Saturday, July 30, 2011

Argenta Restaurant Week Scheduled

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. Extended to two weeks for August 1-13, the celebration showcases the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock as a premier dining and arts destination.
Enjoy a two-course lunch or three-course dinner for one set price at Argenta Market, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, Cregeen's Irish Pub, Reno's Argenta Cafe, Starving Artist Cafe, Benihana, Ristorante Capeo, & Riverfront Steakhouse.
 We are continuing the popular Diner Drawings where patrons may enter to win prizes each time they dine at a participating restaurant during Argenta Restaurant Week. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Pearl necklace and earrings valued at $500 from Stanley Jewelers and Gemologists. Other prizes include 2 one-night stays at the Baker House Bed and Breakfast valued at $250, 2 $100 Gift Certificates from
Argenta Bead Company, a $215 pottery class at Claytime Studios, a $100 Gift Card to Argenta Market, a $50 Gift Card for Temenos Publishing, and a 1-hour massage valued at $65 from Argenta Healing Arts. The more they dine the more chances they have to win. Drawings will be held on Monday, August 17, 2011.

Friday, July 29, 2011

2011 Arkansas Sales Tax Holiday

Arkansas will hold its first annual sales tax holiday, beginning Saturday,
August 6, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. and ending the Sunday, August
7, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.. State and local sales tax will not be collected
during this 48-hour period on the sale of: (1) Clothing and footwear
if the sales price is less than one hundred dollars ($100) per
item; (2) Clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is
less than fifty dollars ($50) per item; (3) School supplies; (4) School
art supplies; and (5) School instructional materials.
For more information, contact a customer service representative
by phone, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (501)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gems & Junk/ Block party

Argenta's Neighborhood Boosters Annual Gems & Junk Sale is September 17th from 7am til 1pm. We are asking only for a $5.00 donation to Boosters for covering the cost of advertising. This year we are going to have a map of participants sales locations, once the ad is paid we will place you on the map. If neighbors want to get together for one large sale at an individual location their cost will still only be $5.00. As always, any proceeds from sales goes directly to the seller never to Boosters.
Please feel free to contact me or 376-1127 to submit your payment or for any questions.

Block Party committee has met & come up wth a unique idea this year. Instead of a block party we are going to have a  Food Drive and Chili Supper. The NLR Salvation Army Pantry is in dire need of supplies. Boosters feels, as a thrivng neighborhood we could step up and help them in their time of need. Dates & times are pending at this time, but we can tell you that it will be in October & hopefully partnered with First Pres. Church at 4th & Maple. As soon as we have all the details worked out you will be the first to know.
In 2012 we plan to have a blow out Block party!!


The William F. Laman Public Library System announces its second annual LAMANPALOOZA with musical guests Trout Fishing in America and a slew of prizes for giveaway, including an iPad 2, bikes, and gift certificates, as part of its end-of-summer-reading bash.

LAMANPALOOZA will occur Friday, August 5th, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the main library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. Trout Fishing in America will begin at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CDC hard at work

The North Little Rock NSP 2 program in funded by the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Argenta CDC, City of North Little Rock, Habitat for Humanity and the North Little Rock Housing Authority were awarded $6.4 million to stabilize selected communities in North Little Rock that have been hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.
Funding is dedicated to the acquisition and redevelopment of at least 100 homes that will be sold or rented to low-to-middle income families.
For additional information, please contact Bob Wood at 501-944-6105 or

Block party/Gems & Junk meeting

Wanted to remind everyone of meeting tonight, July 27th @ 6:30 p.m. at 216 West 6th st. this meeting is for the Block Party & Gems/Junk Sale this year. IF you have any questions feel free to email me @

Monday, July 25, 2011

Call for Artists by Anne Russ

Where was God on the morning of September 11, 2001? To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, First Presbyterian Church in downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta neighborhood will be hosting an art exhibit of paintings and drawings that depict where the artist believes God was on the morning of those attacks. We are accepting submissions through August 31. Submissions should include the work itself, contact information, a brief bio of the artist as well as a short description of the work. The artwork will be on display from September 9-September 25 at the church. Prizes will be awarded to the three pieces that best embody the theme. For more information, contact Rev. Anne Russ at First Presbyterian Church is located at 201 West Fourth Street (corner of Fourth and Maple) in Argenta.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Block party/Gems & Junk meeting

Wanted to remind everyone of meeting on July 27th @ 6:30 p.m. at 216 West 6th st about the Block Party & Gems/Junk Sale this year. IF you have any questions fell free to email me @

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mac came home!

Wanted to let everyone know that Mac showed up on our doorstep late last night!! We want to thank the wonderful guys at Allied Printers that made the rescue posters for us, you are my heroes!
We believe that some nice person took Mac in, saw the posters & sent him home. He came back looking fabulous, well nourished & hydrated. If he had been cattin' around for the past 4 days he would have been scruffier.
Toeveryone who kept an eye out for him, for Allied Printing & for who ever set Mac free, we humbly thank you.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Missing cat-Mac

Our grandcat Mac has been missing since Monday morning. He is a big boy, about 18lbs and a champion squirrel chaser. If anyone has seen Mac please call Bob or Becky @ 376-1127. Email   
We have checked with NLR animal control and he is not there.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

V.L.Cox at Thea on Friday July 15th

The American South meets Contemporary Abstraction in V.L. Cox’s upcoming show at the THEA Center for the Arts during this month’s 3rd Friday Night Argenta ArtWalk, July 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm. Cox will be showcasing a couple of her popular painted screen doors from the “Images of the American South” series, as well as some of her latest abstract paintings. Also, still on exhibit is Ten Years of THEA, a collection of photographs and... newspaper clippings that charts the history of the foundation and marks its ten-year anniversary.
Meshugga Klezmer Band was formed in Little Rock in 1999 and has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and for bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, Jewish food festivals, Juanita's Cantina, the Afterthought Lounge, Acoustic Sounds Café and private parties.
When: Thursday, July 14, 7pm
Where: Laman Library Auditorium

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Argenta Affairs

The Tail Waggin' Tutor program helps young readers develop their skills by giving them one-on-one time with a furry, patient listener. Children who may be shy reading in front of peers, often willingly read to a friendly dog. This builds confidence and makes reading enjoyable. Dogs do not mind if you make mistakes!
When: Saturdays through Aug. 13 at 10:30 am
Where: Argenta Branch Library, 506 Main Street

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Booster's Thursday meeting

Had a good meeting at Booster's this week. Alderman Maurice Taylor was our speaker & wish to thank him for making it even after his car broke down! Thanks Maurice!
We discussed some issues with Maurice, some of which may affect you.
We first discussed trees in the neighborhood & the need for pruning or possible elimination of some tress in city owned areas. We reported to him some of the severe damage left behind as a result of this years storms. We are going to start surveying trees in the neighborhood that may pose a hazard. If you have, or know of a tree, that is questionable to public safety please let us know so it can get on the list for evaluation. My email is:
We also discussed the rules pertaining to "Rooming houses", this will be an ongoing issue, discussions are open and will continue. Please email me your concerns or any issues you may be having with a rooming house anywhere in NLR. A rooming house is defined as a house that rents out "rooms" to more than 2 families on a weekly basis.
Last but not least we started discussions on Gems & junk Yard Sale and the yearly Block Party. After Sonja Miller graciously searched the Razorback schedule for this fall we came up with these dates to save.
Gems & Junk Yard sale- Saturday Sept 17th. as always we ask participants to contribute $5.00 towards the ad. Gazette also provides free Garage sale kits.
Block Party- Saturday Oct. 15th from noon-3pm. This year we are also going to have a  Food Drive to benefit the NLR Salvation Army pantry.
 We will have our first planning meeting at my house 216 West 6th st on Wednesday July 27th 6:30 p.m. We hope to keep this meeting short but need as many folks to show up as possible.
There is no August Boosters meeting so we will schedule the next planning meeting at the meeting on July 27th.
Remember- Let's Keep Boostering!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Booster's First Distinguished Citizen's Award recipient

Last night Booster's thanked Don Chamber's for all of his hard work these many years in Argenta, by making him the first recipient of Booster's Distinguished Citizen award. Don was awarded with a certificate & a check from Booster's for $25.00.
We want to send out an extended thank you to Allied Printing for helping make this possible.
Don gets what's coming to him
Don Chambers - Distinguished Citizen of Argenta
Good Gardens at Laman Library

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Camp Comes to Argenta

Camp Comes to the City this Sunday at First Presbyterian in Argenta. The counselors from Camp Ferncliff will bringing their van of camp fun up to Argenta to bring camp--complete with S'mores, water games, crafts, songs and stories--to the city. Sunday, July 10 - Thursday, July 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dinner is provided. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge, although participants are encouraged to register so that the church will have plenty of food and snacks for all. You can register HERE.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oops I forgot!

Forgot to mention that Booster's  will start discussions on this fall's Yard Sale & Block Party.
Please attend if you want to see these events continue.
We are considering a food drive at the Block party this year, the local Salvation Army is in need of supplies to restock their shelves & we believe that Booster's can help. Come out & let us know your thoughts & ideas.
Remember there is NO August Boosters meeting.


Wanted to remind everyone of Boosters this Thursday July 7th at 6 p.m. at first Presbyterian Church great hall. We are very excited that Alderman Maurice Taylor is our speaker this month. For those of you who have not met this Ward 2 Alderman this is an excellent opportunity.
We are also going to award our first Citizen appreciation award to a worthy citizen that has worked and strives for the betterment of our community. This is a surprise award and the recipient is not aware of this distinction!
See you all on Thursday!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


The North Little Rock NSP 2 program in funded by the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Argenta CDC, City of North Little Rock, Habitat for Humanity and the North Little Rock Housing Authority were awarded $6.4 million to stabilize selected communities in North Little Rock that have been hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.
Funding is dedicated the the acquisition and redevelopment of at least 100 homes and lots that will be sold or rented to low - to - middle income families.
For additional information, please call 501-374-0622 or email

4th of July @ Dickey-Stevens

The ball park has done it again & is opening the park for a free 4th of July celebration!
The gates open at 6 pm
Music starts at 7 pm
FIREWORKS start at 9:15
All concessions will be open
Admission is free

PS- yes, they do turn the lights off during the fireworks.

Friday, July 1, 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