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)

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Gainesville Racetrack is the place to be 😊 today through Sunday #GNV ...

Don't forget the fun we will have tomorrow evening! Bring the Kids, Grab the pups, the iguanas and the peacocks as we enjoy Mark Miale on the deck by the restaurants! #GNV Event is FREE and open to the public . Paws on Parole will be joining us! Find your forever friend! The original, the only, Third Thursdays ... At Thornebrook! ...

Mark Miale : Paws on Parole Third Thursdays at Thornebrook

March 15, 2018, 5:00pm

Helping Benefit "Paws on Parole" Entertainment in The Thornebrook Village Square. Produced by Enjoy (Western) Alachua County The wonderful and very talented Mark Miale will be entertaining the Square. He'll be performing right next to the restaurant patio and we'll put the lawn chairs out, so you can choose to eat or drink, or snack in the lawn chairs. Easter is April 1st and this would be a GREAT time to shop our local stores with no crowd too!



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:

The National Weather Service:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency:


The Weather Channel ::

The Red Cross:





Jake’s Bistro Review — Downtown City of Alachua



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 !



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


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


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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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