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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/19/2019

Applications are now being accepted for the newly forming Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) Citizen Advisory Board. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters of community redevelopment with the GCRA. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at GTEC, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

The Forever Miles band featuring vocalist Phillip "JazzDad" Thomas will play at “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza on Friday Aug. 23.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/14/2019

From Monday, Aug. 8-Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the City of Gainesville is accepting applications from eligible applicants to participate in the Affordable Rental Housing Projects portion of the ConnectFree Program. The ConnectFree Program provides financial assistance for the cost of extension and connection to the city’s water and wastewater systems to eligible properties located within the Gainesville Regional Utilities’ (GRU) service area.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/12/2019

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will soon transition into a city department — the Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA). Much like the CRA, this new city department will be tasked with addressing some of the community’s most pressing infrastructure and development challenges over the next 10 years.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/12/2019

Only one rock concert made such a huge and lasting impression that an entire generation was named for it. Fifty years ago, more than 400,000 members of the Woodstock generation gathered in upstate New York to celebrate “three days of peace and music.”

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
8/9/2019

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 Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at the office of the Housing and Community Development Division (Thomas Center ‘B’, 306 NE 6th Avenue, Room 245). The report covers years 2016-2019.

Ramblin’ Mutts play a mixture of original and classic blues, soul and R&B, with an occasional nod to country music at “Free Fridays” on Friday, Aug. 9 at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. They are performing selections from their upcoming album that pays a passionate tribute to the traditions of the soul and rhythm and blues genres. They are also playing updated reinterpretations of traditional classics by such artists as Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Otis Reding that honor the legacy of this timeless music.