Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Aug. 1

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News Briefs

East Center Street, which serves as the entryway to the downtown square, will soon receive a makeover which includes new sidewalks, street lights and street trees.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Street Committee members agreed Tuesday to seek more public input and to make sure building owners were aware of the proposed changes to the sidewalks on Center Street before moving forward.

There’s a new food trailer called Hawaiian Brian’s at the Yacht Club on College, a mobile vendor park located at Trenton Street and College Avenue in Fayetteville.

We’ve got two pair of tickets to give away to the 9 p.m. performance of “Second City for President” on Aug. 18 at Walton Arts Center. Enter to win!

Business and community leaders in Northwest Arkansas yesterday launched a marketing campaign aimed at attracting new businesses and professionals to the region.

This week’s featured pets include Mr. Sweets, a 2-year-old Coonhound/Shar-Pei and Sassafrassa, a shy, sweet kitty. Both are available for adoption at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter

Wednesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Trout Fishing in America
Greenhouse Grille: Chooch
JJ’s Grill: Mo Brothers
Legacy Blues Lounge: Tim Paul
Jose’s: Karaoke
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Justin Leflar
Herman’s Ribhouse: Bob Wist
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tavern Trivia
Rogue: Through Arteries / Fire from the Gods / The Hollowed

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.CDBG Grant WorkshopCity Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-62, Studio Camera Systems Re-BidCity Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Arts Council *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: Michael Horton, Rhonda Adams, Drew Matthews, Julian Rita, Jacey Dalton, R.S. Peterson, Richard Hartrick, Julia Phelps, Scott Parker, Robin Grider, Susan Norton, Miranda Pierce, Kirque Rivehn, Danny Yates and Danette Emmerson.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is 81, blues musician Robert Cray is 59, singer Joe Elliott of Def Leppard is 53, rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy is 52, rapper Coolio is 49, singer Adam Duritz of Counting Crows is 48 and actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 39.