Author archives: Jillian McGehee

Making A.R.T. with Easterseals Arkansas

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From her wheelchair, Kristen Martin held a laser and pointed to various locations on the canvas to indicate where she wanted painted splattered next. Her tracker, as they’re called, is Mary Lynn Nelson, the dedicated volunteer who brought this painting program to Easterseals Arkansas. The two were preparing a piece of art to be auctioned at the 14th annual A[...]

Cosmetic Surgery for Men on the Rise

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e tend not to raise an eyebrow when talking about cosmetic surgery for women. But those eyebrows might begin to rise when the topic turns to male cosmetic surgery. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in the past five years there has been a 40 percent increase nationwide in the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed[...]

Derby Day Soiree

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The long-standing traditions of the Kentucky Derby are lived out each year in Little Rock at Southern Silks. Big hats, gents and ladies dressed in their Sunday best, mint juleps and even “horse” races are all part of this fundraiser benefiting Methodist Family Health. The races at this event don’t involve the thoroughbreds clocking the track at Churchill Dow[...]

Enjoying The Long Run

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Early this year, thousands of runners took to the streets of Little Rock and North Little Rock for the Little Rock Marathon. This year marked the event’s 15th anniversary. Running continues to rise in popularity to meet people’s needs for health and fitness as well as camaraderie and outdoor exploration. University of Arkansas Little Rock instructor and AY [...]

Dream Home

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ome, garden and lifestyle guru, Chris Olsen, has found his dream home in the historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock. He’s named it after Park Hill’s original name – “Edgemont.” When Olsen spotted the grand Spanish Colonial home – with quite the storied past – on Skyline, he wasn’t actively seeking a new place to dwell. “We weren’t even loo[...]

More Than Culinary Technique

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he pinnacle of activity at Petit Jean typically takes place at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – an inviting place that fosters collaboration and learning. “Ideas that shape our future rarely come from lone minds” as its website states. “They take shape from the combination of diverse thought and experience. Our aim is to provide a special place atop the br[...]