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THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

LYON COLLEGE

The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

LYON COLLEGE

The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Riverdale 10 Theater reopens under new owner

Riverdale 10 Theater reopens under new owner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It was a big night on Friday for the owners of the Riverdale 10 movie theater, as they opened to the public for the first time since making major renovations.

"In the future we want to add food and we're going to add the food if we get our beer and wine permit," owner Matt Smith told THV. "We are a small neighborhood theater…locally owned, locally operated, and Arkansas based."

According to alcoholic beverage control board director Michael Langley, no mainstream theater in Arkansas has ever received an alcohol permit. Regal McCain Theaters in North Little Rock applied for one last year but it was denied. "There's a lot of people going in and out of that building at McCain Mall," Smith added. "It's in McCain Mall."

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MTCC) - Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. In honor of the observance, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will host a free street festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

In addition to the outdoor festival, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, AETN and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will present a free preview screening of American Experience: Freedom Summer by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Freedom Summer tells the stirring, inspirational story of 10 weeks during the summer of 1964. The screening will take place in MTCC’s third-floor auditorium and is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Register online at http://ualr.edu/race-ethnicity/.

Parent/Child Work Day - June 14th

Parent/Child Work Day - June 14th

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are hosting a Parent/Child work day on June 14th from 2-4pm at HobbyTown USA in Little Rock, AR.

 

Recommended Items:

  • Model Kit of your choice
  • Sanding Stick/File
  • Plastic glue (Tamiya extra thin recommended)
  • Sprue cutters or finger nail clippers
  • Exacto knife
  • Masking tape

 

*For more information, please email casmodelers@gmail.com.

**For help on tools and kits, please ask a HobbyTown USA employee.

New theater and bar opening in downtown Little Rock

New theater and bar opening in downtown Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A new performance venue and piano bar called The Lobby Bar is opening in downtown Little Rock.

According to our partners at Arkansas Business, the group behind the project,The Studio Theatre, plans on sharing the space with the Community Theatre and the Precipice Theatre.

The bar holds nearly 70 people and its first production "You're a good man, Charlie Brown" opens on June 12th.

For more information, click here.

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Little Rock, Ark - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is holding its annual Model Search on May 24 & May 25 at 3 pm - 6 pm on each day at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, located 617 S. Broadway St. Little Rock, AR 72201.

Males and females of all ages and sizes are welcome! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, denim pants, no make-up, and no accessories. Ladies bring heels.

Download application at LittleRockFashionWeek.com/models and bring it to the audition.