Weekly roundup: Possible smoking ban, Cow Paddy Run returns, and more

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville from April 4-10, 2011.


The first-ever Bicycle Fayetteville Days, a multi-day festival celebrating bicyclists of all ages and abilities, is set to begin April 16 on the downtown square. All events are free and open to the public.

The 35th Annual Hogeye Marathon took place Sunday in Fayetteville.

Possible smoking ban

Members of the Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods last week weighed in on a proposal that would ban smoking in all of the city’s bars. If passed, the measure would affect about 30 local establishments.

City officials last week announced that the Fayetteville Animal Shelter is collecting recipes for its first ever “Doggone Perrrfect Recipes” cookbook.

Owners of the Crown Pub were unable to renew the leasing agreement at their current location on Dickson Street, which means the bar will soon be moving to an undetermined new location.

The Fayetteville Police Department began a new directed traffic enforcement program last week at select intersections on College Avenue.

The second annual WordCamp Fayetteville tech conference is scheduled for July 30 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus.

Arbor Day Foundation honors Fayetteville

The Oklahoma-based CherryBerry yogurt bar currently operates about 15 stores in the region, and plans to open two stores in Fayetteville this year.

Claudio Sanchez, education correspondent for National Public Radio, was the featured speaker at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Lemke Journalism Project on Saturday.

For the sixteenth year in a row, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation named Fayetteville as a Tree City USA community.

If you missed Saturday’s bulky waste cleanup at Root Elementary, you’ve got one more chance to get ride of large items for free this spring.

The upcoming week is packed with public meetings. Here’s the schedule. Speaking of public meetings, here’s the tentative City Council agenda and the A&P Commission agenda.

Arts & Events

Cow Paddy Run!

After about a 10-year hiatus, the Gulley Park Cow Paddy Run is being resurrected by two local guys as a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation.

Artist’s Laboratory Theatre presented two nights of Show and Tell: A Sheet Fort Experenice, on April 8 and 9 at Matt Miller Studios.

This year, NAMA is expanding into the first ever week-long rockIT festival featuring six local music showcases and an educational workshop on the music business.

First Thursday Fayetteville kicked off a new season last week. Here’s our guide.

Bacon Day 2011

Six artists will add pre and post show music on the Backwoods Stage on the festival grounds during the Zac Brown Band show on Mulberry Mountain

According to a recent post by NYTimes blogger Nate Silver, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) is the most expensive mid-size airport in the country.

Bacon Day 2011 took place Saturday afternoon at Agri Park in Fayetteville. The annual bacon potluck featured about three dozen entrees including bacon sushi, bacon popcorn, a variety of bacon desserts. This year’s creation by Bacon Day co-founder Nick Hamon was the BA-Zooka, a sausage rocket-launching bacon bazooka. Here are some photos.


University of Arkansas head men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson last week announced he has brought his entire Missouri staff to the Razorback sidelines.

Here are the week’s sports scores.


Chocolate Scones

In this week’s Flyer Foodie column, Laura Hobbs unveiled her recipe for Chocolate Scones, perfect for a mid-afternoon snack or a decadent breakfast.

Thanks to The Tale of The Tape for another great Weekend Mix.

Here were the week’s Sponsor Deals & More. A new set is released each Tuesday on the Flyer, FYI.

Flyer news

Here’s the official mention of our latest sponsor, Ozark Urgent Care, a family walk-in clinic with locations in Lowell and Bentonville.

We’ll be announced another new sponsor this week: Hjem Restaurant. Exciting!

If you frequent the Fayetteville Flyer, you might have noticed that a new Announcements section recently appeared here on the website.


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