Tag Archives: Alachua County

Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Ocala Artisan’s Puppets Carved Up For Adoption at Medieval Fairs

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Local artisan Bob Walker plans to sell his lifelike puppets at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville on Saturday. He and his team, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, make and sell these “Woodbabies” at various fairs throughout the year.

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Gainesville Primate Sanctuary To Build New Monkey Enclosures

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

The Alachua County Development Review Committee approved a plan for the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary to build on 36 more acres. The Sanctuary plans to bring in more monkeys after building new enclosures on the property.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.

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Florida Forever Program Confirms 2015 Priority List

By on December 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

The Florida Forever Program, a land acquisition program, hopes to obtain 119 new properties, many of which located in North Central Florida. The lands are assessed based on several criteria to determine their environmental value.

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Local Organization Fills Christmas Spirit “One Belly At A Time”

By on December 19th, 2014 | Last updated: December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida Inc., is furthering its year-round fight against food insecurity for youth by providing food during the winter holidays to students who mainly rely on meals during school hours.

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Angel Tree Shines Light On Migrant Families

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

The Angel Tree Charity Project helps make sure struggling migrant families have a normal Christmas. Hundreds of families are helped with the charity project.

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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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