Daily Flyer: Thursday, Aug. 23

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News Briefs

A sign at Spring Street and East Avenue directs cyclists toward Frisco Trail. The signs are one of several approved changes and upcoming additions as part of the Spring Street Bikeway.

Photos: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Wayfinding signs are being installed this week along Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville as part of the newly designated Spring Street Bikeway.

The third annual Fayetteville Roots Festival kicks off today and continues through Sunday. We put together a handy guide that includes music lineups, local food menus and a map of the festivities.

Officials with Ranger’s Pantry, the city’s pet food bank, hope to stock the shelves with a ton of pet food during the “Pounds for Paws” food drive. Literally.

The newest additions to the Fayetteville Schools Hall of Honor were announced last week during a luncheon at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Tiffany Christopher
Jose’s: Lil Hoojin
Legacy Blues Lounge: Tim Paul
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Still on the Hill
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Chris Milam Band
Powerhouse Seafood: Travis Kidd Band
Rowdy Beaver Den: Left of Center
Rogue: Staggering Odds
Foghorn’s on College: Morgan Williams Band
The Lightbulb Club: King Tuff / The Audacity / Teenagers
LIT: Waldo w/ Dj Sterling
Fix Ultralounge: FIX Thursdays w/ DJ Rick
George’s Majestic Lounge: Goose

Thursday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:00 p.m.Center Street Sidewalk Improvements ProjectCity Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda PDF)FPS, Adams Leadership Center
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Taylor Wood, Carrie Clark, Ezra Idlet, Brook Thomas, Andre Rowland, Beverly Weidner, Patricia Mikkelson, Daniel Dupwe, Teressa Ezell, Allen Brumett, Tony McCleland, Amber Tallmadge, Marie Campbell, Maggie Morris-Calderon and Juaneva Forbush.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actress Vera Miles is 82, actress Shelley Long is 63, singer-actor Rick Springfield is 63, singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 34 and musician Sky Blu of LMFAO is 26.