Monday, September 26, 2011

Video of Ward Four meeting at 7 p.m. September 26 includes explanation of importance of renewing sales tax by vote on Oct. 11, 2011. See detail below

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Ward 4 Meeting
City Clerk
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Room 111

Saturday, September 24, 2011

'Moving Planet Day' rally and Community Sustainability Fair at Old Main Lawn and Mayor's public trail tour today's events for those who didn't drive to Alabama for the Hog game


Let's Move! Fayetteville with the Mayor's Trail Tour September 24th


FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The City of Fayetteville is pleased to announce the upcoming Trail Tour with Mayor Lioneld Jordan, part of the Let’s Move! Fayetteville program, to be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011.
Area kids are invited to join Mayor Lioneld Jordan for a Trail Tour. Bring a parent or the whole family and join Mayor Jordan for a Trail Tour. The event will start at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at 9:00 a.m. with a free pre-tour of the Butterfly pavilion followed by a bicycle safety presentation by Dave Bowman and the Trail Trekkers.  The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is located at 4703 N Crossover Road.
The walking tour will leave from the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks around 10:00 a.m. and proceed up the Lake Fayetteville Trail to the North Lake Fayetteville pavilion, where families can enjoy a free healthy snack while being entertained by Shaky Bugs.
The City of Fayetteville is proud to partner with Beaver Water District, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Jules Taylor, and Shaky Bugs to present this Trail Tour event as part of the Let's Move! Fayetteville program.
The length of this trail tour is 2.8 miles from the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks to the North Lake Fayetteville pavilion.
Let’s Move! Fayetteville is the City of Fayetteville’s initiative to improve the health of our community members, especially our children. ��Nothing is more important for our future than the health of our children because they are our future. We must do everything we can to give them a healthy start, a healthy community, and a healthy future,�� stated Mayor Jordan.
In 2010, Fayetteville joined a growing number of cities and towns throughout the United States enlisting in the Let’s Move! national program dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity.
National ProgramLet’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady, Michelle Obama. This program is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years, giving parents helpful information, and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Let’s Move! is about providing healthier foods in our schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food, and helping kids become more physically active.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity; including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.
Obesity by the numbersOver the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, almost one in every three children in our nation is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives.  Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.  Source:
There are many ways you can get involved in reducing childhood obesity. Let's Move Fayetteville Together.
For more information about the Let’s Move! Fayetteville program and how you can help contact Julie McQuade at

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What yellow caterpillar?

Please help identify this yellow caterpillar. Comment below, please if you know the identity: Click on image to ENLARGE. Click on first enlargement for closer view.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

OMNI Peace Heroes to be honored starting with social time at 5:30 p.m. today. See details below:

Last minute reminder: Omni Center's annual Peace & Justice Heroes Awards Banquet is today, and tickets are still available! The big event starts @ 5:30 PM in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church parish house, 224 N. East Av. in Fayetteville (at the corner of Dickson St.). Please join us for a great time, fellowship and food!
OMNI Center For Peace, Justice & Ecology
Peace Heroes 2011
John Coffin - Arkansas Coalition for Peace & Justice, Little Rock

Dr. Norman E. S

Marion Orton memorial service September 17, 2011

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A few of the many friends and family members who attended Marion Orton's memorial service

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Butterfield Elementary School in northeast Fayetteville dedicates its newly created garden

Photos by Terri Lane of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Click on images to enlarge.

Please click on images to ENLARGE view of photos by Terri Lane of Fayetteville's Environmentall Action Committee's urban wildlife-habitat program.


Please join us on this beautiful day!  Invitation and details attached.

Terri Lane, Project Leader
Community Wildlife Habitat Project TM

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Swamp milkweed top-ranked monarch-butterfly caterpillar host plant on wet prairies and adjacent to ponds and streams in late summer, but tall-green milkweed tops on some drier prairies in September

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Swamp milkweed  aka Asclepias incarnata

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Asclepias hirtella aka  tall-greenmilkweed

Tall-green milkweed

Asclepias hirtella aka tall-green milkweed

Monday, September 12, 2011

Flickr contains next week's shortake photos at top for one day only. There is a flickr set with photos used in short-take productions in recent years

Photos used in next week's short takes available now at the top of Flickr site. View the first 43 to view them all. Video itself not available until Saturday afternoon or later. Three people recorded short takes at Fayetteville AR public-access television for next week. Why didn't you?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Park Board, Art Council and City Council all have accepted OMNI's donation of Hank Kaminsky sculpture to World Peace Wetland Prairie

Fayetteville art council meeting video online with Hank's presentation in the first 10 minutes.

Environmental Action Committee of Fayetteville invites all to help with wildlife-habitat project

Reminder: Volunteer Tomorrow! 
Habitat Garden at Butterfield Trail Elementary School.
Saturday, Sept. 10th 8am.
Bring your gloves, hat, water bottle, shovel and garden tools, if you have them.

Thanks, Terri Lane