Daily Flyer: Monday, Jan. 30

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

The Tontitown Fire Department will demolish the building once home to Mary Maestri’s restaurant in a controlled burn training exercise this Saturday. A 30,000-square-foot shopping center called Casalini Court is set to take its place.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

It’s Restaurant Week in Fayetteville. Organized by the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, the program is intended to help out local restaurants during a slow time period, get people to visit some of their favorite eateries, and maybe entice folks to try out a new place or two.

Thanks to the recent opening of Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville was added to yet another list of must-visit destinations in 2012, this time from the Los Angeles Times.

We still have several months of winter weather ahead of us so let’s keep things warm and cozy with plenty of soup, shall we? Check out the final recipe of our Soup Series: Chunky Tomato & Fennel.

Arkansas basketball fans who just can’t wait until 8 p.m. on Feb. 11 to watch the ESPNU premier will get a chance to see the film a few hours early.

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Bill Storment, Zach Holland, Kari Spears, Tricia Kuri, Dane Pingree, Ben Peterson, Jordan Stewart, Julia Kennefick, Keith Wells, and Ashley Merritt-Stanley.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Gene Hackman is 82, country singer Norma Jean is 74, musician Phil Collins is 61, comedian Brett Butler is 54, singer Jody Watley is 53, actor Christian Bale is 38, actor Andy Milonakis is 36, actor Wilmer Valderrama is 32, musician Kid Cudi is 28, and singer Thia Megia is 17.

Monday Events

Anyone interested in learning about beekeeping is encouraged to attend a series of beginner classes hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association.

The first class is tonight (Jan. 30) and the others are set for Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. All classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pauline Whitaker Equine Center across from Agri Park in Fayetteville.

The list:

Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center: Beginner beekeeping class #1
JJ’s Grill: Keith Nicholson
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
UA Old Main / Giffels Auditorium: Geshe Dakpa Topgyal visit
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Mojo’s Monday night Jam
Rogue: Cowards / Antarctichrist / Internecine

Monday Public Meetings

7:00 p.m.Ward 4 Meeting *City Hall, Room 111

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel