Author archives: AY Staff

Intriguing Men: Lorenzo Lewis

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Outreach Lorenzo Lewis Founder/CEO L&J Empowerment Inc. orenzo Lewis is the founder and executive director of a community-based nonprofit organization located in central Arkansas that focuses on empowerment and mental health awareness for young men of color. During his time working in youth care for Arkansas Juvenile Assessment Treatment Center, th[...]

Intriguing Men: Bret Bielema

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Athletics Bret Bielema Head Football Coach, University of Arkansas he University of Arkansas captivated the college football world by naming Bret Bielema the 32nd head coach in Razorback history on December 2012. Since arriving in Fayetteville, Bielema has in turn captivated the passionate Razorback fan base with the culture he is creating and the standar[...]

Intriguing Men: Rick Fleetwood

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Philanthropy Rick Fleetwood CEO, Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory nown for his big heart and generosity, Rick Fleetwood has dedicated his life to helping others. Fleetwood, the CEO of Snell Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory in Little Rock, devotes all of himself to his causes, professionally and personally. He serves on more than 17 non-profit [...]

Intriguing Men: Ted Herget

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Iron Man Entrepreneur Ted Herget Owner and Founder, Gearhead Outfitters, Inc. ed Herget graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in accounting. He has since grown his small business from a friend’s living room to a retail chain now in three states. Herget lives the lifestyle he created his business around. He has competed in multiple even[...]

Intriguing Men: Andrew Parker

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Statesman Andrew Parker Director of Governmental Affairs, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas ince 2012, Andrew Parker has focused his efforts on promoting and advocating for a constructive business climate for the state organizations’ roughly 1,400 business and manufacturing members located across Arkansas. In addition to[...]

Intriguing Men: Mark Henry

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Inspirational Mark Henry Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church ark Henry, a Little Rock native, graduated from Little Rock Central High School. Though he attended church during his childhood and adolescence, his passion for the gospel did not begin until his freshman year at the University of Arkansas. He began attending Bible study with a friend and[...]

Intriguing Men: Aaron Bleidt

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Advertising Aaron Bleidt Principal/Managing Director of  Vantage Point Communications ith 17 years of leadership experience in media, marketing and publishing, Aaron Bleidt served from 2000 to 2010 as founder/publisher and executive editor of CitiScapes Metro Monthly, Northwest Arkansas’ longest-running regional lifestyle magazine. Upon selling the publ[...]

Gazpacho Galore

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Nothing says summer better than the fresh taste and bright red color of gazpacho. Prepare this soup in advance, refrigerate and it’s ready to serve when you are. Gazpacho Galore Serves: 6 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes, quartered, seeded and chopped (approx 3 cups) 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 medium onion, chopped (approx 1 cu[...]

Dancing with Our Stars to Cure Neurofibromatosis

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This year, the Arkansas chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation will host the 10th anniversary of their largest annual fundraising event. he Arkansas chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation will host the 10th anniversary of Dancing with Our Stars on Thursday, September 7, at the Little Rock Marriott Ballroom. The event will include a cocktail hour and[...]

Top 10 Events in August

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1 LADY ANTEBELLUM ROGERS August 5 Country music fans are in for a treat as Lady Antebellum artists Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood reunite after taking time apart to pursue solo projects. The popular trio will be playing at the the Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion) along with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. Gates open at 6 p.m. Music[...]