Feature: Adding Value

The annual fundraiser Taste of Little Rock is set for April 14, and organizers are looking forward to a record-setting event. After all, this year’s honoree, Bob Denman, set a record of his own. Photography by Janet Warlick (photo above: a surf ‘n’ turf from Cajun’s Wharf)   [dropcap]Bob[/dropcap] Denman officially retired March 30 as…

Historical Gems: Bartleby Clown College

Bartleby Clown College in Jonesboro (Craighead County) was a short-lived institution for the training of clowns and other circus performers. Courtesy of the Encyclopedia of arkansas history & Culture   [dropcap]Though[/dropcap] it lasted only seven years, it contributed to the increasing professionalism of the clowning field and directly led to the creation of the Ringling…

Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   [dropcap]Located[/dropcap] in Central Arkansas, it’s home to approximately 64,000 people and three colleges — Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Central Baptist College. It’s the seventh largest city in Arkansas and has a flourishing downtown…

Good Will: Gifts of the Heart

Somewhere in Little Rock, a 41-year-old woman is alive because another Little Rock woman, Melissa Owen, registered as an organ donor on her Arkansas driver’s license. Somewhere in Arizona and in New York, two additional women are living because of lungs they received from Melissa Owen. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Melissa[/dropcap] was just 38…