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Local Non-Profit Helps Repaint Archer City Hall

Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB), a local non-profit organization helped repaint Archer City Hall. The goal of this organization is to involve citizens in ways that they can help improve the community. KACB works in Alachua County and the cities that surround Gainesville.

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Bruce Hardy, Rylee Birkle and Fredrick Carter practice lacrosse at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex. Santa Fe High School's lacrosse team is only able to practice because of the space available at the complex. Photo by Alison Eckerle / WUFT News.

New Legacy Park To Feature Multipurpose Center, Recreational Fields

The new Legacy Park, soon to be constructed next to the Hal Brady Recreation Complex in Alachua, will be designed by Alachua-based architecture firm Paul Stresing Associates Inc. Phase one of the park’s construction, including a multipurpose center along with a nature trail and pavilion, is set to begin in April 2016 and will finish construction a year later.

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One of the 8-foot gateways that welcomes residents and visitors into the Porters community. The sidewalk and the gateways were completed in August, and residents have noticed major improvements in the area. Kristine Janata/WUFT News

Southwest Fifth Avenue Project Makes Porters Community Proud

Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency's Southwest Fifth Avenue project built new sidewalks in the community of Porters in downtown Gainesville. The CRA received the Out-of-the-Box Award from the Florida Redevelopment Association on Oct. 22 for addressing issues in the Porters neighborhood. These redevelopments have given community members a new sense of pride for their neighborhood.

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