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Posted by: Dustin Walsh
10/30/2020

Gainesville, Fla. – Gainesville city officials warn the sinkhole in northwest Gainesville continues to expand, and poses an immediate danger to onlookers who venture near the formation. For the safety of all neighbors and first responders, everyone is advised to keep away from the area.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/28/2020

Gainesville Police Department invites you to take the "Community Survey on Public Safety and Law Enforcement." It will take approximately five minutes of your time, and is completely confidential. Your participation in the survey will help GPD to improve their services and processes. 

The 39th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is proud to present this year’s poster image, featuring the work of Sandra Matasick. Matasick’s career began by taking one simple class in jewelry making where she was immediately hooked. Her passion for jewelry making is further exemplified by the time she crawled into the window of her school’s locked studio to work on her craft all through the night. Matasick went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from the University of Kansas and her Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from the State University of New York, New Paltz. After obtaining her degrees, she worked in jewelry stores creating custom pieces for clients before starting her own business.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/23/2020

City of Gainesville teams from Gainesville Fire Rescue, Public Works, Gainesville Regional Utilities and Gainesville Police Department responded last week to the formation of a sinkhole in northwest Gainesville. Crews worked to address several issues caused by the ground collapse as GPD rerouted traffic and GFR crews evacuated four homes in the immediate vicinity. No one was injured.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/21/2020

The Office of Equity and Inclusion has announced the application process is open for businesses to participate in the 2021 Mentor-Protégé Program. The program supports the development of small and diverse businesses by partnering emerging businesses (protégés) with established businesses (mentors) throughout the area. The program is designed to help local businesses become qualified to do business with the City of Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/21/2020

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, GFR is launching its first ever Mobile Flu Vaccination Program. For 22 days, the outreach team will travel to vulnerable neighborhoods to provide free, accessible flu vaccines to our neighbors who are 2 years of age and older. The mission of the Mobile Flu Vaccination Program is to limit the level of exposure and minimize mortality during flu season. For dates, locations and times, please visit our calendar or our Facebook page.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/19/2020

Beginning Monday, Oct. 19, the City of Gainesville is opening Porters Community Center (512 SW Second Ter.) and the Eastside Recreation Center (2841 E. University Ave.) for remote learning support Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/16/2020

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and well-being of our neighbors, the City of Gainesville kept its playgrounds closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A phase III reopening plan for city playgrounds has been thoughtfully prepared by staff, and is ready for implementation by Friday, Oct. 16.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/14/2020

The Office of Strategic Initiatives brought members of the community together for a day of active problem-solving during the recent online Civic Hackathon, “How do we create a social safety net to help make Gainesville a more livable community?” The event was designed to generate ideas and solutions toward a stronger community for all Gainesville neighbors. 

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
10/13/2020

Neighbors are invited to participate in an hour-long dialogue about racial inequality when the Mayor’s Book Club resumes 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 as a virtual event. 

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