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A sweet history

A sweet history

July is the sweetest month of the year. Not only is that beloved cooling sweet treat the perfect antidote to these sweaty dog days of summer, but July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month.

How did it get started?

2011 Jewish Food Festival to be May 15

2011 Jewish Food Festival to be May 15

 (LITTLE ROCK, May 13, 2011) – The Jewish Federation of Arkansas will present the 2011 Jewish Food Festival on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 10 am - 4 pm at the River Market Pavilion. There will also be a special Jewish breakfast served at 8:20 am.

They will host a crowd of over 12,000 people.   The Festival will include traditional Jewish food as well as cultural and religious booths and entertainment.  Admission to the festival is free.  Press members are invited to attend.

Hungry, homeless: Who will help? Convicts will

Hungry, homeless: Who will help? Convicts will

CONWAY, Ark. -- Compassion comes to the homeless in the form of food from a restaurant that employs former convicts. Thus you now understand the name “The Big House Burger Joint”.

Co-owner/ Operator Shane Willbanks tells how he learned compassion for those who are homeless. “About 10 years ago I became a felon," says Wilbanks. "As a result of that I lost everything I knew, including my family, my career, my home, my friends, my money and my self-respect... thanks to God’s help, I never ended up serving time, but I was put on probation and given a large fine to pay.

Faulkner County Day School preparing for omelet breakfast

Faulkner County Day School preparing for omelet breakfast

Volunteers are preparing for the 29th Annual Omelet Breakfast/Silent Auction/Car Show to support the programs and services of the Faulkner County Day School.  The breakfast will be at the Antioch Baptist Church on Amity Rd., on Saturday, April 9 from 6:30 – 11 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 501-329-2164, or from families associated with the Day School.  Adult tickets are $6.00 and tickets for children under 12 are $4.00.

We also offer take out or delivery.

Persons interested in volunteering to obtain auction items, to prepare for the breakfast, or to work the day of the breakfast should contact Colleen Brock at 501-329-2164.

The Faulkner County Day School has provided high quality services to children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1961.  It is a United Way of Central Arkansas member agency. 

The “Milestones” programs offer child care for typically developing children, and individualized programm

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Chemistry: Then, Now, and Green on March 22. Panelists will discuss important historical discoveries in chemistry, new materials/methods and the latest happenings in environmentally sustainable “green” chemistry.

Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from Hendrix College in Conway, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.