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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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/20/2017

The University of Florida (UF) Urban Planning Studio is holding a public meeting to discuss various proposals for the redevelopment of the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Stephen Foster Elementary School (3800 NW Sixth St.) auditorium between 6-9 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/20/2017
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. Residential curbside collection service for solid waste, recycling and yard trash normally scheduled for Thursday will be delayed until Friday. That is the only collection day that will be affected. All bus and paratransit service will be suspended Thanksgiving Day. RTS will provide holiday bus service Friday, Nov. 25. Routes 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 35, 43, 75 and 711 will run between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All other routes will be suspended. Please plan accordingly.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/19/2017
City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Sunday, Nov. 19. 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.

St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace at the Empowerment Center will provide Cold Night Shelter services to people in need of shelter as long as overnight temperatures remain below 45 F. The CNS program providers serve additional persons in need of shelter so that families and individuals desiring shelter will have a warm place to stay. St. Francis House provides temporary shelter that is appropriate for families, women and children. GRACE Marketplace primarily serves individual adults. In addition to an indoor place to spend the night, other support services (including food, showers, laundry, case management and more) are available at St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace. Funding for this program is provided by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/15/2017

The Mid-Century Survey kick-off was incredibly successful Black Acres on Saturday, Nov. 4. There were 16 volunteers who documented close to 200 houses! Join us for our next volunteer days: 

  • Dec. 2 in Woodland Terrace
  • Dec. 16 in Libby Height/ Skyline Heights
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/8/2017
City offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Residential curbside collection of refuse will not be affected by this holiday. RTS will provide holiday bus service on Nov. 10. Only routes 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 35, 43, 75 and 711 will run from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. depending on the route. Please plan accordingly.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/8/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and 352arts is pleased to announce Gainesville’s first 3-D mural, created by local multidisciplinary artist Daniel Vélez-Climent. This weekend on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, Vélez-Climent will paint the mural titled "Shackles," at 200 NE First St., while the Downtown Festival & Art Show is occurring nearby.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/6/2017

The 5th Annual Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil is Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park, located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. Activities start at 4 p.m., with the ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, and refreshments will be provided. Those wishing to attend are asked to park at the University City Church of Christ parking lot, due east of Cofrin Nature Park at 4626 NW Eighth Avenue.  Disabled parking is available at the park for those with a placard.

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