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New Program Offers Transportation to Gainesville Seniors

By on September 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

The City of Gainesville partnered with ElderCare and Uber to create a new transportation program for seniors ages 60 and up.

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Gainesville Job Fair Attracts Hundreds Of Hopefuls

By on September 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: September 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Hundreds of job seekers made their their way around the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center Tuesday morning for the annual Gainesville job fair. Gainesville’s unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in April to 5 percent in July, so the job fair was just what many people needed.

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Preserving History Through Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Recipe

By on August 21st, 2015 | Last updated: August 21, 2015 at 11:33 am

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park exists as a way to remember Florida history… But the workers there are doing something extra to “preserve” memories. WUFT’s Marie Edinger reports.

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Gainesville Reality Show Set To Air Aug. 20

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Country Music Television’s new docu-series “Gainesville” is set to air back-to-back episodes on Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. Some residents are worried that the show will not accurately portray Gainesville.

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Midwife Talks About Life Experiences

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Former midwife, Glenn Cameron, gives a glimpse into her years as a midwife in the 70s and the challenges the practice presented.

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FDOT Cuts Funding For Active Streets

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

The FDOT cut funding for Gainesville’s Active Streets event, which offers free pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly activities twice per year. The organization and its supporters are trying to overturn the decision and look for new ways to fund the event.

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The Grace Marketplace Debate Over Improvements

By on August 7th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 11:32 am

Gainesville’s City Commission approved a $585,525 budget for improvements that will make 10 campus buildings at the Empowerment Center livable. Residents and volunteers look forward to the changes, but some are concerned by the nearby chaos at Dignity Village.

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Deputy Zac Zedalis Continuing Campaign Despite Investigation

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Deputy Zac Zedalis will continue his campaign for Alachua County Sheriff after being placed on administrative suspension last week. An investigation is ongoing for a reported domestic battery incident that occurred last Thursday between the deputy and his wife, Sergeant Kathleen Zedalis of ACSO, who has also been suspended.

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Alachua County Commission Considers GFR Assistance To Combat Ambulance Shortage

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm

The lack of Alachua County Fire Rescue ambulances able to respond to medical emergencies is causing concern for some. The proposal to use additional ambulances from Gainesville Fire Rescue, suggested by the Strengthen Gainesville group, will be reviewed at a county commission meeting on Aug 10.

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The Freewheel Project Advocates for Community Cyclists

By on August 6th, 2015 | Last updated: August 7, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The Freewheel Project, set to open this August, is already collaborating with community to bring bike education and accessibility. It hopes to provide training and tools to those who would not otherwise have access in an attempt to help grow the local cycling community.

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