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Pettaway Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly neighborhood meeting 6pm tonight at the East 21st Street Alert Center (aka East Broadway Alert Center). Meeting generally lasts for an hour and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and fellowship with your neighbors, find out what’s happening in the neighborhood and take part in the betterment of our community. Come.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association meets the third Thursday of every month.
The Traffic Calming Project on South Main Street will be up for Vote tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 6pm at City Hall.
I am urging all folks to show up in support of this project as it has long term affects for the health of our neighborhoods all over our great City. Here are some facts, please spread the word:
* South Main project will be 90% funded by Ark State Highway
* South Main project will allow for alternative forms of transportation (bike lanes)
* Traffic Counts on South Main Street are very low, under 5000 cars per day, so traffic shouldn’t be impeded. (18,000 cars per day and lower are recommended for such projects)
* Similar Road Diet on 12th Street caused traffic to slow from 42 miles per hour to posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour
* Slower traffic has had a positive impact, nationwide, on creating economic progress along similar corridors
Hope to see you there.
Jeremy Lewno, Bike/Ped Coordinator
City of Little Rock
Girl Rising | Silverpoint Art and Fashion Week – Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing News and Events
One girl with courage is a revolution
Event: Artist’s Statement
Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing / HFA
July 15-20, 2013
Marjorie Williams-Smith |
Nonprofit Happy Hour
Enjoy a soda fountain drink for the MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park and learn about what they do for our community. Try a scoop of their nonprofit flavor, Peanutbutter Bark, and half of the sales of your scoop goes to the nonprofit. $1 of all soda fountain drinks benefits the nonprofit.
A La Mode Little Rock
Join Pie Cycle and Loblolly Creamery for a pie a la mode night. They will be dishing out handmade pie with handcrafted ice cream. Live music by Jared Carter. First 50 Loblolly-Pie Cycle fans will receive a free ice cream and pie magical artifact.
DIY Skincare Workshop
What do watermelon, coconut milk, mint, and yogurt have in common? These healthy ingredients aren’t just for eating anymore!! Come to an interactive workshop to find out how to use these foods to ‘feed’ and treat your skin naturally. Presented by DeeDee Helbig, board-certified aesthetician and nutritional researcher. Space is limited. Pre-Register by Friday, August 2nd. $20.00 fee includes a copy of Bella Naturale, A Personal Guide for Quality Skin Care. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org call 501-374-1111.
Coalition of Greater Little Rock Neighborhoods meets 10 am, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Willie Hinton Resource Center (at the corner of 12th and Pine Streets).
Topic: Sewer Impact Fees
Coalition will discuss sewer impact fees for new sewers in westward development, easing burden on our bills across the city. Little Rock Board of Directors will vote soon on a proposed Impact Fee of $299 per lot in new subdivisions west of I-430. The Coalition has endorsed the fees as applied in Conway, Bentonville and a number of other cities.
For more information contact CGLRN President Kathy Wells at email@example.com and come to the meeting which is held on the second Saturday of every month.
Notice of Public Hearing | Thursday, July 11th at 4pm | Proposed Planned Development (2020 Vance Street – formerly the Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn)
Please note a Public Hearing on the Paradise Group LLC proposed Planned Zoning Development will take place 4pm, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Board of Directors Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall. Please attend your support is needed.
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association is opposed to the Paradise Group’s proposed Planned Zoning Development in the Pettaway Community located at (2020 Vance Street, Little Rock – formerly the Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn). To read a letter submitted to the Little Rock Planning Commission detailing the Pettaway N.A. opposition to the proposed planned development click here: Page One | Page Two
To read the City of Little Rock Planning Commission Staff’s denial recommendation of the Paradise Group plan click here.
To read a recent article about the Paradise Group proposed planned development published Sunday, July 7, 2013 in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, ”T’s not crossed in home for girls: Old LR building rehab up for vote.” click here.
Please attend this meeting to voice your opinion on this proposed planned development in your community.
Pettaway Neighborhood Association Welcomes SLUFY participants to the neighborhood.
July 8-19, 2013 | hosted by Booker Arts Magnet School | 2016 Barber Street, Little Rock | Little Rock School District
Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) is an educational program that provides unique learning experiences for high-ability students to explore and expand their talents and abilities. The program offers a variety of classes taught by a staff that includes graduate students seeking masters degrees in teaching the gifted and talented, certified master teachers, and other experts.
SLUFY presents high-ability students with a unique, enriched opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences under the guidance of enthusiastic teachers. Students also will get to meet other talented students, forging friendships that last long beyond the summer program.
The Summer Laureate University for Youth accepts applications from students in kindergarten through 8th grade during the current 2012-2013 school year. Students are placed in classes of the grade level they are completing in May.
A limited number of scholarships were made available to students showing both academic achievement and financial need.
T’s not crossed on home for girls: Old LR building’s rehab up for vote
Published, July 7, 2013 in Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Claudia Lauer and Chad Day
An excerpt from published article
On a visionary’s blueprints, an abandoned Little Rock high-rise transforms easily into a home for nearly 100 pregnant teens.
Julius James Larry III, a 63 year-old casket company owner from Houston, says the planned Ida B. Wells Home for Pregnant Girls is a calling from God that he received when diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
But community resistance critical state officials and the felony background of Larry, who is promoting the project, make for a complicated proposal that is to go before the Little Rock Planning Commission on Thursday.
Residents near the proposed site are concerned about whether Larry and his partners can follow through on their promise to rehabilitate the former Job Corps building on Vance Street, an eyesore full of asbestos and mold that has been vacant more than five years.
Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say Larry’s involvement and felony theft conviction jeopardize the part of the plan that calls for the state to allow – and pay a per day rate for – teens in foster care to live in the girls home.
The state also isn’t sold on how the home would operate.