Tag Archives: Gainesville

The Billing and Collections Office’s Move To City Hall Expected to Complicate Parking

By on September 29th, 2015 | Last updated: October 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

An already stressful process is about to get more complicated now that the City of Gainesville Billing and Collections Office, formerly located at the Thomas Center, moved to City Hall. Now the hundreds of students looking for neighborhood parking decals every year will have to worry about getting a parking ticket while they wait in an hours-long line for the decal that allows them to park.

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Gators Fans Celebrate Win Over Tennessee In The Swamp

By on September 27th, 2015 | Last updated: September 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Florida fans celebrated after freshman wide receiver Antonio Callaway ran in a 63-yard touchdown pass from Grier late in the fourth quarter to seal their eleventh straight victory against SEC rival Tennessee in the Swamp.

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Christmas Tree Farm Puts Finishing Touches On This Year’s Trees

By on September 24th, 2015 | Last updated: September 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

For a Christmas tree farm, preparation for the holiday season begins way before December. At the Unicorn Hill Christmas Tree Farm, finalization of the trees starts this month.

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Why The Pope’s Visit to the U.S. Inspires Gainesville Catholics

By on September 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: September 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Joel Ainsworth plays piano at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday morning. He said Pope Francis is welcoming more people to the Catholic Church. Elena Castello, a sophomore at UF, has wanted to see the pope since she was a young girl. […]

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Gainesville Responds To Low Voter Turnout With Registration Drive

By on September 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: September 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

About 86,000 of the 140,000 registered voters in Gainesville voted in the last presidential election. In response to the low voter turnout rates, the city of Gainesville has partnered with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to offer a voter registration drive.

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Human Foosball Tournaments Raise Money For Cancer Survivor

By on September 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: September 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Salvador Cabrera traveled from Guatemala to Gainesville last year to get a tumor removed and cure his liver cancer. With a successful surgery and about $70,000 to still pay off in medical bills, the Cabrera family is optimistic about raising money through human foosball tournaments to help with the expenses.

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Students Raise More Than $20,000 To Launch Dream Accessory Line

By on September 20th, 2015 | Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Two University of Florida students utilize a start-up business website to raise more than $25,000 to put toward a dream business venture. Curtis Chavoustie and Brandon Parr sent one email that changed their lives in a matter of two weeks. The duo’s timepiece line is set to debut in December 2015.

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Gov. Rick Scott Awards Entrepreneurs At UF Innovation Hub

By on September 18th, 2015 | Last updated: September 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the Innovation Hub at UF on Thursday to recognize the entrepreneurial success of several Gainesville startup companies.

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Gainesville Food Tour Offers a Side of History

By on September 18th, 2015 | Last updated: September 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

A Gainesville couple has launched a “food tour” of the downtown area, introducing participants to some of the city’s restaurants while also educating them about the history of the city.

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Animal Rescue Closes, Seeks Adoptions And Donations

By on September 17th, 2015 | Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Local animal rescue organization Animal People, Inc. has temporarily closed its doors, turning to a few rescue organizations to help care for their homeless dogs and cats.

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