Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Aug. 23

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Arkansas Helicopters owner Camron McAhern hoped to offer weekend helicopter rides from Mae Farm on College Avenue, but the Fayetteville Planning Commission denied his request last night.

Local Notes

The Fayetteville Planning Commission last night voted to deny a conditional-use permit to Arkansas Helicopters that would have allowed weekend helicopter flights from Mae Farm on College Avenue near Lake Fayetteville. Nearby residents said the noise would be too much to handle on a regular basis. (NWAOnline)

Eureka Pizza on N. Leverett Ave. in Fayetteville is adding a drive-thru window to the location. It’ll be the fourth for the pizza chain. (Arkansas Business)

The Razorback football team is ranked 15th in the Associated Press preseason poll, the highest since being ranked 14th in 1990. (NWAHomepage)

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Allen Brumett, Amber Tallmadge, Andre Rowland, Carrie Clark, Brook Thomas, Ezra Idlet, Marie Campbell, Patricia Mikkelson, Teressa Ezell, Tony McCleland, Juaneva Forbush, and Taylor Wood.
Others: Actress Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeanie) is 77, singer Rick Springfield is 62, singer Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) is 33, and NBA player Kobe Bryant is 33.
Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Tuesday To-do

T2’s Boeing-Boeing

We’re looking at another early week short list today, but that all ends tomorrow.

According to our calendar, school is back in session.

Between back-to-school events on the UA campus, a ton of shows on Dickson Street and the second annual Fayetteville Roots Festival, the next few days are set to be packed with things to do.

Tonight, there’s a artists’ forum at the Fayetteville Public Library for TheatreSquared’s upcoming Boeing-Boeing production, a comedy open mic at West End and a handful of singer/songwriters to listen to while you eat.

The list

Fayetteville Public Library: T2 Artists’ Forum: Boeing-Boeing
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Teddy Sablon
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
West End: Comedy Open Mic night

Public Meetings

No meetings listed