Daily Flyer: Thursday, March 29

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News Briefs

Garland Avenue between Ernie Jacks Boulevard and Morrill Avenue

Staff photo

The city’s transportation division is constructing a portion of concrete curb and gutter along the east side of Garland Avenue between Ernie Jacks Boulevard and Morrill Avenue today. The work is part of the Meadow Valley Trail project. Construction should be complete by the end of the day, but will require a partial closure of the northbound lane of Garland Avenu. Flaggers will direct traffic around the work zone.

How many beers do you think you can sample in three hours? If you’re not sure, you can find out at Fayetteville Foam Fest, set for Saturday, May 5 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Crews with the city’s transportation department are making pavement repairs which require closure of a portion of Township Street for three weeks.

Six officers with the Fayetteville Police Department who were involved in a weekend shooting, including wounded officer Blake Williamson, have been cleared in the incident, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

There’s been a lot of discussion lately regarding the accessibility of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission’s by-laws. Here they are.

Thursday Events

UA Student Union: Sarah Colonna
UA Campus: “The Store” Closing Reception
JJ’s Grill: Art Bentley
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones and Leah
Dickson Street Pub: Singer-Songwriter Showcase
GoodFolk: Ginger Leigh
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Tuba and Euphonium – Studio Recital
Walton Arts Center: Circus Oz
Jammin’ Java: Open Acoustic Jam
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jason Boland and The Stragglers / The Dirty River Boys
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
Kingfish: Ben Wardlaw
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Soda Gardocki

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-26, Fine Band ScreenCity Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Brooke Benoit, Gwen Bryant, Jason Hudson, Kristoffer Clayborn, LaDonna Noel, and Tim Hudson.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Comedian Eric Idle is 69, actor Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) is 57, singer Perry Farrell is 53, comedian Amy Sedaris is 51, model Elle Macpherson is 49, actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) is 44, and actress Megan Hilty (Smash) is 31.