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Archived Interview with Tom Petty Birthday Bash Organizer, Jason Hedges

Six months after Glenn Richards’ conversation with Jason Hedges about his band’s debut album, Jason (also frontman of the Petty tribute band, Heavy Petty) would be organizing a concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Gainesville’s Tom Petty, who passed away unexpectedly on October 2nd. Two years later, that original event – held over what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday – has grown into the Tom Petty Birthday Weekend featuring multiple events across the city including two music festivals.

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Clean Creek Annual Trash Cleanup Collects More Waste Than All Previous Years Combined

Gainesville got a little cleaner this past weekend as about 160 volunteers collected 19,121 pounds of trash during the fifth annual Clean Creek Revival, according to Megan Black, executive director of Current Problems, a nonprofit environmental group.

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Tech City Climbing Tower Draws Interest, Skepticism From Rock Climbing Community

Business partners Mitch Glaeser and Rich Blaser plan to build a 175-foot tower home to businesses, meeting rooms and rock climbing walls – including a 130-foot indoor climbing wall. This would be the biggest climbing wall in the world.

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