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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/18/2017

A representative of National Policy Institute (NPI) is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida’s (UF) Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. To assist law enforcement with ensuring public safety in the downtown Gainesville business district, the Bo Diddley Plaza will close to the public immediately following the Union Street Famer’s Market event scheduled from 4–7 p.m. this evening (Wednesday, Oct. 18).

Work crews will install construction fencing around the plaza perimeter on Wednesday evening, and the facility will reopen for regular operating hours  Friday, Oct. 20. City Hall Plaza will remain open to the public while Bo Diddley Community Plaza is closed. 
 
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/18/2017

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to welcome the Atlantic City Boys to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Thursday, Nov. 2. The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences in Las Vegas, Walt Disney World and internationally, as well. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $20, and VIP seating is $30 at the door. Seating is limited and tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.evansmediasource.com

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/18/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Nature Centers Commission citizen advisory board are seeking nominations for the annual Star Awards.  Nominations are accepted in the categories of Star Volunteer, Star Good Neighbor and Star Green Business.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/18/2017

A representative from the National Policy Institute is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida’s (UF) Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 19 between 2:30-4:30 p.m. This event will affect local traffic patterns and bus service.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/17/2017

There is the possibility that groups from outside our community may choose to protest at the National Policy Institute’s speaking event at the University of Florida’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts the afternoon of Thursday, October 19 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Visitors and city residents should understand that our city has an obligation to protect our resident’s health, safety and property. The role of law enforcement is to protect public safety and they will stand ready to safeguard visitors and citizens of Gainesville to enable the exercise of their right to protest in a civilly responsible and lawful manner.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/17/2017
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of improved shade sail structures for Cofrin Nature Park’s playground, which is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. The new shade sails will be larger than the old shade sails, and will provide additional coverage from the sun. The entire play area will be closed during construction, but the park itself will remain open.  Construction began Oct. 16 and is expected to be complete by Oct. 27.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/13/2017

The City of Gainesville, in conjunction with the Alachua County Department of Community Support Services, announces approximately $240,000 in rental assistance funding (excluding administration costs) for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The Rental Assistance Program assists extremely-low and very-low income households experiencing homelessness.  Additional priority may be granted to qualifying homeless individuals with special needs. Funds are available through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program, in accordance with the requirements under Florida Statutes 420.9072(10).

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/12/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is co-sponsoring a ceremony, in conjunction with the Gainesville University City Lions Club and the Gainesville Arts & Parks Foundation, Inc. (GAP), to honor lifetime Lions Club members and the contributions they have made over the years. The ceremony takes place Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Roper Park, located at 401 NE Second St. At the event, a tribute bench will be dedicated to honor past and current members of the Gainesville University City Lions Club since 1961.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/12/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of permanent shade sail structures in Depot Park’s children’s play area in November. The shade sails will provide relief from the sun where it is needed most. Although a portion of the play area will be closed during construction, the remainder of the park and the splash pad will remain open for enjoyment.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/11/2017

Pursuant to the City’s Equal Opportunity Policy (EO-8), City Auditor Carlos L. Holt and City Equal Opportunity Director Torey Alston have submitted written reports of fact-finding and review of the complaints filed by Evelyn Foxx of the NAACP Alachua County Branch and Cheryl McBride regarding City Manager Anthony Lyons. The reports were received by the City Commission Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

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