BBQ Bash fundraiser for Families Are Special on July 18 at First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock.

Personal Space

posted: 07/25/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Vanessa Norton McKuin Where I live: In the Central High neighborhood of Little Rock.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/25/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Swiss Diamond Kitchen Tool Set What's to love: These staple kitchen tools are designed with raised heads and balanced stands to keep them from touching countertops. Less mess!

LIVING TREASURES: Artisanal skills

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Traditional fiddle tunes by Clancey Ferguson, the Ozark Folk Center's 2014 Musician of the Year, filled the lobby of the Historic Arkansas Museum on July 10 for the opening night of the exhibit "Art. Function. Craft. The Life and Work of Arkansas Living Treasures." Later in the evening, Ferguson would play with fiddle maker Violet Hensley. Hensley, who said she was one year and three months shy of being 100 years old, is one of Arkansas' Living Treasures.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/18/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

FlyPunch! What's to love: It is an easy-to-use fruit fly trap.

Musical Evening: Play on!

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Music goes beyond making our lives more beautiful, first lady Susan Hutchinson said June 30 at the Governor's Mansion. Music is helpful with learning skills, brain building and healing, among other things. The first lady spoke to guests attending a musical performance in support of Wildwood Academy of Music and the Arts in the Great Hall.

CULINARY CAMP FINALE: 36 Culinary Camp graduates serve up Louisiana, Italy, LR

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Both kitchens of the Clinton Presidential Center were busy June 26 as third-year culinary students, ages 11 to 15, were in one kitchen frying shrimp, oysters and alligator while in the other kitchen they were chopping up grilled chicken for pasta and assembling barbecued pork sliders.

FRONTIER FOURTH OF JULY: Museum offers a peek at old-fashioned holiday

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A cheer went up from the crowd as another Red Coat fell to the ground. The British and the American Militia re-enactors fired volleys at each other July 4 during a re-enactment of the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord. The "battle" was waged at Historic Arkansas Museum's farmstead as part of Frontier Fourth of July.

Tools and Toys

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FECA Multi-Purpose Elephant Hook What's to love: Hooks that hold up to 13 pounds.


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There was no bathtub gin, but there was a lot of creative mixing as eight local bartenders presented modern versions of Jazz Age cocktails to guests June 25 at the Prohibition-themed Preservation Libations Mix-off at Albert Pike Memorial Temple. Partygoers, some dressed in 1920s glad rags, voted for their favorite drinks with swizzle sticks.

CELEBRATION: Movie institute honors native Graham Gordy

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The local film community came together June 25 to acknowledge the latest success of Arkansas native Graham Gordy. The Arkansas Motion Picture Institute (AMPI) hosted A Celebration of Graham Gordy in the party room at South on Main.

RETIREMENT PARTY: Soiree recognizes Harlan, honored for service at UCA

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It's going to be an adjustment, admitted Mary Harlan at a reception June 19 in honor of her recent retirement from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Tools and Toys

posted: 07/04/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Spbang Reusable Bag What's to love: A reusable dishwasher-safe food storage bag.



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