Daily Flyer: Thursday, July 26

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News Briefs

One of the highlights of the newly completed Meadow Valley Trail is a 270-foot tunnel under Garland Avenue that stretches from Agri Park to the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena near the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Construction is finally complete on Meadow Valley Trail, one of the most highly anticipated trail connections in Fayetteville. The new path runs west from Scull Creek Trail to Porter Road near the Interstate 540 interchange, providing a link between the backbone of the city’s trail system and the neighborhoods to the west of I-540.

William Chesser, a Fayetteville planning commissioner and high school teacher, is the fifth person to publicly announce plans to replace departing City Council member Sarah Lewis, entering the race for Ward 4 in the Nov. 6 election.

A group of local musicians have teamed up for a one-night-only Kiss tribute concert set for Saturday, July 28 at the Lightbulb Club on Block Avenue.

Please help us welcome CMI Construction as the newest Flyer Sponsor. CMI specializes in projects of all sizes and has completed hundreds of successful remodeling, restoration, commercial, and residential construction projects all over Northwest Arkansas.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Austin Miller
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Foghorn’s on College: Jones ‘n Leah
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Jose’s: Lil Hoojin
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage
Gulley Park: Matt the Electrician
St. Paul’s Episcopal: Clean Energy Town Hall
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
The Lightbulb Club: Solo Cup & Old School Hip Hop w/ DJ Clunk
Dickson Street Pub: NWA Singer Songwriters
Kingfish: Starroy
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Mixx Tenn
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic comedy
Fix Ultralounge: FIX Thursdays w/ Rasmey

Thursday Public Meetings

3:00 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda)Adams Leadership Center
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Sandy Kizer, Chelsea Ware, Frederick Peace, Nikkiah Silvey, Conor Christian and Don McSpadden.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Singer Mick Jagger is 69, actress Helen Mirren is 67, drummer Roger Taylor (Queen) is 63, actor Kevin Spacey is 53, actress Sandra Bullock is 48, singer Jim Lindberg (Pennywise) is 47, actor Jeremy Piven is 47 and actress Kate Beckinsale is 39.