Daily Flyer: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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Recent News

The next phase in a series of Interstate 540 widening projects could begin this month in Fayetteville. Up next is adding a third lane on each side of the 1.3-mile stretch from Wedington Drive to Porter Road.

For the first time ever, enrollment at the University of Arkansas will top 25,000 students, officials announced last week.

We noticed three Fayetteville restaurants that have closed their doors recently. Here’s what we were able to find out.

Some Fayetteville entrepreneurs recently launched a new app called Btiques to help people find, follow and shop unique local boutique stores. We’re thrilled to announced that the new company is also the newest sponsor of the Fayetteville Flyer.

It’s the first Thursday of the month, and here in Fayetteville, that means it’s time for another First Thursday festival on the square.

UA officials posted a sneak peek of the new football kickoff video last week before its debut at the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Now that it’s been shown, the video is available on YouTube. Check it out.

Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Square: First Thursday Fayetteville
5:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: True Lit: Writing Workshop
6 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Blues, Bikes & Barbecue art
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
7 p.m.  Barnhill Arena: Arkansas volleyball vs. Kansas
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Jersey Boys
7 p.m.  The Shed: “Ideas and Illustrations” Art Show
7 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Sounds Made in Mountains CD release
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Effron White
7 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Goop Troupe: Poetry, art and music
7 p.m.  Jose’s: 1 oz Jig Trio
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared – The Spiritualist
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Dave Bright
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Mourning View
9 p.m.  Arsaga’s on Dickson: Shook Yang
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival
9:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: True Lit: Writing workshops
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Merl

Thursday Meetings

4 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Colby Berna, Barry Herzog, Emily Bishop, Stacie Pepin, Alan Wilbourn, Celine Fillaud-Simpson, Sara Bartlett, Kathryn Weldon, Chuck Brouillette, Lanie Ball, Camron McAhren and Matthew Couch.
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Others: Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 84, actor George Lazenby is 74, actress Raquel Welch is 73, singer Loudon Wainwright III is 67, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is 63, actor Michael Keaton is 62, singer Terry Ellis of En Vogue is 50, drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave is 45, TV personality-musician Dweezil Zappa is 44, actress Rose McGowan is 40 and actor Andrew Ducote is 27.