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35 Years of Keeping It Simple: Izzy's Restaurant is Still Going Strong in Little Rock
Izzy's Restaurant is the place to go for classic and comfort food!
Fuel up!: With an extensive menu filled with simple, fresh, and local ingredients, there's something here for everyone - vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike!
Family affair: From the original booths to the same friendly waitstaff, Izzy's features a cozy and familiar atmosphere, making it the perfect place the whole family can enjoy.
Read more on the story from AY HERE.
Start Planning for Holiday Festivities in North Little Rock
Head to North Little Rock this holiday season for plenty of festive fun!
Spectacular event: The Mayor's ceremonial tree lighting will be a magical start to the festivities, followed by the Piccolo Zoppé Winter Circus with ballerinas on horseback, European pastries and holiday magic.
Family friendly: The free, Northern Lights Festival will offer photos with Santa, live entertainment and holiday fun for the kids. Don't forget to check out the local businesses and attractions for even more holiday activity.
Read more about the upcoming holiday events HERE.
Arkansas Northeast College Receives $1.2m Grant to Develop Steelmaking Bootcamp
An Arkansas Steelmaking Bootcamp is set to open its doors thanks to a $1.2m grant from the Office of Skills Development.
Steel ahead: This boot camp is intended to provide entry-level knowledge and meet the increasing demand for steelmakers in the region.
Power through: Individuals who complete the two-week program will be granted multiple certifications, including OSHA-10 General Industry Certification, a first aid/CPR certification, and a certificate of program completion.
Read more about the bootcamp HERE
Arts & Culture
UAMS Creates Opportunities for Local Artists Through Artist-in-Residence Program
The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at UAMS has implemented an artist-in-residence program, giving patients and loved ones a creative distraction to calm their nerves while providing new opportunities for local artists.
Creative environment: Shelley Gentry, a local artist, was the first to participate in the program and is now joined by UAMS medical student Alexa Pearce, who has created a colorful 40-foot mural on the building's first floor.
Inspiring art: Visitors can enjoy Gentry's contemporary realism style, featuring sparkling glass objects, swirling textures and more, while Pearce's abstract mural offers the hospital's motto: Where Motion Lives and Service Leads.
Read more on the story HERE.
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In other news…
Moving on: Tyson announced it was closing several of its facilities, including one in North Little Rock.
Back-to-school haircut: Art of Men's Cuts barbershop is hosting a back-to-school block party where attendees will be able to receive free school supplies, backpacks, and food.
Closing time: After 30 years and becoming one of the staple downtown lunch spots, Dave's Place announced it would be permanently closing.