Tag Archives: Micanopy

Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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Ending Cuba Trade Embargo May Threaten Small Citrus Businesses

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The United States may terminate a 55-year-old trade embargo with Cuba, which could pose a threat to small citrus groves in Alachua County. The $9 billion industry may be affected by the new competition and importation, putting local growers out of business.

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VIDEO: Horse Protection Association Of Florida

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.

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Organic Farming Sustains Popularity Despite High Costs

By on April 17th, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm

North Central farmers are straying away from pesticide-filled, genetically engineered foods with an emphasis on organic practices. The number of organic farms has more than doubled in the past two years.

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Micanopy Residents Oppose Sidewalks to Save Oak Trees

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The town of Micanopy plans to construct sidewalks through the Florida Department of Transportation. Although the sidewalks are for safety precaution, residents oppose plans because they are afraid the FDOT will cut down their Heritage Oak trees.

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H.J. Herrera and other artists flock to Gainesville for festival

By on October 14th, 2012 | Last updated: October 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

The sight of one-of-a-kind pieces, the smell of kettle corn wafting through the air and the sounds of laughter and conversation came from the young and old this weekend at the 31st annual Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show.

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Religious groups unite to show support for 9/11 victims

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Judaism, Christianity, Islam and several other faith leaders gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to remember the victims of 9/11 The leaders spoke about change and interfaith unity.

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Heavy rains overnight cause some minor damage in Micanopy area

By on June 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

Micanopy, like many other North Central Florida communities, experienced heavy rain throughout the night.  The storm conditions brought down a few trees on county highways.  The rain also caused the collapse of a roof on an unoccupied building at the […]

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Small town remembers its past

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

History buffs in Florida may want to come to Alachua County on Saturday.  The Battle of Micanopy’s 176th Commemoration event in the historic town of Micanopy is taking place. This year’s event memorial will be unlike all the others.    

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