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When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

When disaster strikes: Preparing for the worst

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The weather has started to get a little more interesting. It usually does as we head toward spring. THV's head meteorologist Ed Buckner shared an important reminder for Arkansans on "THV 11 News at 10:00".

Recently our neighbors In Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama have experienced devastating EF 5 tornadoes wiping out huge chunks of their cities. THV 11 urges you to have your plan in place because it could happen here as well.

FULL INTERVIEWS: http://on.kthv.com/1dzRc8d

As winter slowly turns to spring. We see more people out and about doing what they love and enjoying the weather.

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show goes beyond blooms

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show goes beyond blooms

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AFGS) – The full schedule has been announced for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features 80 vendors, a display garden competition, demonstrations, how-to sessions and silent auction.

The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is more than just the annual show in February. It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance gardening and beautification in Arkansas, promote local horticultural businesses and educate the public about gardening, landscaping and floral design.

February programs at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

February programs at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Saturday, February 1 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop
Ever noticed that all food tastes better cooked outside and over a fire? It's a longstanding tradition in the State Parks of Arkansas. Here is your chance to learn to cook tasty meals in the great outdoors and discover the secrets of successful Dutch oven cooking with Park Interpreter Maryanne (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov). Spaces are limited; advance payment and registration is required.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 per person

Sunday, February 2 - 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 3 pm- 4:30 pm

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

Spring comes early to Statehouse Convention Center with 23rd Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AFGS) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show Feb. 21-23 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show, which benefits educational scholarships to Arkansas horticulture students and beautification programs across the state, features more than 100 vendors, beautiful display gardens, demonstrations and how-to sessions.

Dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans through creating greener and cleaner surroundings, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is the premier horticultural event in the state, with nearly 12,000 visitors, 100 vendors and five beautiful display gardens.

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

Birders flock to look at visiting snowy owl

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – A single snowy owl, most unusual in Arkansas, is drawing birders to the Port of Little Rock area.

Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish commission, said, “About two weeks ago, Lenord Vaughn, an employee at LM Wind Power in Little Rock, noticed a large white bird on the supports that hold the turbine blades. He didn't know the identity of the bird or how unusual its’ presence in Arkansas was until he watched a Public Broadcasting Service special on snowy owls.”

The bird has moved around the immediate area but appears to be tolerant of visitors peering at long range through binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. It has been spotted perched on the large turbine blades at the factory near the Little Rock Port Authority and the airport.

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Sunday, December 1

  • Fall hayride and campfire

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information contact Park Interpreters Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) or Richard Spilman(richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: field by Highway 300 and Pinnacle Valley Road
Admission:$12 adults, $6 children (ages 6-12)

Wednesday, December 4

Jump Start 12th Street Community Visioning Workshop scheduled for Tuesday

Jump Start 12th Street Community Visioning Workshop scheduled for Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (City of Little Rock) – 12th Street area residents are invited to make their voices heard at the Jump Start 12th Street visioning workshop Tuesday. Residents who are invested in the outcome of this neighborhood in the next five, ten or twenty years -- should attend this Jump Start visioning workshop.

The City of Little Rock recently received a $200,000 grant from Imagine Central Arkansas Partners (ICAP) to help continue revitalization on 12th Street. In October, ICAP selected five neighborhoods to receive planning assistance to focus on implementing a vision for their communities. Each site was awarded federally funded individual consultant-led planning assistance to build specific development concept plans that include market analyses, form-based development codes, guidance on infrastructure investments, feasibility analysis and implementation process.