Tag Archives: Alachua County

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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UF Graduate Builds Future Out Of Recession

By on December 15th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The economic recession in 2007 led to the unemployment of millions of Americans. However, one University of Florida graduate turned the downturn into opportunity.

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Hawthorne Prepares For Annual Christmas Festival

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

Hawthorne will host its annual Christmas Festival and parade on Saturday, and President of Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce Donna Boles is working to finish the yearly planning.

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Former Alachua County President Of NAACP Rev. Wright Dies

By on December 10th, 2014 | Last updated: December 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The Rev. Thomas A. Wright passed away on Dec. 9. He was the former president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, and is remembered by family and friends for his life and service during the civil rights movement.

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Partnership For Strong Families Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:58 pm

The Partnership for Strong Families held a holiday toy drive to distribute gifts to over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Alachua County on Wednesday at Northwest Baptist Church. The drive will continue until Friday.

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Grace Marketplace Waits For Funds From the City and County

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Grace Marketplace is still waiting for the city of Gainesville and Alachua County to provide funds in order to keep the shelter open and pay for its staffing. Since October, Grace Marketplace has had to pay out of its pocket to keep providing services.

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Grace Marketplace Waits For Payment From City

By on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

With only a verbal commitment from the city and county, Grace MarketPlace has continued to provide the staff and the funding to keep the pavilion open since October.

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Protestors Gather at Alachua County Courthouse in Support of Michael Brown

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Program Gives Foster Youths Chance For More Normal Life

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:05 am

A recent pilot program is making it easier for young people in foster care to earn a driver’s license and insurance for them to achieve a more normal life.

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GRACE Cafe Plan In The Works

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Grace Marketplace plans to renovate its kitchen with grant money, eventually opening Grace Cafe to the community in which the homeless cook and serve food.

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