Features

Rockin’ Those Roots

Posted by admin |

The Kruth Talks

By Amber Kruth

Spurred by Bryan Hembree of 3 Penny Acre, Fayetteville will birth a new music event this year named “The Fayetteville Roots Festival.” Although not technically a festival (yet), this first concert event will take place at Greenhouse Grille on Aug. 29. There will be music played from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — free enjoyment for brunch customers — and the main event will be 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are available at www.wix.com/3pennyacre/3pennyacre.

Limited tickets are available, so get yours soon if you want to attend.

HERE’S A SCOOP

It may still be a bit humid to be thinking about your fall planting, but those of you motivated enough to plan ahead will want to bring a pickup down to the Compost and Mulch facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. in Fayetteville.

One scoop (about 2.5 cubic yard which will fill up the bed of a regular pickup) of compost costs $20 and one scoop of mulch is $10. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first two Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring a water bill to prove residency.

PAY TO PARK

Just in case you hadn’t heard the official word (or have been subconsciously ignoring the news), the verdict is in and there will be paid parking in the downtown Fayetteville district.

There will be three meetings to help educate the public on the changes that will occur. The first meeting was July 29. Parking and Telecom Manager Sharon Waters (formerly Sharon Crosson) has heeded the request of working citizens to adjust the times of the next two meetings to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Waters acknowledged most 8 to 5 employees in the entertainment district would be at work during that time.

The next meetings will be Aug. 5 at City Hall Room 219 and Aug. 12 at the Fayetteville Library Walker Room. Those who cannot attend can e-mail parking@ci.fayetteville.ar.us. for information.

AFFORDABLE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES

With the recent leak from the BP oil rig explosion, it is even more vital that alternative sources for fuel become available.

Volkswagen will join the race to find a cure by offering the Touareg Hybrid and a Jetta Hybrid in 2012. A representative for VW announced “Volkswagen will be the automaker that will offer the electric car attainable for every customer.”

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is embracing that philosophy by including the Nissan Leaf, a fully electric vehicle. Being that the company is most used for short-term rentals while vehicles are being repaired, customers can try out the new technology without fully committing. Enterprise claims all Leafs will come standard with GPS to help locate charging stations and even reserve a charging time.

Spurred by Bryan Hembree of 3 Penny Acre, Fayetteville will birth a new music event this year named “The Fayetteville Roots Festival.” Although not technically a festival (yet), this first concert event will take place at Greenhouse Grille on Aug. 29. There will be music played from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — free enjoyment for brunch customers — and the main event will be 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are available at www.wix.com/3pennyacre/3pennyacre.

Limited tickets are available, so get yours soon if you want to attend.

HERE’S A SCOOP

It may still be a bit humid to be thinking about your fall planting, but those of you motivated enough to plan ahead will want to bring a pickup down to the Compost and Mulch facility at 1708 S. Armstrong Ave. in Fayetteville.

One scoop (about 2.5 cubic yard which will fill up the bed of a regular pickup) of compost costs $20 and one scoop of mulch is $10. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the first two Saturdays of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring a water bill to prove residency.

PAY TO PARK

Just in case you hadn’t heard the official word (or have been subconsciously ignoring the news), the verdict is in and there will be paid parking in the downtown Fayetteville district.

There will be three meetings to help educate the public on the changes that will occur. The first meeting was July 29. Parking and Telecom Manager Sharon Waters (formerly Sharon Crosson) has heeded the request of working citizens to adjust the times of the next two meetings to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Waters acknowledged most 8 to 5 employees in the entertainment district would be at work during that time.

The next meetings will be Aug. 5 at City Hall Room 219 and Aug. 12 at the Fayetteville Library Walker Room. Those who cannot attend can e-mail parking@ci.fayetteville.ar.us. for information.

AFFORDABLE ENERGY ALTERNATIVES

With the recent leak from the BP oil rig explosion, it is even more vital that alternative sources for fuel become available.

Volkswagen will join the race to find a cure by offering the Touareg Hybrid and a Jetta Hybrid in 2012. A representative for VW announced “Volkswagen will be the automaker that will offer the electric car attainable for every customer.”

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is embracing that philosophy by including the Nissan Leaf, a fully electric vehicle. Being that the company is most used for short-term rentals while vehicles are being repaired, customers can try out the new technology without fully committing. Enterprise claims all Leafs will come standard with GPS to help locate charging stations and even reserve a charging time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>