Weekly roundup: Smoking ban, Old Main lawn, Wakarusa and more

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville and on the Flyer from June 1-12, 2011.

News & Views

UA plans to build a service road through Old Main’s lawn
An extensive renovation and expansion project planned for Ozark and Vol Walker Halls on the University of Arkansas campus this summer will result in the need for a temporary road through Old Main lawn.

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market competes in nationwide contest
Get your voting fingers ready, Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is a competing in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest, and needs our help to win.

Wilson Park Pool now open
Of all the public pools in Fayetteville (there is only one), none is more popular than the Wilson Park Pool (obviously), and Fayetteville’s favorite (and only) public pool is opening up for the summer season this Friday.

Single-space parking meters back on Block Avenue
The new, multi-space parking meters that were recently installed along Block Avenue had a much shorter life span than anyone could’ve estimated. That’s right, they’re already gone.

In case you missed it: June 6 Town Hall Meeting
More than 50 people turned out to hear reports from the mayor and city staff on ongoing and upcoming projects, and to voice their concerns on various issues concerning the city.

Proposed smoking ban for all Fayetteville bars fails to pass City Council
An amendment to an ordinance that would have banned smoking in all Fayetteville bars failed to receive enough votes to pass the City Council Tuesday night.

Smoking ban 2011: How it went down
After four and a half hours of public comment, city council members were finally able to weigh in and vote on a proposed smoking ban for all Fayetteville bars. Here’s a brief recap of their final comments.

UA Chancellor offers alternate route for Old Main service road
Chancellor G. David Gearhart has proposed an alternative route to the controversial service road through Old Main lawn on the University of Arkansas campus.

Fayetteville Public Meetings: June 13-17
Public meetings for the week of Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2011.

» Next Town Hall Meeting: June 6 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church
» City council expected to vote on smoking ban Tuesday

Arts & Events

Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Music Festival announces 2011 lineup
The lineup for the Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Music Festival came out today, and guess who’s on the list? Or don’t guess. The information is right here.

Osage Creek won’t open in time for July 3 Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown show
Osage Creek officials announced Tuesday that the show has been cancelled due to weather-related construction delays, and that they’ll be issuing a full refund to those who have already purchased tickets

Coming here: Lucero, Cody Canada & The Departed Sept. 16 at the AMP
If you thought the folks at the Arkansas Music Pavilion were finished announcing artists for the 2011 season, you were wrong, buddy.

» All’s quiet on the Wakarusa front…for now (photos)
» Wakarusa 2011 schedule: Thursday, June 2
» Special closing reception planned for Garden As Muse exhibit
» Wakarusa 2011, Day 1 – June 2 (photos)
» Wakarusa 2011 schedule: Friday, June 3
» Vinyl record sale set for June 3-5 at All My Treasures
» Wakarusa 2011 schedule: Saturday, June 4
» Wakarusa 2011 photos: My Morning Jacket
» Wakarusa 2011 schedule: Sunday, June 5
» Wakarusa 2011 photos: Lucero, Sharon Jones, Ryan Bingham
» Concert to benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund set for June 10 at George’s
» Botanical Garden to host Moonflowers and Mojitos June 9
» Lightbulb Club and Sound Warehouse to host penny record auction
» Bikes, Babes & Bling 2011 set for June 10, 11

Columns & Features

Flyer Guide: First Thursday – June 2011
First Thursday Fayetteville makes its third official appearance of 2011 on June 2. Here’s what we know is happening at tonight’s event.

Flyer Profile: Swimming
We got in touch with the guys from Swimming recently, and they were nice enough to answer some questions for us.

Music Briefs: Seapony, Hazmat Modine, Alina Simone, Corea, Clarke & White
Music Briefs are provided by DJs from KXUA 88.3 FM, a student-run radio station broadcasting out of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Colorado Posole
I have to stress here that while the base of posole is nothing to shake a stick at, the real magic of the dish lies within the garnishes. Get creative, make it your own, and imagine the snowy San Juan Mountains while you’re enjoying your bowl.

Weekly deals & more: June 6-12
Are you bored? Hungry? Thirsty? Naked? This week’s deals should be able to solve most of those problems.

Music Briefs: Battles, Junior Boys, Bryan Carter, Hail Mary Mallon
Music Briefs are provided by DJs from KXUA 88.3 FM, a student-run radio station broadcasting out of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Things to Do
When served alongside some pillowy pita or crunchy veggies, this hummus reigns supreme in the kingdom of snacks. It even beats guacamole. Yeah, you heard me.


» Lost & Found: Lost Dog: Help us find Jet
» Garage Sale: June 4 – 2925 Old Missouri Road
» Garage Sale: June 10 – 3141 Cherokee Dr.
» Garage Sale: June 11 – 1663 N. Saddlehorn Dr.
» Garage Sale: June 11 – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
» Flyer Foodie’s garage sale: June 11 – 601 N. Walnut Ave.