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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/24/2014

The Thanksgiving Day holiday will be observed Thursday, Nov. 27-Friday, Nov. 28. All city offices will be closed. Curbside collection of solid waste, recycling, yard trash and bulk items normally collected Thursday will be collected Friday. RTS will have no fixed route service or ADA service Thursday, Nov. 28. Bus service will be available on Black Friday, Nov. 29; however, RTS will run its Sunday schedule which is marked by a “U” on the route schedule pages.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/19/2014

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 November 20-December 3 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/18/2014

With the freezing temperatures predicted this week, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will continuously run its backflow preventers throughout the parks and facilities system. This means that the irrigation systems continuously drip in order to prevent freezing, which can damage the irrigation components. The backflow preventers are set to drip from the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 18, through the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/18/2014

A hard freeze warning has been issued for Alachua County for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Now is a good time to review winter safety tips. GRU advises customers to observe the following precautions:

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/17/2014

On Saturday, Dec. 6, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department hosts its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy will be on hand to welcome citizens and call for the giant tree to be lit.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/17/2014

Be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 29th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 24- Sunday, Jan. 25 and Friday, Jan. 30-Sunday, Feb. 1. 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
11/17/2014

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center Sunday, Nov. 23. The concert features the world-renowned pianist, composer and arranger Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door.

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, pianist, composer and arranger Chuchito Valdés is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Bebo Valdés.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/13/2014

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks present the Annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/13/2014

Santa knows good character is the best gift and he wants to hear about what that means to our community’s children! The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is collecting letters through Operation Letters to Santa this year for all children in kindergarten through third grade (or any child that still “believes”). This is a free program and is open to all Gainesville residents. Letters must be postmarked or received by Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The PRCA “elves” will help Santa read and respond to each letter.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/12/2014

The 2nd Annual Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park, located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. Activities will start at 4 p.m., with a ceremony beginning at 5:15 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, east of Cofrin Nature Park at 4626 NW Eighth Ave. Handicapped parking is available at the park.

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