Join Us for the first “New Year, New You,” featuring the big reveal of Lori Adkins, domestic abuse survivor and winner of the 2012
The Williams Family: Valerie, Vicky, D.J. and Vanessa
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abuse survivor and author of Look Again … Because You Can, as we raise funds to benefit the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
February 14, 2013 • 11:30 am Metroplex Event Center I-430 & Colonel Glenn Rd. Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reconnect with the power of a story
Join Us Live for Dinner and a Show Tuesday Nights @ Starving Artist CafĂŠ
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he Nursing & Rehabilitation programs at Good Shepherd offer many regularly planned activities designed to meet the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of each resident. We welcome you to stop by and visit with one of our qualified staff members who will assist you with obtaining information to meet your loved one’s needs and concerns. Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd offers a welcoming environment for visiting friends and family as well. Large visiting areas are available indoors and out with comfortable sitting rooms,
patios and gazebo areas and more. Continental breakfast and restuarant style dining are offered in the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of one of our three spacious dining rooms. Our Rehabilitation Team offers Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Amenities Provided: State-Of-The-Art Rehab Suites
We Accept: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Pay.
Visiting Areas with a cozy atmosphere.
Contact Us Today!
Experience Rehab in a whole new way.
Lynette Beard, Administrator
501-217-9774 Fax: 501-217-9781
Experience Rehab in a whole new way... Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd is a skilled Arkansas Facility licensed by the state for 120 beds. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid and dually certified for long term care and short term rehabilitation stays this facility offers: • • • • • • •
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From the despair of substance abuse... there is an
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(501) 37-OASIS (501-376-2747)
14913 Cooper Orbit Road Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
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voTed besT gourmeT food in The sTaTe of arkansas in 2012 by ArkAnsAs times
1217 Malvern Ave #B • Hot Springs, AR 71901 501.318.1094 • www.cafe1217.net
Two greaT hoT springs choices for creaTive and fun cuisine
Arkansas’ most unique mexican cuisine. Come taste the difference! voTed besT mexican food in The sTaTe of arkansas in 2012 by ArkAnsAs times
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Braised goat, buttered green beans and glazed root veg
War Eagle Mill herbed grits
Goat pate, pear butter and pickled okra on crostini
Diver Scallop, heirloom beets, ramp puree and fried salsify
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Ashley’s Capital Bar & Grill Daily: 6:30am-10am Mon-Thurs: 11am-11pm Mon-Fri: 11am-2pm Fri-Sat: 11am-2am Mon-Sat: 5:30pm-10pm Sun: 11am-10pm Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm W. Markham St. • Little Rock, AR • 501.374.7474
“Timing has a lot to do with the success of a rain dance…” The decision to return to the Middle South was not an easy one for Jeffrey Ferrell and his wife, Tracy. While Ferrell, a Corinth Mississippi native would nostalgically be coming “home”; Tracy was originally from Vermont. More significantly, both had become professionally attached to the region through the New England Culinary Institute where Jeffrey was an instructor. Three years earlier Jeffrey had actually declined an offer to be part of the Capital’s opening team, but after making a personal visit to Little Rock, they realized that the Capital was a unique opportunity. The “fantasy kitchen” he had originally discussed with Executive Chef Lee Richardson inspired Ferrell’s culinary passion; but the real surprise was the opportunity to lead the hotel’s local-sourcing initiatives. Dealing with the region’s small producers would allow him to “… add to the community’s economy with [the Capital’s] purchasing power…” Likewise he was intrigued to discover that the hotel “…employs so many people at the first rung of the ladder to the American Dream. We serve a well-heeled clientele, but the real beneficiaries are the 180 members of the Capital family and their families” Ultimately he was thrilled to “”…do what I love and affect positive change.” Little could Ferrell have imagined that shortly after his arrival, Chef Richardson would announce his resignation. After much soulsearching, Tracy and Jeffrey concluded they really liked living here and had enjoyed the time at the Capital. The next morning, Ferrell marched into the hotel and met with each of the senior managers to assure them of his support in whatever course was chosen. Although the demands of a hotel with two restaurants and a substantial private dining business would require an Executive Chef with far broader hotel experience, Ferrell was invited to lead the outstanding culinary team that remained following Richardson’s departure. For the seven busiest months since the Capital reopened, Ferrell proved to be an able captain, not only maintaining the quality standards that are the Capital’s benchmark but directing the kitchen through improving business levels in each outlet. As Ferrell hands over control to world-renown Executive Chef, Joel Antunes, time can be spent designing and orchestrating the strategic changes planned for the hotel thanks to Jeffery Ferrell and a dedicated culinary team.
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Stephen Burrow is an Arkansas native and chef for the Clinton Foundation at the Clinton Presidential Center and Park and on-site restaurant Forty Two. Winning the Arkansas Hospitality Association’s 2011 Arkansas Iron Chef – and being an avid practitioner of the “farm to table” movement – Burrow turns to local farms to provide an array of fresh produce and natural proteins. He also helped establish and heads the Clinton Center’s Terrace Gardens, where he and his staff grow vegetables and herbs used in Forty Two’s daily lunch menus. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu’s academic culinary program, Burrow began his career in Austin, Texas, then returned home to begin his tenure at the center in 2009. Burrow’s specialty is contemporary southerncolonial and international cuisine, which is served monthly at Forty Two’s “Around the World Thursdays.” Burrow is also involved with the “Student Chef Series,” an in-school program that educates students about the hospitality industry, nutrition and urban gardening.
1200 President Clinton Ave. • Little Rock, AR 501.748.0454 • www.dineatfortytwo.com www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org Monday – Saturday:11:00 am until 2:00 pm Sunday:11:00 am until 2:00 pm
Stephen Burrow Clinton Presidential Center and restaurant Forty Two
Rob Nelson is the Chef and Owner of Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, located in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Use of local and seasonally correct ingredients are tenets of his cooking philosophy. As a result, Rob and Tusk & Trotter have strong relationships with local growers, ranchers, and artisans in the region. Chef Rob began his professional culinary career as an apprentice in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Rob worked for several of the region’s fine dining restaurants before attending culinary school. In 2007, he left NWA to attend the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado. Rob also studied in Avignon, France, where he attended Le Marmiton Cooking School and Universite du Vin in Sousse la Rousse, France. While in France, Rob also studied under a society of chefs: Disciples d’Escoffier. Tusk & Trotter became a reality and continues to grow with support and partnerships from Downtown Bentonville, Inc, DBRC investment group, and several local businesses.
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Fajitas $5.99 Mon & Tues
Karaoke Wed. & Sat.
6:30 pm to CLOSE
Live Music Thurs.
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Mermaids Seafood Restaurant
*Happy Hour mon.- Fri.
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After graduating with a culinary arts degree from Baltimore International College, Chef Todd began work in Baltimore then headed to Hilton Head, S.C., Aspen & Atlanta when he and wife Nickki decided it was time to open a restaurant of their own. Drawn to Fayetteville, Chef Todd Golden has been serving NWA for over 24 years. Known for his signature dishes, his fresh seafood selections, and his ever popular cream soups made from scratch, Chef continues to win customers over both new and old. Chef Todd invites you to his new location where he can serve you a wonderful lunch or dinner or accommodate any large event from 50 to 250. Weddings, bridal luncheons, corporate meetings, etc., Mermaids has the perfect room for you!!! Chef also invites you to try his Diner Dash where many of his Mermaids’ entrees are available to take home, heat and eat, bringing his great dishes to you when you want a great dinner at home but you don’t want to cook.
*Domestic beers on tap and House Margaritas only.
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Jonesboro 311 B S. Main St. • 870-932-1333 2200 Wilkins St. • 870-933-1211 Paragould 2803 W. Kingshighway • 870-236-8414 3506 Linwood Dr. • 870-240-8600
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“Fine Dining in a Casual Setting”
Welcome Race Fans to one of Hot Springs most acclaimed restaurants Voted Best New Restaurant in NWA 4263 Central Avenue Hot Springs, Ar. 71901 (501) 520-4800 1100 S.48 Place Springdale Ar 72762 (479) 750-1948 Hours: Sunday - Thursday : 10-10 Friday - Saturday : 11-11 “Monkey Business” Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday: 3-7 www.bleumonkeygrill.com
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Fine Dining Upstairs
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Swift All Natural Pork Certified Angus Beef
Sanderson Farm All Natural Chicken
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full of generosity
RMHC of Arkansas Chocolate Fantasy Ball is made possible by a league of volunteers and the generosity of a bevy of benefactors. This marks the ball’s diamond anniversary.
Shot on location at The Peabody Lobby Bar, chocolates provided by RX Catering, photograph by Janet Warlick.
This year’s Sweetheart, Diamond, Crystal and Heart to Heart Sponsors are (from left): (seated) Dr. Mimi Lee, Comprehensive Vein Care; Dr. Gene Sloan, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Tanarah Haynie, Tanarah Luxe Floral; (standing) Dr. Loren Bartole, Family Foot Care; Diana Smithson, IBERIABANK; Rodney Showmar, Arkansas Federal Credit Union; Dean DiMichele, McDonald’s of Central Arkansas; Susan Miller, BKD, LLP; and Kelly Caldwell, Delta Dental of Arkansas (not pictured): Glazer’s; Pat and Sam Perroni; Windstream Communications; Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Jacqueline and Mike Retzer, Jr.; AY Magazine; Cimino Management Group; and Deltic Timber. aymag.com . 65
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Is Your Child’s Report Card Refrigerator Worthy? Huntington Can Help
Children and teenagers facing trouble with grades might not seek help until a crisis point is reached. This is why reviewing your child’s report card is so important. Here are some things to look for. 1. Surprises. If you see a poor grade in a subject your child previously did well in, investigate it. Sometimes a child does well when a subject is first introduced, but struggles after the course intensifies. If that’s happening with your student, there may be a gap in the student’s basic skill now showing up as bad grades. 2. Disorganization. A cluttered desktop or lack of dedicated study space that’s clear of distractions is the enemy of quality study time. Likewise, time management issues can kill study momentum. If your student has an undefined time period and insufficient goals for his or her homework, chaos and ill-preparedness will result.
3. Getting enough sleep. This becomes a pronounced issue during middle school, when your child seeks more autonomy. A recent UCLA study found that adolescents devote less time to sleep as they age, and when they sacrifice the sleep they have for extra studying, their academic performance suffers. By starting the conversation about your child’s academic performance, you signal that you’re with them in the quest for better grades. And if you find that your student needs help with subject tutoring, mastering study skills or exam preparation, Huntington Learning Center can help. Call 501-223-2299 or visit HuntingtonHelps.com to find out about our proven approach and set up an appointment today.
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The long wait is over: read domestic abuse survivor Lori Adkins’ story about how she reclaimed dignity, see her new look and meet the profe...