Paynes Prairie State Park

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A Gentle Walk and Talk while learning from a park ranger for approximately one mile along the edge of the Alachua Sink and marsh.  Learn about the history and animals inhabiting this amazing 21 thousand square acre savanna.  The walk leaves from the La Chua Trailhead at 9 am.   Contact the Visitor Center for reservations 9 am – 4pm at 352-466-4100.

This is a must see if you have not already visited the park. There are lots and lots of alligators, wild bison, wild horses, and numerous species of birds.  This is a very enjoyable family outing.




Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

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Step into a bygone era of jousting knights, mystifying magicians and dancing gypsies at the 27th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fairgrounds.  Stroll artisans’ stalls to purchase medieval wares.  Entertainment of Celtic musicians, amazing magicians and hilarious comedians on eight stages delivers medieval merriment for the entire family.  Admission: $14 adults and $7 for kids 5 to 17 years of age.  352-692-2787

The Retreat at Magnolia Parke

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The Retreat at Magnolia Parke brings new meaning to luxury apartments.  Living with spacious floor plans and amazing lifestyle amenities well above what you will find at other communities.   Enjoy luxury services like a designer clubroom with java bar, a multi-meida theatre and a swimming pool with a spa retreat.  Conveniently located off NW 39th Avenue and 51st Street, directly behind Magnolia Parke.  Just minutes from I-75 and Hwy 441.  Be close to parks, shopping and more at The Retreat at Magnolia Parke.

4170 NW 50th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32606   Phone: 866-480-3276



Blue Highway Pizza


In Tioga Town Center and Micanopy, Blue Highway Pizzeria offers varying menus with flare to treat the taste buds of their loyal customers.  Not the typical pizza.  Each location’s menu may vary, check out the website:  At this popular eatery, tables fill quickly.  Come early and enjoy a pleasant experience and the best pizza in Gainesville.  Blue Highway also offers pasta, sandwiches, salads, desserts, beer and wine, as well as gluten free selections for those with food sensitivities.

Having a company or private event, Blue Highway also caters.

Tioga Town Center:  13005 SW 1st Road, Newberry, FL 32669    Phone: 352-505-6833     Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm.

Micanopy:  Patio dining available or inside watch the kitchen action from the bar.         204 NE US 441, Micanopy, FL 32667  Phone: 352-446-0062                                        Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lake Crossing Apartments

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Lake Crossing offers homes for the professional lifestyle.  These beautiful apartment homes offer one and two bedroom units with spacious floor plans, vaulted ceilings, optional fireplaces and lakeside and waterfront views.  Other amenities include Swimming Pool and Spa, Free Fitness Facilities, Double Master Suites, Carports, Patio, Tile Floors, Controlled Access, and Monitored Intrusion Alarms.  Centrally located in a much desired area of Northwest Gainesville near shopping and dining district.  Very convenient either by car or bus to all of Gainesville, I-75, Santa Fe College, and the University of Florida.

4000 NW 51st Street, Gainesville, FL 32606   Phone: 352-376-6440

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