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Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Annual Starving Artist Cafe Holiday Market continues this Saturday,  December 15 and again December 22.

Artists will be set up inside the restaurant to sell their original artwork (paintings, jewelry, crafts, photography, pottery, etc.) for our customers to shop as they enjoy a fantastic lunch. No fee, no commission, and the artist will get lunch on us. Market hours are Noon-2pm. Limited to six artists a day. You can do one day, several days, or all. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com  

Also, we'll be selling original Christmas ornaments again this year on our display tree. We sell a lot of these each year, so hang yours! The tree will go up on November 24 and stay up in the cafe' through Christmas. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com

Wildwoods Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

Wildwoods Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

West Little Rock, Ar. - Don't miss this years Holiday Tour of Homes. This event will kick off on December 7th and 8th. Friday the 7th there will be a Private Preview Party (7:00 - 9:00) filled with cocktails and entertainment at Hargis Home at Valley Club Circle. Then join in for Holiday breakfast at Wildwood on Saturday from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Following breakfast the Holiday Tour begins! Starting at 10:00 a.m. is when the first tour will leave to take a trip to see Little Rock's finest homes.

Tickets Prices:

$75 - Private Preview, Breakfast, and Tour

$50 - Breakfast and Tour

$25 - Tour

You may purchase tickets at Wildwood Park of the Arts at 20919 Denny Rd or call them at 501-821-7275.

Arkie Newbies: A new group for those new to Arkansas... revving up!

Arkie Newbies:  A new group for those new to Arkansas...  revving up!

Arkie Newbies?  We're a fun, new group of people who are new to Arkansas (or who have not yet explored all it has to offer).

Mild winter means busy spring for pests

Mild winter means busy spring for pests

According to Punxsutawney Phil, there are six more weeks of winter, but for much of the country this has been one of the mildest winters on record.  With several bouts of 50 and 60-degree days, people are delighted and Mother Nature is becoming confused. Being able to take afternoon walks in winter is a welcome surprise, but an early influx of pesky insects much less so.

Many insects hibernate during the cold winter months, but as this winter has been anything but typical, they may be emerging from their hiding places much earlier than we expect,² noted Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Several states have even reported tick sightings, which is especially worrisome as people head outdoors to enjoy the weather and are unprepared for tick encounters.

Stay warm, stay safe

Stay warm, stay safe

CenterPoint Energy issues important carbon monoxide safety tips

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Cold weather is here and CenterPoint Energy encourages all natural gas customers to follow important safety tips to keep them safe from carbon monoxide poisoning as they stay warm.

Any fuel-burning equipment or appliance including wood stoves, fireplaces, space heaters, barbecue grills, furnaces, water heaters, boilers and ranges, has the potential to produce carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

When breathed, CO combines with the blood and prevents it from absorbing oxygen. Carbon monoxide can be produced by incomplete combustion, often the result of improperly adjusted or poorly-vented appliances. Annual check-ups of these appliances help ensure proper and safe operation of these types of appliances and equipment.

Spring time is bug time

Spring time is bug time

The groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter. And although most are not complaining about a harsh winter now, a cold snap can bring insects that have made homes outdoors for the spring back indoors for warmth. Below is a list from Terminix, the nation’s leading pest control company, detailing the six pests to watch for in the next six weeks.

 

1.Bedbugs

·         Bedbugs are a perennial pest. They are active all year long regardless of weather. They have a knack for being present during a time after increased travel. As many used the holidays to travel and not check for bedbugs upon their return, the pests have now had the time to create a colony on a bed or couch and wait for time when they can feed. If they are present in your home, seek the help of a pest control professional immediately.

2.Termites

CALS patrons 'Track and Save' to monitor energy usage at home

CALS patrons 'Track and Save' to monitor energy usage at home

Arkansas Energy Office is bringing home energy saving devices to a library near you

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (February 1, 2012) – The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, today announced “Track and Save”,  a new program that will allow library patrons the opportunity to check out kilowatt meters from public libraries throughout Arkansas to measure energy use at home. Participating public libraries each have five meters.

After plugging the meter into any home outlet, the user can then plug any 115-volt appliance into the meter. The kilowatt meter will estimate the amount of energy the appliance uses and how much money the appliance costs to operate over time.

“Track and Save” is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.