July brings the disabled community together to reflect on common experiences and celebrate differences as the month commemorates the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.
In preparation for the Pride Prom For All this Saturday, the Pride Community Center and Alachua TranQuility co-hosted a pop-up shop at 3131 NW 13th St. to give away free clothes and accessories. Each person could pick out one dress, one pair of shoes and three pieces of jewelry.
LGBTQ pride flags decorated the pavilion at Westside Park as the sun beat down on bagels, donuts, fruit and coffee arranged on a long table. More than 50 people gathered to discuss the future of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. On the fifth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting Saturday morning, the center held a meeting to collaborate with the community to understand the needs and goals of LGBTQ individuals.
Alachua County Public Schools had 72 students and faculty members in quarantine as of Tuesday evening — an increase of about 20 cases since May 25, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Grace Pharmacy, also known as the “pharmacy without a cash register,” announced May 10 it has insulin for people with Type 2 diabetes. While Humulin-R and Humulin-N supplies last, anyone can come by the pharmacy as long as they know the type of insulin they need and how to use it.
Farmers and volunteers harvested hundreds of unused crops at Siembra Farm in East Gainesville. The event began at 6 p.m. on May 4 and volunteers stayed until 8:30 p.m. to pick and wash vegetables and create 110 community-supported agriculture boxes.
Gov. DeSantis signed an executive order invalidating local emergency COVID-19 orders requiring masks and social distancing around the state, but Alachua County will not be affected by the change.