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NW 8th Avenue Lanes In Gainesville Closed For Construction

8th Avenue construction

A heads up for your travels around Gainesville over the coming weeks: you will hit a traffic delay or two on NW 8th Avenue. Multiple lanes are closed for construction, and while construction will pause for Thanksgiving and on Friday, it will resume Monday. Gainesville’s Public Works Department has resurfaced the east …

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Local Vendors Fear National Pumpkin Shortage

Alachua residents search for the perfect pumpkin to take home with them for the holidays. The pumpkin patch has seen a steep increase in sales in early October, compared with last year's numbers. (Courtesy/Megan Bultemeier)

Heavy rains led to a national pumpkin shortage this year, and many farmers across the country have resorted to purchasing pumpkins at auctions multiple times per week to meet the demands of customers. Local pumpkin vendors have seen an increase in sales due to heightened media coverage.

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