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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/29/2018

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/28/2018

The City of Gainesville’s Ironwood Golf Course has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Participation is designed to help course personnel plan, organize, implement and document a comprehensive environmental management program, and receive recognition for their efforts. To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas, including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/27/2018

The Regional Transit System (RTS) has been awarded $3 million in federal funding to enhance its service and fleet. The most recent is a $1 million dollar Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No-Emission (called “Low-No”) grant to augment the transit fleet with electric vehicles.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/27/2018

Gainesville District One Commissioner Gigi Simmons is holding a State of the District address Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Police Department’s Hall of Heroes (545 NW Eighth Ave.) to discuss her first 100 days in office and upcoming plans.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/22/2018

The Progressive Rock Experience pays tribute to ‘70s progressive rock at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, Aug. 31 from 8-10 p.m.

Two bands that include some of Gainesville’s most accomplished musicians pay tribute to the music of two iconic supergroups at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series on Friday, Aug. 24. This concert pays tribute to Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; both groups featured superstar musicians Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/14/2018

The City of Gainesville wants your feedback on future park improvements at the Lincoln Yard site, which is located between Southeast Eighth Avenue and Southeast 15th Avenue, east of Southeast 20th Street. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the project’s Open House Monday, Aug. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) building, located on 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd. Come to learn about the project and site, and to let us know what improvements you would like to see at this location.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/13/2018

The public is invited to review and comment on the completed City of Gainesville State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Annual Report Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., until Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at the office of the Housing and Community Development Division (Thomas Center ‘B’, 306 NE 6th Avenue, Room 245). The report covers years 2015-2018.

Heavy Petty returns to the “Free Fridays” Concert Series with a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Friday, Aug. 17 from 8-10 p.m. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty is one of the most famous musicians to hail from Gainesville, Florida. Heavy Petty is Gainesville’s own Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band.  The band first played on Valentine's night in 2010 at Common Grounds in downtown Gainesville. Since then, the five-piece rock ‘n’ roll band has played many different events and venues in and around Gainesville. Heavy Petty prides itself in playing Tom Petty songs with attention paid to strict interpretation, but also in being able to rock out, have a lot of fun and get the crowd involved. 

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/8/2018

As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

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