Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Feb. 8

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News Briefs

An ordinance to allow strings of red holiday lights to remain on an elm tree on the downtown square was left on the second reading in order to allow the A&P Commission to clarify their request.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The owners of Bliss Cupcake Cafe are opening a second location in Fayetteville next to Slim Chickens on Joyce Boulevard.

A local group is planning a series of “cash mobs,” or organized en masse shopping events where large groups converge on a business, and are asked to spend $20 each on the same day at a pre-selected local place to help stimulate business.

We posted a brief overview of action taken at last night’s City Council meeting including links to PDF documents for each item.

Brian Crowne, who books concerts at George’s and the Arkansas Music Pavilion, asked us to ask you what bands you’d like to see perform in Fayetteville this year. So, let’s hear it, folks.

Speaking of music, it was recently announced that the YMSB’s Harvest Music Festival will be back on Mulberry Mountain this year from Oct. 11-13.

Wednesday Events

Yonder Mountain String Band
Photo: Dorothy St. Clair

The full list:

Legacy Blues Lounge: Barrett Baber
Greenhouse Grille: Chooch
JJ’s Grill: Cable Hogue
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam
Walton Arts Center: Bring It On: The Musical
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Urban Achievers Wii Bowling
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes
Fix Ultralounge: Brent Tactic
George’s Majestic Lounge: Yonder Mountain String Band

Wednesday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-15, 2012 Tree MaintenanceCity Hall, Room 326
3:00 p.m.Mayor Press ConferenceCity Hall, Room 219
4:00 p.m.Urban Forestry Advisory Board *City Hall, Room 111

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Betsy Bevis, Chad Cearley, Jarred Rogers, Laurie Haj, Mary Lynn Veden, Silvana Pagliuca, and Tiff Wimberly.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Composer-conductor John Williams is 80, journalist Ted Koppel is 72, actor Nick Nolte is 71, comedian Robert Klein is 70, actress Mary Steenburgen is 59, author John Grisham is 57, singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 51, actor Seth Green is 38, and actress Karle Warren is 20.