Tag Archives: Gainesville

Devotees Turn To Krishna Lifestyle For Solace

By on July 7th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Some Gainesville residents find the Hare Krishna philosophy peaceful and cathartic. Other however, remain wary of its legitimacy.

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City To Renovate Park’s Restrooms

By on July 7th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 8:10 am

The city of Gainesville plans to renovate the restrooms at Kiwanis Challenge Park. Renovations are expected to begin July 13 and should be completed in the next 60 to 75 days.

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Gainesville Riders Hope To Start Bike-Sharing Program

By on July 4th, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Shane Hartley and Troy Butler choose to ride their bikes to work because they know the health and environmental benefits of biking. In order to unite people like them, the Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation want to start a bike-sharing program.

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Florida Fishermen Face Fierce Competition

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Florida fisherman are concerned with the growing taste for imported fish. As imports from other countries increase, questions of ethics and safety are floating to the surface.

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Younger Generations Revive Vinyl Business For Local Record Stores

By on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.

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Gainesville Brewers Celebrate Legal 64-Ounce Growlers

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm

As SB 186 goes into effect Wednesday, Gainesville brewers are preparing to celebrate. Breweries expect the 64-ounce growlers to attract people from outside the state that will come and patronize Florida’s growing craft beer industry.

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City Still Looking For Solution To Repair Historic Downtown Clock

By on July 1st, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

The downtown Gainesville clock has stopped working. The city does not yet know the extent of the problem, but is looking into how long it will take to fix.

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Residents Call For Removal Of Local Confederate Statue

By on June 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.

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Commissioners Discuss Creating New County

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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