Author Archives: Dina Lewis

Falling in love with “Love Letters”

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

Gainesville’s AcrossTown Repertory Theatre is falling in love this month with the play “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis spoke with a unique couple, the actors in the play, Jerry Rose and Vivian Dick. The AcrossTown […]

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Taking a nip out of feral cats

By on January 25th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

And now a story that would make Bob Barker proud. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Deena Lewis reports, Alachua county’s “Operation Catnip” is offering free services to spay and neuter stray cats. Operation Cat nip is preparing to nip the amount of […]

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Florida loses oldest cypress tree

By on January 18th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Florida’s oldest cypress tree was known as “The Senator.”  The tree which survived more than 3,500 years burned to the ground on Monday in Longwood, Florida.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis has more. Source:  Retired University of Professor of Botany […]

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Gainesville artists promote healing through origami

By and on August 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Gainesville residents may soon see a few cranes popping up in the downtown area. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on a local project that seeks to promote peace.

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Area religious leaders join “Campaign for Fair Food”

By on August 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Several Gainesville area religious leaders are joining a “Campaign for Fair Food” involving the Coalition of Immokalee workers.  As Dina Lewis reports, they want the Publix Supermarket chain to improve pay and working conditions for tomato pickers by paying more […]

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Campaign for fair food comes to Gainesville

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:25 am

Fifteen religious leaders in Gainesville signed a joint open letter to Publix Supermarkets today urging the corporation to help end what they’re calling worker abuse in Florida’s tomato fields. The letter encourages Publix to meet with the Coalition of Immokalee […]

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Hearing impaired Marion County children taught fire safety

By on July 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Deaf and hearing-impaired children in Marion County are learning skills to be safe in fire emergencies. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis has more.

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Remembering man’s first lunar step

By and on July 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of mankind’s first step on the moon. It also marks the upcoming end to America’s manned space program. The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew will land on Thursday, finishing the last of the space missions. WUFT- FM reporters Dina Lewis and Kareem Sandy talked with Gainesville residents who recall where they were when they received the news about the first man landing on the moon.

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The "Faces of the St. Francis House" exhibit opens at Shands Cancer Hospital

By on July 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

Another prescription that is being found to heal patients is through the arts. Shands Arts in the Medicine hosted “Faces of the St. Francis House” portrait exhibition. Paintings were done by local artists. Artwork will remain on view from July […]

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Parking fees may change in downtown Gainesville

By and on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

Gainesville residents could soon see changes in parking fees for downtown. The proposal has been approved by the City Commission’s Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Public Works Committee. The 100 free spots may soon be replaced with parking meters. If given the final okay from the City Commission, the price would change from 25 cents an hour to 50 cents an hour for all parking lots and from 50 cents an hour to $1 an hour on the street. Gainesville native Corey Sawyer is very upset about the proposed changes because it will keep him from frequenting downtown.

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