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By Leanna Scachetti on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm
The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.
By Qianwen Zhang and Leanna Scachetti on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Voters were encouraged to take full advantage of early voting on Sunday at Gainesville’s Empowerment Sunday organized by the African American Accountability Alliance of Alachua County. Martin Luther King III attended.
By Leanna Scachetti on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Gainesville Connected, a conference in Gainesville, aims to equip teachers to engage students on global issues such as poverty.
By Leanna Scachetti on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm
Experts at UF develop simulators to help military doctors by providing opportunities to practice techniques. The Department of Defense granted the research team $1.7 million to develop five simulators over five years.
By Amanda Wood and Leanna Scachetti on September 9th, 2014 | Last updated: September 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm
An American Eagle jet that was scheduled to land at Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday night was unexpectedly diverted to the Jacksonville International Airport. Both the airline and the airport are still not sure exactly why this happened but passengers of [...]
By Leanna Scachetti on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.
By Leanna Scachetti on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am
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: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am
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: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am
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: December 13, 2013 at 9:21 am
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.