Brtr connects customers and vendors through Facebook. Services offered on the site range from lacrosse lessons to hair styling, and the website’s founder and CEO has plans to launch brtr in Miami next month.
The UF Space Plants team successfully launched the SpaceX5 capsule to the International Space Station Jan. 10. The capsule contained plants that will help the team study the effects that different environments have on plant life.
The past 12 years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of women shooting guns at ranges. Women have now become major economic players in the business of guns.
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The 26th annual Day of Champions race was held Tuesday at an Ocala racetrack. The event was preceded by an auction of 60 thoroughbreds by the Ocala Breeders Sales company.
Author Dennis Yang is almost 3,000 miles into a run around the United States, a trek he says is helping him to promote children’s literacy. During his stops, Yang visits hospitals and schools and reads his published books to children.
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The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.
Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.
UF Health broke ground Friday on two new hospitals that will specialize in cardiovascular and neuromedical diseases. The facilities, due to open in early 2018, will provide more room for patients, house the latest medical technology and add around 1,000 jobs.
Twelve-year-old Taren’s therapy dog Hank was found tied to a tree in a neighbor’s yard after being lost for several months. The Christie family says they are relieved to have everyone back under one roof, but unfortunately Hank is sick with heartworms.
Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.
An explosion at Southwest Villas on Thursday night displaced 12 residents. The cause of the explosion is unknown.
UF researchers recommend abolishing paddling in the school system. If corporal punishment is banned, they suggest using positive intervention and support.
The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire will feature merchants and artisans beginning on Saturday to deliver what one man calls a truly magical and authentic experience. The Faire will take place at the Alachua County Fairgrounds on Jan. 24 through 25 and Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.
The usual sound of birds wasn’t what woke the residents of Grace Marketplace Thursday morning. Grace Marketplace, 2845 NE 39th Ave., held their annual homeless census count on Thursday that lasted from 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Alachua County Coalition for the […]
A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.
Many school districts that allow corporal punishment are in Florida’s northern rural counties, with Suwannee near the top of the list. A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling, a source of increased dropouts and lawsuits, according to a research study.
Local artisan Bob Walker plans to sell his lifelike puppets at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville on Saturday. He and his team, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, make and sell these “Woodbabies” at various fairs throughout the year.
The most common passwords of 2014 include ‘batman,’ ‘password’ and ‘123456,’ according to a new report from Splash Data. Internet users with weak passwords are more susceptible to hackers breaking into banking or email accounts.
Gainesville celebrated its 31st Arbor Day with a gathering at the Police Department Headquarters. The City Beautification Board planted a tree outside the building to honor fallen officer Scott Baird.