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Community Rallies To End Sexual Violence

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Students and the community joined together for Take Back The Night, an event to end sexual violence and abuse. The event included a march, speeches from survivors and candle lighting.

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Third-Wave Coffee Culture Popularity Rises In Gainesville

By on March 31st, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Know Where Coffee opened its doors this month. The new establishment proves the third-wave coffee culture is rising in popularity, especially across local coffee shops in Gainesville.

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Local Businessperson Plans Farmers Market For Palatka

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

While Palatka’s government hopes to attract visitors to their area with the riverfront development project, a local business owner has his own idea for bringing in more people.

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Patrons and Artists Pack Cedar Key for 51st Annual Fine Arts Festival

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Cedar Key held its 51st annual Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival this past Saturday and Sunday, and experienced a large turnout from supporting counties and out-of-state visitors. The Festival showcased a number of different arts including jewelry, photography, wood making, and mixed media.

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‘Home-Free’ Squatters Find Community In Gainesville

By on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

An abandoned house in Gainesville became a home for a group of individuals that call themselves “dirty kids.” The dirty kids feel that they are different from homeless people.

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Chicken House Fire Kills 24,000 Chicks

By on March 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Chickens die in a chicken house fire at Saavedra Farms on Wednesday night.

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Gainesville Family First To Win The Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

The Garrity family is the first family to receive the Michelle Park Family Recreation Scholarship from the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 and was created for families to engage in recreational and cultural activities for free.

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Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival Flourishes Over the Weekend

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosted the 24th annual Spring Garden Festival over the weekend. The festival flourished with thousands of attendees including, families, horticulturalists and garden appreciators who enjoyed the first days of the spring at the garden.

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Bryant House To Become Historic Resource Center

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

The Historic Ocala Preservation Society purchased the 120-year-old Bryant House in August 2013 with the goal of turning it into a resource center for historic research. After restoring the exterior and first floor of the Bryant House, the society is taking steps to transform the front parlor and hope to have the room open by summer.

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Hawthorne Community Welcomes Fire Station’s Return

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hawthorne residents say they once again feel part of a community with the reopening of Alachua County Fire Rescue Station #25. After closing in 2009 for economic reasons, the redesigned station will bring security and potentially lower insurance rates to the surrounding area.

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