Tag Archives: Alachua County

Students Who Created Mosaic Recognized 20 Years Later

By on September 28th, 2015 | Last updated: September 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm

The Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator and the Alachua Business League are looking for the students who created a mosaic in the lobby of the incubator 20 years ago to honor them in an event Wednesday.

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Gainesville Responds To Low Voter Turnout With Registration Drive

By on September 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: September 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

About 86,000 of the 140,000 registered voters in Gainesville voted in the last presidential election. In response to the low voter turnout rates, the city of Gainesville has partnered with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to offer a voter registration drive.

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Diseased, Fallen Trees Cause Lane Closures Along Millhopper Road

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Alachua County warns of lane closures along Millhopper Road this weekend as a result of debris from dead and diseased trees that have fallen on the road.

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Turkey Creek Forest Senior Takes First Ride With New Uber Program

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Shirley Bloodworth, 86, took her first ride with Uber as part of the Freedom in Motion program. The program was designed to help senior citizens get around town by using the Uber app for little to no fee.

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Inserts Art Into STEM Education

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

“Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” is a new series of after-school programs through the Alachua County Library District. They focus on teaching traditional STEM topics, science, technology, engineering and math through an art lens. The sessions will include topics such as graphic design, video game and film creation and mathematically inspired works of art. The program will begin Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the ACLD’s Archer Branch.

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Resource Fair Helps Homeless Veterans

By on September 14th, 2015 | Last updated: September 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

On Sept. 11, the Homeless Veteran Stand Down and Community Resource Fair was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Gainesville. It offered veterans resources ranging from housing assistance and medical screenings to food, clothes and haircuts.

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Mold Delays Habitat For Humanity’s Plans To Build House

By on September 10th, 2015 | Last updated: September 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

A house on Northwest 37th Avenue was set to be demolished by Habitat for Humanity before it was discovered that the residence was infested with mold. With the demolition looming, neighborhood residents have concerns over health issues associated with mold.

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RTS Makes Changes To Routes, Receives Complaints

By on September 8th, 2015 | Last updated: September 9, 2015 at 11:33 am

The Gainesville Regional Transit system has made changes to its bus routes and many residents are not happy. RTS has received increases in complaints since the changes, particularly for Route 20, which has had four new buses added to it after Route 21 was eliminated.

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Florida Cyclists Deaths Highest in Nation, New Precautions Taken

By on September 7th, 2015 | Last updated: September 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

The city of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation are proposing new programs to cut down on bicycle deaths and improve safety conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The Centers for Disease Control recently published a report that shows Florida had the highest bicycle deaths rate in the country from 2008-2012.

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Thousands Sign Petition Against Profiting From Paynes Prairie

By on September 1st, 2015 | Last updated: September 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm

A petition launched by an environmentalist to stop possible cattle grazing and tree growing in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park has more than 10,000 signatures. The environmentalist, Shirley Lasseter, started the petition in response to a proposal by the DEP secretary to allow such for-profit uses to help pay for the parks.

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