Author Archives: Alyssa Averette

New Ocala parking proposal could bring several changes

By on December 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Ocala’s Municipal Development Executive Director Marc Mondell says the city’s new parking enforcement  proposal will come before the city council on December 20th. Among other things it will change first time parking offenses to warnings rather than tickets and no longer […]

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From smart phones to tablets there is a gadget for everyone this holiday season

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

With techonology’s ever-changing industry and holidays fast approaching, the question is what to buy now and what to wait for? WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette spoke with CNET.com’s Editor-at-large Brian Cooley about the best gadgets and what to look for when shopping this […]

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Alachua County School Board concerned about budget shortfalls

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Alachua County Public School officials estimate they will experience budget shortfalls in the millions in the coming year, and a pending court case could further increase that figure. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette discusses the school board’s concerns for the future.

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2011 hurricane season comes to a close with lack of rain

By and on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The beginning of winter means the end of hurricane season. WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says it was a busy season, but mostly off Florida’s shores. University of Florida Geography Assistant Professor Corene Matyas says the Northeast US saw significant travel problems […]

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Penn State scandal brings attention to the issue of child sexual abuse

By on November 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

The Penn State sexual abuse accusations are raising local concerns for parents and children. Alachua County Child Advocacy CEO and President Sherry Kitchens says this case brings the issue of child sexual abuse to the forefront.  Kitchens says while every child does not react the same, there are […]

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Nashville comes to Gainesville to support Child Advocacy Center

By on November 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Child Advocacy Center is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Gainesville Gone Nashville Event Thursday November 3rd from 6-10pm. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on how a fun country event truly impacts the kids and families who benefit from the center’s […]

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Students go head to head in culinary competition at Eastside High School

By and on October 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Seared tuna and balsamic caviar sound like items on a menu at a fancy restaurant. But in fact, these dishes were prepared by High School students this morning in a culinary competition. WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has more on the opportunities […]

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Springs protection focus of water supply forums

By on October 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Over the years, the Florida Springs have become a hot issue with concerns of their continuous degradation. H.T.Odom Florida Springs Institute Director and Professor Bob Knight talks with WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette about the increasing nitrate levels and the threats caused to the Springs. […]

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Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

By on September 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than […]

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“America’s Got Talent” star to perform in Gainesville

By on September 21st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Barbara Padilla will be sharing the stage at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with P.K. Yonge students on Friday. The concert will include a wide array of broadway hits, while also raising cancer awareness. Students, parents, and Padilla herself have struggled […]

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