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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

Features reporter, columnist

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Recent Stories by Helaine Williams

MOVIN' AND GROOVIN': Dancing for Dreamland

posted: 12/04/2016 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Married couple Rick and Sarah Pinedo tangoed their way into a championship. And the sensuously kinetic ladies of Mirana Middle Eastern Dance Co. were the People's Choice.

LET'S TALK: Cat hair and wine bras: Gifts for that quirky loved one

posted: 12/04/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

At this point, you either really do have two black eyes from your The Walking Dead-esque Black Friday experience, or you stayed home and are fretfully wondering what Christmas gift you can get for that wife/husband/child/president-elect who has everything.

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH: 3-ring Christmas gala

posted: 11/27/2016 2:16 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Tux 'n Trees was a real circus this year.

HAL-LELUJAH!: Governor's Mansion goes Gothic in Christmas decor

posted: 11/27/2016 2:12 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Arkansas Governor's Mansion's holiday decorators went above and beyond this year. First lady Susan Hutchinson led a sneak-peek media tour on Nov. 17.

ENSURING BRIGHTER FUTURES: 5 dedicated to aiding others given chance to take a bow

posted: 11/27/2016 2:10 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A popular church pastor. A state legislator. The leader of an organization dedicated to helping young people succeed. A community-minded police officer. The longtime head of an organization whose mission is ending racial, cultural and other biases. These were the honorees at the Pulaski County Youth Services' third annual Champions of Youth Awards Dinner, held Nov. 10 at Next Level events.

Christmas by the book

posted: 11/26/2016 2:01 a.m. Discuss

It's a coffee-table book whose authors' names Arkansans might not recognize, but it still has Arkansas all over it.

Mix of old, new stuff helps decor stand out

posted: 11/26/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Christmas decorating on a budget? Here are a few tips on how to do so from Shayla Copas of Little Rock, whose work is featured on the cover as well as inside Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America by Katharine Kaye McMillan and Patricia Hart McMillan.

Mesh is so last year

posted: 11/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Here's some bad news for Christmas decorating enthusiasts who can't do without the ubiquitous mesh trim in their wreaths and garlands: Mesh is on its way out.

SHINING BRIGHT AS EVER: 60 years of service

posted: 11/20/2016 2:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

When the invitation itself is as big as a magazine and studded with faux diamonds, you just know it's going to be a special event. Indeed, the 60th Diamond Anniversary gala of the Little Rock Chapter of The Links Inc. was a celebration for the books.

Let's Talk: Thank vets every day, not merely on holiday

posted: 11/20/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

I was informed by several readers -- with varying degrees of bluntness -- that in my last column, I'd left Veterans Day out of my brief mention of prominent November days this month before launching into some of the more offbeat "holidays" that fall in this month.






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