Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Aug. 14

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News Briefs

A crew works to replace a section of sidewalk on Mountain Street between College Avenue and the downtown Fayetteville square.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

A renovation project that will add new sidewalks with brick borders, trees and streetlights to three streets is underway in downtown Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission on Monday chose Ching Mong, owner of Formosa Chinese Restaurant, to replace outgoing commissioner Brandon Karn.

Speaking of the A&P Commission, the group’s decision to contribute $1 million toward construction of a performance hall on the University of Arkansas campus is on hold while commissioners await a written opinion from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

We posted a brief interview with Gregory Alan Isakov, who is set to perform twice during the 2012 Fayetteville Roots Festival.

The first ever Evelyn cHills Fest is set for this weekend at Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. That and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsors post.

Tuesday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Art Bentley
Jose’s: Earl and Them
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: The Jon Dooly Experience
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
George’s Majestic Lounge: Evans Blue
Rogue: Twisted Tuesdays DJ night

Tuesday Public Meetings

4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Water and Sewer Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Carole Haws, John Elliott, Barbara Springer, Sharon McBeth, Kyle Reidy, Joëlle Storet, Charis Lykins, Rebecca Buchanan, Kelly Beaton, Kaycie Beard, Mallory Zaffaroni, Lori West, Christine Eckert, Penny Hamilton-Dameron and Yevette Robinson.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Singer David Crosby is 71, actor-comedian Steve Martin is 67, actress Susan Olsen is 51, actress Halle Berry is 46, actress Catherine Bell is 44, actress Mila Kunis is 29 and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is 25.