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We’re Having a Neighborhood Meeting 6pm tonight at the East 21st. Street Alert Center

worldchangers 2 webPettaway 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.

Coalition of Greater Little Rock Neighborhoods meets to discuss sewer impact fees

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 katwells@earthlink.net 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)

pettiway-park-neighborhood-association-logo-1.jpgPlease 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


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.

limited number of scholarships were made  available to students showing both academic achievement and financial need.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports on proposed redevelopment of Old LR Job Corps Building

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.

To read the rest of this article click here


Free Genealogy Workshop featuring Tony Burroughs – Saturday, July 13th – Main Library Darragh Center

genealogy papers

Genealogy Workshop featuring Tony Burroughs
Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association

Saturday, July 13 * 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; check-in 9:00 a.m.
Main Library’s Darragh Center, 100 Rock Street

Burroughs is an internationally-known genealogist who consulted
on the Rev. Al Sharpton-Strom Thurmond genealogy connection,
Oprah Winfrey’s genealogyAfrican American Lives 2,
and The Real Family of Jesus.

The workshop is free, but registration is required; register here.

Ice Cream Soda Happy Hour Fundraiser at The Green Corner Store – TODAY

Join us at the Green Corner Store for a sweet treat & support the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.

Try the featured flavor or any of the many other delicious offerings from Loblolly Creamery.

Featured Flavor
Preservation Praline 
Ice Cream
a handmade concoction with sweet cream ice cream,
whiskey caramel and praline pecans.


The Green Corner Store and Soda Fountain is located at 1423 Main Street in the Historic Lincoln Building in Little Rock’s SoMA Neighborhood.  Find out more about
The Green Corner Store and Soda Fountain by visiting their website, www.thegreencornerstore.com.


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