Friday, January 28, 2011

Scott Heritage Farm

This Saturday from 10am to 4pm we will be working on the farm in Scott.

If you are interested in volunteering on this work day, please let us know.

If you have garden equipment, carpentry skills....we welcome them.

Hope to see you on the farm!

Contact Barbara for more information,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tax prep here in Argenta


Beginning February 1, Argenta Community Development Corporation will once again offer free federal and state tax preparation for households that earned $60,000 or less in 2010.  Services will be by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 401 Main Street, Suite 200, North Little Rock. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Argenta residents Linda, and her son Broderick, Alexander have a family member that is trying to raise funds for a “People to People International Exchange Program” for student ambassadorship to Australia in 2011.
Linda’s granddaughter, Tayler Lee, is a 9th grader at Clarendon high School in Clarendon, AR. Tayler is very excited and optimistic about this life changing opportunity. The individuals selected for this program must be strong of character and academically sound.
One of the conditions of the program is that the candidate has to raise funds for her trip and Tayler is currently seeking financial sponsors. To help her reach her goal Tayler’s church members have donated a 42” Flat Screen T.V. for raffle. The tickets are $2.00 each or a booklet for $20.00. The drawing is February 20th. If anyone is interested in purchasing these tickets please contact me, Becky Ragsdale @ 376-1127. For further information, sponsorships or just for tickets contact Tayler’s parents at (870) 372-0234.
Please consider helping this Argenta resident’s grandchild fulfill her dream.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


We are in the process of devolping a different newsletter. Any suggestions or recommendations are appreciated. In the coming months you may see the newsletter morph several times before it becomes something we all want to read & share. In the newsletter we will talk about the the next months Boosters meeting agenda, as always, but we also may include more neighbor news, like someone expecting a baby, a new neighbor, someone else moving out, an Argenta wedding, or possibly even recipes.
Whatever we try, please be patient with us as we try to bring more neighborhood news & happenings to Argenta. Feel free to contact me anytime @

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Weather alert

Winter Storm Warning Issued

A wintry mix of precipitation is expected to move into the state, bringing freezing rain and sleet that will likely transition to all snow.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't Miss 3rd Friday Art Walk

Argenta's 3rd Friday Art Walk will be bustling with creativity January 21st, from 5-8 p.m.. Be sure to visit the artists at First Presbyterian Church including Delita Martin and Infrared Studios. Stop by Argenta Bead Company's Trunk Show, Ketz Gallery's Off the Wall Sale and Show, and Greg Thompson Fine Art's 15 year anniversary exhibition. Starving Artist Cafe and the THEA Foundation will feature live art demonstrations while The Creative Space hosts a booksigning.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's confirmed on Facebook- we won!!

  • The Tuscola Turn : 73,175 VOTES
  • The Little Rock Express : 76,217 VOTES** The Union Pacific Steam engine Train is coming to Little Rock!! Yeah!!**
  • The Baton Rouge Rambler : 18,070 VOTES
  • The Boise Limited : 11,213 VOTES

Sorry I am late with this!!

Dinner & a Show: Tales From the South

Join your friends at Starving Artist Cafe for the first regular Tales From the South show of the 2011 season. Come relax, have a great dinner, cold drinks, and hear some incredible tales each Tuesday night at Starving Artist Cafe in the Argenta Arts District. The show is recorded in front of a live audience and it's FREE to get in. Doors open at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m., and taping starts at 7 p.m. The January 18th show features Hank Godwin, Chuck Butkus, and Daniel Koehler. Music by Bonnie Montgomery and Montgomery Trucking and blues guitarist Mark Simpson. Admission is FREE. Reservations highly recommended, call 501-372-7976.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fans of Union Pacific Steam Train!

This is the last day to vote BUT I am having trouble with the website so please keep trying to vote. The last number I saw showed us leading by a very slight margin, please vote!
.YOUR daily votes can make the difference in bringing this impressive Steam Train back to Arkansas and North Little Rock!
Voting continues through midnight Monday, Jan. 17th at Remember fans can vote once per day per email account.

For the first time ever, Union Pacific wants you to route the steam excursion. This is your chance to help the UP Steam Team decide where these steam giants will travel in 2011.
Currently, the Missouri-Arkansas route is a close second behind the Iowa-Illinois route (called the Tuscola Turn). Tuscola, Ill. has a population of 4,000 and folks are passing out flyers to remind everyone to vote. With a race this close, every vote matters and I know North Little Rock and all of Central Arkansas can win the contest if we get people voting.

You can help today by
    • Encourage your friends to vote by sharing the link on Facebook and/or Twitter!
    • Forward this email to your contacts
Voting continues through midnight Monday, Jan. 17th at Remember fans can vote once per day per email account. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Eric Francis

Local celebrity free-lance author, Eric Francis has done it again. I opened this mornings paper to see a full page advertisement for "Arkansas Life" magazine. Who should have a headlined article but Argenta's own Eric Francis. It is a nostalgic look back on Barton Coliseum's concert days. I remember my first concert there, it was Steppenwolfe & I wore red patent leather  platform shoes. Ahhh the memories.....
I loved Eric's piece on the Turdunken escapade & I can't wait to read this latest addition. Bravo Eric, I look forward to reading many more of your wonderful articles. And pray tell, could a book be far off....

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tapping Into Creativity: Art and Creative Writing

Merging multimedia artwork with creative writing by using simple yet profound methods, this is a class for anyone who seeks a visual and written record of your inner world. You don't have to be an experienced artist; participants range from first-timers to those who have been creating for years. Tap into your own creativity in a supportive environment.
Class led by artist Kandy Jones and writer Paula Martin Morell.  No artistic experience is necessary.  All materials provided.

When: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Time: 1pm-3pm
Where: The Creative Space, 108 E. 4th St., Argenta Arts District, North Little Rock
Cost: $25
Register: or

Walking the neighborhood

Boosters is putting together a new mailing list. If you see Connie McBride-Jones & myself walking around with a clipboard, please don't become alarmed we are only writing down addresses!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Walkable Neighborhoods Petition to Congress

Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock and other communities like Argenta are working to build better neighborhoods that fosters more sustainable lifestyles for its residents and businesses. Today, we need your help to create more walkable neighborhoods.  Please forward this petition 
to your friends who support walking, biking, and transit:

Walk Score will hand-deliver the list of supporters to Congress on foot, on bike, on bus, and on subway with our partner Transportation for America. To learn more about the 2011 Transportation Bill and what you can do, please visit the Transportation for America website.

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Lark in the Morning" to perform during LIVE AT LAMAN

     This month, "Lark in the Morning" will perform a concert of "Ozark Celtic" music that is sure to delight patrons of all ages. Listen closely for a harp, fiddle, dulcimer, and even some whistles! 
When: Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Laman Library Auditorium

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mail problems?

We have been having trouble with getting the right mail or not getting some mail. I thought it was just me but then I spoke with some other residents & hear they have been having problems also. I spoke with a gentleman at the postal service who handles lost mail. He is looking into the problem & will get back to me. In the mean time I was wondering if anyone else is having a problem? Please don't get me wrong, I think we have wonderful mail carrier's & I know they have a tough job, but I don't want to lose my mail.
Let me know if you are having issues by emailing me @

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Weird Happenings

Has anyone been noticing some strange happenings around the neighborhood lately?  Have you noticed an influx of new people causing chaos?
We had some type of hysterical/domestic disturbance the other night near the 6th and Willow intersection, 8 NLR police officers responded. I don't know exactly what happened but several folks were arrested, there were many children at the residence and chaos ensued. It didn't appear as if anyone was injured as no one left with the ambulance.
Then last night some one tied a dog to the partial fence by the old church at 6th and Maple. Poor thing howled for what seemed like forever. He was left there with a loose fitting chain. He became entangled in a post with multiple nails sticking out. We went out and tried to comfort and free him, to no avail. When he tried to jump the fence, that's when we called law enforcement for help. We were afraid he would accidentally hang himself on the fence. No one ever came to claim the dog so an officer took her to NLR animal shelter.
Has anyone had a similar experience as of late? Are you seeing any homeless folks wandering the area at night or anything out of the ordinary? Anything of concern? Please let me know so I can inform the proper authority's.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lose It @ Regeneration Fitness

Regeneration Fitness has finished remodeling of their new fitness center and filled it with new cardio and weight-training equipment. Still located in Argenta with early and late hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Workout before or after work, or during your lunch break. Join now for just $32/month and get 20% off the first month of their new Lose It! weight loss program ($48 savings) or an individual Personal Fitness Program ($26 savings). For more information visit or call 501-324-1414.

Restaurant Week!

January 10-22, 2011, Argenta restaurants roll out some of their best creations in special $8  2-course lunch, and $25 3-course dinner prix fixe menus, along with their regular menus. Participating restaurants include Cornerstone Pub and Grill, Cregeen's Irish Pub,  Reno's Argenta Cafe', Ristorante Capeo, Starving Artist Cafe', Riverfront Steakhouse, Benihana and Argenta Market.
We are continuing the Diner Drawings offered in 2010 Restaurant Week where diners may enter to win prizes each time they dine at a participating restaurant during Argenta Restaurant Week. Great prizes offered by Stanley Jewelers and Gemologists, Baker House Bed and Breakfast,  Argenta Bead Company, Claytime Studios, Argenta Market, and Temenos Publishing. Argenta Restaurant Week is presented by the Argenta Arts Foundation and the Argenta Downtown Council, and is sponsored by CityGrove Townhomes, Argenta Market, Ben E. Keith Co. Food Service Distributors, Budweiser and the North Little Rock Visitor's Bureau. Arkansas Times is our Media Sponsor. Additional information can be found at

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More info on "Argenta Healing Arts"

Choose the class you would like to begin with and pay when you come in for that class.
Class schedule is;  Monday 9-10:30am for Advanced practice
                                            5:50-7pm    "   101
                              Tuesday 9-10:30 am  Vinyasa flow
                                             6-7:30 pm    Sweaty yoga
                               Wed 9-10:30 am Vinyasa flow
                                        10:30-12  101- beginner's class
                                       6-7:30 pm  "Yoga for cyclist" on location at chainwheel
                               Thurs 9-10:30 am Vinyasa flow
                                          6-7:30 pm Sweaty yoga
                               Saturday 9-10:30 am vinyasa flow
                                              10:30-12 Advanced practice
We do have a web-site we are perfecting and it is: The different types of massages are there and class schedule for yoga, as well.

New Year Special at Argenta Healing Arts

The New Year special going on at the Argenta Healing Arts on Main st.  The cost is $170 ($90 savings) and you receive 1mo unlimited yoga class sessions and 3- 1hr. massage sessions, to be used in the month of January. Call 501-244-0447 or stop in at your convenience.
Love to see you!!

Kim Hahn
Argenta Healing Arts

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Boosters January Meeting

Hey Argenta! Whew, the holidays have come & gone yet again. Hope everyone had a great Christmas & New Years! Because it has been such a busy time for all of us I have made an executive decision- I am cancelling the January 6th Boosters meeting. So stay home, put your feet up & rest! If there are any issues you need addressed please feel free to contact me with your concerns.
The meetings will resume as normal on Feb.3rd. with a possible tour of the Jenks shop over at the railroad on that date.
Thanks again for re-electing me as your President & look forward to 2 more years of serving the best neighborhood in Arkansas!


Happy New Year Argenta! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.  Have a wonderful 2011!