Weekly roundup: Flood photos, a smoking ban, NAMA winners and more

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville and on the Flyer from April 25 through May 1, 2011.

News & Views

Cow Paddy Run

Recap: Gulley Park Cow Paddy Run – At over 300 registrants (an impressively small fraction skipped out), Cow Paddy greatly exceeded expectations, and in doing so raised over $6,000 for public education.

Severe flooding causes dangerous conditions in Fayetteville – We had one of the largest snows in the history of Fayetteville this year. Early this week, an historic flood took over the city.

UA Board hosts public forums on presidential search – The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas will hosted public forums last week in Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Fayetteville as part of a search for a new president of the University of Arkansas System.

City works through the night to open nearly all Fayetteville roads – Storm debris and flash flooding left several roads and bridges impassable Monday evening, but only one street remained closed Tuesday morning in Fayetteville.

Community photos and videos from the April 25 flood – Something tells us that years from now, we’ll be telling our great grandkids about the “great flood of 2011? that overtook the area on Monday, April 25.

Flood photos

City documents flood damage (photos included) – In brief presentation during the City Council agenda session on Tuesday, transportation officials shared photos taken during a survey of the Monday afternoon flood damage.

Smoking ordinance headed to council on May 3 – With the help of at least two aldermen, members of the Northwest Arkansas Tobacco-Free Coalition will soon get to officially make their case for a smoking ban in all of Fayetteville’s bars.

Drug Court documentary ‘Therapeutic Justice’ airs on PBS – A 30-minute documentary about local Judge Mary Ann Gunn’s Washington and Madison County Drug Court debuted on PBS Thursday night.

Fayetteville Public Meetings: May 2-6 – Public meetings for the week of May 2 through May 6, 2011.

Arts & Events

NAMA winners

TheatreSquared announces Arkansas New Play Fest 2011 lineup – T2 on Tuesday announced the lineup for the 2011 Arkansas New Play Fest, set for May 19-22 at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville.

Candy Lee & The Sweets farewell show set for May 1 at Greenhouse Grille – Singer/songwriter Candy Lee will be moving her songwriting talents to Jacksonville, Florida after a farewell show.

Lightbulb Club stage lineup for Block Street Block Party released – Wade Ogle and Roger Barrett have assembled a pretty impressive group of local bands for the Lightbulb Club Block Party stage, and music is set to begin at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.

2011 NAMA winners and photos – More that a million (approximately) rocker dudes and rocker chicks attended the 16th annual Northwest Arkansas Music Awards at George’s Thursday night, and several people won prizes.

Lucinda Williams May 1 concert moved to Fayetteville Town Center – Walton Arts Center officials on Wednesday announced that the Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver concert set for May 1 at The AMP has been moved to the Fayetteville Town Center.

Full schedule of Springfest events – We got our hands on the full lineup of music, performing arts, and other activities at Springfest which was Saturday, April 30.

Sponsor Deals & More

Weekly Sponsor Deals & More: April 25-May 1 – Here’s the latest from all our sponsors including deals and bits of news.


The Great Crêpe

The Great Crêpe – The key to crêpes is twofold: 1) getting your skillet to the proper temperature and keeping it there, and 2) swiftly and effectively swirling the batter around the hot skillet before it has time to set.

Weekend Mix: April 29-May 1 – This week’s mix starts with Leann Grimes’ remix/cover of The Morning Benders’ “Excuses,” titled “Old Bodies Slip When They Make Love” (lyrics from “Excuses”), followed by a Morning Benders cover of Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion.” Confused yet?


Peyton Hillis wins Madden NFL ’12 cover competition – The former Arkansas Razorback soundly defeated Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in the finals of the competition with 66 percent of the vote, and will appear on the cover of the popular EA Sports game this fall.

The NFL Draft and Ryan Mallett – Some pre-draft thoughts on the former Hog quarterback who was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.


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