Author archives: AY Staff

From Prison to Management … How Goodwill Helped Me Get My Life on Track: A Q&A with Sarah Pine

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  Sarah Pine is the 2012 Graduate of the Year after completing Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity program. Q: When did you first start working for Goodwill?    A: December will mark my 5-year anniversary with Goodwill. Five years ago, I was fresh out of prison and had trouble finding a job because very few employers wanted to hire [...]

Evening Bag 2015 is Just Around the Corner!

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Evening Bag 2015, a fundraiser for the Women's Foundation of Arkansas at the Esse Purse Museum, is an opportunity for men and women to come together to pay tribute to women and girls, and raise funds for continued work in leveling the playing field in Arkansas. Women's Foundation of Arkansas Executive Director Lynnette Watts and AY's Editor Angela Thomas [...]

All That Jazz, CARTI Golf Classic Set for Oct. 4 & 5, Proceeds to Benefit Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

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Ticket sales are underway for All That Jazz, the launch party for the annual CARTI Golf Classic scheduled for 6 p.m. on October 4 at Next Level Events in Little Rock. Billed as the kick-off to the 29th annual CARTI Golf Classic, All That Jazz is described by organizers as a casual evening of food, fun and entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions[...]

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]

Advertorial: Your Next Branson Getaway

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The holidays are just around the corner, and Branson is gearing up to help visitors make the most of the festive season.   illion Dollar Quartet at the beautiful Welk Resort Theatre continues to captivate audiences. The Tony Award-winning show is based on a December 1956 recording session in Memphis. Sun Records owner Sam Phillips brought Johnn[...]

September's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Ama[...]

Health: The Fight Takes Flight

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These ladies are five of the 48 courageous and beautiful breast cancer survivors who will grace the stage at this year's Runway for a Cause. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves :: Styled by Vogue Visage   This year's spread capitalizes on the Runway theme: The Fight Takes Flight. We were excited to treat the ladies to a day of glamour and high fas[...]

AY Magazine and The Pie Hole Truck on Fox 16

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AY's Editor, Angela Thomas, and her guest Lauren Harrison, owner of The Pie Hole Truck, discussed The Pie Hole Truck's selection of pies on Fox 16's Good Day Arkansas segment. Watch the full segment below. Read more about The Pie Hole Truck in the August issue of AY Magazine!

Notable: The Pie Hole

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With a food truck emblazoned with the logo and moniker The Pie Hole, it’s pretty clear that owner Lauren Harrison is a purveyor of pies. And that’s just what she wants. Photography by Ashlee Nobel   has always loved to bake, and when she expressed a desire to do something fulfilling in her work, her mother suggested she pursue this long-time love.[...]

August's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Super Summer Saturdays Little Rock Aug. 1: The entire family will enjoy the fun while celebrating the Clinton Presidential Center’s current exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World.” The free, educational activities include digging for dinosaurs, creating fossils and building your own dinosaur. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 10 a.m. to [...]