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  1. Keep Alachua County Beautiful receives $20,000 grantRead the original story

    Monday Oct 15 |

    Keep Alachua County Beautiful received a $20,000 grant to provide training for veterans and adults with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities in the agriculture industry. Keep America Beautiful in partnership with Lowe's awarded Keep Alachua County Beautiful a $20,000 grant to support the GROW HUB program, or Growing Real Opportunities to Work-Harvest of Urban Business, Working Foods, Inc., Keep Alachua County Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, nonprofit organizations working together to provide training for adults with disabilities and veterans to improve their employment opportunities in the agriculture industry.


  2. Local nonprofit receives state recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 |

    United Way of North Central Florida received an Award of Distinction at the state-wide annual Public Relations Association Golden Image Awards celebration, held recently at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Presented by the Florida Public Relations Association, the award recognizes United Way Express bus tours that take donors to three United Way community Impact partner agencies to give them a first-hand look at how their donations help families and individuals in a six-county area that includes Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Union counties.


  3. Buchholz High School Chorus performs at Carnegie HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 |

    Thirty-five members of the Buchholz High School Chorus performed in the Masterworks Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 18. The students also participated in the Masterwork Series, which is reserved for collegiate, professional and upper-level high school choirs that can handle advanced choral literature. Buchholz High School was one of only two high school groups accepted for the performance and the vocalists comprised the largest group in the master chorus.


  4. Local elementary school student wins top honors in national pageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 |

    Skylar Eckis, a second grader at Oak Hall Elementary School, represented Gainesville in her first ever pageant, which took place on her 7th birthday. Skylar received top honors at the National American Miss Pageant - Princess Division, held in June at the Hyatt Regency Riverside Hotel in Jacksonville.


  5. Local music students score in state competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 |

    More than 1300 students participated in nearly 2500 events at the 81st Florida Federation of Music Clubs Annual Junior Convention, held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Cellist Julia Lee won a $1400 Gold Cup Senior Concert Scholarship.


  6. Keep Alachua County Beautiful receives grant to restore historic cemeteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 |

    Keep Alachua County Beautiful received a $20,000 Keep America Beautiful Community Restoration and Resilience grant earmarked for the restoration of three historic cemeteries that were demolished by Hurricane Irma - Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, and Stark-Nelson Cemetery. The grant will pay for tree removal service, transporting storm waste, and providing the necessary tools for volunteers to aid in the cleanup.


  7. Local high school receives top ranking in national publicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 |

    The Professional Academies Magnet@Loften High School received a bronze medal in "Best High School" ranking, published annually by U.S. News and World Report. PAM@Loften is entirely a magnet academy high school, which means students are not zoned but make a choice to attend the school and participate in a career cluster based on their interests and in an academic schedule that provides a strong foundation for post-secondary education and/or the workforce.


  8. Local student named 2018 U.S. Presidential ScholarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 |

    Buchholz High School student Sidhika Balachandar is among 161 students in the country to be named a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar, a distinction that recognizes high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education. The honorees were awarded a Presidential Scholar Medallion on Sunday at a ceremony held in Washington D.C According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Education, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, proven community service, leadership and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.


  9. Cedar Key Lions Club celebrates Golden AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 |

    Cedar Key Lions Club President Dale Register welcomed more than 65 dignitaries to the Club's 50th Anniversary celebration, held at the Cedar Key Community Center in Cedar Key. Attendees included International Lions Club dignitaries, Regional Lions Club officers, community leaders and guests.


  10. UF professor earns prestigious awardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 |

    Dr. Rosana Resende is the winner of the 2018 Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, or CLASP Junior Faculty Teaching Award.a Created in 2013, the award recognizes excellence in teaching Latin American Studies designated courses. Dr. Leva Jusionyte, who won the award in 2015, is the only other LAS faculty recipient.


  11. UF professor garners national honorRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 |

    University of Florida special education professor Stephen W. Smith - one of the College of Education's most prolific researchers and grant generators - has been honored with a Distinguished Researcher Award by the special education group of the American Educational Research Association, the nation's largest interdisciplinary research group devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. The award recognizes Smith's body of research and his significant contributions to research, policy and practice in a career spanning 30 years.


  12. Archer resident honored for dedicated serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 |

    Terry E. Lee, Sr., who retired after 18 years of dedicated service as director of the City of Archer Recreation Department, has been honored as the 2018 Martin Luther King Banquet honoree by the Archer Community Progressive Organization that recognizes individuals who have contributed to the Archer community by exhibiting leadership, commitment and excellence. Lee and his wife of 36 years have four children, Tarolyn Lee, Courtney Lee, Terry Lee, II, Caleb Lee and one grandson, Kayden Mitchell.


  13. Gainesville recognizes outstanding contributions to the artsRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2018 |

    The city of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Gainesville Cultural Affairs Board, the Gainesville Art in Public Places Trust, the Nature Centers Commission, the Tree Advisory Board and the Public Recreation and Parks Board recognized outstanding citizens/groups during an award presentation, held March 1 in the City Hall Auditorium. * 2017 Individual Arts Award: "Bulla Cubana" Project Team, a cultural initiative that united all of the major arts organizations in the Gainesville community with a purpose to cultivate the free flow of arts and culture, ideas and inspiration between the U.S. and Cuba.


  14. School District celebrates top volunteersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2018 |

    The Alachua County School District recognized nearly 80 outstanding volunteers at its annual Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, which featured a performance by the Metcalfe Elementary School Chorus, and was held Feb. 15 at Wyndham Garden Hotel. Col. Arley McRae, USAF retired, has been named the First Trustee Emeritus at Santa Fe College.


  15. Santa Fe College honors women who make a difference in their communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 |

    What better way to observe Women's History Month than by celebrating women in our community who are making a difference. And Santa Fe College has been doing that through the annual 2018 Women of Distinction and Women of Promise promise.


  16. Local resident receives national beautification awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 |

    Alex Rosenzweig was honored with a Keep America Beautiful Youth and Education Award during a Keep America Beautiful National Award Ceremony, held Jan. 18 in Dallas, Texas. According to a news release from Keep Alachua County Beautiful, Rosenzweig, a 23-year-old with cerebral palsy, was selected from a pool of 31 nominees in the country, and recognized for his dedication and passion to positively impacting his local community.


  17. UF professor lead author of new study at Florida Museum of Natural HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 |

    Akito Kawahara, associate professor and curator at the museum's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the University of Florida, is the lead author of a new Florida Museum of Natural History study that offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths are active. The research identifies outliers - night-flying butterflies and day-tripping moths - and pinpoints nearly 50 shifts from nocturnal to daytime behavior over the insects' evolutionary history.


  18. Lowe's Home Improvement helps keep Alachua County beautifulRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2018 |

    Gina Hawkins, Executive Director of Keep Alachua County Beautiful, said Keep America Beautiful, the nation's iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, provided Keep Alachua County Beautiful with a $5,000 grant as part of the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant Program. The grant will support graffiti abatement.


  19. Local restaurant gives money to local nonprofits.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 |

    Satchel's Pizza awarded $14,000 "Satch Capital Grants" to be split among three local non-profit organizations. According to a news release from Satchel's Pizza, the organizations receiving the grants for the 2017 calendar year are the Gainesville Opportunity Center, which received $7,000; The Star Center Children's Theatre, which received $4,000; and Working Food, which received $3,000.


  20. UF Professor elected to prestigious national associationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 |

    Dr. Michael Dukes, professor and irrigation specialist at the University of Florida, has been elected to the Irrigation Association Board of Directors, which establishes the association's strategic direction, policies and programs. The board monitors current and evolving industry trends, determines strategic priorities, defines public policy positions and acts as stewards of IA's financial resources.


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