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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is providing an opportunity for interested residents to give their feedback on future plans for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (Blue Center) and Park, which is located at 1700 NE Eighth Ave. and Duval Park, located at 520 NE 21st St. in Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the appointment of Omichele Gainey to the position of Clerk of the Commission. Gainey succeeds former Clerk of the Commission Kurt Lannon in the position, who retired earlier this month after serving the city for 24 years.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

City of Gainesville employees and supporters of Gainesville's Little Ones (GLO) will provide approximately 19 needy families with toys, clothing and food this holiday season. Thanks to the time and dedication of the city employees and their families and friends, GLO has assisted nearly 1,000 disadvantaged families over the past 39 years.

Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 27, Sunday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4. Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service, while enjoying one of the area’s most highly anticipated events.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/6/2017

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is gearing up for its fourth annual Great Invader Raider Rally Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 16 years ago as a community-wide day of service where volunteers of all ages work to remove non-native, invasive plants from Gainesville’s natural areas.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/6/2017

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Thursday, Dec. 7-Monday, Dec. 11. 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.

Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/27/2017

Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in the declared counties of Florida that have suffered financial losses as the result of Hurricane Irma should consider applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/21/2017

Enrich your Thanksgiving holiday with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest! The festival is presented at no charge by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/21/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to offer a free basketball clinic with the coaching staff from the Eastside High School Basketball team at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose (MLK) Center. The clinics are open to everyone, and are a great opportunity for those wishing to participate in PRCA’s Youth Coed Basketball league and hone their skills.

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