Author archives: AY Staff

Labor of Love: Downtown Main Street Christmas Tree

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A multitude of people are responsible for bringing Christmas to the corner of Capitol and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. The parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St., is the location of the holiday tree. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is a labor of love,” says Ch[...]

#LoveLittleRock

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onathan Semans, division manager at CDI Contractors was the inspiration behind Little Rock’s recent “break up” with Amazon. The city abandoned its bid for the retail giant to open its second headquarters in Little Rock in a full-page “breakup” ad in The Washington Post, a newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Semans says that as soon as Jay Che[...]

Publisher's Note: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The holidays are beautiful in Arkansas. Colored-light displays of red, green, silver and gold adorn roof lines, porch railings, bushes and hedges of homes throughout neighborhoods. It’s an especially important time for giving, goodwill and encouragement for our fellow man. This December we’ve put our love for all things holiday into the pages of AY. W[...]

Buy Your Tickets for Home for the Holidays

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Caring for others doesn’t have to stop after #GivingTuesday. This weekend, spend your Friday night at the second annual Home for the Holidays fundraiser for Our House. The fundraiser, presented by Dillard’s, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Robinson Convention Center at 426 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. It’s described as “a warm gathering of ge[...]

No Longer A Victim

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Women and Children First held its Vegas on the Rocks fundraiser earlier this month. In honor of that fundraiser, we're sharing this story from the December 2010 issue of AY Magazine. By Angela E. Thomas // Photography by Chach Bursey, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Media Relations and the Williams family 18. That’s the number of females — in Ar[...]

A Proud Father Celebrates His Baby's 5th Birthday

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Little Rock favorite Local Lime celebrated its fifth birthday earlier this week. In honor of that milestone, we wanted to share our story on Yellow Rocket Concepts founder Scott McGehee from when he was featured as one of our Intriguing Men earlier this year. Read on to learn more about McGehee, Local Lime and other Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurants. Photo [...]

Laura’s Draperies & Blinds Now Open in The Heights

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Laura Bass, owner of Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, opened her first retail location in The Heights last month. The shop is located at 5910 R Street in Little Rock. Laura, one of AY’s Faces of Arkansas, started her business out of her home in 2005. She says she decided to open a storefront so that the interior designers and clients she works with could h[...]

Start Your Christmas Shopping at Dazzle Daze

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Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 16th annual Dazzle Daze in Conway. Held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 2505 East Oak Street from Nov. 16-18, the event is one of the largest holiday shopping events in Arkansas. Dazzle Daze will include a raffle for a new Ford Mustang convertible and other prizes, Girls’ Nite Out early bird sh[...]