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Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.

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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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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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Marion County Salvation Army Hosts Holiday Kick-Off

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Marion County Salvation Army had its annual Red Kettle Kickoff on Wednesday. The organization hopes to raise an extra $11,000 this holiday season.

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Humane Society Urges People To Think Before Gifting Pets

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Officials from the Alachua County and Northeast Florida Humane Societies discuss what people should consider before adopting a cat or dog for someone as a gift.

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Food banks restocking

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

Many food banks in North Florida found their shelves emptied as they helped out people over Christmas.  Now, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith reports, they are working to restock shelves, as well as bank accounts.    

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Peaceful Paths hosts event helping those affected by domestic abuse

By on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Peaceful Paths has announced its annual Adopt-A-Family event where donors are paired with a domestic abuse-affected family and bring them gifts off of the family’s “wishlist.”

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Authorities urge caution to prevent holiday fires

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for the Gainesville Fire Department. To ensure safety during the holidays this season, Gainesville Fire Rescue Assistant Chief JoAnne Rice urged caution for residents.

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Light Up Ocala kicks off holidays Saturday in Marion County

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

The City of Ocala will be hosting its 29th Annual Light Up Ocala celebration this Saturday, with the event starting at 4 p.m. and official lighting at 7:30.

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Santa Fe College hosts concert

By on December 8th, 2011 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Santa Fe College looks to celebrate the holidays. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Jessica Becerra reports, fine arts performers are putting on a holiday concert.

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