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The Matheson History Museum received a $300,000 special category grant from the Florida Department of State. The money will go toward renovating the exterior of the building, which will then be opened as a library, archive and community meeting space.
A fundraising page has raised more than $20,000 for the family of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by a jumping sturgeon. The girl’s mother and brother were also injured.
Some Gainesville residents find the Hare Krishna philosophy peaceful and cathartic. Other however, remain wary of its legitimacy.
The city of Gainesville plans to renovate the restrooms at Kiwanis Challenge Park. Renovations are expected to begin July 13 and should be completed in the next 60 to 75 days.
Three-time war veteran Jeremy Johnson suffers from spinal cord injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. 10 CAN, a Christian Adventure Network that works to help veterans and first responders, is easing him back into civilian life.
Community volunteers, like Tygur Scott, help clean and maintain Dignity Village. Dignity Village’s future is not clear, but the volunteer group’s work helps until the city figures out how to manage the tent neighborhood, according to Lieutenant Rob Koehler of the Gainesville City Police Department.
Shane Hartley and Troy Butler choose to ride their bikes to work because they know the health and environmental benefits of biking. In order to unite people like them, the Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation want to start a bike-sharing program.
The 2015 Fanfares and Fireworks celebration, hosted by the UF College of Journalism and Communications, drew more than 10,000 to the campus July 3.
Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder may face obstacles during the holiday weekend. Military With PTSD, a nonprofit organization, has started a campaign to help educate people about the effects of fireworks on people with PTSD.
Protesters seeking to remove the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier spoke to city officials for the first time since the campaign began in late June. This is the first of several efforts that will go on over the next two weeks among protesters who call for the County Commission to take down the statue.