Tag Archives: Gainesville

Community Members Urge City to Keep NW 8th Ave. Two Lanes

By on November 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

University Park Neighborhood residents and other community members are urging the Gainesville City Commission to keep 8th Avenue as a two-lane road for safety reasons.

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Local Immigrant Family Reacts To Obama’s Executive Order

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Local undocumented immigrants Luis and Patricia Soto are hoping to take their family on a vacation for the first time since their parents brought them to the U.S. as children now that President Obama’s executive order will allow them both to have temporary legal status.

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Thomas Center Applies For Grant To Restore Historic Fountain

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

Because of years of deterioration, the Thomas Center has applied for a $75,000-grant from the Division of Historical Resources Bureau of Historic Preservation to restore a fountain some say dates back to 1928. The Thomas Center had to match 25 percent of the requested funds in its own budget to be considered eligible by the Florida Department of State.

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Gainesville Market Vendors Voice Concern Over Bo Diddley

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: November 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

After learning about the Bo Diddley Community Plaza redevelopment efforts come early 2015, local Gainesville market vendors are raising concern about the possibility of being relocated to a different area.

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From Gainesville with Love and Jacmel Haiti

By on November 14th, 2014 | Last updated: November 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm

From Gainesville With Love, a part of the Sister City Program, hosted Haitian visitors in a cultural exhibition that introduced locals to traditional Voodoo rituals through live mural paintings and music. The partnership between the two groups was formed to educate the two cities about each other by bringing artists and volunteers from Gainesville to Jacmel and Jacmel to Gainesville. Jacmel was once the capital of the french colonial empire, which is one of Haiti’s only tourist cities and has been called Haiti’s cultural capital.

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Cigarette Receptacles Making Impact Downtown

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

The local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is seeing success after the installation of more than two dozen cigarette receptacles in the downtown area. The program hopes to expand into midtown, despite vandalization by the homeless.

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Local Power Plant Receives National Forest Certification

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center received the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification on Oct. 28. GREC is the first power plant in the country to receive this certification.

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Gainesville Veteran And Family Remember His Service in Korean War

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Remembering the Korean War, Clayton Graves said he mainly recalls the foxholes and extreme cold. It was beginning to turn into winter in 1951 when Cpl. Graves’ Headquarters Company, the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was shipped [...]

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Pictures: Thousands Attend 33rd Gainesville Downtown Festival And Art Show

By on November 10th, 2014 | Last updated: November 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The 33rd Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists, musicians, food vendors and attendees to the streets of downtown Gainesville this weekend.

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Survey Reveals Police Concerns With NW 8th Ave. Lane Reductions

By on November 7th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

After reducing a section of NW 8th Avenue from four lanes to two, police worry it is affecting response time for emergency vehicles.

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