Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blessing of the pets

I would like to  invite you to Argenta UMC's Blessing of the Animals.  It will be this Sunday, 5:30pm, at the City Grove Art Park.

*Collecting Dog Toys for Pulaski County Humane Society
*Live Music
*Balloon Animals
*Homemade Dog Treats
*Bounce House

All (including animals) are welcome,
Will Choate


Boosters yard Sale & Cook-out/Block Party

Hello Argenta! Just a reminder that this Saturday Oct 2nd  is the Neighborhood wide Yard Sale from 7 a.m. til noon. To be followed by the Cookout/Block Party @ 216 West 6th backyard of Bob & Becky Ragsdale's  from 1-4 p.m. We will have maps printed for all the houses participating in the sale.
Did anyone see us in the paper this morning? We are on the front page of style section of the Gazette/Democrat, in their calendar. Plus we have an ad in garage sale section starting Thursday.
Wanted to remind everyone that the Gazette/Democrat sells garage sale kits, you get signs, markers, a nail apron for your change & price tags, all for $7.00, the only thing is you have to go by their offices located @ 4th & Scott to get a kit.
So come out & enjoy Saturday in your neighborhood;  if you are not selling feel free to come & buy!
See ya' Saturday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Big Dam Bridge 100

Friendly reminder that this Saturday Sept 25th is the Big Dam Bridge 100. There will be some times of disrupted traffic on Willow- from Riverfront Park thru Broadway to 6th st going east to Main st to 5th & Main intersection finish line. The times blocked out are approx 9-4:30. If you depend on Willow or 6th st in order to depart from your home it has been suggested you park off the alley or @ another location.
Hope you have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

17th Annual Taste of the Town

17th Annual Taste of the Town set
The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Taste of the Town will be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The event will be presented by Pulaski Technical College. Taste of the Town has grown to one of the area's leading business networking events with over 1,200 attendees and more than 30 local restaurants, caterers and drink distributors participating. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be picked up at the Chamber office or purchased at the door for $20.
For more information, contact the NLR Chamber of Commerce at (501) 372-5959 or www.nlrtasteofthetown.com.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Urban Wireless

Urban Wireless has been providing wireless services to Argenta Neighborhood for several years, they are changing how they operate & want to turn over neighborhood services to Boosters. What they need is @ least 3 ( Boosters will take as many as we can get) homes that want this service to form a type of bridge from North Willow to 7th st & back over to the 200 block of 5th st. But the entire neighborhood could potentially connect to this network.
I need to know if this is something the neighborhood supports & wants. In the past there was no charge for this but I don't know if that will continue, I have asked that question & I am waiting on a reply. Please let me now ASAP so I can give the provider our response.
bnbragsdale@comcast.net or on the blog.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Night Artwalk

Tonight's the night, 3rd Friday in September (can you believe it?!) time for the ArtWalk. Hope to see some neighbors & friends out tonight!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

map for yard sale

I am creating a map for the Yard Sale & need to know who all would like to be included in this map. Please email me at:

We are asking for a $5.00 donation towards the newspaper ad. Everyone who has donated to date is on this map. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the map & I will bill later for the ad.
Thanks for being a great neighborhood!

houses for sale in Argenta

Please let anyone who may be looking for a house in the Argenta Historic District that these two homes are available.

808 Orange Street - $89,000
1920's "Shotgun" Style Cottage
2B/1B, 870 SF
Complete Renovation 2004 - 2005 by local artist. Three blocks from historic Main Street shops and restaurants. Charming house with large windows, high ceilings and numerous upgrades. The attic as well as the walls have been fully insulated, new double pane windows, stainless kitchen appliances, convection oven and microwave, ceiling fans, all new electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, security system, off street parking and custom built shed. 

808 1/2 Orange Street - $68,000
1930's Brick Bungalow
2B/1B, 684 SF
Also renovated in 2004 - 2005.  Ceramic tile floors, arched interior doorway and casement windows give this house a Mediterranean feel. All kitchen appliances and stacked washer dryer are included. Tile bath, attic storage, central heat and air, security system, carport and covered patio. This is an ideal source of additional income or for use as an artist's studio, guest house or mother-in-law apartment . 

Pictures of both homes may be viewed at zillow.com

Please contact owner for showing or additional information.

Christine Slocomb
810 Orange Street

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Candidate for Ward2 Alderman

I had the pleasure of meeting Donald Williams this past week-end. If you don't know Donald he is the candidate for Ward 2 Alderman running against incumbent Linda Robinson. He is employed at Wrightsville Prison and is engaged to the charming Sharon Brown. Mr.Williams is passionate about NLR and all she stands for, especially it's citizens. He assures me he is in this race to win and participate in NLR government for the long haul.
Mr.Williams has agreed to speak to Argenta Boosters @ our Oct 7th meeting.  I want to encourage everyone to come out & meet Mr.Williams and bring your questions.

Friday, September 10, 2010



Argenta Community Development Corporation
The City of North Little Rock
Habitat for Humanity
The North Little Rock Housing Authority

Cordially invite you to join us at a
groundbreaking ceremony and press conference
as we launch the 

North Little Rock
 Neighborhood Stabilization Program10:30 a.m.
Monday, September 13, 2010
8th and Parker Streets
Baring Cross Neighborhood

The program provides over $8 million in federal stimulus funds that will reduce the negative impact of foreclosed, vacant and abandoned properties that have challenged the
 Baring Cross and Holt Neighborhoods
of North Little Rock.

Funds will go towards the acquisition and redevelopment of distressed properties that will be turned into energy-efficient affordable homes that will be sold or rented to
eligible households.

We hope that you can join us and learn about our program.

And of course, we encourage you to share this invitation.
Argenta Community Development


Sorry I have been absent this week , had a bit of some bug going around & was in bed. Hope to get more posted.
I am crunching the numbers for the Cook-Out & things are looking pretty good. Folks may not have to contribute to the "meat fund" by bringing their own meat, unless of course you want to. I went price comparison shopping today & found some good deals. Their are a couple of things I need help with, how many folks have ice machines? We need a ton of ice for beer & drinks. I still need some folks to volunteer to help set up & break down.
Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions. We could have a planning meeting, let me know what you think. bnbragsdale@comcast.net

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Big Dam 100 coming to Argenta Residental neighborhood

The Big Dam Bridge 100 Bicycle Tour is coming to Argenta on September 25th.  The tour finale will once again be celebrated with a huge Finale Festival on Main Street.  This year’s festival will feature great music, great food, and adult beverages that can be enjoyed within the festival grounds.  We invite all residents of Argenta to come celebrate a signature event in Argenta.

This year, due to construction of the River Front Drive Roundabout, the Tour route has changed.  The final leg of the Tour will go east on the River Trail to the Willow Street Gate, then north on Willow Street to 6th Street, then east on 6th Street to Main Street, then south  to the Finish Line in front of the Post Office.  Traffic and access will be limited along the route for the duration of the Tour from 8am till 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 25th

For information on the Tour, please go to the BDB100 website http://www.bigdambridge.org/BDB100/index.htm

For information about the Festival, contact Donna Hardcastle at 501-993-1234 or Drue Patton at   501-517-3127.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Great Arkansas Talent Search

Did you know that the "Great Arkansas Talent Search" is happening right here in Argenta? I didn't til last night. Infer Red Studios located inside First Presbyterian Church is the sponsor. Round Tow Finals are tonight at 7P.M. at the church & cost is $5.00. Sounds like a great way to start the holiday week-end. I don't know when round 3 is but I'll try to keep you posted.

labor Day Happenings in Argenta

RazorRock Week Events Set in Argenta !  
September 6 (Labor Day): RazorRock Bike Relay presented by River Trail Bike Rentals, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call David Fike at 501-374-5505 for more information or visit info@rivertrailrentals.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Arkansas Travelers take on the Springfield Cardinals in their season finale at 1 p.m.

RazorRock Foodie Festival presented by the Argenta Downtown Council, 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Dickey Stephens Park. Participating restaurants include Argenta Market, Ristorante Capeo, Ferneau, Hunka Pie, Cafe 42,Trails End BBQ, Delicious Dinners by Chef Richard Lindsey, Amruth Indian Cuisine & Ashley's at the Capital. Argenta Arts & Crafts Market on site too. Open to the Public. For more information call Drue Patton at 501-517-3127 or visit www.RazorRockRally.com. Sponsored by Sperry Van Ness Nabholz Properties 
RazorRock Movie Night, presented by the Little Rock Film Festival, will screen Arkansas film War Eagle Arkansas from 7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Dickey Stephens Park.
Arkansas Arts Foundation's RazorRock Spirits: A Night of Art & Soul, Argenta Arts District, 5 p.m.-7p.m. THEA Foundation, Greg Thompson Fine Art and Galaxy Furniture host tastings of Arkansas spirits with Lombardi Lemon Liqueurs, Diamond Bear Brewery, Wiederkehr Wines, Rocktown Distillery, Chateau Aux Arc Wines & Guillermos Coffee. Open to the public. Sponsored by Sperry Van Ness Nabholz Properties. 
Go to www.RazorRockRally.com where you'll find the latest details on all scheduled events for the week. Let's all support our participating businesses and sponsors !

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Boosters meeting

Hello Argenta! Just another reminder about the Boosters meeting tomorrow night. Linda Robinson Ward 2 Council Woman is our guest speaker. Also wanted to talk to residents about upcoming Yard Sale & Cook out so please try to make this meeting. Thursday @ 6p.m. @ the First Presbyterian Church.