Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
From Dan Coody’s MySpace page: A concert at George’s? What a wonderful idea.
Walt's Interview on 40/29 TV →
40/29 TV interviewed Walt Monday evening as he continued his almost-daily door-to-door effort. The station was putting together a piece about local campaigns using social networking tools to reach voters.
Life Comes at You Fast
I’m out with my girlfriend when my phone rings; it’s 40/29, and they need to plug a hole in the ten o’clock broadcast. Someone in the newsroom mentioned how Walt’s campaign had added them as a friend on MySpace, and so they decided to do a piece about local campaigns embracing technology to engage voters in new ways. Was Walt available for an interview? I called...
Recycling Expands to Bars, Restaurants, and Others →
The Morning News posted a front-page, above-the-fold piece about the Green Heart Initiative Saturday.
‘Dapper’ Dan Coody has changed his mind and decided to run for mayor...– Bob Caudle, The Morning News (Link)
Dan Coody’s run as Fayetteville mayor will come to a close when 2008 does. Coody...– Lynch at Large (Link)
Walt's Interview with the Fayetteville Flyer →
Is it within the realm of possibility that poor Dan is suffering from a...– Street Jazz (Link)
Your Tax Dollars at Work
Don’t you love the improvements made to Gregg between North and Prospect? No? Yeah, we don’t, either. We’ve yet to meet a single person who likes the three speed tables and median. -Greg
Volunteers Spend Saturday Improving Wetland →
Walt spent Saturday morning with other volunteers helping the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association restore the Woolset Wet Prairie. Local residents—including Walt—founded FNHA several years ago as part of an effort to preserve more than sixty-seven acres of Mt. Sequoyah from development. The group continues to preserve natural areas throughout the community. -Greg
A Petition for Dog Parks
Support for the dog parks continues to grow. A number of people and pets turned out for the dog parade at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 5th, and even more have come forward since to express interest in supporting the campaign. If you’re interested, please click here to sign an online petition, and click here to complete a very short survey. For those that take the survey,...
Walt and fellow candidate Steve Clark both spoke at last night’s Sang Valley Neighborhood Association meeting. City Council candidate Sarah Lewis led the meeting. Each candidate spoke a bit about his platform before taking questions from those in attendance. -Greg
Boulevard Brewing Co. provided beverages for a show last night at ddp gallery. Thanks to the Green Heart Initiative, the empty bottles of delicious beer won’t end up in a landfill. The pilot collected more than 14,000 pounds of glass from the fifty-two participating partners during June. Another 11,000 pounds of single-stream recyclable waste was saved, too, putting the total amount of...
I guess I’m a little empathetic. I stayed in a job too long one time. I...– Steve Clark in response to Mayor Coody’s intention to run for re-election (Link)
I’m not going to go away.– Mayor Dan Coody during a press conference in January announcing he would not seek a third term (Link)
A lack of political leadership—the kind that can bring disparate personalities...– Greg Harton, Executive Editor of the Northwest Arkansas Times (Link)
Dog Parks: The Bigger Picture
So we pulled off the dog parade yesterday despite the threat of rain. About twenty people joined us at the northeast corner of the Square just before ten, many of them at the last minute—leaving me in a momentary panic. The Northwest Arkansas Times had come to cover the event, and with minutes to go we had very little in way of a crowd. The supporters came, though, and after Walt spoke to...
Dan Coody’s done a lot of good things for Fayetteville. But he’s had an...– Editorial in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Link)
Happy Fourth of July
Fayetteville doesn’t have a fireworks show this year. The Red, White, and Boom celebration was cancelled because of budget cuts, leaving our community as the only large municipality in Northwest Arkansas to not offer its residents a fireworks display on the Fourth of July. You can read more here. -Greg
So we canvassed the neighborhood near Gulley Park tonight—in the rain. It didn’t rain too hard; the sun actually shone the entire time. And we met several great people like we always do. (Thanks to a lengthy coversation with one man, I now know a lot more about astrology than I did when I woke up this morning.) We stopped by the concert at Gulley Park once we finished, but we laid low. ...