Tag Archives: Gainesville

Family And Friends Remember Scooter Crash Victim

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

Friends and family members share their memories and loss of Marion Rose Harvey, 51, who was killed when her scooter was pushed into a pickup truck from an oncoming vehicle on Wednesday night, October 8, on SW 34th Street in Gainesville.

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City Commission Tests Telephone Town Hall Meeting

By on October 9th, 2014 | Last updated: October 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

In an effort to better connect with residents, the Gainesville City Commission tested a “phone-conference” town hall meeting yesterday. Over 23,000 landlines were called.

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Two Gator Football Players Involved In Fight

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

University of Florida Police responded to a fight involving two Gator football players outside the Heavener Football Complex on the UF campus. Both players withdrew charges against each other.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Saves Water And Fertilizer

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

According to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) website, many Floridians are willing to do their part in conserving water.

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Grace Marketplace Residents Volunteer For Space In New Dorms

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Grace Marketplace offers new dorms to homeless who volunteer at the new shelter. Some pavilion residents prefer to stay outside in tents at Dignity Village.

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Activists Protest Outside UF Meat Science Lab For World Day For Farmed Animals

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Protestors gathered in Gainesville to raise awareness about the meat industry for the World Day for Farmed Animals. Animal activists gathered with signs outside the University of Florida Meat Science Lab Thursday morning and then again later on SW 23rd [...]

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Grace Marketplace Opens Dorm For Homeless

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.

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Puerto Rican Migrant Becomes Prominent Local Art Collector

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

Hector Puig has always had a knack for art. Yet Puig would have never imagined he would be one of Gainesville’s most well-known art collectors. Puig grew up in Utuado, Puerto Rico. When he was 13, he and his family [...]

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Kaleidoscope Tour’s Color Run Comes To Gainesville

By on September 29th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

The Kaleidoscope Tour visited Gainesville on Saturday for the 2014 edition of the Color Run. Nicknamed “The Happiest 5K On The Planet,” the run drew hundreds of participants.

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Nationwide Insurance Relocating 100 Gainesville Jobs

By on September 26th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Nationwide Insurance is moving 100 jobs from its Gainesville regional operations over the next two years. The consolidation is limited to the regional operations, according to spokesman Eric Hardgrove. Nationwide Insurance will still employ about 800 employees at its claims service center in Gainesville. The plan will affect property and [...]

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