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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/17/2019

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center is pleased to announce the opening of iNTIMATE STATES – Works on paper by Eduardo Sarmiento, which will run Friday, Jan. 25 – Saturday, May 4, 2019. An opening reception and opportunity to meet the artist takes place Friday, Jan. 25 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2019

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Monday, Jan. 14-Thursday, Jan. 17. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2019
Contractors have finished replacing the decking on the bridge between wetland cells 1 and 2 at Sweetwater Wetlands Park. The original pine decking has been replaced by naturally rot-resistant hardwood. Once the protective oil that has been applied to the wood has been allowed to dry completely, the bridge will be reopened. All of the park’s trails will be open to visitors Thursday, Jan. 17. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this process, and are excited to welcome visitors to once again enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2019

Join the conversation at Gainesville's Third Annual Longest Table event! The Longest Table is all about engaging with your community - your neighbors, your peers and new friends - to build and strengthen relationships in our community.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/16/2019

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21.

City of Gainesville candidate qualifying for the mayor and district IV commissioner positions begins at 12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 and continues through 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/9/2019

The Fifth Annual Great Invader Raider Rally Registration is now open. Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the Great Invader Raider Rally is an annual, one-day, volunteer-powered work party to remove trash and invasive plant species growing within our city’s parks and natural areas. Registration is required to participate in this event, and interested volunteers may register at www.gnvgreenwaychallenge.org.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/8/2019

City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Wednesday, Jan. 9-Thursday, Jan. 10. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/4/2019

The City Beautification Board, the Department of Doing and the Public Works Department cordially invite the Gainesville community to celebrate Florida Arbor Day Friday, Jan. 18 from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the historic Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, which is located at 837 SE Seventh Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/3/2019

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) are hosting a workshop to discuss the proposed right-of-way vacation in the center of Kiwanis Girl Scout Park. Interested members of the public are invited to attend Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6-7 p.m. at the Kiwanis Girl Scout Park Building, located at 810 NW Eighth St. The right-of-way to be vacated is located west of Northwest Eighth Street, north of Northwest Eighth Avenue and south of Northwest Ninth Avenue. The property will be conveyed to the City of Gainesville, and combined into adjacent city-owned parcels. The land will have a PS (public services) zoning, matching the adjacent zoning and becoming public park property.

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