:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd.
:: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse becoming Jim Henson Blvd, Megan Road’s addition to the city grid scheme as 223rd Street, and Folcher Street becoming the first convertee in the Mayorâ€™s scheme to â€œcontemporizeâ€ city street names (Folcher will become â€œThe Internet Blvdâ€).
:: Mustard, scarlet, clay and taupe (or a combination thereof) are the most popular colors for newly constructed bank branches, according to the Financial Business Journal.
:: As of this weekend, the number of years LaRue’s has been open in the Polynesiantown neighborhood: 25
:: Estimated number of Lapu-Rama-Rum-Bowls served there over those 25 years: 65,000
:: The city’s bike lanes are 8 inches narrower than the national average. The League of American Bicyclists claims this has led to three bike-car fatalities in the past 14 years.
:: The Council of Concerned Christian Parents will be sponsoring a potluck at Pennington Park on May 25th, in celebration of the 1925 indictment of Tennessee schoolteacher John T. Scopes.
:: An early, regional variant of Peanut Butter popular during colonial days was â€œWaspgrass Butter.â€ It is no longer allowed to be manufactured in the continental United States, according to an FDA regulation which will acknowledge its fiftieth anniversary this week.
:: The quarterly report from the Textile Row Chamber of Commerce, an advocacy group for the businesses comprising Textile Row, notes a peculiar 56 percent increase in demand for terry cloth from the city’s clothing manufacturers.
– C. Gaines, R. Ingraham, J. Morris, R. White