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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.
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.
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.
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.
Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.
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.
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.
On September 29, city commissioners will prove the city is willing to serve those in need by making dinner for the homeless at GRACE Marketplace.
Publix is moving to the small city of Alachua and will compete with the only other grocery store there called Hitchcock’s Markets. Residents are excited to see more diversity in their grocery shopping.