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Meg Taylor, 31, spins fire beside the drum circle at the Jam.

Gainesville’s Jam Set to Close

Local bar and music venue The Jam will close its doors this November after lease troubles and other plans for the area.

UF Homecoming Parade 2014 Brings Music, Floats and Crowds

Local bands, floats and parade participants take part in the 2014 University of Florida homecoming parade.

Pizza and Parrot Lovers Come Together

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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.



Around the Region

In The News: Body of Missing Man Found in Putnam, Giants Advance to World Series, FLOTUS to Visit Orlando, Health Care Worker Isolated on Cruise



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Oct. 16, 2014: Afternoon News in 90

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Santa Fe Apes Get a New Home

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.


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Gainesville Hires Third Party for GRU Audit, Examines GREC Contract

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.


Marion County Teenager Arrested After Shooting Two Men

A Marion County teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with last week’s shooting of two 18-year-old men.


Two Organizations Team Up For Second Time On Smokey Bear Park Developement

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.


Racheal Morrison, 29, spends time on Grace Marketplace campus Wednesday. The campus is preparing for flu season by disinfecting and attempting to vaccinate everyone with flu mist.

Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

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.


Local Student Develops Epilepsy App, Wins $75,000

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.


Though preliminary work has already begun on the Reilly Arts Center, Calero said full-scale construction will not break ground until September.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra Renovates Old Auditorium

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.


Investment Into Open-Access Textbooks Could Save Students Millions

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 Plans At Lowest Price Since 2007

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.


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Christian Aguilar Remembered After Bravo Case

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.


The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Gainesville is $3.29, according to GasBuddy.com. Prices can be found higher or lower throughout the city as shown at this Citgo on the corner of South Main Street and Southwest 16th Avenue.

Gainesville Gas Prices Remain Above Average

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.


Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, Provost, Cornell University meets Albert and Alberta in Weimer Hall on the campus of the University of Florida on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. All three Presidential Finalists are on UF's campus being interviewed by various groups of faculty, staff, students the public and the board of trustees.

W. Kent Fuchs Of Cornell Named President Of UF

W. Kent Fuchs, Provost for Cornell University Ph.D., has been selected as the University of Florida’s 12th president-designate.


Florida Theater Renovations A Bright Spot In Limited Music Venue Options

The downtown Gainesville music venue formerly known as The Florida Theater will reopen as The Venue in early October.


This bike sign is the only sign a driver sees before approaching the road and trail intersection on the Hawthorne Trail. The expansion project includes new signs, according to Mayor of Hawthorne Matthew Surrency.

Bicyclists And Drivers Express Concern Over Safety Signs On Hawthorne Trail

A new project will add just under a mile on the Hawthorne Trail from State Road 20 to Palatka.


Kent Fuchs, left, and David McLaughlin are the two finalists for the UF president position.

UF Presidential Search Committee Moves Forward with Two Candidates

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.


UF presidential candidate David McLaughlin and his wife, Ruth Ann McLaughlin, show their school spirit with Albert and Alberta.

Pictures: UF Presidential Finalists Visits

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.


The University of Florida Student Health Care Center is offering free flu vaccinations for university students with a student ID.

Florida’s Fight Against Flu More Forceful This Season

More than 27 Florida counties are participating in a campaign to help fight influenza this season by giving free inhaled flu vaccines to students enrolled in elementary through high school. The campaign is being promoted by Healthy Schools LLC and Families Fighting Flu.


 

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