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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.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/29/2016

Local musicians Tony McMahon, Mark Miale and friends have put together a special tribute concert celebrating the music of two of the world’s greatest electric guitarists, Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale. This tribute plays at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday Oct. 7 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/27/2016
The City of Gainesville took another step toward becoming the most citizen-centered government last week when it hired the first director of the new Department of Doing, Wendy Thomas.

“Ms. Thomas has a good grounding in technical skills, a creative side and, above all, shares the vision of a citizen-centered city; moving from policy-oriented to services-oriented,” said Gainesville City Manager Anthony Lyons.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/21/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has postponed the junior golf classes at Ironwood Golf Course until Wednesday, Sept. 28. The classes are a partnership with The First Tee of Greater Ocala.  

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/21/2016

The Thomas Center Galleries is pleased to announce a new exhibition, EVE :: Woman from Archetype to Abstraction, featuring a group exhibit of paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography focused on woman as Muse. Curated by Anne E. Gilroy, the exhibit is in the Historic Thomas Center’s Mezzanine Gallery from Friday, Sept. 30 to Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Featured artists include Anthony Ackrill, Brianna Angelakis, Dessarae Bassil, Christina Carfora, Ani Collier, Adreena Cook, Tom D., Angela DeCarlis, George Ferreira, Amy Freeman, Laurie Hitzig, Barb Howe, Daniel Hughes, G.V. Kelley, Louise Leak, Jeffrey Luque, Gorge Mangual, John Moran, Daniel Nevins, Susan Ober, Marta Pérez, Melanie Peter, Lauren Reveri, Jesse Rhoads, Cindy Steiler, Daniel Stepp, Mark Stock, John Ward, Alison Ward, Art Werger and Nika Zakharov.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/20/2016

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department is celebrating National Public Lands Day by waiving all admission fees at Sweetwater Wetlands Park Saturday, Sept. 24. Guests are invited to enjoy the day at the park, which contains three miles of trails and boardwalks, and offers spectacular wildlife watching opportunities. Sweetwater Wetlands Park is not only a place to connect with nature; it is also a way to protect our environment.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/15/2016

Due to the large amount of curbside residential yard trash caused by Hurricane Hermine, yard trash collection continues to run behind normal schedules.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/14/2016

On Saturday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. (three hours before kickoff), West University Avenue will be closed between Gale Lemerand Drive and NW 17th Street.

  • Eastbound traffic will be diverted on NW 22nd Street to either 5th or 8th Avenue and then back to NW 17th Street.
  • Westbound traffic will be diverted on NW 17th Street to either 5th or 8th Avenue and then back to NW 22nd Street.
  • Fans with credentials to enter the O’Connell Center parking lot or the North Lawn will be able to access those areas from the west on University Avenue.
  • Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 1-DIS (disabled parking) must be accessed from the west on University Avenue.
  • Lot NRV, Lot M, Lot M-DIS (disabled parking), Lot 12 and Lot 12-DIS (disabled parking) must be accessed from the east on University Avenue.
  • A right-turn-only east bound lane will be open for vehicles.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/14/2016

The City of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival (GLFF) have partnered to bring the Gainesville community an incredible Latin night with “el Maestro de la salsa” Gilberto de Paz and Tropix Friday, Sept. 23 from 8-10 p.m.

The 35th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is quickly approaching and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is looking for individuals and organizations that would like to support this community event by volunteering at one of the top fine art shows in the country. This is your opportunity to mingle with nationally-acclaimed artists, enjoy performing arts and sample international cuisine. This award-winning art festival features 240 of the nation’s finest artists, as well as four stages of continuous entertainment. Four-hour shifts are available Saturday, Nov. 5 or Sunday, Nov. 6 for volunteers of all ages. Volunteers can assist at the Junior Fire Fighting Challenge, booth sit for artists, greet guests as they arrive or help with the Children’s Imagination Station, a free, hands-on art activity area. As a token of our appreciation, volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

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