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Public meeting will hold discussion on 36th Street and Shackleford Road improvements

Public meeting will hold discussion on 36th Street and Shackleford Road improvements

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - A public meeting will be held to discuss plans for street and drainage improvements at W. 36th Street & Shackleford Road. The meeting will be held at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene located at 10325 W. 36th Street, Little Rock, AR on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

The project will consist of the construction of sidewalk, curb, gutter, and underground drainage along both 36th and Shackleford from Darthmoth on 36th Street west to Shackleford and north on Shackleford 600 feet. The project will be completed in two phases.

Representatives from Public Works Civil Engineering Division and the Project Engineer will be present to discuss the project and to receive public input.

(Source: Little Rock)

2014 Spring Fishing Classic coming soon

2014 Spring Fishing Classic coming soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops, 1 Bass Pro Drive in Little Rock, Ark., provides adults, children and families the chance to learn how to fish at Bass Pro Shops stores across the U.S. and Canada at no cost.

DeGray Lake Resort State Park welcoming Spring Breakers

DeGray Lake Resort State Park welcoming Spring Breakers

At long last, spring is just around the corner, and not a minute too soon! After an uncharacteristically harsh winter across the state, spring fever is likely to strike soon and hard. Teachers can expect flurries of day dreaming episodes and longing gazes out the windows to begin sometime this month and build in severity and frequency as spring break draws ever nearer. Productivity in the work place may begin to take a hit as employees plot their escape into the great outdoors. Do not despair though, for there is good news as well. A low pressure system of fun and play is expected to sweep across the state bringing with it smiles and laughter beginning March 7th through the 30th, as DeGray Lake Resort State Park will be kicking off Spring Break 2014 park style!

Guests can expect a full line-up of daily programs to be offered by the park’s interpreters that are geared toward the whole family. Many guest favorites will be

February programs at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

February programs at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Saturday, February 1 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to cook tasty meals in the great outdoors and discover the secrets of successful Dutch oven cooking with Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov). Spaces are limited; advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 per person

Sunday, February 2 - 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 3 pm- 4:30 pm

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AFGS) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features more than 100 vendors, beautiful display gardens, demonstrations and how-to sessions.

Dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans through creating greener and cleaner surroundings, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is the premier horticultural event in the state, with nearly 12,000 visitors, 100 vendors and five beautiful display gardens.

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area.

Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn, an employee at LM Wind Power in Little Rock, noticed a large white bird on the supports that hold the turbine blades. He didn't know the identity of the bird or how unusual its’ presence in Arkansas was until he watched a Public Broadcasting Service special on snowy owls.”

The bird has moved around the immediate area but appears to be tolerant of visitors peering at long range through binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. It has been spotted perched on the large turbine blades at the factory near the Little Rock Port Authority and the airport.