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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/31/2014

Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. On Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, more than 250 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in historic downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $19,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards. Applications for the Downtown Festival & Art Show are available upon request at 352-393-8536 or online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. The application deadline is Friday, May 5, 2014.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/21/2014

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is proud to announce the 36th Annual Farm and Forest Festival Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center, which is located at 3540 E. University Ave., just three miles east of downtown Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/20/2014

Spring is here and now is a great time to plant with natives, which are adapted to drought and the heat of summer. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2014 Spring Native Plant Sale, at Morningside Nature Center, which is located at 3540 E. University Ave. on the Native Plant Sale is open to the general public Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An exclusive member's only sale is Friday, April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and the Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. The sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks and the Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/20/2014

Gainesville City Manager Russ Blackburn and interim Gainesville Regional Utility Manager Kathy Viehe are pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Cheryl McBride, PHR, as the Human Resources Director for the City of Gainesville municipal government and utility. McBride has served as the interim Human Resources Director for the city and utility from January 2013 until present. Initially, she will work with Human Resources staff to shape and define the future direction of the department.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/19/2014

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 March 20-April 2 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/17/2014

The Thomas Center Galleries invite the community to the opening reception for its new ART THRU ARCHITECTURE The Work of Ron Haase exhibition Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. The ART THRU ARCHITECTURE The Work of Ron Haase exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery from Friday, March 28-Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/11/2014

The election results for the three City of Gainesville Commission seats will be available tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections' website at www.VoteAlachua.com.

Be sure to vote today in the City of Gainesville election for district 2, district 3 and the at-large 2 commission seat. Registered voters in district 2 and district 3 can vote for their district commissioner. Registered voters citywide can vote for the at-large 2 seat.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/5/2014

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 March 6-19 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/3/2014

The City of Gainesville is partnering with Citizinvestor, a Florida-based crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government projects, to empower citizens to invest in their community.

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