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Photos: Local Pups Display Holiday Spirit at Howl-O-Ween Event

Cosmo competes in the Drool and Ghoul Howl-O-Ween costume contest dressed as Wonder Woman. Cosmo won “top dog” at the party hosted by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. Lauren Rowland/WUFT News

Local dogs played, swam and strutted their stuff at the Ghoul and Drool Howl-O-Ween event in Gainesville on Saturday, October 24. The city's parks, recreation and cultural affairs department hosted the party for the pooches and their owners at the H. Spurgeon Cherry “Westside” Swimming Pool from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Race around Gainesville aims to promote tourism

Limo Rides, overnight vacations and a range of other prizes are up for grabs in this weekend’s Amazing Race in Gainesville. Alachua County Hospitality Council Member Erica Chatman says participants don’t get the reward without a fair amount of effort. “We’ve had them dig coins out of a fountain… sometimes …

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Great American Clean-up gets local

The nation’s largest community clean-up effort gets underway in Alachua County tomorrow for the Great American Clean-up. Keep Alachua County Beautiful Executive Director, Mickie MacKenzie, says the effort is about more than just planting trees. “We can plant as many flowers as we want, but unless we have communities that …

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