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Equipment Malfunction Cancels Flights at Gainesville Airport

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

A number of flights were canceled in and out of the Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday after part of the airport’s flight landing systems malfunctioned.

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Clinic Offers Health Care For Pets Every Tuesday

By on December 20th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

The Saint Francis House Pet Care Clinic provides free non-emergency health care for pets of economically troubled owners four times a month. In the colder months, they give out cold weather clothes and blankets because homeless shelters do not allow animals unless they are service animals.

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Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time”

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

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.

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Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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.

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Angel Tree Shines Light On Migrant Families

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

The Angel Tree Charity Project helps make sure struggling migrant families have a normal Christmas. Hundreds of families are helped with the charity project.

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Alachua County Receives Florida’s 36th State Forest

By on December 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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.

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Old Shoes Find New Life Thanks to Oak Hall

By on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm

“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.”

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GALLERY: Protest Held At O’Connell In Response to Police Actions

By on December 12th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Demonstrators from the University of Florida Dream Defenders and UF Students for a Democratic Society protested for two hours outside of the O’Connell Center on Friday in response to the police actions in Ferguson and New York that lead to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Gainesville Mayor In Twitter Debate Over Northwest 8th Avenue

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy entered a heated debate over Northwest 8th Avenue with unhappy community members on Twitter.

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