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Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local bar and music venue The Jam will close its doors this November after lease troubles and other plans for the area.
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Parrots and Pizza, a local group that meets monthly at Napolatano’s Restaurant in Gainesville, works closely with the Open Wings Rescue and Sanctuary in a joint effort to get attendees of the event to adopt parrots in need of new homes.
Two-year-old Rainer received her first extreme home makeover, with renovations costing $350,000. Her new space is 70 feet in length, complete with rope courses, trees and tunnels.
Gainesville Regional Utilities will be audited by a third party to investigate a 30-year contract between the company and the owners of a biomass plant.
A Marion County teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with last week’s shooting of two 18-year-old men.
The Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs will work again with the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation to renovate Smokey Bear Park, which both organizations contributed to creating in 1963.
A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.
Amir Helmy’s science fair project idea has since developed into Seizario, an app that will allow epilepsy patients to monitor their seizures using the sensors from smartphones.
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is renovating the City Auditorium and renaming it The Reilly Arts Center. The renovations are part of the “Reinvent Tuscawilla Park” project, which aims to attract more people to the community.
Funding for Orange Grove Text Plus, an open-acess textbook initiative, can make textbooks even more affordable than e-textbooks. If enacted, it could cost students almost nothing.
Florida Prepaid College plans have dropped nearly 50 percent in price due to new legislation. Families that enrolled after 2008 are also eligible for refunds or reduced monthly fees.
Two years after Christian Aguilar’s remains were found, the Aguilar family is trying to start a new life. Aguilar’s brother Alex, though, wants to keep his memory alive.
Gainesville consistently has higher gas prices than other big Florida cities. This can be traced to lack of competitive gas station chains, transportation costs and location.
W. Kent Fuchs, Provost for Cornell University Ph.D., has been selected as the University of Florida’s 12th president-designate.
The downtown Gainesville music venue formerly known as The Florida Theater will reopen as The Venue in early October.
A new project will add just under a mile on the Hawthorne Trail from State Road 20 to Palatka.
Dr. W. Kent Fuchs and Dr. David W. McLaughlin move forward in the search for a new president for the University of Florida. Dr. Sibrandes Poppema was not selected to continue on in the presidential search.
On Monday, the search for the University of Florida’s next president was narrowed from 15 candidates to three. The candidates, Wesley Fuchs, David McLaughlin and Sibrandes Poppema, had their photos taken at Weimer and were interviewed to help make the final decision.