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City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Thursday, Dec. 1-Friday, Dec. 2. 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.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/23/2016
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. 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, 11, 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
11/21/2016

Twenty years ago today, the City of Gainesville Public Works Department installed the city’s first baffle box. A total of four baffle boxes were installed during the project to filter out sediments from stormwater entering the Sweetwater Branch.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/21/2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe will be on hand to welcome citizens, and call for the giant tree to be lit. The free program runs from 6-8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/14/2016

Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe has scheduled a press conference for Monday, Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the concerns of residents after last week's election, and how Gainesville continues to be an inclusive and welcoming city. The press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall, which is located at 200 E. University Ave.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/14/2016

The City of Gainesville receives State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program funds from the State’s Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The purpose of the funding is to provide affordable housing assistance to Gainesville households earning extremely low-, very low-, low- and moderate-incomes. Alachua County also receives SHIP Program funds for the same purposes.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

Plan to round out your holiday weekend with a relaxing and enjoyable day at Cane Boil & FiddleFest! The Annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest is presented by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks. This year's event is Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Gainesville Chain Hawks Disc Golf Club are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Chain Hawk Open, which is taking place over two weekends in December. The Chain Hawk Open is the annual showcase of disc golf in Gainesville and the public is invited to attend and be a part of this growing tournament!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
11/10/2016

Improvements to the drainage in the children’s play area at Depot Park are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14-Monday, Nov. 21. The playground is set to reopen Tuesday, Nov. 22. During this time, the rest of the park will remain open, including the promenade, walking trails and pavilion.

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