Opening this Thursday!!!
A sneak peek of SHE LOVES ME!
See Taylor Quick & this amazing cast!
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Operating as usual
Opening this Thursday!!!
A sneak peek of SHE LOVES ME!
See Taylor Quick & this amazing cast!
When December is too full for a staff dinner, you find time for Christmas breakfast across the street at The Parsonage! Breakfast, gifts, games - the Occasions crew enjoyed celebrating Christmas today!
In her December column, Lisa Tedder gives advice on how to handle a medical emergency should the unthinkable happen to you or your loved ones during the holiday season. Read more in The Cardiologist's wife here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
“She Loves Me” is an award-winning musical comedy featuring a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and a book by Joe Masteroff. The Link Theatre Company’s production will take place Dec. 15-18 at the Simpson Theatre located in the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Evening performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday begin at 7:30 with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. Get more details on this heartwarming story for the holiday season in our Arts and Culture feature: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
Happy birthday to one of our own chaos coordinators - Occasions business manager Donna Fincher! We know you’d rather be on a cruise somewhere but looks like you will have to settle for us today! Happy birthday!!! Thanks for all you do for us!
“For many of the kids we deliver a bed to, it’s the first bed they have ever had,” Daniel Massey said. “They are just so happy to receive their first bed oftentimes, and it’s something that we take for granted. … I’m very proud we get to do this here in Jonesboro – that it’s my own community we’re helping.”
For more information about Sleep in Heavenly Peace, check out this month's cover feature by Audrey Hanes, featuring photography by Melissa Donner. https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
Living the Sweet Life 🍭🍬🍫 U.S. Navy veterans Allisa Carroll and Tony Hendrickson have brought the big city candy store experience to Jonesboro. Small but mighty, Carroll’s Candies offers a wide variety of more than 600 unique candies—and that number doesn’t even include its homemade fudge offerings. Read more about this couple and their love for bringing the sweeter things in life to Jonesboro in our Local Flavor feature with story and photos by Allison Johnson. https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
As the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation celebrates 20 years of its largest annual fundraiser, Duck Classic, the event returns bigger and better than ever to raise money for the nonprofit’s six programs that impact the health care and lives of those in the Jonesboro community every day. Read more in our Dedicated feature by Audrey Hanes and look through the photos of Duck Classics past here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
There’s still time to make it to JoyFest! Vendors, attractions, music and more! Sarah and Craig Rickert and family had the honor of lighting the tree this year in honor of Sarah’s efforts to make JoyFest a reality in Downtown Jonesboro.
It’s been a busy week for the Occasions staff! We got everything sent to press, decorated the office and decorated a tree for the Trail of Trees at Winter Wonderland. Come join us during JoyFest tomorrow!
This time of year is always magical in Downtown Jonesboro! Check out our Arts & Culture feature on all the holiday happenings in Downtown Jonesboro. There's so much to do, starting with the Christmas Parade tonight and Joy Fest tomorrow! https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Jonesboro! Check out our December calendar to stay aware of all the entertaining events and holiday happenings! Full issue here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/
Presenting the December issue of Jonesboro Occasions! This month’s cover features Daniel Massey, a Jonesboro native and local chapter president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace - AR, Jonesboro, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure that every child in Jonesboro has a bed. For approximately $250, SHP can provide a bed to a child who is currently sleeping on a couch or on the floor in the community. To find out more about the Jonesboro chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and how you can help provide beds for those in need, read Audrey Hanes’ cover story inside this issue: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/oifj/ photography by Melissa Donner Photography
From NEA Kids & Family Directory advertiser AR Better Beginnings: Raise a reader, right from the first. Visit our online Family Resource Library to find out how: https://arbetterbeginnings.com/parents-families/family-resource-library/literacy
In a holiday shopping mood? Discover a few gift options for friends and family as Lisa Tedder shares her annual healthy gift giving guide in her The Cardiologist's Wife column this month! Let us know if there are any health-conscious gifts on your wish list! https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/
May your Thanksgiving be filled with blessings, love and joy. We are grateful for you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a great time with friends and family last night during sponsor night at Christmas at the Park! Adam Sartin and his crew have worked hard to add experiences this year such as falling snow, smokeless fire pits for s’mores, a game area and Santa’s Workshop (a gift store)! Go check it out! Christmas at the Park is officially open!
The Foundation of Arts' kicked off the holiday season Friday night with its presentation of "The Nutcracker" at The Forum Theater. The show continues through Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tickets are available online or at The FOA Box Office. Ella Dacus plays the role of Clara, with Gavin Frangenberg as The Nutcracker Prince.
Thank you to each and every veteran for your service. We also want to recognize one of our own who served, Occasions’s Advertising Director Rodney Poff (USAF). Happy Veteran’s Day!
Today we honor all who have served. Thank you, veterans!
Because we want everyone who visits Downtown Jonesboro to experience the joy of Christmas!
Today's the day! Souper Sunday is happening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center. Participating restaurants include Honey Baked Ham, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Truck Patch, Red Lobster, Recovery Room Coffee & Bistro, 501 Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, The Edge Coffee Shop, TaMolly’s of Jonesboro, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Schlotzsky’s, Colton’s Steak House & Grill, The Parsonage, Native Brew Works, Texas Roadhouse, Embassy Suites, Houlihan’s and Skinny J’s of Jonesboro.
Souper Sunday, which will be held Nov. 6 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center, will offer up homemade soup from 18 local restaurants. Attendees will vote for their favorite soup; the winning business will go home with the ladle trophy, an honor currently held by Native Brew Works. Homemade desserts will be served, and there will be a large silent auction, as well.
Board member Julie Matthews, shown here with Habitat Executive Director Micheal Sullivan, is chairing the 12th annual Souper Sunday had this to say about the importance of the work that Habitat does.
“I believe it is very important for the community to work together to change the lives of its residents. If we can change the life of a family by providing shelter and stability, it will change the path for that one family for generations.”
Read more in our November cover feature by Audrey Poff, featuring photography by Melissa Donner. https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/ And make plans to attend Souper Sunday!
Limited tickets available! Don’t miss The Link Theatre Company’s upcoming production featuring Broadway, A-State and local talent!
A trip to Aspen, last December set the wheels in motion for Jack Turner’s latest artistic endeavor, 24k Hat Company. “That’s the thrill for me is seeing that I made that and now this person is wearing it, or they’re putting it up on their wall and it’s like a picture to them. It’s a piece of art.” Read more in our Signature Style feature by Audrey Poff, featuring photography by James Bickham Visuals . https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/
Looking for an afternoon pick me up? We've got just the thing! How about checking out our latest Local Flavor feature on local favorite Southern Confections and their new venture IV Kings Coffee? All the delicious details are inside our November issue online here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/ (story by Audrey Hanes, photography by Allison Johnson)
Looking for something to do this month? Check out our November calendar inside our latest issue! https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/
Soup's On! Presenting the November issue of Jonesboro Occasions. This month’s cover features Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro's Souper Sunday. The in-person return of the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser, promises a delightfully delicious way to support affordable housing for local families. For details on the upcoming event and other ways to support Habitat for Humanity, read Audrey Hanes’ cover story online here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/jiih/ or pick up a copy around town! (pictured on the cover: Micheal Sullivan, Julie Matthews, Laura Shelton and David Hunter, shot on location at The Parsonage, featuring soups by Chef John Myers)
photography by Melissa Donner Photography
*sponsored post* From NEA Kids & Family Directory advertiser AR Better Beginnings: Build It. Bake It. Book It. Check out the family resource library for ways to make learning math skills more fun for you and your child! https://arbetterbeginnings.com/parents-families/family-resource-library/math/three-paths-to-math
Don’t miss the next Artefacts Estate Sale beginning tomorrow! Follow Artefacts Estate Sales on Facebook for more info!
Photos from Red Wolves Foundation's post
We’ve all had the occasional stomach flu or eaten something that just didn’t agree with us. These unpleasant situations usually resolve in 24 hours or less, perhaps with the aid of an over-the-counter medication. But what if the symptoms persist or become worse? How do you know when to go to the doctor? Read more in Lisa Tedder's The Cardiologist's Wife column in our October issue, online here https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ or in print all around town.
When José and Samantha Meza decided to open a new Mexican restaurant at The Shoppes at Hilltop, they knew they wanted to offer something different that would set them apart from other Mexican restaurants in the city. Read more about the creative flavors behind Casa Blanca Mexican Grill in our latest Local Flavor feature in our October issue, online here https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ or in print all around town!
As Jonesboro’s El Centro Hispano celebrates 25 years since opening its doors to the area’s Hispanic population, the nonprofit organization is also gearing up for its annual Día de los Mu***os Celebration, which is moving to a new location for 2022. Read more in our Dedicated feature in our October issue, online here https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ or in print all around town!
With the arrival of fall fashions, getting dressed is fun again. Occasions Art Director Brittney Osborn has compiled a list of the top 10 trends for fall and shows you how to wear the season’s hottest trends in our latest issue, online here https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ or in print all around town!
Save the date for this annual family-friendly event happening Oct. 26 in Downtown Jonesboro!
Aren't you glad you live in a world where there are Octobers? Check out what's happening right here in Jonesboro in the Occasions Datebook! There's so much to see and do! Read the full October issue here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ or find a copy around town!
Presenting the October issue of Occasions! This month's cover features Alicia Balado, wife of Arkansas State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Balado and founder of A-State’s annual Boots and Ballers event. Read more in Audrey Hanes’ cover story to find out what’s in store for the fifth annual Boots and Ballers set for Oct. 20 at First National Bank Arena and learn more about how this event benefits the A-State basketball program. Find this story and more in our full October issue online here: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpkb/yera/ (photography by Melissa Donner Photography)
From NEA Kids' Directory advertiser AR Better Beginnings: Visit our online Family Resource Library to discover states of matter and all manner of ooey, gooey science learning activities! https://arbetterbeginnings.com/parents-families/family-resource-library/science/states-of-matter
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The Gin Blossoms wrap up entertainment for the Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest Saturday night with an encore performance of Johnny Cash’s Folsom prison Blues. Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest #downtownjonesboro #jonesborooccasions #thecitymag
The main stage is going up! The Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest starts tomorrow! Find the schedule @ Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Fest and join us downtown Friday and Saturday!
Occasions is at the disco! Red Dress Gala is in progress and we are enjoying A Night at Studio 54 presented by Community Health Education Foundation.
Everyday Life entertains the crowd during Jonesboro-University Rotary Club’s Pot O’ Gold 2022 tonight at The Gardens at Harmony.
(Update: Sills scored 33 points during the scrimmage but left the game with an injury in the second half.) Junior Desi Sills of Jonesboro scores on a steal during the A-State Scarlet and Black Scrimmage tonight at First National Bank Arena.
Thanks for inviting Occasions to the 4th Annual Boots & Ballers last night. It was definitely full of energy and fun! Here’s a look at the dance off between the basketball coaches. Coach Mike Scutaro got the win after being tricked into competing against himself. Great job coordinating this event by Alicia Balado and her team!!! #WolvesUp #bootsandballers #thecitymag
Janette Robinson performs Saturday evening during Ragtime to Riches, a fundraiser benefiting Delta Symphony Orchestra.
A new era began for A-State football tonight as Butch Jones took the field as the Red Wolves’ new head football coach. A-State beat UCA in its season opener at Centennial Bank Stadium.
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