Author Archives: Bianca Bahamondes

Valentine’s Day brings increased business to local florists, candy shops

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

For some Gainesville businesses, Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year.

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New mobile application Lulu allows women to privately rate men

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Alexandra Chong was at a post-Valentine’s Day brunch two years ago with a group of girlfriends in London. During the lunch, the women started breaking down their relationships and dating in general. Soon after, Chong said she felt like women needed a place to talk about the men in their lives. That’s when Lulu came to life.

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Door-to-door salespeople return to Gainesville

By on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Don’t be surprised if there’s a knock on the door this holiday season.

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2012 Homecoming weekend parade trash could increase in Gainesville

By and on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

Homecoming weekend will begin with the Gator Gallop and Homecoming Parade Friday. The event generates ample garbage and waste. City workers will be putting trash cans along the parade’s route starting in the morning and will be collecting trash throughout […]

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State officials create new position in fight against human trafficking

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Florida child welfare officials created a volunteer advocate position Wednesday to combat human trafficking.

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Ocala public policy program, Phoenix Rising, recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School

By on September 28th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Ocala’s Phoenix Rising program was recognized as a “Bright Idea” by Harvard’s Kennedy School. It helps young adults get back into society.

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UF Student Health Care Center offer free flu vaccines

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Just in time for flu season, the University of Florida Student Health Care Center is offering free flu shots for students.

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