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It’s Time to Celebrate!
The Green Corner Store is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary Saturday, July 7th from 12 -4 p.m. Customers can enjoy samples of ice cream cake and iced coffee floats made by Loblolly Creamery. There will be special prices on selected merchandise throughout the store, live music and door prizes. The store is dedicated to help educate and promote greener lifestyles by offering quality, healthy, safe and eco-friendly products for every day living.
Some of the door prizes include a bag of Mountain Black Café coffee beans, a French roast from Mountain Bird Coffee Company, a starter kit of green home cleaning products from Better Life, and personal care items from Tigre Mountain Soap. More details will be posted on the store’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thegreencornerstore.
This past year has been a memorable one for the eco friendly store. In addition to expanding its selection of organic, local, and sustainable products, the store opened a soda fountain in the spring. It exclusively serves Loblolly Creamery artisan ice cream, hand-crafted beverages, and seasonal confections made with local and organic ingredients without the use of any premixes, preservatives or artificial stabilizers.
The locally owned store also received the Small Business Award from the Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas acknowledging its commitment to sustainable business practices and its pledge to do more in the future. Owner, Shelley Green, was named an Eco Hero and featured in the Arkansas Business’ 2012 Green Guide. “I wanted to showcase the array of green products available for people to easily make more eco-conscious choices,” says Green.
During the anniversary festivities, The Green Corner Store will unveil a poster design commemorating the anniversary. It will be a declaration of the store’s mission, beliefs and actions towards sustainability, building community and supporting local. Those who wish can sign the original design to signal their shared agreement for and support of the store’s efforts. It will be displayed in the store as a way to increase awareness for the store’s mission. A limited number of copies will be available for a small donation. Proceeds will benefit the Dunbar Garden Project*.
The Green Corner Store is located at 1423 Main Street, Little Rock. For directions, store hours or more information, email email@example.com or call 501.374.1111.
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*Part of the store’s community outreach involves selecting a local charity each month for a donation. The soda fountain co-creates a special ice cream flavor with the charity. Proceeds from the sale go to the charity. The first two weeks of the month, customers are encouraged to help, too, by rounding up their change from a purchase. The Dunbar Garden is the chosen charity for the month of July. The Dunbar Garden is a two-acre, outdoor classroom at 18th & Chester serving students from Gibbs International Magnet Elementary School and the Dunbar Magnet Middle School. www.dunbargarden.org
(Little Rock – June 26, 2012)
The City of Little Rock is amending work schedules and taking other actions to keep employees safe during this time of dangerously high temperatures.
“I remain concerned about the extreme weather conditions we are currently facing in Central Arkansas,” said City Manager Bruce Moore. “At this point, I am authorizing all Department Directors to adjust work hours to allow employees to start the work day earlier than normal. Also, if the heat index reaches 105 employees who work outside are allowed to come into City facilities.”
Starting this month, the City of Little Rock will open its Alert and Community Centers to citizens who need a cool place to seek relief from the heat. Serious health consequences can occur for elderly and other residents who may not have air conditioning in their homes. According to the National Weather Service, heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.
The Alert Center addresses are as follows:
- East Broadway Alert Center – 500 East 21st St.
- West Baseline Alert Center – 9209 Mann Rd.
- South End Alert Center – 1100 West 33rd
- Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center – 3805 W. 12th Street
- Valley Drive Alert Center – 5621 Valley Dr.
- West Central Alert Center – 4200 John Barrow Road
- Upper Baseline Alert Center – 3623 Baseline Rd.
- Wakefield Alert Center – 7414 Doyle Springs Rd.
- Central High Alert Center – 1108 S. Park St.
- Capitol View/Stifft Station Alert Center – 2715 W. 7th St.
The Alert Centers are all staffed and open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Little Rock’s Community Centers locations:
- Dunbar Community Center – 1001 W. 16th St.
- East Little Rock Community Center – 2500 E. 6th St.
- Southwest Community Center – 6401 Baseline Rd.
- Stephens Community Center – 3720 W. 18th St.
The Community Centers are also staffed and will have signage that will direct residents to the rooms they may use for cooling off purposes. Other spaces are in use for the Summer Playground and Senior Programs.
Also, the City of Little Rock is participating in the 5th year of collaboration with the Salvation Army to provide a Cooling Center at 111 W. Markham St. from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. every day when the heat index reaches 100 degrees.
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