“ZOOM-BOMBED!” Yes, UPNA’s Candidate Forum this past Wednesday night (July 22, 2020) was hacked, forcing us to deliver the promised recording in two segments in order to delete pornographic material. However, thanks to the patience and graciousness of the two candidates, Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy, we quickly regrouped and had another excellent discussion about issues facing Alachua County Public Schools in the COVID-19 era. We also apologize to Ms. Calkins for the video problems she experienced, although her audio was clear. Here are the links to Part 1, followed by Part 2:
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 4 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Wednesday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM to hear candidates Ms. Sande Calkins and Dr. Leanetta McNealy.
The UPNA will host a forum for the Alachua County School Board, District 2 seat. Please join us on ZOOM (info below) Tuesday, July 14th at 6:00 PM to hear candidates Khanh-lien Banko and Diyonne McGraw.
After a short business meeting, including election of new officers and board members, former UVA School of Architecture Dean and UF Faculty Senate Chair Kim Tanzer, FAIA, will reprise her excellent talk regarding affordable housing. Top City officials are invited. The Hope Beautification Award will also be presented to one of our neighbors.
Please bring a covered dish, salad, or dessert to share with other families, along with a serving utensil. We will provide the rest.
Annual dues donation of $20 per family will be gratefully appreciated.
There will be activities for kids of all ages, and Gainesville’s
popular magician-juggler-balloon artist, Magic Mike, will perform.
Delicious pulled pork from the Pearl Country Store and BBQ will
be served, along with beef and veggie hot dogs. Please bring
your favorite side, salad, or dessert.
While this event is free, donations and annual dues are gratefully
accepted. We hope you can join us!
SUNDAY, APRIL 28th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
– J.J. Finley Elementary School –
NW 5th Avenue Entrance
Rain Date is Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Annual Meeting of the University Park Neighborhood Association was held at the United Church of Gainesville on Sunday, October 28th. Approximately 85 were present. Roberts (Bob) Mounts, President, called the meeting to order at 4 pm, and advised that a quorum was present.
UPNA’s Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner. The event will be held at the United Church of Gainesville, Rymer Hall, 1624 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville, on Sunday afternoon, October 28, 2018, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Child care will be provided. Voluntary annual dues of $20.00 will also be accepted and sincerely appreciated (the funds help pay for such events).
Following a brief business meeting and election of new officers, we will hear from the Hon. Lee Pinkoson, Chairman of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners regarding the work of the County Commission. We will also hear from Ms. Stephanie Marchman, a local attorney, regarding the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, from Ms. Murray Laurie, a well-regarded local Historiographer, regarding the National Register of Historic Places application process, and honoring Ms. Arnall Downs, whose log home on NW 8th Avenue is the most recent recipient of this recognition.
We will also present the Hope Award(s) to those being recognized for beautification and home improvement.
That said, the “main event” will be the family food and fellowship enjoyed with our neighbors. Bring a dish to share.
We hope you and your family can save April 29th on your calendar to join us for the University Park Neighborhood Association’s Spring Picnic.
Gainesville’s most popular magician-juggler-balloon artist, Magic Mike, will perform. We will have a Water Balloon Toss, Bubble Mania, a Mad Basketball Challenge, and Soccer Fun. Hot dogs and a main dish will be served. Please bring your favor- ite side, salad, or dessert.
While this event is free, donations and annual dues are gratefully accepted. We hope you can join us!