Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cool Rebates!!

Wanted to tell you about a NLR rebate program. If you have a maintenance contract on your heating and air the city of NLR will give you up to $100.00. I have one with Advantage so I am getting a $100.00 back!
If you buy a fridge, I was told by Sue Ponder that you can get $250.00 from city of NLR and an additional $275.00 from the state. It has to be an energy star and you have to recycle your old one. Pretty cool if anyone is thinking of replacing their fridge.

There is some other cool stuff so here’s the websites:,
the one for the state is

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's next "Sandwiching in History" tour will visit the Melrose Place Addition in North Little Rock on November 5, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today. 

Located in the northwest corner of the Argenta Historic District, the Melrose Place Addition was platted in 1924 by Twin City Bank. The bank constructed 53 small Craftsman bungalow houses in the addition between 1925 and 1929. These homes feature similar plans and were historically occupied by railroad employees. The Melrose Place Addition is the only deviation from the traditional street grid pattern in Argenta.

The tour will begin in front of 108 Melrose Circle and will include a tour of that house.

The "Sandwiching in History" tour series targets Pulaski County structures and sites. The noontime tours are held on Fridays and include a brief lecture and tour of the subject property. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches with them.   The final 2010 "Sandwiching in History" tour, the Herschell-Spillman Carousel at the Little Rock Zoo, will be held December 3.  All tours are free and open to the public. For information, call the AHPP at (501) 324-9880, write the agency at 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201, send an e-mail message to, or visit the agency web site at


Sorry I haven't had much to report lately, there hasn't been much happening.  As items do come in I will post them. Couple of things I have noticed. The Argenta Townhouses at 6th & Orange are moving along, they are going to be a quite a welcome addition to the neighborhood & especially at that particular corner.
I saw another house for sale on 5th street, listed w/ Crye-Leike.
Someone reported to me that their car was vandalized while parked on 6th st. Has anyone had this problem of late? Let me know if you have: you can contact me @

Friday, October 22, 2010

Save the date-Dec.9th

Wanted to send out a note for everyone to save the date for Argenta Neighborhood Christmas Party Potluck. The date is Dec.9th at the usual time 6-7p.m. in the church great hall. We are asking for everyone to pitch in & bring sometype of finger food.
The big news is that we will be giving away Gift certificates to the Argenta Market as prizes for the best decorations in the neighborhood. Master Gardeners has agreed to judge our decorations & will be joining us Dec 9th for our celebration. Argenta Market is graciously assisting us with gift certificates. Watch for the November Boosters Newsletter for more info on what date to have your decorations completed by.
So save that date, Dec.9th from 6-7 P.M. & get going on those decorating ideas!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

NLR Annual Christmas Parade-2010

The date for the 2010 North Little Rock Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 5, 2010, starting at 2:00 p.m.

The theme this year is “Future Christmas, a Vision of Christmas Future”.

If you are interested in entering your club, organization, school, church or business, then go to the city’s website at and click on the Christmas Parade application on the home page.  The deadline for entries is Monday, November 1,5 2010. 

You can call North Little Rock Sertoma Club Project Chair Sherry Bruno at 501-753-7902 for more information.

This is a great opportunity to get your family and friends together for some good old fashioned fun by participating in the parade or lining up along the parade route to experience the joys of the season!

This event is sponsored by the North Little Rock Sertoma Club, the City of North Little Rock, and the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tales from the South come alive @ Starving Artist Tonight

October 19: Tales From the South live radio show at Starving Artist Cafe. Featuring true stories told by the Southerners who lived them. Live music by the Mockingbird Hillbilly Band. Doors open at 5 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free but not dinner and drinks. Call 501-372-7976 for reservations. 


Just in case you haven't looked outside IT'S RAINING!! YEAH! Rain & cooler temps are expected for today. I don't know about you but I am ready for some rain & Fall temperatures!

Friday, October 15, 2010

State Fair

Don't forget this is the last week-end of the fair & the weather is suppose to be wonderful. Here is the link:
Now go out & have some fair fun!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boosters tonight

Here's your friendly blog reminder about Boosters tonight. Have you seen the election signs up Donald Williams? He is our guest speaker tonight. Please come meet Donald so you can make an educated decision @ the upcoming mid-term elections.
See you @ 6:00 p.m., then don't forget to go by & see V.L Cox @ Thea Foundation Gallery.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kandy Jones

This is my reading of my story about this Dallas girl’s first year in Arkansas that I read for the National radio program (NPR) “Tales from the South.” Please listen, enjoy and pass along to everyone! I could win $1000 if it gets enough response.
Thanks and hope ya like it……

Monday, October 4, 2010


Images of American South Opening at THEA
Come view Images of the American South, The Art of V.L. Cox, Thursday, October 7th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at The THEA Foundation. Call 501-379-9512 for more information or visit 
Come to Boosters then stop by & see Lynette's art, she has been working so hard we need to go by & give her a pat on the back.  congrat's Lynette, you deserve it!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Argenta Yard Sale & Cook Out

Hey guys, are you as exhausted as I am???  I heard  reports of some nice profits from many on the neighbors, bravo Argenta! We also had a nice turn out at the Cook-out . BUT, from all of this I have learned one thing, I am too old to do a Yard Sale & a cook-out/Block Party on the same day. My vow to you Argenta, is never again! We will have separate events on separate week-ends. Promise.
Hope you all are catching up on some much needed rest, alas I am at work. See ya' at Boosters meeting on Oct 7th!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yard Sale

I am sorry I haven't posted more this week but we have been swamped getting ready for the yard sale & cook-out tomorrow. I just wanted to take a minute & wish everyone good luck with their sales, hope you make a bundle! Then once you are cleaned up then come on over for a beer, a brat, a burger & some fun, to the back yard of Bob & myself Ragsdale's back yard @ 216 West 6th st.
Good luck Argenta!! See you Saturday!