Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Community Organization Will Host Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, Resource Festival

By on November 24th, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm

The South West Advocacy Group (SWAG) Family Resource Center will host the second annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway and Resource Festival. SWAG aims to provide programs, services and activities for the community.

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Hunters Forgo The Store To Get Their Turkeys This Thanksgiving Season

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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Thanksgiving is approaching an instead of heading to the store to buy their turkeys, some people are taking the matter into their own hands. Some Gator Skeet and Trap Club members and employees are practicing their shots to prepare for hunting for their own turkeys.

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Gainesville Police Readjust Routes for Higher Number of Holiday Burglaries

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

The holiday season is usually reserved for family and cheer – but sometimes burglars make unwanted criminal appearances. In Gainesville, police officers take preventative action during November and December to reduce the number of break-ins

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Black Friday sets records, evidence overlooked in Casey Anthony trial, new state bills, update in local cold case

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

Black Friday spending and number of shoppers hit record highs – Retailers’ decision to open stores earlier for the Black Friday rush attracted a record 247 million shoppers — a 9-percent increase from 2011 — in stores and online throughout [...]

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Gator volleyball team cheers up children at Shands

By and on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The UF women’s volleyball team made its 21st annual Thanksgiving visit to the children patients at Shands Sunday.

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Stores to open earlier for Black Friday

By on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

Despite protests from retail workers, Black Friday is gearing up to be bigger than ever.

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Local food donations increase before Thanksgiving

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: November 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Needy families may now enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the St. Francis House, thanks to generosity of members of the community.

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Authorities urge caution to prevent holiday fires

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busiest time of year for the Gainesville Fire Department. To ensure safety during the holidays this season, Gainesville Fire Rescue Assistant Chief JoAnne Rice urged caution for residents.

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Cost of Thanksgiving dinner up less than 1 percent

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: November 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

The price of Thanksgiving dinner increased less than 1 percent

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Retailers opening earlier, offering online options for Black Friday shoppers

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: November 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Shoppers will scour retailers’ sites for online holiday deals while stores will open their doors earlier for Black Friday promotions this week.

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