Fayetteville Flyer News, Art & Life in Fayetteville, Arkansas 2016-02-05T22:13:56Z http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/feed/atom/ Paid Advertisement <![CDATA[Job listing: Feb. 5, 2016]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147856 2016-02-05T22:13:56Z 2016-02-05T22:13:56Z

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Year round, part time hours needed including weekends and game days. Must be available to open at 10am.

Customer Focus:
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How to apply: Please email resumes to 643urban@gmail.com


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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Chamber to host candidate forums for local primary races]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147836 2016-02-05T21:28:00Z 2016-02-05T21:15:46Z

The candidate forums will be held in the conference room at the Chamber’s former location at 123 W. Mountain St.

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will host a series forums for candidates in the upcoming Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan Judicial General Elections over the next three weeks, according to Jennifer Irwin, the chamber’s director of communications.

The forums will take place in the conference room at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s former office building, at 123 W. Mountain St. near the downtown square.

Each forum will be conducted in a panel format, with candidates giving opening statements, followed by questions from those in the audience, before final closing remarks.

Forums are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – County Collector: Teresa Soares and Angela Wood
    6:45 – 7:45pm – County Judge: Josh Mahoney and Alderman Mark Kinion
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – State House District 89: Jeff Williams and Charles Gaines
    6:45 – 7:45 p.m. – State Senate District 7: Sharon Lloyd and Representative Lance Eads
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    6 – 7 p.m. – Nonpartisan Judicial Offices, District Court, Division 2: Judge Graham Nations and Casey D. Copeland

Primary elections are scheduled for March 1. Early voting begins on Feb. 16. For more information, and a list of polling places, visit co.washington.ar.us.

For more information, call the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce at 479-521-1710.

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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[Coen brothers hit the mark with love letter to Hollywood ‘Hail, Caesar!’]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147822 2016-02-05T21:21:26Z 2016-02-05T20:46:32Z

Hail Caesar / Screen capture, YouTube

To borrow a phrase, a Coen Brothers movie is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get, but with rare exceptions, it’s pretty tasty.

Their latest film, Hail, Caesar!, is a satiric romp couched as an old timey film noir, the kind Hitchcock might have directed and would have starred Ray Milland or Fred McMurray. In actuality, there’s nothing really dark about the film at all, past the opening scene. It has more in common with the Coens’ 2008 film Burn After Reading than their more serious and violent fare.

Hail, Caesar! is not quite the kind of spoof Mel Brooks popularized in the 1970s. The laughs are more subtle and the comedy not nearly as broad or slapstick. In fact, some of the humor will fly right by you if you’re not alert.

Hail, Caesar! is not as much a movie about movies as it is love letter to the latter days of Hollywood’s studio system of the late 1940s and ‘50s. You don’t have to be a film historian to get the movie, but the more you know and love old movies and the star-factories that created them, the richer the experience might be.

The movie centers on Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a studio chief pressured by the craziness of his job and demands from home. When a communist clique of screenwriters kidnaps his meal-ticket star Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), the gruff but endearing Mannix turns up the heat to find his leading man while attempting keep a number of spinning plates from crashing to the ground.

Movie poster / Courtesy

If Brolin and Clooney, playing a Charlton Heston-type, aren’t enough star power for you, Scarlett Johansson plays a knocked-up bathing beauty reminiscent of Esther Williams, and Jonah Hill cameos as the common-man lawyer, who runs off to Vegas with her.

Channing Tatum is a toe-tapping, song-and-dance man, loosely modeled on Gene Kelly. Tatum pulls off some dance moves in a hilarious movie-in-the-movie scene set in a bar named the Swinging Dinghy.

Rafe Fiennes plays the prominent but fussy director Laurence Laurentz, who is struggling with his new leading man, a singing cowboy Hobie Doyle, who is foisted upon him at the last minute when a deal for another actor falls through.

As Doyle, Alden Ehreneich shines bright among the other stars, and his humble, marble-mouthed cowboy is one of the best parts of the film. Ehreneich plays Doyle as a cross between Audie Murphy and Will Rogers Jr., in a winning performance that’s sure to garner him more prominent roles in the future.

In a duel role, Tilda Swinton scores in two scenes as rival gossip columnists who happen to be twins. The roles were loosely based on Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, the self-described Queens of Hollywood Gossip, that waged a bitter war for scoops for decades. An almost unrecognizable Frances McDormand steals one of the funniest scenes in the movie as an eccentric film editor.

The movie is fast, funny and smart and even tugs at the heartstrings as Mannix struggles with his place in the world.


Kung Fu Panda 3

(PG) 1hr. 35 min.

Kung Fu Panda 3 / Screen capture, YouTube

With movies, the third time around is rarely a charm, but if anything, the third time out with Po (Jack Black) and his pals in Kung Fu Panda 3 is charming.

If you and your family enjoyed either or both of the first two movies in the franchise, the third film won’t disappoint. The animation is visually stunning and inventive as portions of the film delve into a spiritual realm that’s under siege by a powerfully built bull-of-a-villain Kai (J.K. Simmons). Kai had a falling out with Grand Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) after being comrades-in-war. Kai is out to defeat Oogway and his successor Po.

The crux of the story is Po preparing to battle Kai by training with his biological father Li Shan (Bryan Cranston) and his panda tribe. The film is entirely family friendly. Kids will love it, and adults shouldn’t be bored.


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Classic Corner

With Super Bowl Sunday just a couple of days of way, here are three football-themed suggestions for your viewing pleasure. Coincidentally, all three films were released in the 1970s, the very same decade when NFL football surpassed baseball, horse racing and boxing as America’s preeminent sport.

North Dallas 40, based on a novel of the same name by retired NFL receiver Peter Gent, is a very loosely disguised satire of the Dallas Cowboys of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. The 1979 film is a raucous, ribald comedy that pulls no punches about a game that became big business before some of the player even realized it.

Nick Nolte stars as disillusioned veteran receiver Phil Elliot, who is tired of playing the game on the field and in the meeting room. But, he just can’t walk away. Mac Davis is his best friend, star quarterback Seth Maxwell, who empathizes with Elliot, but needs his buddy to take the game more seriously.

There’s not a better or more truthful film about the NFL.

Heaven Can Wait is a charming 1978 romantic comedy starring Warren Beatty as a Los Angeles Rams quarterback who dies before his time in a cycling accident and is given a chance to occupy the body of another recently deceased man to live out his remaining years.

The movie is a remake of the 1941 classic Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which originally adapted from Harry Segall’s stage play, and reunites Beatty for the third time with his lovely co-star Julie Christie. They previously co-starred in McCabe and Mrs. Miller in 1971 and Shampoo in 1975.

The film hits all the right notes and benefits greatly from fine supporting turns by Jack Warden, Dyan Canon and Charles Grodin. This one would be a good date-night movie as warm up to Valentine’s Day.

Brian’s Song may be 1made-for-TV movie, but if you can find a better film about friendship and brotherhood, let me know. I’d love to see it. The 1971 movie details the true story of Chicago Bears teammates Brian Piccolo (James Cann) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) and how their bond reached beyond the football field. This is a five-hanky movie, wrenching enough to bring the strongest man to his emotional knees, but it’s worth every minute.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Weekend Flyer: Frost Fest, Fault, Stories from the Inside Out, and more]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147812 2016-02-05T21:43:13Z 2016-02-05T17:47:24Z

Friday, Feb. 5

Paula Poundstone

Courtesy photo

Comedian, author, and actress Paula Poundstone is in town for a performance at Walton Arts Center Friday night. It starts at 8 p.m. Here’s ticket info.

Feel like a dance party? The place for you is probably Cannibal & Craft, then. That’s where DIO, Purp Loder, and Special Guest will be playing their best house music mixes all night at the PURE dance party. There’s no cover.

How about a show? Local troupe TheatreSquared has a new show called Fault making its debut this weekend at Nadine Baum Studios. It’s an original show written by local playwright and T2 artistic director Robert Ford. Here’s more info.

UA Theatre will also debut a new show this weekend at UA Global Campus on the square. The Motherf**ker With The Hat was a 2011 Tony Award winner for best play, and UA Theatre will be performing the show through the weekend. Here’s more.

The Arkansas Brewers Guild’s Winter Tap Takeover is Friday night at Apple Blossom Brewing Company with at least a dozen Arkansas beers on tap beginning at 5 p.m. Here’s the brew lineup.


Full list

5:00 pm

Arkansas Brewers Guild Tap Takeover

Apple Blossom Brewing
5:00 pm

Arkansas women’s tennis vs. Tulsa

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
6:00 pm

The Odds / The Bel Airs

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
7:00 pm

Justin Driggers

Nomads Music Lounge
Music
7:00 pm

Melody Pond

Arsaga’s at The Depot
Music
7:00 pm

Razorback Hockey

Jones Center
Sports
7:00 pm

Sierra Scott

Foghorn’s on 15th
Music
7:30 pm

TheatreSquared: Fault

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: The Motherf**ker With The Hat

UA Global Campus
Performance
8:00 pm

Frank Foster

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
8:00 pm

Paula Poundstone

Walton Arts Center
Comedy
8:00 pm

PURE dance party

Cannibal & Craft
Music
8:30 pm

Wes Hart

JJ’s Grill
Music
9:00 pm

Destroyer of Light / Iron Iris

JR’s Lightbulb Club
Music
9:00 pm

Matt Smith

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
10:00 pm

Pagiins / Meatsweat

Ryleigh’s
Music

 

Saturday, Feb. 6

Event poster

It’s Mardi Gras time! The annual Fat Saturday Parade of Fools is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. on Dickson Street. Here’s our story, including info on the parade route.

Prison Stories Project’s Stories from the Inside Out is set for Saturday night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The show features actors performing real stories from inmates in the local women’s correctional facility, and they are typically compelling, powerful, and heartbreaking all at the same time. The show starts at 7 p.m., and there’s a $10 suggested donation at the door.

The symphony is also back in town. SoNA will be performing their Valentine Pops show at Walton Arts Center Saturday night. Ticket info is here.

There’s a big EDM show at George’s on Saturday night with Wick-It the Instagator and Manic Focus. Tickets.

Ryleigh’s also has a big show with Denver electro-hip-hop act, Krooked Drivers. Locals Galaxy Tour Guides are also on the bill.

Frost Fest, the state’s first winter beer festival, kicks off at 3 p.m. Saturday at 603 W. Ash Street, just around the corner from Fossil Cove Brewing where owner Ben Mills plans to soon build his new brewery. At last check, 24 breweries from around the region will be on hand to deliver samples of their beers for the first-year event. Here are the details.


Full list

9:00 am

Fayetteville Farmers Indoor Winter Market

Jefferson Center
Community
10:30 am

Black History Month Story Time

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
2:00 pm

Fat Saturday Parade of Fools

Dickson Street
2:00 pm

TheatreSquared: Fault

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
3:00 pm

Frost Fest

Fossil Cove Brewing
Activity
5:00 pm

Paul Price – Harp guitar

Emelia’s Kitchen
Music
5:30 pm

Omni Center’s 15th Anniversary Dinner

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Community
7:00 pm

Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Tennessee

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
7:00 pm

Snake Girty Turncoat / Aaron Smith / The Coalbiters

Backspace
Music
7:00 pm

Stories From the Inside Out

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Performance
7:00 pm

Whyte Noyse

Nomads Music Lounge
Music
7:30 pm

SoNA Valentine Pops: American Songbook

Walton Arts Center
Performance
7:30 pm

TheatreSquared: Fault

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: The Motherf**ker With The Hat

UA Global Campus
Performance
8:30 pm

Maud Crawford

JJ’s Grill
Music
9:00 pm

Luna Jamboree

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
9:00 pm

Manic Focus / Wick-It The Instigator

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:30 pm

Krooked Drivers / Galaxy Tour Guides / DJ Mikey Rodge

Ryleigh’s
Music

 

Sunday, Feb. 7

The Good Fear

Longtime Fayetteville band The Good Fear (featuring Flyer co-founders Dustin Bartholomew and Todd Gill) will be the featured performers at Singled Out, the interview/performance series held at Maxine’s Tap Room at broadcast on KUAF 91.3 FM. It starts at 7 p.m., and there’s no cover.

It’s also Super Bowl Sunday. Panthers or Broncos?


Full list:

1:00 pm

Arkansas men’s tennis vs. Oklahoma State

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
2:00 pm

TheatreSquared: Fault

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
3:00 pm

Guest Artist Recital: Peggy Moran

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Performance
6:00 pm

Arkansas men’s tennis vs. Oral Roberts

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
7:00 pm

Singled Out: The Good Fear

Maxine’s Tap Room
Music
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: The Motherf**ker With The Hat

UA Global Campus
Performance
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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[First Fayetteville Gumbo Cookoff set for March 5]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147805 2016-02-04T21:44:27Z 2016-02-04T21:14:25Z

It’s hot. It’s spicy. It’s delicious. It’s gumbo, and next month, some of the best cooks in town will be cooking it up by the potful at the first ever Fayetteville Gumbo Cookoff.

The event, set for Saturday, March 5, at Fayettechill’s warehouse (formerly the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse) at 1725 S. Smokehouse Trail, will feature 15 teams cooking up their best version of the classic Louisiana dish.

There will also be craft beer from local breweries Fossil Cove, Core, and Ozark, and cider from Black Apple Crossing. Live music is also planned, with Clifford Todd and the Sharp Elevens, and Rachel B Table for Three providing the soundtrack for the event.

According to a Facebook post on the official page Thursday, only about 4 cooking spots are left.

Attendees came come and taste gumbo for a $25 ticket, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Foundation, to help the organization make good on their commitment to raise $300,000 to help offset the city’s cost to purchase the 328 acres known as the Kessler Mountain Reserve.

Tickets to the event are on sale here, and a bit more information including the official rules for the cookoff are available at the event Facebook page.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Barrett Baber receives key to the city in Fayetteville]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147793 2016-02-05T14:30:48Z 2016-02-04T20:11:21Z

Barrett Baber holds a proclamation read by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan (left) during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Local musician Barrett Baber was honored with a special presentation from Mayor Lioneld Jordan during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

The former Fayetteville High School teacher has grown from a local celebrity to a nationally recognized talent thanks to his recent third-place finish on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice.”

Baber, who outlasted thousands of contestants to land a spot on a team coached by country superstar Blake Shelton, was carried through to the live final round of the show thanks in part to a surge of support back home.

Mayor Jordan solidified the city’s support on Tuesday by reading a proclamation declaring Feb. 2, 2016 as “Barrett Baber Day.” Afterwards, Jordan handed Baber a key to the city.

“This has been an incredible journey for me over the last six months,” said Baber. “I think one of the most gratifying and humbling parts of the journey for me has been to represent the people of the city of Fayetteville and to make them proud.

“I’m so glad that the people of Arkansas and especially those here in Fayetteville took ownership of my success. I think it goes to show the kind of place we live and the people that live here. I’m really proud to call this place home.”

Baber said wherever his journey leads, whether it be Nashville, Los Angeles, or even worldwide, he’ll always remember the support he received back home.

“It’s been an amazing ride, and one that I’m not finished with yet,” said Baber. “There are some really special things coming and I hope to continue to make the city of Fayetteville proud.


Mayor Jordan’s Proclamation

Whereas Barrett Baber has entertained thousands of residents in Fayetteville and all over Northwest Arkansas and millions more around the world, and

Whereas Barrett has served our community as an educator inspiring young minds to dare to dream through artistic expression, and

Whereas Barrett was the winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards Gig of a Lifetime where he performed a concert during Grammy week in Los Angeles, and

Whereas Barrett was a finalist on Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice where he was a member of country superstar Blake Shelton’s team, and

Whereas Barrett has had multiple songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and digital charts including a No. 1 single on iTunes country charts, and

Whereas Barrett Baber has proven to be a man of true character and a fine role model representing Fayetteville and all of Arkansas well, as an entertainer, a husband, father, and friend.

Now therefore I, Lioneld Jordan, mayor of the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas now hereby do proclaim Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 as Barrett Baber Day in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Crystal Bridges announces artists for new Distinguished Speaker Series]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147787 2016-02-04T17:19:23Z 2016-02-04T17:19:23Z

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What do architect Thom Mayne, food critic Ruth Reichl, actor Cheech Marin, and artists Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold and Nick Cave have in common?

In addition to being incredibly interesting human beings, they are also all coming to Crystal Bridges in 2016 to speak as part of the museum’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

The museum announced the lineup of speakers this week, which will kick off this spring with a talk by artist Faith Ringgold on Friday, March 18.

Ringgold will discuss her work, including her Maya’s Quilt of Life pice now on display in the museum’s 1940s to Now gallery. She will also touch on her career as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent, as well as her first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Architect and thought leader Thom Mayne will speak on May 12 on how architecture connects us with people and landscape. Mayne founded Morphosis Architecture as a collective architectural practice engaged in cross-disciplinary research and design such as the NYC Cooper Union Building and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

Author, food critic, and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Ruth Reichl will speak on Friday, June 10. Reichl will discuss her career as a food critic, writer, and editor for some of the best known publications in the world, including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the now-closed Gourmet Magazine.

Actor Cheech Marin will speak on Friday, July 15 on his love of art and the events that sparked his interest in collecting it. Marin has amassed arguably one of the preeminent private collection of Chicano art in the nation.

Artist and educator Judy Chicago will visit the museum on Friday, Sept. 16. Chicago will participate in a conversation with Crystal Bridges curator Chad Alligood and two artists from the museum’s State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibition abotu the emergence of women artists from the 1950s to now.

Visual artist Nick Cave will conclude the 2016 series with a discussion with curator Alligood set for Friday, Dec. 2. Cave will discuss about his work, including his Soundsuits in Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection.

All six events will take place in the museum’s great hall. Tickets to each event are $10, or $8 for Crystal Bridges members.

To purchase, visit crystalbridges.org, or call 479-657-2335.


This article is sponsored by First Security Bank. For more great stories of Arkansas food, travel, sports, music and more, visit onlyinark.com.
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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Hayes Carll, Shovels & Rope coming to 2016 Fayetteville Roots Fest]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147712 2016-02-03T20:22:31Z 2016-02-03T20:22:31Z

Shovels & Rope

Courtesy photo

The folks behind the Fayetteville Roots Festival have been announcing artists for this year’s event on their Facebook page this week.

Organizers began spilling the beans about this year’s lineup on Monday with the news that Birds of Chicago will be back in 2016.

They’ve been releasing a few artist announcements each day since then, including Arkansas expat songwriter Hayes Carll, South Carolina duo Shovels & Rope, California band The Milk Carton Kids, and New York songwriter Amy Helm (daughter of rock legend and Arkansas native, Levon Helm).

We’re not sure how many more artists are headed this way, or where these names will rank on the final bill once it’s announced, but suffice to say that the 2016 event is off to a pretty great start.

This year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival is set for Aug. 25-28 at various locations around town.

Advance tickets to the event are now on sale at fayettevilleroots.com.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[‘Little Canada’ sign returns to Maple Street]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147628 2016-02-04T17:39:54Z 2016-02-03T19:00:15Z

A new mural by local artist Lee Porter pays tribute to a street artist that placed a “Maple Street: Fayetteville’s Little Canada” sticker on an electrical box nearly a decade ago

Staff photo

An unofficial Fayetteville landmark is back in place, thanks to the work of a local artist working on an initiative to beautify the city through public art.

Lee Porter, a local landscape architect and artist, pained a version of the “Maple Street: Fayetteville’s own Little Canada” sign back on the utility box at the corner of Maple Street and College Avenue.

Artist Lee Porter at work

Staff photo

Porter’s painting was modeled after a roughly 3-foot square sticker with a similar design placed on the box (presumably) by an anonymous street artist roughly 8 years ago. The sticker had become somewhat of an inside joke for locals in-the-know to look for as they drove down College Avenue over the years, and the longer it stayed there, the more it became a part of the neighborhood.

A Flyer contributor wrote about it back in 2009, and someone (likely the artist him/herself) made some t-shirts with the design back then.

The sticker hung around much longer than similarly placed street art installations around town, probably due in part to its particular charm, but was finally removed last fall when Keep Fayetteville Beautiful and the City of Fayetteville were prepping the utility box as part of their initiative to commission local artists to paint several of them around town.

Porter said that once she found out she was selected to paint that particular utility box, she knew she had to incorporate the street artist’s work into her design.

“I lived on Lafayette Street when I was in college, and I think I started noticing it then,” she said. “For me, that sticker was a landmark. It was like a street sign, so for it to not be there was just wrong.”

Porter’s design is a colorful sunset backdrop, with the Maple Street graphic painted over it near the top. She said she tried to stay true to the original artist’s design, but decided to take the liberty to make the graphic more circular than the original square sticker.

Porter started painting the mural back in the fall, and due to unseasonably warm weather over the weekend, was able to finish the project on Sunday.

She still plans to go back and paint the words “Council of Bulbous Globules” beneath the leaf, something that also appeared on the original design.

Otherwise, the mural is finished and ready to be viewed at the southeast corner of Maple and College. Nice work, Lee.

For more information about the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful initiative, and the city’s Utility Box Beautification program, visit fayetteville-ar.gov.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville seeks 12 volunteers for boards and committees]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147680 2016-02-03T17:20:23Z 2016-02-03T17:20:23Z Officials are looking to fill 12 positions on seven of the city’s boards, commissions and committees.

The list of vacancies includes volunteer seats on the Advertising and Promotion Commission, the Fayetteville Public Library board, and the Fayetteville Planning Commission.

All volunteers must be registered voters who reside within the Fayetteville city limits.

Applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office or emailed to city_clerk@ci.fayetteville.ar.us by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

For more information, call 479-575-8323.

» Download an application


Advertising and Promotion Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One tourism industry term ending 3/31/20

Description:This group administers the Advertising and Promotion Fund, which is generated by the local hotel, motel, and restaurant (HMR) tax. The fund is used for the advertisement and promotion of the city and its environs, and/or construction, reconstruction, repair, maintenance, improvement, equipping, and operation of public recreation facilities.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Fayetteville Town Center.


Airport Board (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One unexpired University of Arkansas term ending 12/31/16

Description: The purpose of this board is to seek both general and technical citizen input and assistance in airport functions, provide and encourage visionary planning and strong leadership for the airport, and assist the City Council in matters pertaining to the operation, improvement, extension, and maintenance of the Airport and other related facilities, property and easements.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Conference Room.


Board of Adjustments (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Two terms ending 3/31/19
– One unexpired term ending 3/31/18

Description: The Board of Adjustments hears and decides appeals where it is alleged there is error or ambiguity in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation, or determination made by the City Planner in the enforcement of Zoning Chapter 160-164.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 3:45 p.m. in City Hall.


Civil Service Commission (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 3/31/22

Description: The Civil Service Commission is responsible for examining and establishing eligibility lists for appointments and promotions within the police and fire Departments. The commission also acts upon appeals and disciplinary action taken by the police and fire chiefs and the mayor. Each commissioner must be a resident of the city for at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.
Meetings: Meetings are held whenever needed to administer tests and update eligibility lists. Meetings are generally held during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2 openings)

Seats available:
– Two alternate member terms ending 3/31/21

Description: The purpose of this board is to hear and to act upon appeals regarding decisions made by the building inspector/superintendent. The board also hears appeals regarding construction materials to be used in new building construction and development. In addition, the board hears appeals regarding enforcement of the minimum housing standards for existing structures as specified in the standard building codes. Information regarding this board can also be found in the standard building code.
Meetings: The Board does not meet on a regular basis, as the requests forwarded to this Board are infrequent. Members are telephoned a week in advance of the meeting.


Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees (1 opening)

Seats available:
– One term ending 4/1/21

Description: The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to provide leadership in performing the mission of the Library; to serve as a liaison between the library and the city; and to ensure the library meets the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the third Monday of even-numbered months at 4 p.m at the Fayetteville Public Library.


Planning Commission (3 openings)

Seats available:
– Three terms ending 3/31/19

Description: The commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, all annexations, and conditional uses. The commission also makes recommendations concerning amendments or changes to the Master Street Plan, General Land Use Plan, or other comprehensive planning elements.
Meets: Regular meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. in room 219 of the City Administration Building.


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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[UA announces football ticket price changes for 2016]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147672 2016-02-03T15:18:16Z 2016-02-03T15:18:16Z

Photo: Walt Beazley, ArkansasRazorbacks.com

University of Arkansas officials this week announced new prices for some season tickets beginning in 2016.

Many of the lower-deck season tickets at Razorback Stadium will increase by $60 per seat to $360, while a majority of upper-deck tickets will decrease by $50 per seat to $250. With six games on the 2016 schedule, the price change for both sections is $10 per game.

The news comes less than a week after the school’s Board of Trustees voted to begin preliminary work on a $160 million expansion to the stadium. It’s the first price increase for tickets in Fayetteville since 2010.

Tickets in some other sections will also see increases in Fayetteville in 2016, while prices in Little Rock will decrease by $10-$20 for games played at War Memorial Stadium.

UA athletics director Jeff Long detailed all the changes in a letter to fans on Tuesday. Long did not say whether prices would change for single-game tickets next season.

The full list of price adjustments is included below:

Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville

Section Old Price New Price Change/game
Stadium (100 level) $300 $360 +$10
Stadium (500 level) $300 $250 -$10
Pig Heaven $300 $300
Red Zone $360 $420 +$10
South Outdoor Club $600 $850 +$42
South Indoor Club $600 $800 +$33
East Outdoor Club $750 $750
East Indoor Club $900 $1,000-$1,100 +$17-$33
West Suite $2,100 $2,400 +$50
East Suite $2,100 $2,400 +$50
South Suite $1,800 $2,100 +$50

War Memorial Stadium – Little Rock

Section Old Price New Price Change/game
War Memorial Sideline $55 $45 -$10
War Memorial End Zone $55 $35 -$20

Source: University of Arkansas Athletics

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[City Council Recap: Feb. 2, 2016]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147593 2016-02-03T00:16:05Z 2016-02-02T23:30:37Z

Present tonight (from left): Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, Martin Schoppmeyer, John La Tour, and Alan Long.

Staff photo

On the agenda

  • Honoring local musician Barrett Baber.
  • A contract for a traffic signal at Van Asche Drive and Garland Avenue.
  • A contract for a traffic signal at Mission Boulevard and Old Wire Road.
  • Rezoning 0.53 acres at 812 South College Avenue.
  • Modification of a Planned Zoning District at Persimmon Street and Mountain Ranch Boulevard.

» Download the agenda

A meeting of the Fayetteville City Council began at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 inside room 219 of the City Administration Building, located at 113 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.

Listed below are the items up for approval and links to downloadable PDFs for more information on each item of business.


Roll Call

Present: Adella Gray, Sarah Marsh, Mark Kinion, Matthew Petty, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Justin Tennant, Martin Schoppmeyer, John La Tour, Alan Long
Absent: None

» View current attendance records


Mayor’s Announcements, Proclamations and Recognitions

1. Barrett Baber Proclamation – Presented by Mayor Lioneld Jordan.


Consent

Consent items typically are approved in a single, all-inclusive vote.

1. Approval of the January 19, 2016 City Council Meeting Minutes
Pass 8-0

2. Animal Services Donation Revenue ((Details)): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $21,573.00 representing donation revenue to Animal Services received during the third and fourth quarters of 2015.
Pass 8-0

3. Lewis Automotive Group of Fayetteville (Details): A resolution to approve the purchase of a 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 4×4 from Lewis Automotive Group of Fayetteville in the amount of $22,995.00, pursuant to a state procurement contract, for use by the Engineering Division.
Pass 8-0

4. Bid #16-18 Utility Service Company, Inc. (Details): A resolution to award Bid #16-18 and authorize a contract with Utility Service Company, Inc. in the amount of $1,133,510.00 for the Baxter and Mount Sequoyah tank rehabilitation improvements project, to approve a project contingency in the amount of $113,351.00, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0

5. Environmental Consulting Operations, Inc. Amendment No. 2 (Details): A resolution to approve Amendment No. 2 to the contract with Environmental Consulting Operations, Inc. in the amount of $50,000.00 for wetlands mitigation site monitoring and management through 2016.
Pass 8-0

6. Kee, LLC and Servpro of Fayetteville/Springdale (Details): A resolution pursuant to Fayetteville Code of Ordinances Section 39.10(c)(4) to authorize the mayor to pay the amount of $11,695.64 to Kee, LLC and $5,290.40 to Servpro of Fayetteville/Springdale for a wastewater damage claim arising at 620 N. Rockliff Road.
Pass 8-0

7. Precision Rescue, LLC Donation Revenue (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $200.00 representing donation revenue from Precision Rescue, LLC to the Fayetteville Fire Department for the annual employee service awards event.
Pass 8-0

8. Fayetteville Firefighters Association Donation Revenue (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment in the amount of $750.00 representing donation revenue from the Fayetteville Firefighters Association to the Fayetteville Fire Department for the annual employee service awards event.
Pass 8-0

9. Grant Thornton LLP (Details): A resolution to approve a contract with Grant Thornton LLP in the amount of $97,500.00 to provide independent audit services to the City of Fayetteville.
Pass 8-0

10. Pacific Vet Group-USA, Inc. (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment for 2015 to appropriate the non-cash repurchase of approximately 24 acres in the Fayetteville Commerce District from Pacific Vet Group-USA, Inc.
Pass 8-0

11. Frank Sharum Landscape Design, Inc. (Details): A resolution to award Bid #16-17 and authorize a contract with Frank Sharum Landscape Design, Inc. in the amount of $148,743.00 for the installation of trees and shrubs within the medians of Crossover Road and Van Asche Drive, and to approve a project contingency in the amount of $15,000.00.
Pass 8-0

12. Ewing Signal Construction, LLC (Details): A resolution to approve a contract with Ewing Signal Construction, LLC of Nixa, Missouri in the amount of $100,041.50 for the construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of Van Asche Drive and Garland Avenue (Highway 112), and to approve a project contingency in the amount of $10,000.00.
Pass 8-0

13. Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (Details): A resolution to approve a payment of $359,587.42 to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for the design and construction of the Highway 45/Old Wire Road Signal and intersection improvements project.
Pass 8-0


Unfinished Business

None


New Business

1. Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Funding (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment recognizing funding from the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in the amount of $136,992.00 for the Police Department.
Pass 8-0


2. In-house Pavement Improvements Project (Details): A resolution to approve a budget adjustment reappropriating funds in the amount of $500,000.00 from the Willow Bend development cost share project to the in-house pavement improvements project for 2016.
Pass 8-0


3. Rescue Phone, Inc. (Details): An ordinance to waive the requirements of formal competitive bidding and authorize the purchase of a crisis response system from Rescue Phone, Inc. in the amount of $22,985.00 plus applicable taxes for use by the Police Department, and to approve a budget adjustment.
Pass 8-0


4. RZN 15-5268 (North of 812 S. College Ave./Cameron) (Details): An ordinance to rezone that property described in rezoning petition RTZN 15-5268 for approximately 0.53 acres located north of 812 South College Avenue from NC, Neighborhood Conservation to RSF-18, Residential Single Family, 18 units per acre.
Pass 7-0*

Notes: *Alderman Petty recused himself from the vote, due to a conflict of interest. Petty said he is part of the development team responsible for the rezoning application.

5. VAC 15-5277 (327 S. West Ave./Habitat for Humanity, Washington County) (Details): An ordinance to approve VAC 15-5277 submitted by Specialized Real Estate, Inc. for property located at 327 South West Avenue to vacate portions of street and alley rights-of-way.
Pass 8-0


6. VAC 15-5279 (660 W. MLK Blvd./Walmart Neighborhood Market) (Details): An ordinance to approve VAC 15-5279 submitted by CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. for property located at 660 West Martin Luther King Boulevard to vacate portions of utility easements.
Pass 8-0


7. VAC 15-5281 (1211 W. James St./Haven Campus Communities) (Details): An ordinance to approve VAC 15-5281 submitted by Blew and Associates, Inc. for property located at 1211 West James Street to vacate portions of utility and drainage easements.
Pass 8-0


8. ADM 15-5270 (Southwest Corner of Persimmion and Mountain Ranch/Parkhill at Mountain Ranch PZD Modification) (Details): An ordinance to modify R-PZD, Residential Planned Zoning District 12-4284 (Parkhill at Mountain Ranch) to slightly reduce the total area and the number of lots and to replace an alley with shared driveways.
Pass 8-0


Announcements

– A Ward 1 meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. inside the Fayetteville Senior Center.
– The city is still accepting public input about a new economic development plan.


Adjourned

This meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Lost Forty Brewing to hit NWA shelves in March]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147618 2016-02-02T22:21:33Z 2016-02-02T22:21:33Z

A crew helps package cans of Lost Forty Pale Ale at the brewery in Little Rock in March.

Courtesy, Lost Forty

Cans and kegs from one of the state’s most exciting new breweries will hit Fayetteville shelves in less than a month.

Little Rock-based Lost Forty Brewing has just finalized a distributorship deal to bring its growing roster of beers to Northwest Arkansas beginning March 1.

Company officials said the distribution plan will first include Lost Forty’s year-round core lineup: Love Honey Bock, Lost Forty Pale Ale, Bare Bones Pilsner, and Day Drinker Belgian Blonde. By late May, NWA drinkers can expect to see the addition of Rockhound IPA, and eventually, seasonal releases and small batch specialty brews.

Lost Forty is another project from Yellow Rocket Concepts, the Little Rock restaurant juggernaut that owns some of central Arkansas’ most popular restaurants, including Big Orange, Local Lime, ZAZA, and Heights Taco & Tamale.

Thanks to creative director Amber Brewer’s knack for design, each Yellow Rocket concept transcends its genre to offer an experience that brings folks back for more than just a bite to eat, and Lost Forty is no exception.

From its Instagram-friendly-on-purpose layout to an industrial-but-welcoming look that feels like it’s always been there, the 14-month-old bar and restaurant combo was received so well that it’s already helping transform the aging warehouse district east of Interstate 30 into a destination hotspot.

The brewery’s aesthetics aren’t limited to the interior design of the taproom, though. Lost Forty’s social media presence would make any brand manager jealous. And its cans are great examples of some of the smartest packaging on the craft beer market today. It’s no easy task to tie an entire line of year-round beers together with a cohesive design while still allowing each beer’s individual creativity to shine through.

With its solid core lineup and a brand that’s oozing with appeal, Lost Forty should make fast friends of the local craft beer community.


Lost Forty Brewing cans

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Walk the Moon, Mister Wives coming to the AMP on Thursday, Aug. 11]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147603 2016-02-02T17:16:52Z 2016-02-02T17:15:02Z

Walk the Moon

Courtesy photo

The 2016 lineup at the Walmart AMP is starting to take shape.

The venue has been rolling out the roster steadily over the last few weeks, with the latest announcement coming on Monday that pop bands Walk The Moon and Mister Wives will be in town for a show on Thursday, Aug. 11.

Walk The Moon was formed in Cincinnati in 2008 by singer/keyboardest Nicholas Petricca. The band released their first album, I want! I want! independently in 2010, and were signed to RCA Records the very next year. Their sophomore album, Talking Is Hard, was released in 2014, and exploded based on the strength of their single, Shut Up + Dance, which spent 22 weeks on Billboard’s Top 10 alternative rock radio charts (including four weeks at No. 1).

New York band Mister Wives, who has been showing up on the lineup of just about every major festival in the country the last few years including this year’s Bonnaro festival, will open the show.

Tickets range from $22.50 to $50, and go on sale Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Lawn tickets sold in bundles of four are also available for this show for $19.25 per ticket.

To purchase tickets, visit the Walton Arts Center box office in person inside Nadine Baum Studios, call 479-443-5600, or visit amptickets.com.

Other AMP shows announced for this season include Ellie Goulding on May 20; Journey and the Doobie Brothers on May 31; Kenny Chesney on June 2; Weezer and Panic! at the Disco on July 17; and Twenty One Pilots on Aug. 3.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville creates new funding stream for public art]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147601 2016-02-02T16:41:04Z 2016-02-02T16:32:15Z

Local artist Jason Jones recently painted a massive mural on the west wall of the Executive Square building at the Fayetteville Town Center plaza.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A new public art program took a major step forward in Fayetteville this week.

The city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission voted unanimously on Monday to set aside $105,000 from its 2016 budget to kickstart the program, which aims to draw visitors to town and build upon Fayetteville’s reputation of supporting the arts.

It’s a project commissioners Matthew Petty and Hannah Withers mentioned several times over the past few years before the group agreed to form a subcommittee in July to begin formal discussions.

With this year’s budget on the table Monday, the group agreed to officially get the ball rolling on the new project.

Details won’t be proposed until March or April, but the gist of the plan is simple:

Instead of waiting for artists to apply for grants for public art projects, the new program will create a continuous funding stream for visual arts throughout the city, and a jurying process for selecting artists and locations for public art.

Commissioners have discussed a couple of options for jurying the work, including a possible partnership with the Fayetteville Arts Council.

Petty said Monday he’s always been a proponent of public art, but he was particularly inspired by The Unexpected Project, a week-long art festival that included the creation of 11 murals painted by international artists on various buildings in Fort Smith last fall.

While the festival was designed to help create local excitement for the redevelopment of downtown Fort Smith, the work of the seven world-renowned artists brought national and international attention to the city.

“I think that Fayetteville is at least as well poised as Fort Smith to pull off something similar,” said Petty.

Withers agreed, and said she wants the commission to be aggressive in its efforts to promote public art.

“I think we have way too much talent here and a lot of unutilized space,” Withers said. “Whether it’s downtown, uptown, east town, or west town, I want to see Fayetteville sparkle a little more.”

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Weekly deals & more: Feb. 1-7]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147579 2016-02-03T16:54:52Z 2016-02-02T04:37:40Z Weekly deals content comes from our sponsors. For more info, call Dustin at 479-387-1002.

Arts & Events

The Good Fear

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Maxine’s Tap Room has The Good Fear for Singled Out on Sunday, and a big Fat Tuesday planned with Crescent City Combo!

ONF is hosting an owner equity drive this month! Become an owner or renew in Feb., and be entered to win a $100 gift card!

JJ’s Grill has live music this week with Jeff Fox, Darren Ray, Paper Jam Band, and Take Cover!

TheatreSquared’s new show “Fault” opens Feb. 4! Get tickets.

Tickets go on sale for Walton Arts Center’s Kenny Chesney and Walk the Moon shows at the AMP this week!


Drink Specials and Beer News

Buster’s has $2 domestic bottles and wells, and $2.50 drafts and imports every day from 4-7 p.m. for happy hour!

Farrell’s Lounge has 35 beers on tap at any given moment. Here’s a list of their newest additions.

Hugo’s has Ozark’s new Smoked Porter on Tap 7 to start the week this week!

Ever wondered what a full ounce of angostura bitters tastes like with a little rum, simple syrup and lemon? Try the Trinidad Phosphate at Maxine’s!

Kingfish has a great local beer selection, plus plenty of $1.50 cans, every day!

Hugo’s has upped their craft beer game again. Fossil Cove’s La Brea Brown, Ozark’s Cream Stout, and more have been added to the menu!

Sunday is half price night at Mickey Finn’s. It’s the best night of the week.

Thursday is martini night at Wasabi. Try one of their signature creations for just $5!


Food & Dining

Lunch is back at Bordinos! Every Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Foghorns’ wings are perfect for your big game party! Call ahead, give them a time, and they’ll have them ready!

Need a couple pizzas for the big game? Order online at EurekaPizza.com!

Greenhouse Grille’s Valentine’s Day menu is out, and it looks awesome. Four courses for $50/person.

Valentine’s Day is approaching! Order some nice (or naughty) cookies from Little Bread Co.!

Wednesday is wing night at Lucky Luke’s BBQ. Great smoked wings, just 69¢ each, with $1 drafts to wash them down.

Penguin Ed’s will host a spirit night Tuesday at their Mission Blvd. location benefitting Equestrian Bridges!

Sassy’s Red House has awesome smoked wings, and they’re just 75¢ every Monday night!

It’s time to order your wings for the big game! Call ahead to Slim Chickens, and they’ll have them ready for you!

Taziki’s has a great Valentine’s Day special! Get an appetizer, two meals, a dessert, and wine for just $39.99!

Wood Stone Craft Pizza has a brand new winter menu! Check out the new craft, traditional, and build your own pizza options!


Health & Beauty

Austin Vision Care has Acuvue Oasys and Air Optix Aqua contacts in stock!

The Jones Center just launched an Ironman challenge! Complete an Ironman triathlon in six weeks! More info.


Real Estate and Home Services

Specialized Real Estate Group is helping to develop two new homes for Habitat for Humanity!

The latest listing from Flyer Homes has a walk-in gunite swimming pool with an attached hot tub and stone waterfall. Look.


Services

Did you resolve to start saving more money in 2016? Bank of Fayetteville can help!

Need IT help at the office, but not ready to hire someone full-time? GCM Computers can keep you up and running!

How does your website work on mobile devices? Mockingbird Creative can help you get with the times.

Get $20 off a brake service at The Grease Pig!

Free yourself from high credit card rates. UARK Federal Credit Union Visas are as low as 6.9% APR. Learn more.

Give the gift of a spotless house to your Valentine this year! Maids In Red has gift cards!


Shopping & Retail

Just a few of the engagement rings available from Underwood’s

Guess what car maker was given the best resale value brand award by KBB again? Hint: You can get one at Adventure Subaru.

Fresh air plants (large varieties) & succulents, and the incredibly popular stag horn ferns are back at Garden Living this week! h

Does your pharmacist deliver? For free? Collier Drug Stores does!

New jewelry, cross body purses, earrings, t-shirts and more are in at Something Urban! They make great V-Day gifts!

Shop the new Made in the USA collection from Fayettechill!

The Mustache Goods & Wears just got some awesome new t-shirts! Look.

What are you wearing for Valentine’s Day? Have you seen Riffraff’s V-Day w/ Bae collection?

Razorback Baseball season is right around the corner. Get outfitted with great gear from the Razorback Shop!

Gearing up for a Valentine’s Day engagement? Underwood’s is where you buy the very best.


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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[UA seeks competitive male cyclists for hydration study]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147554 2016-02-01T16:02:18Z 2016-02-01T16:02:18Z

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas are looking for experienced male cyclists for a new study to evaluate the effects of different modes of hydration while cycling in the heat.

Chosen participants will take part in four cycling trials over a four-week period and will be required to visit the Human Performance Laboratory on five occasions.

Those who participate will receive:

  • $150 compensation
  • VO2 Max Test
  • Body composition determination by “DXA scan”
  • Knowledge of your personal hydration status

For more information, contact J.D. Adams at 479-575-6762.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville public meetings: Feb. 1-5]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147557 2016-02-01T15:19:14Z 2016-02-01T15:19:14Z The following is a list of public meetings obtained from the City of Fayetteville’s website, and through emails or press releases received from city staff.

For questions about any of the following meetings, please contact the city’s administration office at 479-575-8323.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Time Meeting Location
1 p.m. Advertising and Promotion Commission * (agenda) Town Center
3:45 p.m. Board of Adjustments * City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board * City Hall, Room 326
6 p.m. Animal Services Advisory Board * City Hall, Room 111

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Time Meeting Location
2 p.m. Bid Opening: Bid 16-19, Construction – Old Wire Road Sewer Main Replacement City Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m. City Council Meeting ** (agenda) City Hall, Room 219

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Time Meeting Location
2 p.m. Deadline for Submission of RFQ 16-01, Engineering and Architectural Services City Hall, Room 306
3:30 p.m. Off Street Parking Commission City Hall, Room 326

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Time Meeting Location
4:30 p.m. Planning Agenda Session & Tour * City Hall, Room 111
6 p.m. Ward 1 Meeting * Senior Center
6 p.m. Partners for Better Housing City Hall, Room 111

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Time Meeting Location
  No meetings listed  

* To be shown on the Fayetteville Government Channel
** To be televised live

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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[National Signing Day looms large; Hog hoopsters to visit Florida]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147561 2016-02-01T21:46:25Z 2016-02-01T14:03:46Z

Former Arkansas and current Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden led the Hog Call at Saturday’s basketball game against Texas Tech.

Photo: Walt Beazley, ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Wednesday’s a big day for the Razorbacks on two fronts. First, it’s college football’s National Signing Day, when the fruits of an enormous amount of labor by Arkansas’ coaching staff will be harvested. Secondly, Mike Anderson’s Hogs head to Florida to face the Gators in a 6 p.m., SEC Network-televised contest that provides a challenging opportunity to extend a two-game winning streak.

National Signing Day

If you are recruiting junkie, National Signing Day is just like Christmas for a kid. The Anticipation often exceeds the arrival. It’s a day you anticipate all year long but are a little sad once it arrives, even though you received a bunch of new gifts.

Part and parcel is the inevitable comparison competition, with your buddies down the road. It’s almost as fun to see what Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn received or didn’t receive.

Sometimes that comparison is a bit disheartening, particularly when considering the hauls of rich kids like Alabama, Florida, Georgia and LSU.

Wasn’t life so much more fun when you just viewed everyone the same? The realization that you’re middle class or lower middle class stings a bit. But, it can also put that chip on your team’s shoulder that can give your team an inspirational edge when going up against the big boys.

Doing more with less is practically built into the fabric of the Razorbacks athletics program. And, it’s not an identity the Hogs or their fans should run away from or be down about. It just makes it that much sweeter when the Razorbacks do topple the big dogs.

If you have the time and inclination, you can get your fill of recruiting news on Wednesday. The SEC Network begins airing recruiting coverage at 9 a.m. with its SEC NOW Signing Day Special. It will look over the entirety of the SEC during the four-hour broadcast, but expect the coverage time to be slanted toward Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, LSU and Tennessee. That is the central core of the network’s audience.

If you are only interested in just Razorbacks recruiting coverage, the WatchESNP app or website is the place you want to be. At 10 a.m. a two-hour recruiting show streams from the Fred W. Smith Football Center. Alex Perlman and Razorback great Quinn Grovey will give details on the Razorbacks signees as well as interview members of the Razorback coaching staff about the recruiting class.

Razorback coach Bret Bielema’s recruiting news conference will stream live on the WatchESNP app and website at 2 p.m.

For those who have to work or go to class but still want to get the lowdown on the recruiting class from the source, Arkansas will be hosting two events featuring the Razorbacks coaching staff. The first will be at Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday. General admission tickets to the event are $25, but children under 12 and UA students will be admitted free. Concessions will be on sale and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at NWARazorbacksclub.org.

A similar event will be held in North Little Rock on Thursday at Verizon Arena with doors opening at 5:15 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:45 p.m. Reserved seats, which include a buffet dinner, are $65. General admission seats are $25. Both can be purchased at Central Arkansas First Security Bank locations or online at LRRazorbackclub.com.

Until the recruits sign on the dotted line and the Razorbacks get a copy of the letter of intent in hand, Arkansas’ coaches will be sweating it. Situations are fluid right up to the time the recruits sign. Hopefully no recruit’s parent kidnaps a letter of intent, like Alex Collins’ mom did a few years ago.

The Razorbacks received four commitments over the weekend from offensive tackle Paul Ramirez (6-4, 310) of San Bernardino Valley Community College, outside linebacker Dee Walker (6-2, 210) of Moultrie, Ga., Safety Micah Smith (6-0, 196) of Marshall, Texas, and cornerback Joseph Putu (6-2, 190) of North Dakota State Community College.

The Hogs also got good news when linebacker De‘Jon Harris (6-0, 230) remained committed to the Hogs after visiting Alabama over the weekend. Reportedly the relationship Harris developed with the Razorbacks, who have been recruiting him for more than a year, kept the temptation of flipping to Alabama at bay. Alabama just began recruiting Harris in December, but Harris told a recruiting reporter that Coach Nick Saban personally admitted Alabama should have recruited him earlier.

Hopefully that relationship will hold steady until Wednesday. An out-of-state recruit who would turn down Alabama to come to Fayetteville is my kind of Razorback. With the Razorbacks’ need at linebacker, Harris would likely see the field more quickly at Arkansas than Alabama.

One Arkansas commitment that did make his flip official over the weekend was Moultrie, Ga., wide receiver Kiel Pollard, who now is headed to South Carolina. The lure of early playing time with the Gamecocks apparently was too much for him to turn down with Arkansas returning such a deep corps of receivers.

One last observation: the fact that Arkansas is brining in two junior college offensive linemen this year might give another clue why former Razorbacks offensive line coach Sam Pittman jumped to Georgia.

Had Pittman stayed with the Hogs, he would have had the chore of rebuilding the offensive line with the loss of seniors Sebastian Tretola, Mitch Smothers and junior Denver Kirkland, who is entering the NFL Draft early.

With Arkansas signing Northwest Mississippi Community College offensive tackle Terrance Malone (6-4, 320) in December and expecting Ramirez to sign Wednesday, it appears Arkansas feels it needs some immediate help up front.

You have to do what you have to do to compete, but if Pittman was the recruiter he was touted to be, why is Arkansas coming up short at the position of his responsibility going into Year 4? Maybe Pittman did not want to deal with that pressure?

Now, it also could be that Arkansas didn’t make enough inroads with enough quality high school recruits to get them on campus for visits, so Arkansas shifted focus to go the junior college route. But that falls on Pittman as well.

Either way it’s now new Arkansas offensive line coach Kurt Anderson’s job to put together an SEC-caliber offensive line to lead the way for a new starting quarterback and new starting tailback. That’s a big opportunity and a big responsibility for an up-and-coming coach.

Razorback Hoops Hits the Road

Manny Watkins / Photo: Walt Beazley, ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Mike Anderson’s Razorback basketball team did a great job of bouncing back from a tough three-game losing streak last week, ambushing No. 5 Texas A&M, 74-71, and knocking off Texas Tech, 75-68, in overtime at Bud Walton Arena.

However, there really is no time for them to take a breath with three of their next four games on the road. The toughest of the four most likely is Wednesday at Florida (14-7, 5-3).

Coach Mike White’s Gators are coming off a strong showing last Saturday when they blew out No. 11 West Virginia, 71-88, at the O’Connell Center, a venue where it has been historically tough for the Razorbacks to win.

If the Hogs (11-10, 4-4) play well, it should be an entertaining game. Both squads like to get up and down the floor and put points on scoreboard.

They key, of course, will be whether the Razorbacks’ brand of pressure defense bothers the Gators, who are battling to stay in NCAA Tournament contention.

We won’t know that until Wednesday, but it’s safe to say the Razorbacks must play better than they did Saturday against Texas Tech if they hope to win. For a half the Red Raiders really stymied the Razorbacks’ offense with Dusty Hannahs scoring 21 of the Hogs’ 29 first-half points. It made for a remarkable half for Hannahs, but it has to be a concern for the Razorbacks, who have played their best basketball this season when they spread the ball around.

Obviously, winning is the important thing, and however it happens is great, but Arkansas had a scoreless stretch of 5:29 in the first half of the game that could have buried them. Anderson called it a Texas A&M hangover, and the Hogs’ did look sluggish.

That can’t be the case starting Wednesday. Sluggish play over the next four games could leave the Razorbacks in a hole they can’t crawl out of. Arkansas’ only home game over the next two weeks is at 7 p.m. Saturday when Tennessee visits.

The Razorbacks then take a tour of Mississippi with dates at Mississippi State on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and then on to Ole Miss on on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.

Any of the four games are winnable, but it’s going to take better offensive balance and more cohesive defense than what the Hogs relied on against Texas Tech to get the job done.

This is the time of the season when good basketball teams crank up their intensity, consistency and performance. At this juncture, the Hogs still have a shot at making the NIT. Hopefully, we will be able to say the same after this four-game stretch.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Weekend Flyer: Ben Miller Band, The Sisters Sweet, and more]]> http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=147540 2016-01-29T16:23:39Z 2016-01-29T16:11:54Z

Friday, Jan. 29

Ben Miller Band

Courtesy photo

Local rockabilly outfit The Silvershakers will perform Friday night at Mojo’s Pints & Pies. As far as we know, it’s a free show, too.

The Ben Miller Band lost a bass player recently, but they replaced him with both members of Tyrannosaurus Chicken. Their first show with the new lineup in Fayetteville is Friday night at George’s. Here’s ticket info.


Full list

1:00 pm

Arkansas women’s tennis vs. Kansas

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
5:00 pm

Black Music Symposium: Composer Stacey Gibbs and High School Choirs

Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Sports
5:00 pm

Razorback Invitational

Randal Tyson Track Center
Sports
6:00 pm

Nace Brothers / The Boss Tweeds

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
7:00 pm

Carousel Orchestra with Clarke Buehling

Arsaga’s at The Depot
Music
7:00 pm

Danny Mullen

Foghorn’s on 15th
Music
7:00 pm

The Bourgeioes/ Arkansas Bootleg / John Spurling

Nomads Music Lounge
Music
7:30 pm

Arkansas gymnastics vs. Auburn

Barnhill Arena
Sports
7:30 pm

Black Music Symposium Organ Recital

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Music
8:00 pm

Fayetteville Square Dance

Backspace
Activity
8:00 pm

The Silvershakers

Mojo’s Pints & Pies
8:30 pm

Laugh Track and Field: New Year, Same Us

UA campus
Comedy
8:30 pm

Razorback Hockey

Jones Center
Sports
8:30 pm

The Odds

JJ’s Grill
Music
9:00 pm

Ben Miller Band

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Cadillac Jackson / George & The Jetsons

Ryleigh’s
Music
9:00 pm

Flatland Funk Donors

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

Courtesy photo

The monthly variety show Last Saturday is back at Fayetteville Underground this week. Performers include Voxana, Pride of the Thicket, SHYTWNS, and comedian Chad Chamberlain. It starts at 7 p.m. Here’s more info.

The Sisters Sweet are back in town, and their bringing some friends from Missouri with them for a show at Maxine’s on Saturday. The band will perform with Springfield, MO area band, Bella Donna. There’s no cover.

Wanna hear The Beatles’ Abbey Road performed live from start to finish Saturday night? Classic Albums Live will be doing just that on Saturday night at Walton Arts Center. Here’s ticket info.


Full list

9:00 am

Fayetteville Farmers Indoor Winter Market

Jefferson Center
Community
9:00 am

St. Paul’s Used Book Sale

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Community
10:00 am

2016 Le Chocolate Feast

Northwest Arkansas Mall
Fundraiser
10:00 am

It’s Great to Skate!

Jones Center
Activity
10:30 am

Stretch and Grow

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:00 am

Arkansas swimming & diving vs. Illinois

Arkansas Natatorium
Sports
12:00 pm

Razorback Invitational

Randal Tyson Track Center
Sports
3:00 pm

Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Texas Tech

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
4:00 pm

Razorback Hockey

Jones Center
Sports
5:00 pm

Paul Price – Harp guitar

Emelia’s Kitchen
Music
7:00 pm

Dylan Cruz

Foghorn’s on 15th
Music
7:00 pm

Jeff Jeffus

Nomads Music Lounge
Music
7:00 pm

Last Saturday Fayetteville

Fayetteville Underground
Community
7:00 pm

The Sisters Sweet / Bella Donna

Maxine’s Tap Room
Music
7:30 pm

Black Music Symposium Choral Concert

Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Performance
8:00 pm

Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles’ Abbey Road

Walton Arts Center
Performance
8:30 pm

Jim Mills

JJ’s Grill
Music
9:00 pm

Buzzed Lightyear / Thunderman / Ten High / Piss Shivers

Backspace
Music
9:00 pm

Cody Johnson

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Crescent City Combo

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
9:00 pm

Fuggins Wheat Band / deFrance

JR’s Lightbulb Club
Music
10:00 pm

Lost John

Ryleigh’s
Music

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

Artist’s Laboratory Theatre is back at Maxine’s Tap Room with their variety show, The All You Need To Know Show Sunday night. This month’s theme is Blue, so there are a lot of directions that could go. There’s no cover.

Springdale-based cidery Black Apple Crossing will be at Wood Stone showing off their locally-made hard ciders, and pairing them with Wood Stone’s craft pizzas on Sunday night. Here’s more info about that event.


Full list:

10:00 am

Justin Leflar

Nomads Music Lounge
Music
11:00 am

Arkansas women’s tennis vs. Purdue

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
2:00 pm

Arkansas women’s basketball vs. Mississippi State

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
3:00 pm

Arkansas women’s tennis vs. Saint Louis

Billingsley Tennis Center
Sports
4:30 pm

NWA Roller Derby: Fresh Meat Meet & Greet

Starlight Skatium
Sports
6:00 pm

Craft Pizza and Cider Pairing

Wood Stone Craft Pizza
Sponsor
7:00 pm

The All You Need to Know Show: Blue

Maxine’s Tap Room
Activity
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