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By Leanna Scachetti on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm
In celebration of Earth Day, Americorps is seeking volunteers to help in a marsh preserve shoreline planting project at Yellow River on April 26 and 27. The group is an extension of the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
By Leanna Scachetti on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Jest Fest!, a monthlong event featuring jugglers, jokesters, magicians and acrobats, will begin April 6. Gainesville’s Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Department is bringing a host of variety acts to Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the entire month of April. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
By Leanna Scachetti on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm
A new addition to the business college, Heavener Hall, will undergo construction in April. But it will require the removal of 55 trees from the green space it will replace.
By Leanna Scachetti on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Newberry Nations Park will host its grand opening baseball tournament Friday through Sunday. Its 16 baseball fields make the park one of the largest complexes in the country.
By Leanna Scachetti on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm
Primavera, which takes place every spring, is a monthlong festival that brings together the best in music, art, science and events.
By Leanna Scachetti on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm
North Central Florida manatees are handling the recent temperature drops and continue to thrive.
By Leanna Scachetti on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm
A pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and killed on State Road 200 in front of the Steeplechase Plaza. The man has been identified by fingerprints, and investigators are looking to notify family members.
By Leanna Scachetti on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The study of the largest tree-of-life database ever created was published to the journal Science Thursday. A group of University of Florida scientists worked to create this database as part of an international team that researches genetic and physical characteristics of placental mammals, which evolved into many of the mammals on Earth today.
By Leanna Scachetti on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm
Candidates must complete the qualifying process if they want their names on the ballot. Qualifying fees are about $400 for mayor and about $300 for city commissioner.
By Leanna Scachetti on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm
Marion County woman fatally shoots ex-boyfriend through windsheild after he clung to her hood for nearly 10 miles.