Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcakes to Add Second Location

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Hot Springs-based Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe announced this month that the business is planning to add a Northwest Arkansas location. Fat Bottomed Girl’s, which was featured in season two of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, has been in the Spa City since November 2011, according to the shop’s website. The shop is located at 120 Central Avenue, in the [...]

Bon Jovi Announces Show at Verizon Arena

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Rock legends Bon Jovi announced a stop at Verizon Arena on their This House is Not For Sale tour Thursday morning. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will rock North Little Rock on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 and prices range from $23 to $154.50. Buy your ticke[...]

Women’s Own Worth Gives to Those in Need

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Women’s Own Worth, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, aims to help victims through scholarships and donations. W.O.W. founder Jajuan Archer says her organization tries to bridge the gap between the state and other organizations for those in need. While her organization focuses primarily on domestic violence victims, it he[...]

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge Opens in Little Rock

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Downtown Little Rock’s newest attraction is a bar and bowling alley, soon to be joined by a German beer hall. Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge is in the middle of its first official opening week, General Manager Rich Bielefeld says. Bielefeld says the business is “a bar with a bowling alley” and that it’s kid- and adult-friendly – at least until 8 p.m. With h[...]

5 Exercise Classes to Start Your Year Off Right

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If your New Year’s resolution involves fitness, you’ll want to try exercise classes at one of these five Little Rock locations. Whether you’re into kickboxing, yoga, cycling or barre, there’s a fitness class for you. Little Rock Athletic Club Little Rock Athletic Club offers a full schedule of classes; the first starts as early as 5:30 a.m. and the last en[...]

Vote Now for AY's Best

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Nominate your favorites today for AY's Best 2018! Our readers will pick the best and the brightest in Arts & Culture, Auto, Education, Shopping, Eat + Drink, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Legal & Finance and Special Occasion. We want to know all the places you go in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas. Tell us your favorite Mexican res[...]

Learn to Cook at Pulaski Technical College

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The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College may be home to the Diamond Chef Arkansas competition, but it’s not just a place for professional chefs. Amateurs are welcome at Pulaski Technical College’s Lifelong Learning culinary classes. Here’s a sampling of the courses you can expect in early 2018: January January 11 - The Art of Chocolate Tr[...]

Works of Art at the Arkansas Chinese Lantern Festival

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The Arkansas Chinese Lantern Festival is one of the most hotly anticipated events in Central Arkansas during this holiday season. We caught up with Stephanie Zhou, the project manager at Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., to learn more about the fantastic lanterns that will be on display at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds from Dec. 8 to Jan. 14. The lantern [...]

McLarty Drives Education Through Scholarships

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McLarty Automotive Group is investing in young Arkansans’ futures by giving away over $20,000 of scholarships during the school year. Each month for nine months, a high school student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship so that they can continue their education. The scholarships are all about “making a difference in the kids’ lives,” David Surguine of Mc[...]

Cast Your Vote for the Next Diamond Chef

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The competition for Diamond Chef Arkansas 2018 is already under way. To enter, contestants submitted short videos on Facebook to illustrate their love for cooking, which range from the serious to the silly. Public voting on the videos ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6, so cast your votes soon. Click here to see the videos and to submit your vote. Brandon Br[...]