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Super Saturday Free Income Tax Preparation

 Super Saturday Free Income Tax Preparation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (Pen or Pencil) - Launched by the Internal Revenue Service in 2005, the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program exists to encourage people in urban areas to take advantage of the earned income-tax credit.

The VITA program provides free tax services available to low- and moderate- income Pine Bluff and surrounding area families who earn $51,567 per year or less. The VITA program was established in Pine Bluff to help residents receive the maximum tax credits and refunds allowable by law.

The Pine Bluff Wealth Building Coalition will offer free income tax preparation Saturday January 25th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Donald W. Reynolds Center located 211 West 3rd Avenue in Pine Bluff. The Earn Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the nation's largest antipoverty program for working families, it is a refundable tax credit worth $2 up to $6,000.

Santa Claus is comin' to Park Plaza!

Santa Claus is comin' to Park Plaza!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Park Plaza) - Santa Claus will arrive in Little Rock on Saturday, November 9. Santa has a brand new home away from home at Park Plaza! The beautiful display includes lavish pine trees and a clock tower decorated in the rich colors of the season: red, green and gold! Located on the second level, near Dillard’s East his new home is sure to delight and enchant children of all ages! 

Visits with Santa are available through Christmas Eve, Mondays – Saturdays from 10 am – 9 pm, Sundays Noon – 6 pm. Visits with Santa are always free and photo packages are available for purchase. Select photo packages include a FREE Shutterfly gift card with purchase! For photo package prices and more information, visit www.ParkPlazaMall.com.  

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

It's not too late for Christmas deliveries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you still haven't sent out your holiday gifts yet, you still have some time, and a few options. Though the deadline for pre-Christmas delivery via FedEx Ground is December 17th, last-minute shippers still have options. More than 82 percent of all packages shipped via FedEx Ground are delivered in three business days or less. Plus, procrastinators have until Saturday, December 22nd to ship items via FedEx Express for delivery in the continental U.S. on December 24th.   

As online and in-store shoppers check off their lists, FedEx expects to see more than 280 million shipments pass through its worldwide shipping networks during the holiday season. To manage the extra volume, FedEx has increased its workforce by approximately 20,000 seasonal positions.

(source: FedEx)

2012 Holiday Expo Event Comes to Rockwater Village District

2012 Holiday Expo Event Comes to Rockwater Village District

North Little Rock, AR - Riverside at Rockwater Apartments to host 2012 Holiday Expo this Saturday. The first completed project of Rockwater Village, in North Little Rock, will be welcoming all visitors this Saturday, December 1st - as local merchants set up shop to kick start the Holiday Shopping Season.
 

LRFW kid models to star in Belk Fashion Show in Conway

LRFW kid models to star in Belk Fashion Show in Conway

On Saturday, March 24th at 12:30 pm Belk, located 601 Elsinger Blvd in Conway, AR, is hosting its Kidsfest Fashion Show. The fashion event will star experienced runway children models from Oneofakind Talent Inc. modeling agency and kids from past Little Rock Fashion Week presentations. They'll wear new spring clothes from Belk.

The fashion show is in conjunction with Belk's Kidfest event, which is being held in the store on the same day at 12 pm to 3 pm. At Kidfest, customers can receive discounts on the entire stock of kids' apparel, play games, win prizes, and register to win a trip to North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Admission is free. The Belk Kidfest is being organized by Belk associates.

Oneofakind Talent Inc. is the official modeling agency for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012. Last month, OTI and past model of LRFW starred in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Conway Bridal Fashion Show.

What is there in Pine Bluff to do on Thanksgiving?

What is there in Pine Bluff to do on Thanksgiving?

Maybe, for whatever reason, you’ve found yourself away from family this Thanksgiving. Maybe you have to work and end up missing the big family gathering. Or maybe you just don’t feel like celebrating the “traditional” holiday and are looking to do something completely different.

What to do? Where can you go that’s still open? Well here are some ideas.

+ Movies - Here's what showing Thursday at Carmike in the Pines Mall.

+ Restaurants - Bonanza Steakhouse, located at 2922 South Olive, is open 11 am - 3 pm.

REMINDER: Fashion designers apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012

REMINDER: Fashion designers apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012

Monday, October 17 is the deadline for fashion designers of all ages to apply to showcase their clothing lines at the fourth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 16-21, 2012 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. To request an application for LRFW 2012 send an email to joinus@littlerockfashionweek.com.

LRFW highlights the best fashions by local, national and student designers at its Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows. Participating clothing lines compete to win the distinction of LRFW’s “2012 Clothing Line of the Year.” The winner receives several prizes and perks for up to one year.

The 2011 winner, Laurella by Pittsburgh resident Laurie B.