Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Argenta !

Starving Artist Cafe celebrates the new year with their Annual New Year's Eve Dinner this Friday, December 31. Multiple seatings from 5 - 9 p.m. Choose from 3 different prix fixe menus, 3 courses, from $45-$60 per person. Call 501-372-7976 for reservations.
Cregeen's Irish Pub rings in the new year with live music by Embrace the Crash featuring Shannon Mclung and The Supporting Cast. $10 cover includes a midnight toast.
Cornerstone Pub & Grill features a New Year's Eve Bash with the sounds of Brown Soul Shoes.
Reno's Argenta Cafe offers live music and a midnight champagne toast.
Benihana's New Year's Eve celebration includes local musician Lyle Dudley in the sushi bar.
Also check out Crush Wine Bar, Ristorante Capeo, and Riverfront Steakhouse for an exciting New Years Eve in Argenta !

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I have heard there has been a problem with people knocking at doors and soliciting work for money. One report was of someone knocking loudly and forcefully at a home where the female of the household was there with her children, she became alarmed.
I am collecting data to send to Lt.Tyree of the NLR Police Dept and need to hear from residents. If you have had someone come by on a golf cart wanting to rake leaves for money or if anyone has come by of late and left you feeling uncomfortable please let me know. Email me @: so I can forward the areas of concern on to the police.

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Farmers Market Hours

Certified Arkansas Farmers Market Farm to Chef Member

The Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers Market will be open rain or shine on Saturday. The Fair Trade Bell rings at 8 a.m. and closes at 12 Noon, at 6th and Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

End of the year contributions

For those considering an end of the year contribution to a charity I wanted to include some links to sites that are of interest to the neighborhood of Argenta.

And of course you can always donate to Argenta Neighborhood Boosters! Please feel free to contact me by email @ or mail @ 216 west 6th st, NLR, AR 72114 if you wish to make a contribution or a pledge.
P.S. if I have left anyone off our list I want to apologize now & assure you it was not intentional, it was because I did not have your information.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tis the season to be jolly!!

Merry Christmas Argenta! Have a wonderful 

safe holiday and a blessed 

New Year! 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Congratulations to Allison!

Allison Klucher, our neighbor on 5th Street, graduated Summa Cum Laude today from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in nursing. Allison is the daughter of Argenta residents Matthew Richard and Monty Bradburn. Her grandmother is Rosemary Hamel, founding Executive Director of Argenta CDC. Summa Cum Laude is the highest distinction awarded to college graduates. Allison, way to go!

Merry Christmas Argenta, this is my Christmas Card to you!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Are you seeing alot of semi-truck movement on thier residential streets such as Willow, Orange,5th & 6th st's? Particularly if you live on a corner. Are you seeing any damage as a result of these heavy trucks? You can answer me here under comments or email me @
We are seeing increased traffic on 6th st & can not see how they can turn on Orange or Willow without causing some type of damage. I know there has also been increased traffic on Willow, 4th & 5th st's. If you do see them try to get a name on the side of the truck & a number would be great! We have addressed the issue with the police but I am wanting to collect further data.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

3rd Friday Art Walk paints Argenta

Don't miss the final 3rd Friday Art Walk of the year ! Come join us indoor at many of the Argenta galleries for an evening of great art, snacks and drinks.  Check out Argenta Bead Company for art by Sister Maria and Jeannie Berna. Greg Thompson Fine Art hosts an exhibit by artist Rebecca Thompson, while the Argenta Branch of the Laman Library features art by the library staff. Galaxy Furniture will extend their business hours for Art Walk until 8 p.m. as well.   
Starving Artist Cafe will be open for dinner along with Ristorante Capeo, Cregeen's Irish Pub, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, and Reno's Argenta Cafe. Enjoy a delicious dinner or a nice glass of wine at Crush Wine Bar before or after shopping!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tales from the South Season Finale Set

Catch the season finale of Tales From the South at Starving Artist Cafe Tuesday, December 14. Free admission for the live radio show where Southern writers bring their own true stories to life. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served from 5-7 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. This week's storytellers are J.B. Hogan, Steve Whisnant, and Susan Elder. Enjoy live music by the Mockingbird Hillbilly Band from 6 - 7 p.m. and Blues guitarist Mark Simpson at 7 p.m. Next show set for Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Poodle Bob

For those that have not read the paper today, former Argenta resident Christine Slocomb's beloved 14 year old poodle Bob was gravely injured in a stray dog attack in rural Saline county last week.
Many of us here in Argenta are dog lover's & our hearts go out to Christine for her loss, please accept our sincerest condolences.
I have included a link to the article for those that wish to read it. The newspaper had a wonderful photo of Bob so pick up a copy of you have a chance, it is on page 6B.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Documentary Series Starts at Laman

     With an auditorium equipped with a new 12-foot screen and digital surround sound, Laman Library is kicking off Movie Mondays!
     Every month, we'll show a different documentary film. This month, we're showing "Michael Jackson's: This Is It." Click the link below to see the lineup for the next few months.

When: Monday, December 13 at 6 p.m.
Where: Laman Library Auditorium

Boosters Potluck

We had a very nice time at the Potluck last night. I want to thank everyone for participating & bringing their favorite dishes with them.
For those that were able to attend I wanted to let you know about a few things:

Newly elected officers:
President- reelected Becky Ragsdale
Vice President- Connie McBride-Jones
Secretary/Treasurer- Elaine Stedler
Alternate officer- Laura Bushman

Christmas Decorations:
as selected by Master Gardeners:
First- 310 w.5th st
Second- 401 W.4th st
Third- 816 Orange
Honorable Mention:
181 Melrose Cr.
413 W.5th st

I want to take this time to thank everyone for all their help this past year, especially Scott & Sonja Miller for their continued support & help with Boosters. Thank you Scott for answering my million questions these past 2 years, you will be very missed. My husband Bob for helping me in so many ways, I could not have done any of this without his love & support. Eric Francis for always being their in a pinch & his generous financial support. Jerry Colburn for his tremendous financial contribution to Boosters this year & keeping us afloat so we can live to play another day! John Crow for always meeting Boosters beverage needs! All of our quest speakers & everyone who participated in Boosters. Without the residents we don't have Boosters so please keep attending, keep supporting & always feel free to contact me or any officer about issues you have or suggestions for meetings, We are here for you Argenta, please help us serve you better.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Chanukah,
Becky Ragsdale
P.S.I am canceling the January 2011 meeting for everyone to catch up on rest!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Potluck menu update

Just in case you are still struggling to know what to bring to the Christmas Potluck I wanted to let everyone know what we have committed so far:

Chicken wings with the fixings 
Mac & Cheese 
a side dish 
Apple Cake
Soda & Water

The winners of the decorating contest have been selected & their gift certificates will be at the party along with the make-up raffle. We will also announce your newly elected Boosters officers. Here's my email, call me 376-1127 or answer on Facebook.
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boosters Christmas Party Potluck & Best Christmas Decorations awards on December 9th

Booster’s December meeting is a Christmas Party Potluck in the Great Hall of the church Dec.9th from 6-7pm. Please note**NOT the first Thursday in December as usual, but the second Thursday**.

We will be handing out awards for BEST Christmas Decorations in Argenta! There will be a first Prize of a $100.00 gift certificate to Argenta Market! Second prize is a $50.00 gift certificate from the Market and third prize is $25.00 from the Market! Thank you Argenta Market & John Gaudin!

The Master Gardeners have graciously agreed to judge the decorations. They ask for residents to have their decorations completed by Sunday Dec.5th as they will be judging on that date.

For those in the neighborhood that will be dressing up the holidays, Maybelline has generously donated a gift bag of make-up. We will have a drawing for this make-up at the party. If you don't use make-up perhaps you know someone who does, this would make a very nice gift!

This event is a “Potluck” & Boosters is asking for everyone to please bring something to share. We have plates, silverware & cups. We will need finger foods & drinks (nonalcoholic of course). Feel free to contact Becky at 376-1127 or

Monday, December 6, 2010


I forgot to mention that Potluck/Party is Dec 9th- this Thursday @ 6-7 p.m. @ the First Pres. great hall, same as always.
Sorry about that!

Boosters Potluck

Please let me know what you can bring or not bring to Potluck. So far we have:
pinwheels or Bourbon bites
Apple cake
cups, plates, silverware

 We need:
more side dishes
sodas, water
and YOU! to come out & enjoy Christmas w/ your neighbors
I really hope we have a good turn out  for the party. You never know who will win the gift certificates & the make-up bag. Please feel free to email me @

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Shopping in Argenta!!

Shop the Argenta Holiday Art Sale

Don't miss the Art Experience of the season! Come join us at the Argenta Holiday Art Sale for an evening of great art from over 15 local artists, delicious food and drinks, holiday shopping and live music by Gentleman Jazz, December 8, 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the THEA Foundation, 401 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, North Little Rock. This event is sponsored by Mitchell Williams and their Take Time To Give Program. For more information visit or

Greg Thompson Fine Art Holiday Open House will also be held in conjunction with the Argenta Holiday Art Sale. Because it is better to give than to receive, a portion of the proceeds from any artwork purchased during the week of our party will go to the Argenta Arts Foundation, Camp Aldersgate, and the Centers for Youth and Families.
Starving Artist Cafe will be open for dinner along with Ristorante Capeo, Cregeen's Irish Pub, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, and Reno's Argenta Cafe. Enjoy a delicious dinner or a nice glass of wine at Crush Wine Bar before or after shopping!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Boosters Christmas Pot Luck & Decorations

Wanted to let everyone know that Master Gardeners arr planning their judging of Christmas Decorations Sunday late afternoon @ dusk  so they can take in the lights & all the decorations. That will also give folks extra time to finish their decorating.
I have heard from a few about what they plan to bring to the potluck. So far we have a Ham, rolls, pinwheels & a cake. Please bring what you can & come out & enjoy your neighbors!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Children's Tree-trimming Party

      Bring your children to the Laman Library children's department for some decorative holiday fun! Help them make ornaments, then watch them hang them on the library tree.
When: Saturday, December 4 at 2 p.m.
2801 Orange St., North Little Rock