Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.
Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus is on improving infrastructure.
Other projects include improving RTS transit, a Paynes Prairie sewage water project and warehouse infrastructure of a local engineering company.
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Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.
Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.
The Angel Tree Charity Project helps make sure struggling migrant families have a normal Christmas. Hundreds of families are helped with the charity project.
The 1,000-plus acres of diverse land west of Newnans Lake in Gainesville will provide bicycle and hiking trails for the public in spring 2015.
“We started off as a drop off spot where people could bring old shoes when they bought a new pair, or bring back a defective pair,” Carillo said. “It grew more and more through word of mouth, and now people know to bring their shoes to us.”