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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is the most prominent. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Smith1.mp3] Because this is a prime time …

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Meal limit changes begin at St. Francis House today

There is plenty of food on-hand at the St. Francis House to accommodate changes to its meal distribution limits beginning today.  WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says allowing unlimited meal distribution between 10 AM and 1 PM will change more than just the amount of people served. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/SARAHVOICER.mp3] St. Francis House Executive …

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Alachua business gets help going solar

NanoSonic Products, Inc. in Alachua has received a grant from the USDA Rural Development Office to support the installation of a solar electric renewable energy system.  The system will make NanoSonic the only manufacturing company in Florida that generates adequate solar power to meet all of it’s electrical manufacturing requirements.  …

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Eastern Alachua County may soon be receiving a much-needed face-lift

Alachua County Commissioners are expected to move forward with plans to redevelop the eastern part of the county.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with County Growth Management Planner Michael Cassteen who says the project brings great potential for economic growth. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedevelopQA.mp3]  

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Marion County residents get a break on fees

Residents in Marion County will now pay less for certain residential building projects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on the newly approved fee reductions. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBuildingPermitswrap.mp3]

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New Senior Center opens in Gainesville

A new center in Gainesville will provide senior citizens with social, recreational, and educational opportunities. The new 17,000 square-foot City of Gainesville-Alachua county Senior Recreation center at northside park had its ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.  In attendance were Gainesville city commissioners, state officials, and senior citizens from all over the …

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