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MARITIME MERRIMENT: Museum pays back $50,000 loaned from NLR chamber

posted: 07/17/2016 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's June 30 Business After Hours networking event had guests scrambling for shade -- and air conditioning -- which were difficult to find on a late summer afternoon at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive.

6 to shake, stir in Master Mix-Off

posted: 07/10/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

With her short, spiky 'do and trademark red-frame glasses, Joann "JoJo" Sims is a recognizable figure across the Little Rock bar scene. The petite Filipino talks as fast as she can mix a drink, and she makes a living doing both at Cache Restaurant.

FIREWORKS FRENZY: Easter Seals fundraiser puts 300 on prime perch for 4th

posted: 07/10/2016 1:54 a.m. Gallery Discuss

About 300 young professionals and other Easter Seals supporters gathered on the Grand Ballroom Terrace of the Little Rock Marriott on July 4 to take in the city's largest fireworks display of the holiday weekend. The family-friendly event began before dusk and wasn't over until the last spark fell from the sky.

TRIUMPHANT FINALE: ASO fund drive passes goal; more than $7 million raised

posted: 07/10/2016 1:52 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Longtime River Market lawyer Carolyn Witherspoon and her husband, John, had more than fireworks in mind when they invited a few fellow symphony music lovers and friends to enjoy the July Fourth holiday on the private balcony of Carolyn's law firm overlooking the Arkansas River.

LOCALLY GROWN AND FLOWN: Flocking together

posted: 07/03/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The locally made independent film All the Birds Have Flown South, starring North Little Rock native Joey Lauren Adams, wowed a crowd of about 300 during its Little Rock debut the night of June 25 at Ron Robinson Theater.

TOAST BEFORE TASTE: Cystic fibrosis fundraisers take break before the bash

posted: 07/03/2016 2:08 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in gearing up for its blockbuster Taste of the Finest fundraiser, toasted the event's 2016 honorees at a gathering June 23 at the home of Missy and Steve Wortman on Valley Crest Court.

Personal Space

posted: 07/02/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Where I live: the Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, near the Governor's Mansion

SURVIVOR SCHOLARSHIPS: CARTI Foundation awards grants to survivors of cancer

posted: 06/26/2016 2:02 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Growing up and getting an education is tough enough without a major health problem like cancer. The CARTI Foundation on Tuesday awarded $3,000 scholarships to 20 pediatric cancer survivors from across the state during a ceremony hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and first lady Susan Hutchinson at the Governor's Mansion.

Hilary Jane Haddigan

posted: 06/26/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Traveling from a civilized area of Zimbabwe into the remote area of the African country where she was to teach in 1990, Hilary Haddigan felt the terrain get rockier and the heat more oppressive. In every nook, there was a mud hut, a family settlement.

ART OF WINE: Wine magnum opus

posted: 06/19/2016 2:18 a.m. Gallery Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Walton Arts Center's three-day Art of Wine festival, held at the center June 9-11, was one for the ages, or at least the aged barrels.

DECADES OF CARE: 33 years of service

posted: 06/12/2016 2:26 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Through tears and a long moment to collect herself, Johanna Shroeder Davis of Houston told the crowd attending Tuesday's 33rd anniversary celebration for Treatment Homes Inc. that the organization founded by Patricia and Jim Miles and 11 others saved the lives of her and her two sisters.

Hilary Jane Haddigan

posted: 06/05/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Traveling from a civilized area of Zimbabwe into the remote area of the African country where she was to teach in 1990, Hilary Haddigan felt the terrain get rockier and the heat more oppressive. In every nook, there was a mud hut, a family settlement.

REGIONAL ART EXHIBITION PARTY: The 'Gun' was drawn

posted: 06/05/2016 2:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

"The Gun Show," a regional art exhibition put on by Drawl Southern Contemporary Art, opened with a bang May 20 with a party for participating artists and guests at the event space at Cache Restaurant & Lounge. The show is on display at Drawl, 5208 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 5, through June 18.

JAZZ & JULEPS: Mom sings praises at benefit for hearing, speech program

posted: 06/05/2016 2:13 a.m. Gallery Discuss

An emotional Lynn Coates stood in front of a crowd of more than 300 at Pleasant Valley Country Club the night of May 26 and described how the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Speech and Hearing Clinic made a difference in the life of her daughter, Caroline Coates-Nelson.

ALUMNI AWARDS: UALR honors alumni trio for serious overachieving

posted: 05/29/2016 2:26 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Alumni Association and UALR Foundation Fund Board lauded some serious overachievers at its May 13 awards luncheon, held at the Clinton Presidential Center.

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