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"Wish Upon a Star"
This is a holiday toy drive where you donate
the items listed on a child's holiday wish list.
Each child will have three wishes this year.
We would like for at least two of those three
wishes to be fulfilled, with each wish being
equal to or less than ,2 All toys are due by
Thursday, December 1st. Please contact the
Center for Leadership and Service at UF for
Safety Tip From GPD
Lock your vehicles at all times! Do
not leave valuables inside your vehi-
cle; lock them in your trunk out of
sight. Check out the GPD website
for more information.
Crime Prevention Website
Tip of the Month: Civic Engagement
The City of Gainesville provides students numerous op-
portunities to become involved with the local government.
The city has student positions open on their advisory
boards/committees. Check out this website for a list of
open seats and description of committees.
Community service is a great way for students to help and
learn about other areas of Gainesville. For information on
how to find community service projects contact the CLS.
Center for Leadership and Service
You can see exactly how your local government operates
and you can participate because all agendas, minutes, and
meetings are open to the public.
The City of Gainesville Official Website
Alachua County Website
Thanksgiving is just around the corner so here is one
recipe to help make a delicious turkey for the holidays!
Roast Turkey With Cranberry Orange Glaze
3/4 cup orange marmalade
3/4 cup frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (14 pound) Butterball Frozen Whole Turkey
no-stick cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 3250F. Combine marmalade, cranberry juice
concentrate, maple syrup, vinegar and salt in small heavy sauce-
pan. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce
heat to low. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently for 12 to 15
minutes, or until glaze is reduced to about one cup.
2. Remove neck and giblets from body and neck cavities of tur-
key; discard or refrigerate for another use. Drain juices from
turkey and dry turkey with paper towels. Turn wings back to
hold neck skin against back of turkey.
3. Place turkey, breast side up, on a flat roasting rack in a shallow
pan. Brush turkey lightly with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
Roast turkey for 2 hours and then cover breast and top of
drumsticks loosely with foil to prevent overcooking of breast.
4. Continue roasting turkey for another 45 minutes. Remove foil
and brush generously with glaze. Return foil loosely to top of
turkey and cook for an-
other 45 minutes, or until
reaches 1800F when in-
serted into the deepest
part of the thigh.
5. Brush with :._.ilifi_
glaze. Let turkey r i..I !
minutes before Ii- i(
For other Thanksgiving recipes and directions, check out
the Butterball website at www.butterball.com.
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City Code of the Month: Animal Control
Many students living off campus like to
have pets and the City of Gainesville
has codes for citizens with animals.
(Animal Control is Chapter 5 in the
Code of Ordinances)
Once you receive a warning, if you* .
are found in violation of Chapter \ J
5 again within 365 days, you will
be fined $250. A second violation will be $500. 5-2
(c) is a Class IV offense and your first violation is an
immediate citation of $250 with no warning. Click
on the link below for more information.
City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances
Nora Kilroy, Director of Off Campus Life, on a GPD Se-_-
Help Those Who Are Hungry
If you have a lot of leftover food after Thanksgiving or you
are looking to help out those who may not be able to make
a meal themselves, below are some local charities and food
banks in the Gainesville area:
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank St. Francis House
Society of St Vincent de Paul Salvation Army
The service ambassadors are having a food drive in the
Dean of Students Office in November. Contact the Center
for Leadership and Service for more information.
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Apply to be a McNair Scholar. Check out
http://gradschool.ufl.edu/mcnair/index.html for more
information about the program, application, and deadlines.
Community Advocates at Westside Park for Make A Difference Day
Meet Your City Commissioners
Name: Jeanna Mastrodicasa
Position: City Commissioner (At-Large) chair on the Commission's
Economic Development/University Community Committee and the
Public Safety Committee.
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, watching TV shows like Top Chef and
Project Runway, and Georgia football.
Tip/Advice for Off Campus Students: Be a friend to each other when you go
out-make sure you stay together as a group, don't walk alone (even if you think it's
safe), and know where everyone is at the end of the night and that they are safe.
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