Alachua County :: Rich in Enjoyment

So much to do, so much to see, and the weather is perfect so much of the time.  We are starting this site to enrich your senses with Alachua County Florida.  We will share links, Pictures, and tons of information to make a stay here worth the while.

So check back often for pictures and links and information, to make your stay worth the stay !

Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population of the county is 247,336. Alachua County is the home of the University of Florida and is also known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans. Much of its economy revolves around the university. (Wikapedia)

Read more….  History

 

What’s New?

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One of #NewberryFL Jewels! #DudleyFarm #Enjoy ...

WOW, an amazing article in the Gainesville Sun today! "Still Farming After All These Years" gainesvillesun.fl.newsmemory.com/default.php?pSetup=gainesvillesun&_ga=1.63158191.1211461112.1429...

Happening now! ...

Get your craft on ! One Love Cafe Magnolia Parke until 3 pm today! #SquareLife #GNV music, food, vendors, a beautiful place to relax!

#EnjoyAlachuaCounty #GainesvilleFL #GNV Free Friday's Concert Series Dates Remaining :

August 12: Savants of Soul (TONIGHT) 7:30 PM
August 19: The Shambles
August 26: Bonnie Raitt-Roadtested (Jana Horton-Kowitz and friends)
September 2: The Duppies
September 9: Flatland
September 16: The Impostors
September 23: Gilberto de Paz & Tropix
September 30: Heavy Petty/Hedges
October 7: Eric Clapton & J. J. Cale Tribute (Mark Miale, Tony McMahon, and friends)
October 14: GramFest
October 21: UF World Music Ensemble
ALL SHOWS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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So it’s Hurricane Season ….. And other disaster events…

Are you prepared?  The County has a CERT program (Community Emergency Response Team) that will help insure you are prepared in the event of a hurricane, or other natural event, as well as man-made.  Think about getting involved for your family, and your community to assist.

Prepare items if you need to stay in your home

Prepare items if you need to seek shelter at one of Alachua’s Approved Shelters in your Community.

Clay Electric Cooperative Inc.s July 2014 issue of “Kilowatt” has an issue FULL of tips.

 

Helpful Websites in the event of a hurricane or other local disaster

Florida Division of Emergency Management:  http://floridadisaster.org

The National Weather Service:  http://Nws.NOAA.gov

The Federal Emergency Management Agency:  http://FEMA.gov

Accuweather:  http://Accuweather.com

The Weather Channel :: http://weather.com

The Red Cross:  http://RedCross.org

 

 

 

 

Jake’s Bistro Review — Downtown City of Alachua

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IMG_7242-smFebruary 13, 2014
Jake’s Bistro
Downtown City of Alachua

What a nice surprise added to the Downtown Cuisine!

For an appetizer we tried the Shrimp and Grits. An awesome combination with a unique sauce and grits with not the usual texture.

For Dinner the Rib Eye Steak was cooked to perfection, and tastefully marbled and tender. The side of glazed baby carrots had a light taste. The glaze did not overpower the carrots and the carrots tasted fresh. Also with that were potatoes, great tasting and all American Style.

The side salad had a nice flavoring and mix, while the key Lime Dessert and coffee had me filled over my ears with simply great tasting food. Prices were moderate, plates large in size and definitely worth it. The shrimp and grits appetizer could make a meal in it’s self!IMG_7252

Aug 9 – 11 Weekend Fun

Enjoy ……  Western Alachua County, here is what is happening this weekend !

 

Friday

7 PM – Town of Tioga, Square , Movie Night , bring your lawn chairs and watch a movie under the stars!

8 PM – City of Gainesville :   Free Concerts at Bo Diddley Community Plaza

Saturday

8 AM – 5 PM Easton Newberry Sports Complex:  Bowhunter Education Classes –

9 AM :  Ginnie Springs,  17th Annual Family Fun Day by Fightin’ Gator Touchdown Club ,

10 AM – 2 PM :  Dudley Historical State Park :  Dudley Kids Program

Sunday

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Side Note :  Paynes Prairie State Park, 441 Entrance, Gainesville  ::  Horses have been seen here due to the increased water supply, just up from the Visitors Center.  There are also 2 colts.    It’s a great Visit.  $5.00 per carload.

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