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Street Closures Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                             CONTACT:         Bill Henry, Manager

FRIDAY, JULY 25                                                                                                Traffic Engineering Division

                                                                                                                                City of Little Rock Public Works 

                                                                (501) 379-1800

 

 

 

Daisy L. Gaston Bates Drive, 15th Street,

and Marshall Closures

Daisy L. Gaston Bates (Marshall St. to Wolfe St.)

15th Street (Marshall St. to Wolfe St.)

Wolfe Street (Daisy L. Gaston Bates – 15th St.)      

 

 

WHAT:                 On Tuesday, July 29, Daisy L. Gaston Bates Dr. and 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Marshall Street and Wolfe Street.  Wolfe Street will be closed to through traffic between Daisy L. Gaston Bates Dr. and 15th Street.  These streets will remain closed until Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 to allow replacement and reconstruction of sewer lines and manholes by a contractor for Little Rock Waste Water Utility.

 

Barricades and detour signage will be installed to inform motorists of the closure.

 

WHO:                     Motorists traveling in the Daisy L. Gaston Bates, 15th Street, and Wolfe Street area.

 

 

WHEN:                   Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 29  through approximately Friday, Aug. 1.

 

Little Rock Citizen’s Fire Academy

LITTLE ROCK FIRE DEPARTMENT

CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY – 2014

 

The Little Rock Fire Department (LRFD) will be holding its annual Citizens Fire Academy with classes scheduled from August 14 – October 2, 2014.  The Fire Department would like to provide the citizens of Little Rock with a vivid picture of the services provided by the men and women of the LRFD.  Our goal is to increase fire and life safety awareness and promote the department’s commitment to customer service.  Participants will garner a greater knowledge of our core job functions with classroom instruction, hands-on participation and live demonstrations.

 

This program is for Little Rock residents 21 years of age or older who are interested in learning more about how the LRFD is organized and how it conducts operations as the department’s multi-faceted operations will be explored during the eight-week Citizens Fire Academy.  Participants will meet at the Fire Training Academy once a week and learn about various subjects such as Little Rock’s hiring and training process, apparatus familiarization, hazardous materials team, USAR (Urban Search and Rescue), fire tactics and strategies, along with other engaging topics.  Participants will also receive valuable life safety CPR certification training.  The Fire Prevention and Community Outreach Division will give an overview of its operations. The last week of the eight-week program will coincide with the start of Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, 2014The last day of class will consist of hands-on training and demonstrations such as vehicle extrication and rappelling.

 

The application enrollment period is from July 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014.  Class begins Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  All classes will be held at the Little Rock Fire Department Fire Training Facility, located at 7000 Murray Street.  Criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants for the Citizens Fire Academy.

 

Classroom size is limited to 30 participants, and those selected must mail in to LRFD the completed waiver of liability and release form (notarized) by August 13, 2014 before attending the first evening of instruction.  If you would like more information about the LRFD Citizens Fire Academy, contact Fire Administration at 501-918-3700.

 

PurposeTo provide the citizens of Little Rock with a vivid picture of the services provided by the men and women of the Little Rock Fire Department.  Our goal is to increase fire and life safety awareness and promote the department’s commitment to customer service.

 

ObjectiveTo provide participants with a greater knowledge of our core job functions with classroom instruction, hands-on participation and live demonstrations.

 

OverviewThe program is for Little Rock residents 21 years of age or older who are interested in learning more about how the Little Rock Fire Department is organized and how it conducts operations.  The department’s multifaceted operations will be explored during the training for the Citizens Fire Academy.  Each Thursday evening for eight weeks, participants will meet at the Fire Training Facility and learn about various subjects such as Little Rock’s hiring and training process, apparatus familiarization, hazardous materials team, USAR (Urban Search and Rescue), fire tactics and strategies, along with other engaging topics.  Participants will also receive valuable life safety CPR certification training.  The Fire Prevention and Community Outreach division will give an overview of its operations.  The last week of the eight-week program will coincide with the start of Fire Prevention Week.  At the conclusion of the Academy, graduates will receive a certificate of achievement from the Little Rock Fire Department.

 

Application enrollment period is from July 7, 2014 to August 13, 2014. The class begins on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  All classes are held at the Little Rock Fire Department Fire Training Facility, located at 7000 Murray Street.  Criminal background checks will be conducted on all applicants for the Citizens Fire Academy

 

If you would like more information about the LRFD Citizens Fire Academy, contact Fire Administration at 501-918-3700.

Looking to Advertise Your Business?

I am currently heading the committee for new membership/outreach for the Downtown Neighborhood Association. My main focus right now is putting together welcoming packets for our new neighbors. The Quapaw Quarter Association as well as the Downtown Little Rock Partnership are supplying me with information to include in the packet. If you would like me to include information about your downtown business, please contact me! I am very open to ideas and I want to encourage anyone who wants to get involved to give me a call. My goal is to prepare a minimum of 50 packets to be distributed in August. Thank you!

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
invites you to join us for

 
 
Fayetteville
August 1, 2014

Little Rock
August 2, 2014

Hot Springs
September 11, 2014

Preservation Libations Happy Hour

August 1, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Apple Blossom Brewing
1550 E Zion Road
Fayetteville
Join the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and Historic Cane Hill for a happy hour and learn about historic places that matter to Arkansas.
 $1 of each beer sold will be donated the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. 

WER Architects/ Planners will match the amount raised as a donation to Historic Cane Hill.

Stone’s Throw Brewing’s
Block on Rock
Birthday Bash

August 2, 2014
4:00 – 9:00 pm
402 E Ninth Street
Little Rock
The Block on Rock Birthday Bash is set for 4-9 p.m. Aug. 2 in the 800 block of Rock Street in the MacArthur Park Historic District. The block will be closed to traffic.
 
Admission is $3 and will benefit the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
 
The Bash will feature live music, food trucks, local vendors and, of course, craft beer! Stone’s Throw will have 12 different beers on tap at the block party. 
 
Dollars and Sense
of Building Rehabilitation
& Downtown Revitalization

September 11, 2014
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hot Springs

This innovative program is designed to highlight the economic potential of historic downtown building rehabilitation and educate attendees about the
tools and resources for redevelopment.

Featured speakers include:
Donovan Rypkema, PlaceEconomics
Kim Trent,


The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas works to build stronger communities by reconnecting Arkansans to our heritage and empowering people to save and rehabilitate historic places.

Today’s Communique

Good Morning,

 
 
FYI and Pass It On. Thanks!
 
Kenya
 
1. Central Arkansas Library System Hosts Its Used Book Sale 
2. Hearne Fine Art Opens New Exhibit – Indigo Visions 25 New, Emerging, and
Established Artists with Arkansas Ties
3. Baptist Health Offers 2014 Back-To-School Immunizations
4. Kurvy Kuties Presents Project Model: Essentials to Becoming a Model
5. Arkansas Community Institute Hosts Health Insurance Marketplace Registration Assistance
6. Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing Invite You to Visit Its Sunflower Garden + More!
7. Save The Date: You’re Invited – Back to School Health Fair
8. Save The Date: St. Luke Baptist Church Hosts Its Back to School Youth Seminar
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1. Central Arkansas Library System Hosts Its Used Book Sale
Central Arkansas Library System
 
Friends Of Central Arkansas Libraries
Used Book Sale
Friday, July 25- Sunday, July 27
 
Main Library Basement, 100 Rock Street
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.
FOCAL members may enter at 9 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
Memberships available at the door.
$1 hardbacks * 50¢ paperbacks
Teachers with valid ID get an extra 25% off purchases in the basement.
 
River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue
 early shopping Thurs. 5-7 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;  Sun. 1-5 p.m.
FOCAL members enjoy 50% off gently read books.
Memberships available at the door. 
 
 
Get all of the information about upcoming events at
         
 
 
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2. Hearne Fine Art Opens New Exhibit – Indigo Visions 25 New, Emerging, and
Established Artists with Arkansas Ties
 
PRESENTS
 
 
   Indigo Visions
25 New, Emerging, and Established Artists with Arkansas Ties
 
July 11th – August 30th, 2014
  
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Melverue Abraham –
Mixed Media, Eve Brothers – Photography, Danny Campbell – Mixed Media, Kevin Cole - Mixed Media, Rex DeLoney – Acrylic, Lorria Eubanks – Oil, Alonzo Ford – Graphite, Larry Hampton - Oil, AB Hearne – Mixed Media, LaToya Hobbs – Monotype, Alison Ivy – Mixed Media, Ariston Jacks – Mixed Media, Henri Linton – Acrylic, Bryan Massey – Mixed Media, Leron McAdoo – Oil, Sylvester McKissick – Mixed Media, Loni Rainey – Mixed Media, Robin Sanders – Acrylic, Aj Smith – Etching, Sondra Strong – Acrylic, Maria Botti Villegas – Acrylic, Pernell Williams – Wire, Susan Williams – Bronze, Marjorie Williams-Smith – Silverpoint,and Markeith Woods – Mixed Media. 
 
 
CLICK THE IMAGES BELOW TO PREVIEW THE EXHIBIT
 

  Paintings 

Widening the Windows 
~ Rex DeLoney

Mixed Media 
Cocoa Sun
~ Alison Ivy
Drawings, Photography, Prints, & Sculpture

Fast Ball
~ Alonzo Ford
 
Indigo Visions is a compilation of 25 new, emerging and established artists with Arkansas ties. This exhibition is organized in a POP UP FASHION due to its collaborative effort with the multimedia film production of A Dream Retrieval Ritual by Ryan Gaston. Hearne Fine Art will be the gallery component of the short film/music/art production.
 
The exhibit utilizes a variety of stylistic influences and a balance of artistic mediums (including bronze, silverpoint, wire, oil paint and wood assemblage) and disciplines to express the artist’s message. 
 
Click HERE to view the show online! 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION
“What Is Your Catalyst For Creativity? 
- Artists Speak
Saturday, August 16th 3:00 pm
                                   
ARTISTS RECEPTION
Saturday, August 16th 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
STAY CONNECTED:
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
 
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3. Baptist Health Offers 2014 Back-To-School Immunizations
 
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4. Kurvy Kuties Presents Project Model: Essentials to Becoming a Model
 
 
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5. Arkansas Community Institute Hosts Health Insurance Marketplace Registration Assistance
 
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6. Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing Invite You to Visit Its Sunflower Garden + More!
Pyramid
 
Come Spend Time In the Sun
 
2nd Annual Sunflower Garden 
On The Corner of Wright & Ringo 
 
 
We would like to invite you to come play in our sunflower garden on the Corner of Wright Ave. and Ringo St. 
 
Come see us after your visit and tell us how much fun you had!
 
 
JAMES PATTERSON
Saving Bookstores, Saving Lives
 
Bestselling Author James Patterson is giving away grants to independent bookstores. We would like to make our BAOBAB STORY TIME more beneficial for both the Children and Actors. 
If you like our programming and would like to see us grow, please click HERE to recommend us for this wonderful opportunity. 
 
 
Click to Shop Online
 
Pyramid
 
Where:
Pyramid
 
1001 Wright Avenue, 
Little Rock, Arkansas
 
Phone:   501-372-5824
 
Gallery Hours: 
 Mon-Fri: 9am –  5pm
  Sat:   10am – 6pm
  Sun: By Appointment
 
Garbo Hearne, Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
40% OFF
 
Back to School Special!
 
40% OFF Merriam-Webster’s Everyday Language Reference Set. 
  
Every household needs one!
 
Regular Price $20.50 with 40% discount Our Price is $13.50
Offer is available while supplies last.  
 
Come by and check out our in store weekly specials 
  or 
    Shop Online @ http://www.pyramidbks.net/
 
 
Thank YOU for 26 Years of Support!
 
STAY CONNECTED

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Pinterest

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7. Save The Date: You’re Invited – Back to School Health Fair
 
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8. Save The Date: St. Luke Baptist Church Hosts Its Back to School Youth Seminar
 
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Labor and Employment Seminar

Tuesday, August 5, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP (WLJ) will host Little Rock Labor & Employment Seminar – “Three Top Employment Issues Facing Employers Today:  Background Checks Liability, Social Media Landmines and the Affordable Care Act.” - discussing how a variety of government agencies (including the FTC, the EEOC, the NLRB and the DOL) view background checks, employer and employee use of social media, and employee healthcare issues under the ACA.  A free seminar and complimentary lunch.  11:30 a.m. in the WLJ Lindsey Room (Floor 23) in our offices in the Bank of America Building (200 W. Capitol Avenue) in Little Rock. RSVP your attendance

by emailing Roben Sullivant  on or before Wednesday, July 30.

Used Book Sale at the CALS

Used Book Sale

July 25-27

CALS Main Branch 

Main Library Basement, 100 Rock Street

Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.

FOCAL members may enter at 9 a.m. Friday & Saturday.

Memberships available at the door.

$1 hardbacks * 50¢ paperbacks

Teachers with valid ID get an extra 25% off purchases in the basement.

River Market Books & Gifts, 120 River Market Avenue

early shopping Thurs. 5-7 p.m.

Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;  Sun. 1-5 p.m.

FOCAL members enjoy 50% off gently read books.

Memberships available at the door.

MontessoriThe Urban Garden Montessori, a new member of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, is opening soon for the 2014-15 school year at 610 Main and has announced it will be partnering with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for its music program.  

     Director Vera Chenault said, “Our goal is to create lifelong learners by encouraging children to discover the joy of learning. Articles in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal have all credited Montessori education with creating innovators, like the founders of Google and Amazon.”    

     They are currently enrolling for grades pre-k (age 3) through 4th grade. Applications will also be accepted for all students through 12th grade for 2015-16. For applications and more information go online

Cancellation of Pettaway Neighborhood Association Meeting

Tonight’s meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather.  We will have our regularly scheduled meeting on 8/14/14. 

Pettaway Neighbordhood Association Meeting

pettiway-park-neighborhood-association-logo-1.jpgOur monthly meeting of the Pettaway Neighborhood Association will held on 7/10/14 at the East Broadway Alert Center at 500 East 21st St. at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.   Look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

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