Friday, September 30, 2011


I would like to talk to my neighbors about their sidewalks. Lately I have seen some issues that need to be addressed. Did you know that as a home or lot owner, or simply as a renter, you are responsible for your sidewalk & common areas maintenance? If you have grass growing up between the cracks you should be the one maintaining this growth. If you mow your yard you should be courteous & sweep the clippings from your sidewalk. If you put yard trash out, like clippings & branches, you should put this between the curb and the sidewalk. Not on the sidewalk. By the way, NLR picks up yard waste on Wednesdays.
Lately I have noticed that folks walking have to retreat to the street because stretches of sidewalk are overgrown and cluttered. The school for the blind brings students to Argenta for training as this area is safe and easy to navigate. The students are not the only ones to have difficulty due to overgrown vegetation and debris cluttering the sidewalks. The city code regulates a 7' clearance over the sidewalk and 9' over the street.
Be a good neighbor and keep your sidewalks clear. We do not want our lovely neighbrhood to regress and become a waste land of unkept lawns & sidewalks.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ACT Hosts First Farewell

Make plans to see First Farewell, a drama set during Sarah Bernhardt's 1906 visit to Little Rock, at Argenta Community Theater, September 23 & 24, with a Saturday matinee performance on September 24.
The script is based on facts of the great French actress' "First Farewell," after five previous American tours, and the occasion of her first performances in Arkansas. Her special train parked overnight at the Choctaw Station, and a carriage took her to the Forest Park Amphitheater, where she performed Camille, the English title of Dumas' play La Dame aux Camellias. Riding electric streetcars, an audience of 2,000 attended the play. Visit for more information.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Little Rock Film Festival Kicks off Argenta Film Series

The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) and the Argenta Arts Foundation along with the Mitchell, Williams Law Firm announce the kickoff of the Argenta Film Series (AFS) September 19, 2011 at the Argenta Community Theater in North Little Rock. The AFS kickoff reception will begin at 6:00 pm and the film program will begin at 7:00 pm.
The inaugural Argenta Film Series event will feature the three top award‐winning short films from the 2011 LRFF; "Foot Soldier","Pillow"and "The Orderly".
The filmmakers will discuss the feature films each of them are now producing, following the success of their short projects. The kickoff event, as well as all AFS screenings, will cost $10 at the door. Admission is free for LRFF 2012 Gold pass holders. Tickets are also available online at

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gems & Junk Sale

Want to remind everyone of the 8TH Annual Gems & Junk sale this Saturday Spet.17th from 7:00 am til 1:00. If you see a sign that says 7-12 don't be alarmed, it's a leftover from last year.
We are doing the sale rain or shine. I have been watching the weather closley & they are only predicting a 20% chance throughout the state.
We will have maps available at varouis locations & the Farmers Market. If you haven't paid your $5.00, don't worry it is never too late to pay you just may not make the map.
Happy saleing!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Last Chance for Map for Gems & Junk Sale

This is your last chance to get on the map for this week-ends Yard Sale! If you plan on having a sale but have not paid your $5.00 don't stress, let me know so I can at least get you on the map and we will collect the money later. I am taking the maps to copy at 9:30 Thursday morning so please let me know if you want your address including. You can email or call 376-1127


It's "Pay What You Can" night tomorrow at the Rep. They are performing the Johnny Cash Bi-Op "Ring of Fire". The box office opens Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and you can purchase a ticket for the amount you can afford. For those that are living on a budget it's a great way to see the show and the new theatre!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Movie Mondays at Laman Library

September 12: Main Branch. Documentary films shown the 2nd Monday of each month in the auditorium at 6 p.m. September's film: "Waging a Living" More than 30 million Americans, one in four workers, are stuck in jobs that pay less than the federal poverty level for a family of four. "Waging A Living"

chronicles the day-to-day battles of four low-wage earners struggling to make work pay their bills. Please bring a canned food item to support the Arkansas Foodbank. Call 501-758-1720 or visit

Friday, September 9, 2011

Argenta Community Garden

Gardening expert Beth Phelps from the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service will be in the Argenta Community Garden on Sunday, September 11, for an informal lesson on gardening in the fall. Beth will answer questions and offer suggestions useful to all community gardeners. There is no charge to participate, so feel free to join Beth and the Argenta Community Garden team from 5-6 p.m. this Sunday. The garden is located at 214 W. 4th Street, behind the Junior League House.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

City Sets 2nd Round of Garden Grants

If you are operating or would like to start a community garden in your

North Little Rock neighborhood, you may apply for funding from the City

of North Little Rock. Funding can be used for garden construction

materials in exchange for your volunteer planting and maintenance

efforts. Grants range from $500 to $3,000 per project.

Deadline: Thursday, September 15th. Contact: Bernadette Gunn, Fit 2 Live Coordinator, City of North Little Rock, at (501) 975-8777 for more information.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Boosters tonight

It is Sept.1st & time for Boosters. Robert Voyles is our speaker tonight and look forward to question & answer session from him.
Want to remind everyone that Gems & Junk Sale is  Saturday Sept.17th. This year we are putting together a map of sales sites. To get on the map we asking for your $5.00 donation to help cover the cost of the ad. The ad price went up this year so we really need help with the cost. We will be handing out maps at various sales locations.
The Democrat-Gazette has Yard Sale kits you can purchase for $7.00.
 As of today I only have 3 paid sites, so if you want to be a part of the map & sale please come tonight.