Tag Archives: Bo Diddley Community Plaza

One-Stop Shelter Aims To Be Sole Provider For The Homeless

By and on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.

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In The News: Plaza To Undergo Redesign, One-year Anniversary Of Boston Bombing, Gainesville Firefighters Recognized Statewide, Military To Open Combat Jobs To Women

By and on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

Plans to redesign plaza beginning to take shape – After four years of discussing the redesign of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, city commissioners are working on a plan. The proposed project would open up the plaza to University Avenue in [...]

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Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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Downtown Festival Expected to Draw Diverse Artwork Because of Nationwide Acclaim

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm

This weekend’s 32nd annual Downtown Festival and Art Show in Gainesville climbed into the number-10 spot on Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list of fine arts festivals, moving up three spaces from last year.

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Where To Donate Clothes For Gainesville Homeless As Temperatures Drop

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

As temperatures drop in North Central Florida, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry advises the community not to drop donations downtown, but rather bring them to the shelters accepting donations.

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Jest Fest!, a celebration of merriment, begins in April

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:20 am

Jest Fest!, a monthlong event featuring jugglers, jokesters, magicians and acrobats, will begin April 6. Gainesville’s Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Department is bringing a host of variety acts to Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the entire month of April. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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“Viva Europe!” brings European culture to Gainesville

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Europe comes to Gainesville with the second annual “Viva Europe!” festival held in Bo Diddley Community Plaza over the weekend.

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In the News: fugitive captured in Marion County, 3 dead at Marine base, same-sex unions approved, Viva Europe! festival Saturday

By on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

Fugitive from Puerto Rico captured in Marion County – The suspect of three execution-style murders in Puerto Rico was captured Thursday in Marion County. The suspect worked as a dish washer at a restaurant in Marion County. Puerto Rican officials [...]

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Feb. 8, 2013: Morning News In 90

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: texting while driving, homeless donations, Northeast snow storm, French troops in Mali, Lunar New Year migration.

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In the News: Conn. Shooting; Skating Canceled; Alachua Near Top of AP Scores; EPA Sues Miami; Rowdy Republicans

By on December 15th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

Schools eye plans, calm parents after Conn. attack – The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures, reassuring parents and asking, “What if?” Tampa Bay Times via AP Miami-Dade schools chief [...]

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