Daily Flyer: Thursday, July 12

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News Briefs

A worker operates an excavator Thursday morning to repair a streamside slope that collapsed last year along Frisco Trail.

Photo: Todd Gill

Repairs to a heavily damaged section of Frisco Trail are underway just south of the Center Street trail crossing. Heavy flooding caused a large portion of the streamside slope leading up to the trail to be washed away last April which led to large pieces of the path’s asphalt to tear apart and fall into the creek.

Fayetteville Public Library staff and supporters have been working for five years to raise $1.8 million to qualify for a 3:1 match challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. That goal was met yesterday.

Construction of a new bar is underway inside the former Flying Possum Leather location on Dickson Street.

Get out your fairy wings, magic wands and lightning-bug-catching shoes. It’s time for the Firefly Fling at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The family-oriented festival is set for Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Sean Fitzgibbon – artist reception
Gulley Park: Joe Giles
Rogue: Steve Dimmitt
JJ’s Grill: Tightrope
Foghorn’s on College: Jamie Wolf
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones and Leah
Powerhouse Seafood: Charliehorse
Dickson Street Pub: NWA Singer Songwriter showcase
Jose’s: Uncrowned Kings
George’s Majestic Lounge: SxREX
The Lightbulb Club: Solo Cup & Hip Hop Night
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Don’t Stop Please
UARK Bowl: Stand Up Open Mic
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Polk

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Inclusion GroupCity Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Environmental Action Committee *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Creative Economy GroupNew Design School

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Barry Fowler, Shauna Castorena, Liz Esch, Ryan Hughes, Dawn Yates, Jackson Gibson, Chelsey Rose, Robert Warren and Martin Jones.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 75, singer Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) is 69, fitness guru Richard Simmons is 64, gospel singer Sandi Patty is 56, rapper Magoo is 39, actor Topher Grace is 34, actor Erik Per Sullivan is 21.