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The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Continues Through June 14

The Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday began June 1 and will continue through June 14. In order to supply some relief for Floridians as we approach hurricane season, this holiday was created to provide a small discount on items you can buy to prepare for Florida’s hurricane season which started June 1. It is

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Preparing Your Family for Hurricane Season

Preparing your family for hurricane season is here! Florida hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of November, with the high season occurring in August and September. Before the Storm Bill Quinlan, a meteorologist on WCJB TV20’s weather team, insists that although North Central Florida may not see a lot of hurricane action,

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Sidewalk Chalk: Creativity Without The Mess!

Sidewalk chalk! The ultimate crafting medium that isn't super messy and can wash off of ~pretty much~ anything! Here are some crafts that involve sidewalk chalk to keep your kiddos busy if they are bored from all this social distancing! Gather Your Supplies! Glitter Sidewalk Chalk Colorations Sidewalk Chalk Crayola Washable Chalk Draw Yourself Challenge

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ACPS Starts the Free Summer Meals Program Next Week

Alachua County Public Schools will be providing meals to families over the summer now that school is officially out with the Free Summer Meals program. Beginning June 3 and continuing through the summer until July 26, the district’s free grab and go meals distribution will be available, according to the Alachua County Public Schools Food

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Beach Safety Tips for This Summer

The beach can be a wonderful place to relax and unwind with the family, but it is always best to learn and practice beach safety to make sure your vacation goes on without a hitch! Here are some things to keep in mind when visiting the beach! First Aid Kit It is always good to

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Gainesville Memorial Day Events and Activities

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, we have put together a list of Gainesville Memorial Day events and activities! Florida Folk Festival Friday, May 24 -Sunday, May 2610 a.m.Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park This three-day event celebrates the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida the place we love! There will be

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The Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival is This Weekend!

The Newberry Watermelon Festival is an old tradition in Newberry, 79 years old to be exact! This year, the festival will held on  Saturday, May 18, as the small town comes together for the 79th time! At the Newberry Watermelon Festival, you can expect live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, kids' activities and lots of watermelons!

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Emotional Eating: What It Is and How to Avoid it

Bodies need nourishment. Food and water provide fuel for bodily processes and activities, and we must replenish our supply daily. Individual body makeup along with activity level determines what you need to sustain yourself and maintain a healthy weight. While we know intellectually that we need food to thrive, sometimes food can hold power over

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