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Happy Father’s Day!

June 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Dad

He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there…a firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Father’s Day Blues

June 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Sunday, June 18, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

It’s that time of year again… time to give Dear ole Dad “The Blues” for Father’s Day. Bring him out to the best darn Blues show this side of Memphis, plus its free!

High Springs Museum
120 Nw 2nd Ave
High Springs, FL 32643

100% all original Blues featuring: Barbara Paul, Mr Aullie & Franc Robert

 

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Summer Bloomers

June 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Master gardeners Barbara Georgius and Connie Bonbrest provide expert advice for growing summer flowers. Presented by the UF/IFAS Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service.

Reddick Public Library
15150 NW Gainesville Rd.
Reddick, FL 32686

Event Website

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: French Wine Tasting and Education

June 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Downtown Wine & Cheese
113 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Hello! We are planning a series of 5 French wine classes the first week in June. They will take place every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm. The first class will be on the 7th. The cost for the 5 classes $100 ($20 a class) or if you just want to take one class $30.

RSVP required, we have very limited walk in space: Please contact Maude (352) 222-1348

Here are some potential themes: “Bored of Bordeaux?”: We will compare the famous “Bordelais” grape varieties. The idea is to give alternatives to the expensive Bordeaux wines. “A Rose by any other name”: The Rose Wines of France: Rose de Provence, Cote du Rhone (AOC Tavel), Loire (AOC Rose d’Anjou), Burgundy (AOC Bourgogne Rose), Bordeaux (AOC Bordeaux Rose) “Who is the KingPin”: Drinking the different Pinot Noir of France: Loire, Alsace, Languedoc, Burgundy, etc. “Where is the “White Knight”? : Comparing Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay “White Autrement”: Drinking the other whites grapes of France: Rolle, Marsanne, Roussane, Picpoul, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc “Gold vs. Sunshine”: Comparing Florida whites to the most famous white wines in the world: The Burgundy’s of the Cote d’Or “Popping the bubble:” Can the Cremant’s de-throne the King of the Bubbles: Bourgogne, Loire, Alsace, Bordeaux, Limoux vs. Champagne “Sauve and Yonder” : Sauvignon Blanc from different regions in France

Again, there is limited walk in space, so if you don’t want to miss out you should RSVP, Maude @ Wine & Cheese 113 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 or call (352) 222-1348.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Memorial Day Wishes!

May 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

National Moment of Remembrance

To ensure the sacrifices of America ’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Picnic in the Park for Memorial Day

May 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Sun, May 28, 2017

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Memorial Park
1620 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Cool Moose Cafe is honored to collaborate with Memorial Park Association production of ” A Memorial Concert in Memorial Park”. We will offer the following Boxed Dinners for our guest to enjoy while listening to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band.

Italian Wrap: Salami, prosciutto, sliced provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and balsamic dressing in a garlic herb wrap. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

Turkey wrap: Sliced Turkey, smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, jack cheese, and ranch dressing in a garlic herb wrap. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

Chicken Salad on Croissant: All white chicken breast with celery, red onion, walnuts, and rich honey mayo topped with lettuce, tomato on a fresh baked croissant. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

We will be passing out our boxed meals from 5:30-6:30pm only, so please ensure that you have enough time to grab your meal and pick a location for you to enjoy the concert. Please note: Ticket cancellation is allowed up to 48 hours before the event and should be done via email at coolmoosecafe@gmail.com. Ticket cancellation after the 48 hour window may incur the cost of the meal.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Fun Rainy Day Things to Do Inside Your Home

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments

If you have small children you know all too well how easily they can get bored when they are stuck inside due to bad weather. Below is a list of a few rainy day things you can do inside your home so that you and your family don’t get bored being stuck inside.  Get them and read this list together to get started on some fun!

  1.  One fun indoor activity you can do with your small children is to have an indoor scavenger hunt.  Write down some clues to where you have hidden items in your house and set your children out on an indoor hunt to find them!  This can be fun for you as well as you watch your kids trying their best to find what you have hidden.
  1. Another fun rainy day thing to-do inside your home  with your family is to go camping inside!  Get your tent out and set it up right in the middle of your family room.  You and your family can sleep in the tent together all night long!  If everyone doesn’t fit you can use sleeping bags to make it a full fledge family event.  A super fun way to make your indoor camping event even more real is to make smores in the microwave!
  1. Yet another fun rainy day thing to do inside is to gather all of your board games and get the entire family involved in playing them together!  If you don’t have any board games you can likely find some type of game for all to play online.
  1. If you don’t want to have to create something fun to do with your family, why not bake some cookies together!  It is always fun to get your little ones together in the kitchen to bake.  Have each child create their own cookie with the ingredients you have available, then let the rest of the family be judges to give the best cookie award!

These are a few fun rainy day things you can do inside your home that is sure to make everyone have an enjoyable time even if they can’t go outside!

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: 2017 Ag Fest and Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the Annual Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 20, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, UF/IFAS Bookstore, Forest Ecology, Florida Department of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Program, Composting, Rain Barrels, Food and Nutrition Program and more. The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Presentations: 8:45 to 9:15 Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs, 9:45 to 10:15 Growing Blueberries

Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th, 2017 · No Comments

mothers day

The Person who has done more for you than anyone in the world!

A halo that reflects a life of wisdom, kindness, and caring. Eyes that sparkle with pride and show how much she believes in you. Shoulders that have been slept on and wept on and carried a world or two. Arms that never run out of hugs. Hands that know just when to hold on and when to let go. A mind filled with amazing things, from fairy tales to family tails and long-ago stories of you. A smile that can jump right into your heart and warm you faster than hot chocolate. A heart of gold that holds more love than you can possibly imagine.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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Things To Do Gainesville FL: Community Health and Wellness Expo

May 11th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 8:30am – 12pm

Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34 Street
Gainesville, FL 32607

Age Range: Adults, All Ages, Seniors

Event Type: Community, Education/Campus Events, Festival, Other, Workshops & Classes

Price: Free

Details: UF Health will host a FREE health and wellness expo for the community.
Learn about:

*Complementary medicine
*Stress reduction and mental health
* Maintaining a healthy weight
* Reducing cancer risk
*Women’s health
*Gardening and healthy eating
* Reducing your stroke risk
* Getting better sleep
*Incorporating exercise
*Reducing pain
*Senior health
*Volunteer and research opportunities
* Advanced Directives

Free screenings:
*Cholesterol and glucose
*Blood pressure and heart rhythm *BMI and weight

Attendees will receive a free expo bag, prizes and refreshments

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

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