9 Things To Do In Jacksonville

Aug 30th, 2021 in Weekend

Recently moved into a Jacksonville apartment? Check out the most popular attractions in the city for those of all ages!

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4 Dog Parks Close To The University Of Florida

Dec 17th, 2020 in College Students, Gainesville, & Weekend

Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP, recommends four of the best dog parks near the University of Florida for students and their canine companions to check out.

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How To Become Friends With Your Roommate

Sep 9th, 2020 in College Students, Gainesville Apartments, How To's, Weekend, & Your Apartment

Whether you’re moving into a dorm room or off campus student apartments, one of the biggest changes a new college student has to face is living with someone new ...

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4 Tips For Hosting An Apartment Tailgate Party

Jun 25th, 2020 in College Students, Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, How To's, Local Events, & Weekend

Sports are best enjoyed with fellow passionate fans, an abundance of food and drink, and a great view of all the action ...

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6 Places To Visit Near Gainesville

Apr 27th, 2020 in Weekend

Need a break from classes and studying? While the city of Gainesville is home to many festivals, parks, breweries, and museums, it’s also ...

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Apartment Guide For Hosting Guests

Jul 10th, 2019 in Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, How To's, Weekend, & Your Apartment

Hosting guests can be especially stressful if you’re hosting in a small space like an apartment. As much as you may be looking forward to seeing your guests ...

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We Wish You The Happiest of Holidays!

Dec 12th, 2017 in College Students, Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, Orlando, Weekend, & Your Apartment

Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP would like to wish you and your family the happiest of holidays!

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The 10 Selfish Reasons You Should Donate Blood

Nov 8th, 2017 in College Students, Gainesville, How To's, Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of the eligible population actually do donate ...

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Trick-or-Treat, Costume & Candy Safety Tips

Oct 27th, 2017 in Holidays, Local Events, & Weekend

While kids are enjoying the festivities of Halloween, parents often worry over the safety of their children. The uncertainty and stress that the holiday brings can be scarier ...

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8 Great Date Nights In & Around Gainesville Florida

Sep 29th, 2017 in College Students, Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Whether you’re a college student trying to make a good first impression, a couple looking for some fun, or anything in between, creative Gainesville date night ideas can be hard to come by. No worries. I have you covered. Here are ...

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Our five top 2014 FIFA World Cup Commercials

Jun 12th, 2014 in Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, Orlando, Weekend, & Your Apartment

BEST. MONTH. EVER! It’s time to start calling soccer “football” again. The FIFA World Cup™ is back and it starts today in Brazil. 32 countries put up their finest players in a death match performance over the next 6 weeks (dramatic much).

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Weekend Events in Gainesville :: April 4 - 6

Apr 2nd, 2014 in Gainesville, & Weekend

If you're spending the weekend locally (as opposed to the AT&T Stadium in Texas) it promises to be a cloudy but mostly dry weekend. So plan on a little daytime fun before glueing yourself to the Final Four game. Need more ideas? Check out our Around Gainesville list here.

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Thanksgiving Prep in 5 Steps: Turkey Leftovers

Nov 21st, 2013 in Eats, Holidays, Weekend, & Your Apartment

Just one more week till Thanksgiving dinner everyone! We're in the homestretch (and perhaps even a little ahead of ourselves) with this post for Turkey Leftovers - part of our T-Minus Turkey Day series we started last week. See all the posts from this series No.

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Retro Florida v.s. Georgia Posters

Nov 1st, 2013 in On Campus, & Weekend

In anticipation for this weekend's Florida v. s. Georgia game we wanted to share these retro prints from the 1950s. Maybe this will give the team a little motivation. Staying in? Try some of our Game Day Recipes for your tailgate and ind out where you can watch UFvsUGA here.

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10 Halloween Dining Deals

Oct 29th, 2013 in Holidays, & Weekend

Halloween by nature is a night to get dressed up and get freebies. Luckily more restaurants are offering goodies to get you in their doors too. We've gathered ten meal deals for eateries in our area that are so good they might jolt you like Frankenstein.

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Weekend Events in Gainesville & Winter Park :: Oct 11

Oct 9th, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Hopefully the cooler temps remain through the weekend because there's lots to do outdoors in Gainesville if you're not headed to Baton Rogue (Beat LSU!) This week we've found some fun Orlando events for out Winter Park residents.

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Five Easy Tailgate Dishes to Try

Sep 20th, 2013 in Eats, How To's, Local Events, On Campus, & Weekend

Happy Friday folks! On the eve of the Florida v. s. Tennessee game we've racked up some of the easiest (but impressive) tailgate recipes. Why not give them a try? See these and other ideas on our Game Day Eats board on Pinterest and download our free tailgate checklist here.

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Weekend Events :: starting from September 12

Sep 11th, 2013 in Gainesville, & Weekend

Expect the usual Saturday excitement in and around the Swamp next weekend for the Florida v. s. Tennessee game at 3:30p. m. Not going? You can watch the game on CBS. But don't despair it won't be a quiet weekend in Gainesville.

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Football for Dummies: Sound like a Pro

Sep 5th, 2013 in On Campus, & Weekend

Obviously it’s possible to enjoy football without knowing much about the game itself (Hello tailgating!) But just think of all the fun − and informed conversations − you can have if you actually understand what the heck is going on.

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A Florida Five: things on our radar for this weekend's home game

Aug 29th, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, On Campus, & Weekend

This weekend marks the start of Gator Football season - on Saturday Florida takes on Toledo in the Swamp. And other than crushing the opponent winning here are a few things on our radar. See these and other goodies on our Orange & Blue Anything board on Pinterest.

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Florida Tax Free Weekend Shopping List

Jul 31st, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

Tax-free weekend is upon us here in Florida. This three-day sales tax holiday is in effect from 12:01 a. m. on Friday August 2 2013 through 11:59 p. m. on Sunday August 4 2013.

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5 Events you can't miss in Gainesville

Jul 2nd, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, On Campus, & Weekend

Here's a few upcoming events in our area to pencil in your calendar. Show us your stars and stripes with hashtag #CMCfourth on Instgram or Twitter - and keep up with all the goodness of Summer with our Summer Lovin' board on Pinterest. 1.

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Memorial Day :: Food, Shopping & Culture

May 24th, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

First let's start with Happy Memorial Day While you may be celebrating start-of-summer-style take a moment to remember those who have fallen in service. We live in a place with so many wonderful opportunities - there is a lot to be thankful for.

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It's Friday!

May 17th, 2013 in Weekend

It's Friday everyone! If you live in Gainesville there's lots to do this weekend. And for our friends in Orlando and Lakeland - we hope you enjoy the sunny weather (we're apparently due for some rain up here). Need some rainy day craft ideas? Here's some we like.

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Calling all Gators! Always Orange, Forever Blue: UF's Family Weekend Spring 2013

Feb 12th, 2013 in Gainesville, Local Events, On Campus, & Weekend

Calling all Gators. Next weekend the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Florida is hosting the first-ever Family Weekend "Always Orange Forever Blue" on February 22nd through 24th.

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Christmas-y things to do in Gainesville

Dec 4th, 2012 in Local Events, & Weekend

FL from CMC Apartments"Local Events|Weekend"The holiday season is on the very near horizon. Your apartment is decorated (or in progress). Maybe you're all eggnog-ed up and ready to go caroling with neighbors. Maybe you need a festive push.

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Put your spookiest look to work: Enter our Instagram contest

Oct 29th, 2012 in Gainesville, Orlando, & Weekend

Y'alls know we LOVE Instagram - follow CMCapartments here. And we love you too! So we're hosting a CMC-wide contest for the best Halloween photos ever! They can be: kids pets pumpkins princesses glittery vampires dragons Psy - whatever calls your spooky little heart.

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Off the beaten path: Thrift Shopping in Gainesville

Oct 23rd, 2012 in Home & Decor, Local Events, & Weekend

Today's guest post comes from Anna Lee Mikell a food art and farmers' markets fanatic who works as the Electronic Media Manager at Visit Gainesville - the official tourism and marketing arm of Gainesville Florida. You can find Visit Gainesville at VisitGainesville. com and @Gainesville.

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Movie Sundays: Our Top Ten 90s RomComs

Aug 20th, 2012 in Weekend

It's Sunday you finished the chores early everyone is down for a nap (but you) it's dark and raining outside...

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Head outdoors for Paynes Prairie Adventures

Jul 18th, 2012 in Gainesville, & Weekend

Cover Photo by Filipe DeAndrade/INsite Magazine Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park offers 22000 acres of Florida wetlands along with a great opportunity to experience nature and get active. The state park is a perfect place for a quick family trip that shows the area's topography.

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Gainesville Restaurant Week starts July 26

Jul 18th, 2012 in Eats, Local Events, & Weekend

In just nine days some area favorites will open their doors to the first ever Gainesville Restauurant Week hosted by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Special menus at three price points will be offered from July 26 to August 5.

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Crazy Flavor Day at Sweet Dreams Homemade Ice Cream

Jul 16th, 2012 in Eats, & Weekend

People don't know this about me but I'm in the ice cream making business and by business I mean I make batches of creative ice cream flavors for myself and friends like my last batch of Blueberry Lemon Instagrammed and seen here.

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Review: Sisters for Breakfast

Jul 10th, 2012 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

We've been talking about brunch lately on the blog and the list would not be complete without mentioning Sisters. Sisters for Breakfast has become a staple in the southwest community of Gainesville.

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Five Brunch Spots to Try in Gainesville

Jun 26th, 2012 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

It's brunch-time - where do you go and what do you eat? We made a list of some places we've visited in Gainesville.

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Thrifting in Gainesville: The Series

Jun 15th, 2012 in Gainesville, How To's, & Weekend

Cleaning your closet can feel marvelous. I think tossing items that have gone unworn for months alleviates angst and guilt; and gives you room to really see what you own and rekindle lost love for a one adored item.

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Record Store Day: special releases in music this weekend

Apr 17th, 2012 in Gainesville, Music, & Weekend

Dust off your Crosley turntables! This weekend we're celebrating Record Store Day (held the third Saturday in April) an annual celebration of independent music retailers. This event is in its 5th year and brings together more than 700 US record stores and celebrated worldwide.

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Get your Super Bowl Spread on

Jan 31st, 2012 in Eats, Local Events, & Weekend

Which do you look forward to the most - Super Bowl commercials or the Super Bowl Parties? Since we can't predict the former; we rumbled through the blogosphere and found great ideas for the latter.

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Wine & Cheese Night at Lake Crossing

Jan 23rd, 2012 in Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Lake Crossing hosts an annual Wine & Cheese night for their residents and friends. Over the years it's grown into one of their pinnacle events and this year was no exception.

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Review: The Great Outdoors

Jan 4th, 2012 in Eats, & Weekend

While there are all kinds of great finds in Gainesville the surrounding towns have lots of hidden treasures to offer as well.

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Review: Dim Sum at South Garden Chinese Gainesville

Oct 10th, 2011 in Eats, Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Caveat: I'm going from the spelling my part-Cantonese grandmother gave me so please allow me some room for error here. If you've visited Chinatown in any big city then you know what the weekend holds in store for the hungry faithful.

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Move In Day at The Courtyards

Aug 22nd, 2011 in Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, & Weekend

Move In Days usually suggest mass pandemonium. The frantic scramble of residents their friends and family fighting for dollies rallying for who gets the lightest carrying load. Long sighs of exhaustion and loud cracks of bones and joints at their peak.

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Great Gainesville Farmers Market Finds

Jun 20th, 2011 in Local Events, & Weekend

We like to buy local. For the obvious reasons of course; like fueling our immediate economy and supporting small businesses. But also because it's just gosh darn fun. This weekend some CMC teammates met at the Haile Village Farmers Market.

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Get In Shape for Summer

Jun 6th, 2011 in Gainesville, & Weekend

Warmer weather is on our minds these days (minus the incredible smoke in the air - what's up with that?). We've talked about summer drinks and summer DIY projects.

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SIP and Slide into Summer

May 31st, 2011 in Eats, How To's, & Weekend

I had big plans to bring Moscow Mules back this summer... BIG plans. Then I remembered I'm not much of an alcohol drinker and when I made the drink it tasted like bad ginger ale. (The recipe really calls for Ginger Beer but that's a ton of trouble to make.

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Do it all at DO ART

May 26th, 2011 in Gainesville, Home & Decor, Local Events, & Weekend

Let me preface this post with the statement: "I'm a craft nerd". A big time craft nerd. So when the opportunity rose to join some friends at Do Art - a ceramic pottery and mosaic studio in Gainesville - let's just say there's wasn't too much convincing on my end.

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The British are coming and we're watching!

Apr 27th, 2011 in Weekend

OK OK some of you are groaning already but like it love it or hate it the Royal Wedding IS the major news story of the moment... and we like writing about current events. We've heard the rumors about different watch parties across the properties.

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Hunter's Ridge:

Apr 4th, 2011 in Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

  If you missed Team CMC Orlando at L. A Fitness last week here's how it went down: We had tons of goodies starting with: refreshing water CMC towels to freshen up and Special K bars to keep your energy pumping! Sounds good right? L. A.

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Spring Garden Festival at Kanapaha March 26 -27

Mar 18th, 2011 in Gainesville, Home & Decor, Local Events, & Weekend

Sunday March 20th marks the first day of Spring and what better way to kick things off than at the annual Spring Garden Festival at Kanapaha Gardens during March 26th & 27th. This is one of the all-time favorite events for Gainesvillians.

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Weekend Family Fun in Orlando

Mar 11th, 2011 in Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

Looking for something fun and different to do in the Orlando area this weekend? I think I have just what you are looking for. The Blue Man Group Performance is located by Universal in City Walk. They are so fun to see live and it's great entertainment for all ages.

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Team CMC hands out the booty

Mar 9th, 2011 in Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Pirate Booty that is. This March Huntington Lakes Hunter's Crossing and Lake Crossing (lead by our newest CMC-er BobbieJo) shook things up at the Shands Rehab for Kids Family Health Fair & Treasure Hunt. Did someone say pirate theme? That's our favorite.

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Win tickets to WICKED? Where do I sign up!

Mar 8th, 2011 in Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

I hope you like musicals as much as I do. Musicals were HUGE at my house - and not just spending time with the Von Trapp family during Easter weekend. We sailed to South Pacific on a rainy Sunday afternoons. Like Yul Brenner we learned the meaning of et cetera et cetera et cetera" from Mrs.

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Review: Zuzu

Mar 7th, 2011 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

On Friday we hit the town and checked out Gainesville's newest fine dining restaurant - Zuzu. Zuzu has a great dining space and even nicer bar and lounge area further back (tell Eric at the bar we said hello!) so you can have dinner and drinks or Friday Night Cocktails with friends.

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Who is Ester Green?

Mar 3rd, 2011 in Gainesville, Gainesville Apartments, & Weekend

Do you know? I sure don't. But man! I want my hands on the nifty stencil. This graffiti caught my eye on my most recent visit to Luca's Pasta. You can see it from the parking lot just behind Luca's and Reggae Shack on University Ave and 5th Street.

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The Orlando March of Dimes Breakfast

Feb 22nd, 2011 in Orlando, & Weekend

On Saturday Jackie and I got up bright and early to head off to the 2011 Central Florida March for Babies Kickoff Breakfast. The event was sponsored by Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando (it is a beautiful hospital if you have not seen it yet).

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CMC at Gainesville Fashion Week

Feb 21st, 2011 in Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Though the event doesn't take place until April (Wednesday 6th through Sunday 10th to be exact) we have an exclusive sneak peak at the action for the fourth season of Gainesville Fashion Week! Yup. You read that correctly.

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TEDxUF Talk at the University of Florida

Feb 18th, 2011 in Gainesville, On Campus, & Weekend

I’ll start by saying TEDxUF is an invitation-only event held annually at the University of Florida – but oh so worth it! We hope you’ve heard of the TED Talks – a collection of speakers performers and demos that cover anything inspiring creative entrepreneurial technologically groundbreaking fascinatingly strange incredulous discoveries…

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Open House at Summerlin at Winter Park

Feb 15th, 2011 in Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

To celebrate our newly renovated units Summerlin at Winter Park hosted an Open House Party this weekend.

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Review: Luca's Pasta

Feb 7th, 2011 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

Let's talk about the delicious things happening at Luca's Pasta on University Avenue in Gainesville. This place is great if you are a pasta lover! It's always fresh cooked to order and you can build your own bowl by combining their pasta types sauces meats cheeses and veggies.

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Review: Sabore Restaurant, Town of Tioga

Jan 24th, 2011 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

Three words. I love Sabore in the Tioga Town Center. It's flavorful delicious and good-looking - in order of my priorities of course.

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Model Casting Gainesville Fashion Week

Jan 22nd, 2011 in Gainesville, Local Events, & Weekend

Did we mention that two of our CMC employees are volunteering this year for Gainesville Fashion Week? Check out Brittany in action here. The GFW team hit the University of Florida campus for a promo day this week.

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We came, we spotted, we conquered

Jan 18th, 2011 in Eats, Gainesville, Local Events, Orlando, & Weekend

On Saturday January 25th we celebated World Foodspotting Day with some of our CMC friends at 101Downtown in Gainesville.

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BOGO Salon Hair Deal at Avant Garde

Jan 18th, 2011 in Gainesville, & Weekend

Not quite Buy One Get One but just as good. We learned that Avant Garde Salon on W. University Avenue in Gainesville is doing something a bit special until Valentine's Day.

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New downtown Gainesville restaurant

Jun 7th, 2010 in Eats, Gainesville, & Weekend

Let me start with a caveat. I've been to the Warehouse about four times now... and every time my meal is served the thought of taking pictures before diving into my meal leaves me so I apologize for the halfhearted images seen here. However once you try it you'll see what I mean.

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