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Tom Petty’s daughter donates $25,000 to Cade Museum

Florida Gator fans already have a reason to love Tom Petty; the lyrics of his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” echo through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during every home football game. Now fans have more reason to love the late Gainesville native and rock icon after several donations to the community have been made in his honor. A gift of $25,000 was made to the Cade Museum on Petty’s behalf by his daughter, Adria Petty, in October. Jennifer Dempsey, the marketing manager for the Cade Museum, said the donation will go toward Operation Full Steam, an outreach program serving students in Title I schools in Alachua County. 

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Voter guide: Gainesville’s 2022 election races

The contentious Gainesville mayoral race has generated over $100,000 in total campaign contributions; Bielarski has fundraised more than $58,000, while Ward has collected more than $63,000. Ward, currently in his second term as a Gainesville City Commissioner, voted in January to fire Bielarski as general manager of Gainesville Regional Utilities. …

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