As winter temperatures begin to fall on Gainesville, the homeless look for warmer clothes. Click the link to the story for a list of places collecting and distributing coats, blankets and more.
Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville will host its ninth annual Florida Bat Festival on Oct. 26, 2013.
The Southside Recreation Complex in Lake City will complete the first step of its renovation process this month. The $2.9 million project began in June 2013.
Cedar Key Seafood Festival will host its 44th annual event October 19-20, 2013.
This story was also published in The Gainesville Sun’s Think Pink issue, which is printed every October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I contributed to the story along with two other writers.
The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will have an open house for its two foster homes in Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 12, 2013. After 10 years of fundraising more than $3 million dollars, the two homes that can house up to 10 children is expected to open in November.
The center plans to start another 10-week course to help victims cope with their experiences starting late October 2013. Those interested can call Jennifer Heard, Alachua County Victim Advocate therapist, at 264-6737 to set up an appointment.