Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pops on the River

 presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
is the state’s largest Fourth of July celebration.
GATES OPEN at 5:30 PM• OH, SAY! CAN YOU SING? TOP 5 at 6:30 PM
Pops on the River
  • The event is open to the public
  • Amphitheatre seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Beer and soft drinks will be sold
  • Food vendors will be available
  • No Coolers — No Pets
  • Bring your blankets and chairs!
  • Cash and non-perishable food donations will be accepted on behalf of the Rice Depot.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Foodie Fest

Summertime in Argenta means great food, music, arts and crafts, and the Argenta Foodie Festival. Join the Argenta Arts Foundation and the Argenta Farmers market at the Argenta Summer Foodie Festival celebrating the plentiful growing season in Arkansas.

The festival will take place Saturday, July 2nd, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock, between 6th and 7th Streets across from the Argenta Market and next to the Farmers Market. Admission is free.

The purpose of the Argenta Foodie Festival is to connect people to fresh, healthy, seasonal food and the farmers who grow it. Another reason is to promote our local restaurants, chefs and catering services that support local farmers and understand the importance of creating a sustainable local economy and a strong connection between farm and table.

The Argenta Foodie Festival is sponsored by Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, and the Certified Arkansas Farmers Market (CAFM). For more information call 501-993-1234 or

visit our web site at

NLR Awards $18,956 to Gardens

The City of North Little Rock has awarded a total of $18,956 to seven community garden projects in North Little Rock. There will be a check presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the Argenta Vegetable Garden on 5th and North Maple Street behind the Baker House Bed & Breakfast.

Grants were awarded to: Argenta Community Garden: $2,535, Dark Hollow CDC: $1,980, Dixie Community Gardens: $3,105, East Second Street Community Garden: $3,300, The People Tree/Argenta Vegetable Garden: $3,300, The People Tree/Sherman Park CDC: $3,300,
Senior Citizens Outreach Service: $1,436.

The Fit 2 Live Community Garden Grant Program is funded by North Little Rock's City Council as part of an effort to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables across the City. City Council allocated a total of $40,000 ($10,000 for each of the city's four wards) to assist with building or improving community gardens. The grants are part of North Little Rock's on-going Fit 2 Live wellness initiative, committed to increasing healthy eating and active living opportunities for all residents.

The remaining funds will be used for a second round of garden grants in the autumn. The City aims to support new projects, especially in Wards 1, 3 and 4. Interested individuals or groups may contact Bernadette Gunn, Fit 2 Live Coordinator, at or 501-975-8777.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Argenta Community Garden is News!

KATV's Good Morning Arkansas show had two segments that were broadcast live from the Argenta Community Garden on Thursday, June 23. Beth Phelps from the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service gave some great tips on growing vegetables, and several gardeners from Argenta were part of the broadcast. Here are links to the KATV video segments from the garden:

Segment 1)

Segment 2)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Improving neighborhood "walkability" enhances property values

Did You Know? rates locations according to a walkability index from 1 to 100. One study found that, in general, every one-point increase in a home's Walk Score raised its value by $700 to $3,000. Walkability also enhances health and reducing the need to drive saves big money.

More information can be found at

Beautiful Azaleas Need Good Home

Argenta Downtown Council has beautiful 2 year old azaleas for sale for $20 a piece. Call 501-786-2324 or 501-993-1234.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday Night Art Walk

This Friday, June 17th, is the monthly Friday Night Art Walk. Wanted to remind everyone to take a walk down Main Street, possibly have dinner, and take in some art.
Argenta's own Amy Bell will be presenting and selling her custom jewelry pieces for the first time. Her stand will be set up in front of the library. If anyone follows Amy on Facebook you have seen her work and know she puts her heart in to every piece she designs & creates. Please stop by, say hello to Amy, and to all the hardworking Artisans that make up the Friday Night Art Walk.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The rep

A group of us went to the Rep last night to see their final show this season & before they start renovations. We saw "39 Steps" a comedic spin off of the Hitchcock classic. I want to encourage everyone to go & see this very funny show, it runs until June 26th. Once this show closes so will the Rep, for renovations. They will reopen in September 2011.
If you need a good laugh go see this, it sure beats the "teen" comedies at the local cineplex.

The train

Due to recent flooding in Wyoming, Montana & the Dakota's the The UP Train left @ 8:00 a.m. this morning. I am very sorry the word didn't get out sooner so folks could change their plans (including me) so they could see the train yesterday. At least I got to hear the whistle!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

World Music Night Set at ACT

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking here
world music night