Tag Archives: holidays

Operation Santa Seeks Benefactors

By on December 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Gainesville Post Office participates in the Santa Operation program for the first time. The program started receiving letters from across the country starting Dec. 2, and it will match the benefactors until Monday.

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Hawthorne Prepares For Annual Christmas Festival

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

Hawthorne will host its annual Christmas Festival and parade on Saturday, and President of Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce Donna Boles is working to finish the yearly planning.

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Humane Society Urges People To Think Before Gifting Pets

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Officials from the Alachua County and Northeast Florida Humane Societies discuss what people should consider before adopting a cat or dog for someone as a gift.

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Small Business Saturday Encourages Holiday Sales In Local Stores

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” Campaign benefits both shoppers and local store owners during holiday shopping sales.

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Growing poinsettias not easy in Florida climate, but people still seek them here at Christmas

By on December 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Department Jim Barrett said people have grown to be nostalgic about poinsettias at the holidays.

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Christmas trees low in supply in North Central Florida for 2012 holiday

By on December 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

The lots are almost out of trees, says Sam Parker a Gainesville Christmas tree lot owner and operator.

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Flea market proves perfect place for many to find holiday gifts in North Central Florida

By on December 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The Holiday season is well underway and with Christmas around the corner, many people are scrambling to find the perfect gift for their friends and loved ones.

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Peaceful Paths hosts event helping those affected by domestic abuse

By on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Peaceful Paths has announced its annual Adopt-A-Family event where donors are paired with a domestic abuse-affected family and bring them gifts off of the family’s “wishlist.”

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Light Up Ocala kicks off holidays Saturday in Marion County

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

The City of Ocala will be hosting its 29th Annual Light Up Ocala celebration this Saturday, with the event starting at 4 p.m. and official lighting at 7:30.

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Santa Fe College hosts concert

By on December 8th, 2011 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Santa Fe College looks to celebrate the holidays. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Jessica Becerra reports, fine arts performers are putting on a holiday concert.

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