Daily Flyer: Wednesday, July 4

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News Briefs

Flags line the downtown Fayetteville square Wednesday in honor of Independence Day.

Photo: Todd Gill

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

The City Council last night approved a resolution allowing for the use of fireworks on Labor Day (Sept. 3) in light of the current citywide burn ban. FYI, tomorrow (July 5) is your last chance to purchase fireworks for the season.

Here’s a recap of the other actions taken at last night’s council meeting. In short, Bobby Ferrell is now on the A&P Commission, fireworks use was approved for Labor Day, Shave the Planet can stay at least through August, and Fayetteville will form a ‘town and gown’ council advisory committee.

In case you were wondering, commercial and residential trash, recycling and yard waste collection will not be affected by the holiday and will run on normal schedules all week.

Several area museums, including Crystal Bridges in Bentonville and the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville, are offering free summer admission to military families as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

Wednesday Events

JJ’s Grill: Austin Miller
Stone Pony: July 4 Core Festival
NWA Mall: Freedom Fireworks
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ’s American Funk

Wednesday Public Meetings

 City Holiday 

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Janet Lancaster, Dara Sanders, Darcy Jackson, Dianna Blaylock, Sue Campbell, Karen Idlet, Desiree Putman, Mark Martinez, Kelly DuAcre, Erin Box, Melissa John, Philip Kealy and Vanessa Logan.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Advice columnist Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby) is 94, singer-songwriter Bill Withers is 74, talk-show host Geraldo Rivera is 69, actress Becki Newton is 34 and reality TV star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (Jersey Shore) is 30.