South Main Traffic Calming Project – Vote Tuesday at 6pm

Bike/Ped Little RockThe 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

Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing News and Events

One girl with courage is a revolution

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the story of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actors (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Freida Pinto and Alicia Keys.

Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

JULY 16, 2013, 

7:30 pm

> Special Documentary Screening

Market Street Cinema | 1521 Merrill Drive | Little Rock, Arkansas
General Admission: $10 | Click HERE to buy tickets
Presented by: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

A limited supply of complimentary tickets are available for educators and National Historic Site volunteers – call 501.374.1957, or email:
Pyramid Art Gallery supports Little Rock Fashion Week
Come out enjoy the fabulous artwork of husband and wife artists Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smithlive music by Tiaffo and haute fashions by Love R.O.C.S., Foreign, and Lymelyfe. Have a toast with wine and eat delicious deserts. This event is free and open to the public.
July 16, 2013
6-9 pm

Event: Artist’s Statement

Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing / HFA 
1001 Wright Ave | Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock Fashion Week

July 15-20, 2013

Neighborhood Connections Meeting | Saturday, July 27, 2013

Neighborhood Connections Meeting


Saturday, July 27, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street

(Corner of Pine and West 12th Street)




8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.              Continental Breakfast



8:45 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.              Call To Order – Rick Daes, President

                                                Pledge of Allegiance

                                                Acknowledgement of Elected Officials

8:55 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.              Little Rock Parks Commission – Awareness/Outreach Committee

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              Bike Friendly Community

                                                Hadley Lewno


9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.              Keep Little Rock Beautiful/Adopt-A-Street Update

                                                Melinda Glasgo/Tim Heiple


9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.              Love Your Block Grant Information

                                                Victor Turner

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.                        Hindman Park 5K

                                                Rick Daes

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.          NUSA Video Presentation


10:15 a.m. –10:20 a.m.           Volunteer Park Ranger Program

                                                Norm Berner

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Neighborhood Issues and Concerns


10:30 a.m.                               Adjourn

Reflections in Silver: Silverpoint Drawings of AJ Smith & Marjorie Williams-Smith | Hearne Fine Art

hearne_logosmallHearne Fine Art Celebrates 25 Years
by Presenting
Reflections in Silver: Silverpoint Drawings of Aj Smith


 Marjorie Williams-Smith | 

 June 12, 2013- August 3, 2013


Aj Smith
“Silverpoint drawings are fitting for this 25th anniversary celebration of Hearne Fine Art. I have been with this gallery since the late 1980s. My Drawings in this exhibition are from my recent series Faces of the Delta. I commendHearne Fine Art’s continuing commitment to the art of African Americans.”

Aj Smith
June 2013
Marjorie Williams-Smith
“I have worked with silverpoint for over 25 years and it still fascinates me. This drawing technique uses silver wire as the drawing tool. Silverpoint requires a discipline, because it does not lend itself to erasing. The process is slow and controlled and the results are sublime.”
Marjorie Williams- Smith
June 2013

Hearne Fine Art

1001 Wright Ave., Suite C
Little Rock, AR 72206
Consider having yourself or a loved one immortalized in silverpoint! Contact Director Garbo Hearne at 501.372.6822 for more information on a commission today

Teacher Appreciation Day at Knowledge Tree | Everything 20% OFF | Saturday, July 13th



Our Teacher Appreciation Day sale
is Saturday, July 13th!

This ONE DAY ONLY sale is our BIGGEST of the year! 


Because EVERYTHING in the store is 20% OFF!
Even toys!

We’ll have vendors on site, & drawings for giveaways, too!

All 5 locations will be open 10am – 5pm on Saturday.

For vendor details on the store location nearest you, check out our Facebook Events!



Little Rock Police Department’s Downtown Division Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting -July 18th

Community Oriented Police

Little Rock Police Department’s Downtown Division Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting


Where: Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center

3805 West 12th Street
Date     Thirsday, July 18th

Time:   6:30 PM

This meeting is for, in general, those individuals that reside east of University Avenue and north of Asher Avenue., which includes FPRA’s area.

Purpose & Objective of Divisional Quarterly Neighborhood Meetings:
To provide a forum for concerned citizens to hear crime statistics and crime trends in their respective patrol division areas; discussion on the progress of arrests and investigations; to share success stories, accomplishments, and to commend Officers for outstanding performance; and to provide an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns.

For More Information:
Dwight Davis, Public Affairs/Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Little Rock Police Department
(501) 918-5358

Green Corner Store Events: Happy 4th Birthday!

green-corner-store-logoSTORE EVENTS


Nonprofit Happy Hour

Saturday, July 13


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 

Saturday July 27


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

Tuesday, August 6

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, emailinfo@thegreencornerstore.comor call 501-374-1111.