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Hutchinson: County Manager Pick is Commission’s ‘Single Most Important Decision’

By on June 17th, 2013 | Last updated: June 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson was the only county commissioner serving when a nationwide search was last conducted to choose Alachua County’s manager.

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Celebrating all that’s Florida: performer Tom Shed previews Florida Folk Festival

By on May 24th, 2013 | Last updated: May 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

A fiddle competition, banjo contest, and plenty of quintessential Florida food can be found at the 61st Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day weekend.

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Mary Hausch recaps career after 40 years at Gainesville’s Hippodrome Theatre

By on May 17th, 2013 | Last updated: May 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend interviewed Hausch for nearly 35 minutes about topics spanning the theatre’s history, pivotal moments, famous plays and playwrights, and her plans for life beyond the Hippodrome.

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UF report: collapse of oyster industry due to drought, salinity

By and on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A University of Florida team dedicated to researching the recent decline of oysters in Florida have discovered that the shortage is not due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rather, the decline, which is affecting many fishermen and those involved in the industry, is due to drought and high salinity in the waters.

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Earth Day event celebrates four Gainesville writers

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Earth Day will be celebrated Monday with the event, “Of Thirst, Beauty and Vision: Writing to save Our Waters.” Four Gainesville water writers, Cynthia Barnett, Jack E. Davis, Lola Haskins and Margaret Ross Tolbert will read excerpts from their books and participate in a discussion with Ron Cunningham.

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Gainesville resident considers Boston second home, reacts to marathon explosions

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The tragedy in Boston really struck home with Gainesville resident and local writer Shelley Fraser Mickle.

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Hippodrome launches ‘Robin Hood’

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

It’s opening night for the Hippodrome State Theatre’s production of “Robin Hood.” The action-packed play brings to life the adventures of the historic hero who is dedicated to taking a stance against injustice.

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Interview with Dan Katz, WSHU morning producer, on the Newtown shooting

By on December 14th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke this afternoon with Dan Katz, morning producer in WSHU in Fairfield County, Ct., and former WUFT producer.

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“Come Back, Little Sheba” in Gainesville

By on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is running its production of the Tony Award Winning play.

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Gainesville artist Lennie Kesl dies at 86

By and on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

Lennie Kesl painted until the day he died. Kesl died Friday night after falling on stairs in his house.

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