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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/18/2013

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The Dec. 19-Jan. 15 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/17/2013
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host Downtown Countdown, a New Year’s Eve celebration concert, at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Headlining the concert is the Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, a six-piece group comprised of some of the area’s most popular musicians. Band members include Mike Boulware (guitar/vocals), Don David (guitar/vocals), Michael Derry (guitar/vocals), Ron Thomas (bass guitar/vocals) Brad Bangstad (keyboards) and Rob Rothschild (drums). Sitting in for Rothschild on the drums will be Larry Thompson. The Impostors were hatched by keyboardist Mark Loveland and guitarist Michael Derry in 1984. That year, they formed a 14-piece band that played a two-show night at the Thomas Center to a rave response. At that concert, Ron Thomas joined the cofounders with 11 other musicians. Don David joined in 1985, Mike Boulware joined in the early ’90s, Rob Rothschild joined shortly after and the newest member, Brad Bandstad, joined this year. The Impostors play a full range of Beatles’ music from the popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental era of “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” to the final rooftop appearance and “Abbey Road.”
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/16/2013
The Thomas Center Galleries invite the community to the opening reception for the A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibition Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. The reception will be followed by a concert at 7 p.m. featuring popular local singer-songwriter Ricky Kendall and his friends. Both events are free and open to the public. The A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery Jan. 10-Mar. 22, 2014.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/9/2013
The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The Dec. 5-18 edition is now available.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/5/2013
On Dec. 1, the City Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s Pop Warner Cheerleading Team, the Gator Jr. Midget Team, placed first at the Southeast Region Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla.

This first place finish grants the Gainesville Gator Jr. Midgets Team an opportunity to compete for the national title at the Pop Warner National Cheerleading Championship that will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

This is the first time any Gainesville cheer team has represented the city and the southeast region on the national stage. The Gainesville Gator Jr. Midget cheerleaders, along with their coaching staff, consider it an honor to represent the City Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at the National Cheer Championships. “We are ambassadors on the national stage for the PRCA youth athletic programs and that is something to cheer about!” said Beverly Perry, head coach for the team.

The performance will be telecast on ESPN for all Level 4 cheerleaders. Pop Warner is offering on-demand video streaming of the 2013 National Cheer and Dance Championships from Monday, Dec. 5 - Friday, Dec. 13 at http://www.dartfish.tv/vault.

The coaching staff and cheer roster is listed below:
Beverly Perry, Head Coach
Lauren Harris, Assistant Coach
Leslie Torres, Team Mom
Katlynn Ford, Coach Trainee
Cheerleaders: Leonika Alston, Jamiah Baker, Mari Bright, Meme Bright, Gabby Graham, Kira Johnson, Zaniya Littles, Niyani Markham, Eryana Nolan, Ahmya Patterson, Salara Perry, Takaria Watson and Miracle Whitfield

For information, please contact City of Gainesville Recreation Leader Dwright Jackson, CPRP, AFO, CYSA at 352-393-8443 or Jacksondj@cityofgainesville.org.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/1/2013

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.