Saturday, December 31, 2011


I want to apoligize for not posting more on the blog. This holiday season has been particularly busy for us, we have had out of town company, work & family illness but I am hopeful that things are returning to normal. My Mom is on the mend, my sons will be going home next week, I should be over my cold soon & I have 5 days off next week in order to recover!
Happy New Year's Argenta, may it be a wonderful year for you all.

Eric Francis

Check out the latest edition of the "Arkansas Times". Argenta's own Eric Francis has written a very complimentary article about Argenta for their special on unique neighborhoods in central Arkansas. As always Eric did a great job! Thank you Eric!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last Friday Night Artwalk before Christmas promises many surprises!

Don't miss Argenta's 3rd Friday ArtWalk Friday, December 16, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, great art, and great good! First
Presbyterian Church, 201 West Fourth Street, will host all the artists normally set up on Main Street.
Come meet some of Arkansas' finest local artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, musicians, and jewelry-makers, just to name a few. Visit Argenta's businesses, restaurants, and working art studios.
Visit the artists set up in First Presbyterian and stay for dinner at one of our chef-driven restaurants. Shop, dine, and stay a while. For details or to display your artwork, please call 501-993-1234 or visit

Tea, Massage Part of Healing Arts
In conjunction with 3rd Friday Argenta ArtWalk, Carousel Fit 4 Life will be offering FREE massage demonstrations, FREE healthy coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. A special profile/ weight and measurement checks only $10.00 per person.

Carousel Fit 4 Life is located at 513 North Main Street in the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. For more information visit or call 501-372-3FIT.
Library Features Dessert SocialThe Argenta Branch of the Laman Library will host a Holiday Dessert Social during 3rd Friday Argenta ArtWalk.
Come by the library and enjoy a variety of holiday treats and celebrate the Holiday Season with all your friends at the Argenta Library. The library is located at 506 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock.

Market Hosts Wine, Olive Oil Tasting
Argenta Market will host a wine, premium olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting during 3rd Friday Argenta ArtWalk, from 5-8 p.m. by Arkansas's own Raimondo Winery.

The Raimondo family made its first wines generations ago from locally grown red grapes in Palermo, Sicily. In 2008, the Raimondo family purchased Blue Lady Resort in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains. It is here the family winery tradition continues. The winery also offers premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This just in from neighborhood services:

This morning, several customers contacted the North Little Rock Electric Department informing them that someone was placing calls to NLR Electric Customers identifying themselves as an Electric Department employee and asking for debit or credit card information.

The North Little Rock Electric Department will NEVER ask for debit or credit card information over the phone. If you receive a call from someone identifying themselves as an Electric Department employee threatening to turn your service off, attempt to obtain the callers number and immediately report the call to the NLR Electric Department and the NLR Police Department.

For more information, contact the North Little Rock Electric Department Customer Service at 501.975.8888. To monitor updates involving this scam, follow the NLR Electric Department on its Facebook page at!/NLRElectric or online at

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Argenta Boosters Christmas Potluck & Decorating Contest

Thursday Dec.8th at First Presbyterian Church at 4th & Maple
  • Time
    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Menu thus far: 2 Honey Baked Hams, rolls, cheesy garlic grits, tossed salad, 3 bean salad, wine, pies & brownies. We will also be awarding the Christmas decoration awards during the potluck.
    Terry Kessinger, NLR's Sustainability Manager, will present a brief presentation on North Little Rock's developing city-wide sustainability plan.
    Come by, bring a dish & have some Christmas cheer with your neighbors.
     Merry Christmas Argenta!
  • fyi: from a CityGrove person

    Hi Neighbors.
    Last Friday someone attempted several times to kick open our front door between 8:30 & 9:00 PM while we were home. It was loud enough that Brent in the unit beside us heard it. Luckily, they weren’t successful and the door, frame and deadbolt held.
    We filed a police report on Saturday when we saw the foot prints on our door. The police will be patrolling our neighborhood more often at night & asked that I share the following with all of you.
    · Crime is increasing this time of year because of the holiday season & that it’s darker earlier.
    · Consider leaving on your porch light & ground floor outdoor light by the sliding glass doors at night. This will deter break ins & increase visibility.
    · If you see any suspicious people or activity around the townhomes, call the police.
    · If you hear your neighbor’s alarm going off for more than a few seconds (a false alarm), call the police.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    North Little Rock Explores Community Garden at Burns Park

    (North Little Rock, AR) The City of North Little Rock is assessing interest in a community garden adjacent to Burns Park. Participants would be able to rent a plot in the garden for a small annual fee, with water and soil provided by the City of North Little Rock.

    Interested residents should contact Bernadette Rhodes, Fit 2 Live Coordinator for the City of North Little Rock, at 975-8777 or

    The prospective project is part of the North Little Rock’s “Fit 2 Live” initiative to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and encourage physical activity:

    North Little Rock is a Fit 2 Live community, committed to healthy eating and active living.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Argenta Break-in

    It has been reported to me that there was a break-in on the 700 block of Willow this afternoon. Apparently, the back door was the source of entry & yes, property was stolen. Please be careful this holiday season, secure your home, get an alarm, adopt a dog or a man eating, disease causing goose, depending on how you feel about THAT issue, in order to protect your home. All humor aside this is a serious issue & one that warrents us watching. PLease make friends with your neighbors, leave lights & TV's on when not at home and don't put it on a social network site when you are going out of town. We want everyone to have a safe & happy holiday.