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Festival of Trees Benefiting Children's Miracle Network

Gainesville’s annual holiday tradition We are pleased to announce the 5th annual Festival of Trees, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital! FESTIVAL OF TREES SHOWCASE — 3-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 Open to the public...
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Festival Of Trees VIP Preview Party

Gainesville’s annual holiday tradition We are pleased to announce the 5th annual Festival of Trees, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital! Held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at Tioga Town Center, this festival brings the Gainesville community together to...
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7-Year Old Girl Convinces Town To Change Its Name For Halloween

A 7-year old girl was all smiles when she learned her hometown would implement her idea of changing its name to Hauntington for Halloween. Second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham was in the car with her parents a while ago and shared her idea of changing the town of Huntington, New York to...
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Mayo, Florida Renamed Miracle Whip, Florida

Get ready to see Mayo in the news for a while. The county seat for Lafayette County underwent some cosmetic changes last weekend and has become Miracle Whip, Florida! Kraft Heinz offered the town $25,000 in city beautification funds to change the town's name from Mayo to Miracle Whip; going as far...
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The Town Where It Is Illegal To Die

There are some strange laws in the books across the world. For instance, it is illegal for a preacher to eat garlic or onions before delivering a sermon in New Hampshire, It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroner’s office in Columbus,...
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32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess board, partake in olde world games and rides and feast on food fit for a king. Enjoy nine stages of entertainment where the...
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New Jersey Bans Out-Of-Town Drivers

There isn't much that compares to traffic and for cities like Gainesville and Ocala that are on a major freeway to metropolitan areas you might be able to relate to the town of Leonia, New Jersey. Its northern border is the last stages of the New Jersey Turnpike before crossing into New York City...
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Mountainous Italian Town Looking To Pay People To Move To It

It sounds almost too good to be true but an Italian village is looking to pay people to move and live in a picturesque mountain community. The town of Bormida has a current population of 394 and the Mayor is looking to add some new blood by offering newcomers cash. The offer of almost $2,200 may go...
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P.F. Chang's Asian Restaurant Heading To Gainesville

For years there have been rumors of P.F. Chang's coming to Gainesville and now it appears that urban legend will be coming true. The Asian-themed casual restaurant will join Whole Food's small-scale 365 grocery store in the new Butler Town Center, the area on Archer Road that once was the home of...
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Town Terrorized By Aggressive Turkeys

The wild turkey population is alive and healthy and perhaps has grown wise to our Thanksgiving traditions. In Davis, California, an ever-growing population of aggressive turkeys is terrorizing the town. One particularly aggressive Turkey, known as "Downtown Tom," prompted several residents of Davis...
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