More people expected to travel this Memorial Weekend
A recent study by AAA shows there should be more travelers for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The number of people traveling this Memorial Day is expected to be up 1.2 percent from last year on those wanting to travel 50 miles or more. AAA spokeswoman, Jessica Brady says there are many factors that go into the rise in holiday weekend travel, not just lower gas prices.
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Many local actors in North Florida are preparing for their holiday productions. That includes Rusty Salling, who has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years. He will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.
Go-karts zoomed through downtown Inverness on Saturday during the Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival. New certification by the World Karting Association made this year’s race safer and more legitimate or, in the words of one city official, “absolutely off the hook.”
Bob McPeek learns about the sacrifices his veteran father made throughout his life time after discovering a hand-written book of poems. The poems in the book, entitled “Rain or Mud, Shine or Blow,” told stories of his father’s time in war.
(Photo credit: Kim Walsh-Childers)
The NHS Band of Pride placed first in the 1A division at the Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival at North Marion High School on Nov. 9 and will compete at the state competition Saturday.
The 32nd annual Fall Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists to Gainesville from around Florida and beyond.