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Stars and Stripes Celebration – Saturday, June 8th, 7:00pm – Rock Wind Symphony – MacArthur Park Museum Lawn
Pettaway Neighborhood Association Opposes Paradise Group LLC Planned Zoning Development (2020 Vance Street – formerly Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn)
The following letter outlining Pettaway Neighborhood Association opposition to the Paradise Group LLC Planned Zoning Development (2020 Vance Street, Little Rock – formerly the Job Corps Building and Red Carpet Inn) was to submitted Little Rock Planning Commission. Please note a Public Hearing on the Paradise Group LLC proposed Planned Zoning Development will take place 4pm, Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Board of Directors Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall. Please attend your support is needed.
Little Rock Planning Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Little Rock
723 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
re: Pettaway community opposition to Paradise Group LLC Planned Zoning Development (2020 Vance Street, Little Rock)
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association (PNA) voted at its May 16, 2013 association meeting to oppose the Paradise Group LLC application for a planned zoning development request for change of classification from C-3 District to PZD as submitted.
The community’s major concern regarding the Paradise Group LLC planned zoning development is sustainability.
At a public forum held at Winthrop Rockefeller Elementary and Early Childhood Magnet School on March 2, 2013, residents asked Paradise Group LLC to share their business and community engagement plan. To date the Paradise Group LLC has failed to share their solid business and community engagement plan with our community the very place where this proposed planned development will be housed. We know of no letters or confirmed intent of support from Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) or Transitional Youth Services (TYS) or any other organizations or entities that would directly impact the specific services being provided to these pregnant teens.
Presently, the property at 2020 Vance Street has remained vacant and a nuisance for a number of years. This boarded and dilapidated historic structure is visible from Interstate 30 and has proved to be a hardship for those residents whose homes are in close proximity to this structure.
It has been the expressed wish of the PNA that the structure be demolished. However, if the structure is to be rehabilitated, the PNA requests proof that the proprietors have a solid business and community engagement plan to ensure the sustainability of whatever business is housed in this particular structure.
The Pettaway community along with MacArthur Park Historic District and the Main Street corridor is experiencing growth. People are moving in, buying vacant lots, restoring older historic homes, and building new structures. This growth is directly related to the sustained community effort to embrace community by making it safe, clean and supporting one another in our desire to live in a vibrant downtown. As much as the residents would like a positive and effective planned development at 2020 Vance Street (like the new Children’s Library in the 12th Street corridor) we want to make sure that the property is not left vacant again after a short period of use.
For these reasons, we reject the Paradise Group LLC proposed planned development and subsequent request for change of zoning classification as submitted.
Pettaway Neighborhood Association
Join us May 24-26 in historic Helena. This observance of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Helena is sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 24:
Spectators are encouraged to visit the camps during the day. Registered food and merchandise vendors will be open for business.
All Day Reenactor, Artillery and Vendor set up
9 AM – 5 PM Participant Registration Open
Delta Cultural Center Depot
Noon-7 PM Vendors Open at Cherry Street Pavilion
Noon-5 PM Moore-Hornor Home Open for Tours
Noon-Sunset Camps Open for Visitors
5 PM After-hours viewing of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” exhibit
Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center
7 PM Battle Briefing at Beth El Heritage Hall
(Open to Reenactors and the Public)
Saturday, May 25:
Designated areas will be provided for viewing the assault on the Fort. Some activities are restricted to registered Reenactors only. Spectators will hear distant gunfire moving closer to town as the morning progresses and the activity nears Fort Curtis.
Battle of Helena Reenactment Event:
9 AM-Sunset Camps Open for Visitors
8 AM-10 AM Participant Registration Open
Delta Cultural Center Depot
9 AM-Noon Moore-Hornor Home Open for Reenactment Tours
Living History & Civil War hospital interpretation
9 AM Confederate Army begin their march through Crowley’s Ridge toward Helena
9 AM-11 PM Skirmish atop the ridge road toward Battery C
10 AM-9 PM Vendors Open at Cherry Street Pavilion 10 AM First shots of the Battle of Helena 150
(Confederates start driving in Federal pickets)
11AM-1PM Spectators Witness the Battle of Helena 150 reenactment
Designated viewing area near Fort Curtis
11 AM-11:30 AM Skirmish on historic Battery C
11:30 AM-Noon Attack on Battery C and Fort Curtis
(Federal retreat from Battery C to Fort Curtis – Confederates pursue)
Noon-5 PM Moore-Hornor Home Open for Regular Tours
Noon-1 PM Final charge onto Fort Curtis
1 PM Battle of Helena Reenactment concludes
3 PM-7 PM Artillery training in Fort Curtis
(Registered Reenactors Only)
Battle of Helena 150 Lectures:
The reenactment will be followed by a series of Civil War lectures at Beth El Heritage Hall 406 Perry Street in Historic Downtown Helena. The lectures are free and open to the public.
2 PM Music by Harmony
3 PM Dyan Bohnert: “Food and Medicine of the Civil War and Before”
4 PM Mark Christ: “The Battle of Helena”
5 PM Music by Harmony
6 PM Jack Myers: “U.S.S. Tyler”
Downtown Evening Events:
Spectators are encouraged to attend the artillery demonstration and free outdoor concert. Sunset Artillery demonstration on levee near Cherry Street Pavilion
8:30 PM Civil War concert and dance at the Cherry Street Pavilion
Sunday, May 26:
Spectators are welcome to observe the reenactment along the banks of the Mississippi River in the
Helena River Park.
Secondary Battle of Helena 150 Reenactment:
8:00 – 9:30 AM Battle at Fort Curtis
10:00 AM Worship Service at Cherry Street Pavilion
11:00 AM Battle of Helena 150 Concludes
11:15 AM Artillery training in Fort Curtis
(Registered Reenactors Only)
Some activities and events are for reenactors only.
Spectator areas will be designated.
Please bring your own lawn chairs.
Registered food and merchandise vendors will be set up.
Arkansas African-American Legislators 1868-1893 – Free Lecture by Dr. Blake Wintory, Friday, March 8th at 1:00pm
Dr. Blake Wintory to Speak on Arkansas African‐American Legislators 1868‐1893
Friday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room 101, Justice Building
625 Marshall Street.
The Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society invites the public to attend “Arkansas African‐American Legislators, 1868‐1893,” a program on Friday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Justice Building.
Dr. Blake Wintory is the Assistant Director of the Lakeport Plantation, and former Assistant Director of Research and Interpretation at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Dr. Wintory is the author of the article “African‐American Legislators in the Arkansas General Assembly, 1868‐1893,” published in the Winter 2006 issue ofthe Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Dr. Wintory holds a B.A. and M.A. in anthropology and a Ph.D. in Environmental Dynamics from the University of Arkansas.
The program is held in conjunction with the Arkansas History Commission exhibit “Arkansas African American Legislators, 1868‐1893,” which will be on display in the Justice Building, March 4th through March 29th
Rod Miller, Secretary/Treasurer
Arkansas Supreme Court Historical Society
Justice Building, Suite 1500
625 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association has installed two (2) neighborhood entry signs in Pettaway. The signs are located on East 21st Street between Main and Scott Streets and on East 17th Street between Vance and McAlmont Streets. The signs were partially funded by the City of Little Rock, Love Your Block: Neighborhood Challenge Grant the Pettaway N.A. received earlier this summer.
The sign was made by Banner Sign and Barricade, 1801 East 17th Street, Little Rock 72202.
COMPUTER power day 2
Pay $40 for a refurbished computer from LRSD and get $9.99 internet service from Comcast.
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
• My child is a current LRSD student
• My child does not have access to computer technology in our home
• Request and receive prior approval from your child’s teacher and principal (see step 2)
Step 2: Parent Agreement
• Fill out the parent agreement form
(see back of flyer or p. 2 of PDF)
• Take it to your child’s school for required signatures (apply by Monday, Oct. 1)
• Pay $40 cash or money order at your child’s school
• Bring the form & receipt with you to pick up your computer on Sat. Oct. 6
Step 3: Come to COMPUTER power day 2: Oct. 6
• Bring parent agreement form and your receipt(if you paid at your child’s school) or $40 CASH OR MONEY ORDER
Step 4: Apply for Comcast low cost $9.99 Internet Essentials
• Your household must receive free or reduced-price meals at LRSD
• Call 855-846-8376
Step 5: Attend on-site workshops booths (optional)
• Visit all workshop booths for a chance to win door prizes
• Learn how to protect your child online
• Learn how to use LRSD digital resources to track student performance and attendance
• Learn how to use cals.org to check out books
**Sponsored by Little Rock School District, Comcast, City of Little Rock, Central Arkansas Library System and Coalition of Greater Little Rock Neighborhoods
Saturday, October 6 8:30 am – 1 pm
Henderson Middle School Gym 401 John Barrow Rd.
REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
The Pettaway Neighborhood Association is observing "National Night Out," Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Activities will include a community meet and greet with neighbors, local law enforcement and city officials, free food and refreshments.
2012 Night Out Focus:
-Crime prevention methods
-Code enforcement preventative measures
This event is free and open to all.
The Pettaway neighborhood received a $1000 award to create a community inspired mural depicting the history, love and light of the Pettaway neighborhood to be painted on the northeast wall of the I-30 overpass at East 17th and McAlmont Streets (in downtown Little Rock).
(For a flyer click here)
The mural will incorporate ceramic tiles/pieces designed by children enrolled at…
Are you Registered to VOTE? Is everyone in your household Registered to VOTE? Are your neighbors Registered to VOTE?
National Voter Registration Day is September 25th
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Follow its simple instructions to Register to Vote. Print it out, fill it out and turn it in. Share it with everyone you know.
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All Arkansans must Register by October 9th
if they wish to vote on November 6th.
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