Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

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News Briefs

Old Post Office

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A new era is about to begin at the Old Post Office on the downtown square. Fayetteville-based Acumen Brands plans to open a brick-and-mortar location for its wildly popular online western apparel store Country Outfitter.

Longtime doorman and fixture of the Dickson Street scene Neill Williamson died Friday night. He was 60 years old.

Two local artists are teaming up to open a new fine art gallery intended to showcase work by artists that might not otherwise find exhibit space in Fayetteville.

A new compilation featuring 11 tracks by Arkansas rock ‘n’ roll bands from the early 1990s is set to be released online next week.

Wednesday Events

4 p.m.  Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Brick Fields
6:30 p.m.  Arsaga’s on Dickson: Live jazz w/ Alex Collins, Johnny Arredondo and friends
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Airloom
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Open Mic Night
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Karaoke
9 p.m.  Willy D’s: Aaron Schauer Band
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tavern Trivia

Wednesday Meetings

9 a.m. Technical Plat Review (agenda) City Hall, Room 326
1:30 p.m. 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force County Sheriff
4 p.m. Urban Forestry Advisory Board * City Hall, Room 111

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Carole Haws, Christine Eckert, John Elliott, Kaycie Beard, Yevette Robinson, Mallory Zaffaroni, Kelly Beaton, Barbara Springer, Kyle Reidy, Charis Lykins, Rebecca Buchanan, Lori West and Penny Hamilton-Dameron.
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Others: Singer David Crosby is 72, actor-comedian Steve Martin is 68, romance novelist Danielle Steel is 66, cartoonist Gary Larson is 63, actress Halle Berry is 47, actress Catherine Bell is 45 and actress Mila Kunis is 30.