Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CALS celebrates national library card sign-up month

Start this fall off right, with a library card and all the benefits
that go with it. Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is celebrating
National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September to encourage everyone
to get a library card.

More than 40 businesses in Pulaski County will offer discounts or
special deals throughout the month to new and existing library card
holders. Specific discounts and timeframes can be confirmed with each
retailer and are shown at each branch and www.cals.org.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Learn Community Activism at Citizens Academy

Learn more about Little Rock city government.

Meet other interested and interesting citizens.

Enroll in this fall's Citizens Academy.

Eight consecutive Monday nights starting September 10.

Program includes an introduction to:

* Police and Fire
* Little Rock Zoo
* Finance
* Public Works
* Parks and Recreation
* City Planning
* Code Enforcement
* Animal Village

Enrollment open now until September 6. No Charge! Light supper served.

To register, email UALR professor and Broadmoor resident David Sink
dwsink@ualr.edu or call him at 569-8548.

Copper Thieves Active: Be Alert

Everyone needs to be alert for copper thieves going through the
neighborhood. At least two have been reported with their pipes
stripped over the past 10 days in Broadmoor - there may be more.

One was a vacant rental and the other a vacant house for sale. The
police confirm that this is an organized effort.

Please watch out for your neighbors. Call 911 if you see anything suspicious.

Board meets September 6

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, September 6, at 7 p.m.
in the Clubhouse, 19-1/2 Belmont Dr. All are welcome to attend.

Adult Leisure Center Update

Work has begin to replace Little Rock's Adult Leisure Center at
University Park, almost three years after the center was destroyed in
an October 2009 fire. The facility, which will be renamed The Centre
at University Park, is the city's only community center focused
specifically on senior and adult recreation.

Haggling between the city and its insurance company over what
materials could be reused in the new center delayed construction.

The insurance matter was settled last summer for about $2 million.
With the 1 percentage point increase in the sales tax approved last
September, the city was able to add an additional $980,000 to rebuild
the 15,000-squarefoot building.

After site work and demolition costs, the city will spend $2.7 million
on the center, which is scheduled to open in 2013, said Mark Webre,
assistant parks and recreation director.

Arecent event showcased some improvements planned for the facility,
including moving it closer to 12th Street for greater visibility.
Parking will be moved behind the building, and new outdoor plazas with
tables and other amenities will be added.

Mayor Mark Stodola said the center will incorporate space for
activities most popular among the city's senior citizens.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sign Up Today for Free Parent Involvement Conference

Thanks to your support, we're off to a great start for the new school year-
helping create a positive and productive environment for all our students.

For those of you who actually have students attending schools in the
district, we wanted to remind you of an important opportunity this Saturday.

You're invited to the free Title 1 Parent Involvement Conference, this
Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at the Parkview High
School campus. The conference features workshops, exhibits, door prizes, free books and school supplies. Refreshments and childcare will also be provided.

Please contact Kaye Rainey: Kaye.rainey@lrsd or 447-3357

Also, remember to check the lrsd.org website as well as the Little Rock School District's Facebook page for the latest news and information.

New content is being added to the LRSD-TV channel which can now be seen on streaming video around the clock.

Job Available- Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance seeks an organized, driven individual to lead the No Kid Hungry Campaign in Arkansas. The No Kid Hungry Campaign Director will work with the Executive Director to fulfill the goals outlined in the multi-year plan to end childhood hunger.

Other responsibilities include managing No Kid Hungry staff employed by the Alliance, serving as a liaison between the Alliance and Share Our Strength, working in conjunction with local non-profits and policy makers, and coordinating with many groups to increase awareness about, get feedback on, and implement the key strategies around the No Kid Hungry Campaign in Arkansas. Bachelor's degree required. Management experience preferred.

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. For full job description or to send cover letter, resume and salary history please email:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Join Litter Survey August 25

Come join us Saturday, Aug 25 for our 7th Annual Litter Survey. We start at 8:00 am at the Hinton Center on 12th & Pine, the survey takes about 3.5 hours.

We ride around designated routes in LR and rate sections of streets by the amount of litter that is present. It's fun and you may get to see new areas of LR that you've never visited.

E-mail: info@klrb.org with I'd like to help in the subject line, by Friday, Aug. 24.
Join us on Facebook

Pool Potluck and Back-toSchool Hours

Potluck This Sunday
The Broadmoor Pool Potluck is scheduled for Sunday, August 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share. There is always plenty to go around.

Tues. thru Fri. - 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 1 to 6 p.m.
Labor Day - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(closed Mondays, except Labor Day)

The pool closes for the season after Labor Day.
Pool Phone: 562-0089
Pool Manager Pat Mitchell: 565-5613
Broadmoor Website
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Volunteer Park Ranger Program

LOOK what was unveiled during a press conference on Friday morning. Hindman, Morehart, Wakefield, MacArthur, Riverfront, Murray, Reservoir and War Memorial are the first parks where our new Volunteer Park Ranger Program is being launched.

Anyone interested in learning more about this exciting new program can go to www.lrpr.org to obtain information and applications, or you can email me at parkranger@littlerock.org


Get into the action!

Learn more about Little Rock city government

Meet other interested and interesting citizens

Enroll in this fall’s Citizens Academy

Eight consecutive Monday nights starting September 10

Program includes an introduction to:

• Police and Fire

• Little Rock Zoo

• Finance

• Public Works

• Parks and Recreation

• City Planning

• Code Enforcement

• Animal Village

Enrollment open now until September 6

No Charge! Light supper served

To register, email Broadmoor resident David Sink at dwsink@ualr.edu or call him at 569-8548

Sponsored by the Little Rock City Manager’s Office

Thursday, August 2, 2012