It may be cold outside, but that isn't stopping the Little Italy Incorporation Task Force canvassers from gathering needed signatures on the petition this Fall and Winter, a necessary step in the bid to become an official state recognized town.   Support of at least 200 voters living within the proposed boundary is needed before presenting t...

The Little Italy Incorporation Task Force yesterday delivered its petition for Little Italy to become an official town in Arkansas to the Pulaski County Courthouse with 235 residents signing in favor of the efforts. Under Arkansas law, a minimum of 200 qualified voters' signatures was required before the petition could be submitted.   "The L...

Chris Dorer, local resident and historian of Little Italy, was approached by the publishers of Arcadia Publishing to do a pictorial book on the community of Little Italy's early days, pre-1970. From the Arcadia website: "The Images of America series chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each title features mor...

By Jan Cottingham On an uncommonly pleasant August afternoon, two workers labored to perfect the stain on a handsome wood bar facing the entrance of Bruno's Little Italy, while others painted a few yards away.   Gio Bruno excitedly noted that a metal railing separating the restaurant from the pavement on Main Street had been erected in the...

Two Catholics are at the forefront of getting the community of Little Italy to become an incorporated town. Kristy Eanes and Chris Dorer are concerned with the historical preservation of the town and urban sprawl in western Pulaski County and wanted a way to protect Little Italy, which will mark its 100th anniversary in 2015. "Little Italy ha...

On Tuesday evening, July 8th, 2014, the Pulaski County Quorum Court unanimously agreed 14-0 to send a proposed Lake Maumelle Watershed Zoning code amendment forward out of committee to the full Quorum Court for consideration.   This proposed amendment will be read 3 times starting at their July meeting and then will be sent to the Pulaski Co...

The Pulaski County clerk's office has certified a petition from the roughly 380-person community of Little Italy asking to become a town.   Organizers of the effort said Friday that the necessary signatures from qualified voters have been approved. The community 35 miles from downtown Little Rock will plan for a public hearing and, if no cha...

Several lectures are planned in conjunction with the UALR Department of Art's fall exhibit, "Piranesi and Perspectives of Rome," which recently opened and features etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an 18th-century Italian architectural designer and artist.   The exhibit, supported by exhibit sponsor, The Cromwell Firm, is located in Ga...

September 11, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 29300 Hwy 300, Little Italy, AR - 501-330-2182 - cost: $12 per person Join us at An Enchanting Evening (Little Italy's first licensed small farm winery manufacturer in over 70 years) for reminiscing with the area's descendants and local residents, light hors d'oeuvres, and an unveiling and book si...

The first signatures of the incorporation petition were gathered last week after hosting 3 back-to-back town halls in the proposed Little Italy boundary at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Martindale Church, and Soul's Anchor Church and is a good, solid start to this historic petitioning process.   Forty-seven voters living in the area...