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Benefits of a Backyard Wedding

August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Getting married to the love of your life is an exciting time no matter where the location.   If you and your soon to be spouse are looking for a nice place to become one, consider all of the benefits of a backyard wedding.  Below is a list of the many reasons why sharing your nuptials behind your home or your parents place may be a good idea.   

  1.  The number one reason you might want to consider wedding your soul mate in the backyard  is because you can save a ton of money.  No need to book a church or a venue because you will just need to step outside into whatever type of wedding oasis you choose to create.  You can get as elaborate as you want or keep it scaled down to save even more.  

  2. Choosing the date of your special day can sometimes be an issue if you are looking to book a certain venue.  During the summer months it can sometimes be difficult to find a place in which to wed because others have already booked them in advance.  If you are one that waits until the last minute to get things done, holding your ceremony on the lawn is a perfect answer!  

  3. Decorating your outdoor wedding  will be a snap because you won’t have to abide by anyone’s rules and regulations, only yours and/ or your parents.  Let your creative juices flow as you turn the outdoors into all you have ever dreamed of.  

  4. The reception will be easy to set up with a few tables and chairs. You can have everything catered if you choose or if you would rather keep it simple, the kitchen will be close by so that you can have someone cook and deliver it right to the tables.  Easy enough!

  5. Your friends and family can be super involved in your celebration of marriage if you decide to go this route as well.  Perhaps you have some young kids in the family that would like to be ushers or help to serve the meal after the service. 

  6. Committing your lives to one another is a sacred thing.  Doing so either in your parent’s backyard or your own is a great way to hold those memories very close.   

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Summer Wedding Expo

August 11th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Sunday, August 13, 2017, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Santa Fe River Ranch

Price: $10

Join us at The Summer Wedding Expo at Santa Fe River Ranch.  There will be over 25 local vendors.  Connect with local wedding professionals from Gainesville and the surrounding areas.  From food trucks to photo booths, find everything you will need to make your wedding the day of your dreams.  Enjoy free samples, giveaways and fun!  Don’t miss out on two chances to win grand prizes of $1000 value.

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Cornhusk Dolls

August 4th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017; 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Where: Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669

Price: $5 per vehicle

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children, in both Native American and Colonial American families, used husks to fashion dolls. We love the simple beauty of corn-husk dolls: they’re understated, easy to make, even for children, and truly ingenious — requiring not much more than some husks and twine. This is a child friendly workshop.

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Corey Brewer’s Basketball Camp

July 28th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Monday, July 31, 2017 to August 2, 2017 – 9 AM to 3 PM

Where: Buchholz High School
5510 NW 27th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32606

Age Range: Children, Students, Teens

Price: $150

Join Corey for a fun filled three days of drill stations, 5-on-5 games, lectures, contests and education sessions!  Each camper will receive lunch, a t-shirt, pictures with Corey, awards, camp certificate and instruction from some of the top coaches in the region.  The camp is open to youth ages 9-17. All proceeds benefit the University of Florida Diabetes Institute.

Register Here

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Summer Shakes 2017

July 21st, 2017 · No Comments

When: Monday, July 24, 2017 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Hippodrome Theater
25 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL


Join us for the inaugural year of Summer Shakes theatre festival for an adapted, all-female production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Summer Shakes will also feature art and performances from local female artists.

There will be a showing on JULY 24 and JULY 25th. Doors open at 7 pm. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE HIPPODROME BOX OFFICE!

The event will be ticketed at a $10-dollar admission price with ALL proceeds going back to The Hippodrome Theatre to support art, theatre and culture in the Gainesville community.

Summer Shakes has set out to emphasize the importance of female acting, directing and producing in theater through performances traditionally performed by men. Summer Shakes hopes to reimagine Shakespeare through messages of empowerment and femininity while featuring female actors and artists from within the Gainesville community.

If you are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to message us via our Facebook page Summer Shakes Gainesville.

Event Facebook Page

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Florida Museum Unveils ‘Discovery Zone’

July 14th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Monday, July 17, 2017

Where: Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611

The Florida Museum will open the “Discovery Zone”, a new, interactive permanent exhibit on July 17.  Designed for children 8 and under, the exhibition provides opportunities for families to discover and learn together.  It includes an area for infants and toddlers, as well as a vast array of touchable objects.  See a fully articulated human skeleton and a replica of a T. Rex skull. View items under microscopes and enter a forest habitat.  The exhibit is free. For more information, visit Florida Museum or call 352-846-2000.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Legally Blonde: The Musical

July 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, July 9, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Additional Times:

  • Fri, Jul 7, 2017 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sun, Jul 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Thu, Jul 13, 2017 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come join us for the international award-winning Legally Blonde, a fabulously fun musical based on the popular movie. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances as we follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, from the sorority house to the halls of justice, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Directions to Venue

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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July 4th Wishes!

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments

Today we celebrate freedom
thanks to those who came before.
Those brave men who fought and died
in each and every war.
Freedom always comes at a price,
And while we celebrate
We should tip our hats to the heroes
who made our country great.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: 2017 July 4th Celebration

June 30th, 2017 · No Comments

The City of Alachua will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex.  The event will begin at 3 p.m. and last through 10 p.m., with fireworks at 9:30.  Please check back to this website as more information will be posted as it becomes available.

The City of Alachua has dubbed its celebration “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America.”  The annual event draws more than 30,000 people to Alachua and has great economic impact on businesses in our area.  There are dozens of activities for the kids, including bounce houses, rock wall climbing, bungee jumps and water slides.  This year kids can also take advantage of the spray park and skateboard park located on site.  For the adult audience there are several unique vendors, bingo contests, dancing groups and live musical entertainment to name a few.  Without a doubt the event has something for everyone and of course the hottest fireworks around.

Schedule of Events

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Forever Plaid at The Hippodrome

June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Opens June 2; previews May 31 & June 1

Join the boys of Forever Plaid on a humorous ‘heavenly’ journey through some of the greatest close-harmony songs of the 50’s. With one final chance to give the concert they never gave, The Plaids sing nostalgic hits “Rags To Riches”, “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”, “Catch A Falling Star”, “Three Coins In A Fountain” and many more – all in glorious harmony with patter that will keep any audience rolling in the aisles.

An entertaining musical mix of 1950’s and 1960’s rock n’ roll, and popular show and dance tunes, blended with witty comedy has continued to delight audiences in cities across the nation. Forever Plaid is a charming story of four young men who are killed in an automobile accident, and then through a chain of bizarre events, get one last opportunity to entertain – proving that their spirits still live on.

“Entirely enchanting, utterly entertaining, awesome! … will put a smile on your face, a hum in your throat and a tap to your feet.” – New York Post

“Letter-perfect! Sweet, funny and thoroughly amusing.”- The New York Times

“The laughter doesn’t stop!… Delightful, original and funny!” – The Associated Press

“…The four part harmonies are beautiful and the group takes the audience on a trip down memory lane to some of the best close harmony songs of the 1950s.” – Theatre and Performance 

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Casting announcements will be made at a later date.

Creative team members will be announced at a later date.

Categories: Concerts & Tour Dates

This event repeats on various days: Jun 22Jun 23Jun 24

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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