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Author Archives: Emily Burris

Libraries offer creative summer activities for youth

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

Summer is almost upon us, which leaves parents searching for ways to keep their children active and entertained.  The local public library system holds a number of activites, and today we’ll take a look at what Alachua County Public Libraries have in store with their summer […]

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Marion County pet owners to see new UF emergency clinic

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

A new pet emergency clinic will be opening in July as a collaborative effort between area veterinarians and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  UF Veterinary Hospitals chief of staff Dana Zimmel says they were approached by private […]

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New poll shows presidential race looking more positive for Romney in Florida

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Things may be looking better for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among Florida voters.  A new poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows him pulling ahead of President Obama.  Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter Brown says […]

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Love bug season aggravates Florida motorists

By on May 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend time in Florida the past few weeks then you know them well…lovebugs.  The notorious black flying bugs fill the skies every May and October and they’re everywhere, especially stuck to the front of […]

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Tiny bug, big problem

By on May 10th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

If you’ve driven near the University of Florida campus this week, you may have thought the circus was in town. That’s because several buildings near University Avenue have been tented for termites. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with University of […]

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Beloved author Sendak remembered

By on May 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Generations of parents and children have lost the creator of the beloved bedtime story, “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Children’s book artist and award-winning author Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83. University of Florida English Professor John […]

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Whole town comes out to deck the halls

By on December 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Many Americans celebrate Christmas by coming together with their communities in the holiday spirit. WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris shares how the small town of Hawthorne throws a big Christmas celebration every year.

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Alachua’s Main Street lighting up for Santa’s sleigh

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Christmas decorations, festive lights and holiday parades are staples in many small towns this time of year. WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris tells us how “The Good Life Community” in the city of Alachua rings in the holiday season on their historic […]

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Donation drive hopes to top last year’s 500 item collection

By on November 28th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm

The Marion County Fire Rescue is holding its annual Holiday Helpers donation drive. Rescue members will be collecting non-perishable food items, unwrapped toys, jackets, and other warm clothing for children from infants to teenagers. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Education […]

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