Tag Archives: Gainesville

Noah’s Endeavor Celebrates the End of Their Softball Season

By on April 12th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

The children, friends and family of the Noah’s Endeavor program came together Sunday afternoon for their Awards Picnic. The program meets every Sunday afternoon at Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park in Gainesville, Florida, to give children with developmental and physical disabilities a place to play.

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UF Students, Staff Attempt To Save Heritage Trees

By on April 11th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

The people behind a social media campaign that took root over night are celebrating a little victory for a very big tree.
After discovering a unique tree on the University of Florida’s campus is scheduled for removal because of construction, a group of students and faculty rallied to save it.

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Mid-Century Home Nominated To Preserve Architectural History

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Mid-century home in Gainesville was nominated to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gainesville Modern hopes to preserve the great collection of mid-century architecture, like the Cassisi home resting in North Florida.

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In The News: SeaWorld Sued, U.S. and Cuba Meet To Discuss Relations, Hillary Clinton To Announce Candidacy, Gainesville Man Shot

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm

SeaWorld faces second proposed class action lawsuit over orca treatment – SeaWorld is facing its second class action lawsuit in recent months. The new lawsuit focuses specifically on the Florida SeaWorld and focuses on the conditions and treatments of the orca whales. Orlando […]

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Online System Aims To Reduce Traffic Congestion In Gainesville

By on April 8th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm

A new online traffic control system is aiming to reduce traffic congestion on Gainesville roads. The total cost for the system was about $172,750, installed on

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Satchel’s Bartender Shares Metalworking Skills Through Gainesville Workshops

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

When he’s not working as a bartender at Satchel’s Pizza, Jordan Bortstelmann forges his own tools using a hammer and anvil in his workshop, Crooked Path Forge. He spent years honing his skills as a blacksmith and wants to share his smithing knowledge with the community.

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Gainesville Resident Named Southeast Region Caregiver Of The Year

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

When Beth McAvoy began working as a caregiver with Right at Home, an in-home care service provider for seniors, she never expected to receive so much praise for something that came naturally to her.

After only one year of working there, the national Right at Home franchise named her the Southeast Region Caregiver of the Year.

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Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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North Central Florida Music Festival Returns At New Location After Hiatus

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

After a three-year hiatus, Farm to Family Full Moon weekend music festival will return this year, just not in creator Don Applebaum’s backyard. Ellie Ray’s RV Resort & Lounge along the Santa Fe River will host the concert for local Florida musicians, vendors and residents.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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