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Toad Suck Daze 2017 kicks off this week

By News | May 3, 2017

Toad Suck Daze 2017 kicks off this week and the weather will be fantastic. For 35 years Toad Suck Daze has brought a carnival to the city of Conway. For the past ten years, it has been held in downtown Conway. The festival is used to raise money for education in Faulkner County. According to the Toad Suck Daze website: “Toad Suck Daze is an education-based festival. Proceeds from the festival support education initiatives and scholarships. Over the past 35 years, more than $1.6 million dollars has been donated to education initiatives. More recently, Toad Suck Daze supports pre-K education …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze

By Guest Author | May 3, 2017

Publisher’s note: Article by Ashley Lyon and originally published at http://www.ashleylyonrealtor.com. If you’re new to Conway or haven’t experienced Toad Suck Daze before, you are in for a treat! It’s the epitome of a small town festive full of music entertainment, food, shopping, carnival rides, and yes TOADS! While the grown ladies in green wigs can catch you off guard, there’s so much to do and experience during this special weekend. You can catch and bring your toad to the toad races in the Toad Dome, and my kid’s favorite part is the toad hunting leading up to race day! …

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Spring Cleaning for Conway residents this weekend

By Guest Author | April 20, 2017

April 21st and 22nd is the annual Conway Spring Clean up, brought to you by the City of Conway Sanitation Department. The days are getting warmer and longer, and if you’re anything like me spring cleaning fever has hit!  For me, as a mom, this means purging toys and too small clothes as well as cleaning up the yard and around the house.  For you, it could even include taking advantage of some sales and making appliance and furniture updates!  If you have large items you are needing to trash or electronics that you no longer need, you are in …

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1 Million Cups Conway

Conductor launches 1 Million Cups

By News | April 3, 2017

Conway’s entrepreneur organization, Conductor, launched another program this past week with the addition of 1 Million Cups. 1 Million Cups is a global program sponsored by the Kaufman Foundation. The event features networking and a short presentation by a local entrepreneur. The first 1 Million Cups in Conway was held at the brand new facility known as The Cave in Donaghey Building on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The first presenter was What is My Mutt App created by Little Rock entrepreneur and veterinarian Dr. Lauren Schluterman. Several members of the business community, as well as students …

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Entrepreneur Kid launches Kickstarter

By News | March 31, 2017

Conway designer Li Zeng has teamed up with entrepreneur and journalist Erica Swallow to create a book series highlighting problem-solving skills of kids. Zeng and Swallow recently launched their Kickstarter Campaign for Entrepreneur Kid. The two professionals have been working for several months including trips to meet each of their four kid entrepreneurs. Written by technology journalist and entrepreneur Erica Swallow and illustrated by graphic designer Li Zeng, the series is a wonderful tool for introducing children to the concepts of entrepreneurship, perseverance, creative thinking, and philanthropy. Entrepreneur Kid. The entrepreneurs in the book series include: Sebastian Martinez, founder and …

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French Press

How to Compose a French Press

By Guest Author | March 31, 2017

Originally published: at Round Mountain Coffee When it comes to brewing coffee at home, most are familiar with the traditional french press brew method. The real question I want to pose to you is how much do you truly know about this family favorite? Starting from origin to process to final product, this post serves to inspire you to give the French press a try in your own home! Brief History The French press was originally patented by two Italians, Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta in 1929. Shortly after in 1958, a Swiss man by the name of Faliero Bondanini …

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Arkansas Asset Builders

Event: Fundraiser Arkansas Asset Builders

By News | March 6, 2017

The Arkansas Asset Builders will hold a fundraiser on March 8th at Blaze Pizza in Conway. The cool thing is all you have to do is go enjoy dinner and AAB will earn up to 20% to go to the organization. The event will be from 5-8 pm. Details: Come get dinner at Blaza Pizza (Conway), learn more about Arkansas Asset Builders, and help us earn 20% of the night’s profits! We currently provide free tax preparation services for households in the Faulkner County community earning less than $54,000. Hear more about our mission and goals for developing strong financial …

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Arkansas Asset Builders

Arkansas Asset Builders – Featured Nonprofit

By Todd E Jones | March 6, 2017

The Arkansas Asset Builders is a new non-profit organization provides financial literacy programs and free tax preparation services for many of Conway’s residents. The founder, Joyia Chadwick Yorgey, explained, “The mission of Arkansas Asset Builders is to empower hard-working Arkansans with limited income to flourish as individuals, families, and communities through free tax preparation services and financial literacy programs.” The founder, Joyia Chadwick Yorgey, began the process of creating the non-profit last year. Yorgey said that she was looking for a volunteer tax preparation service to work with when her family moved to Conway. Taking Root After she was unable to find …

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