Author Archives: Leanna Scachetti
Twelve-year-old Taren’s therapy dog Hank was found tied to a tree in a neighbor’s yard after being lost for several months. The Christie family says they are relieved to have everyone back under one roof, but unfortunately Hank is sick with heartworms.
The Gainesville City Commission voted in December to develop the Army Reserve property in a public space. Deteriorating conditions of the building and official approval from the Army, however, may setback the project.
The Friends of Reserve Park organization is pushing to completely transform the asbestos-filled C.R. Layton Army Reserve into a memorial for the reservists who spent time there while also creating a recreational space for the Gainesville community. Some Gainesville officials, though, worry about the cost.
Voters were encouraged to take full advantage of early voting on Sunday at Gainesville’s Empowerment Sunday organized by the African American Accountability Alliance of Alachua County. Martin Luther King III attended.
Gainesville Connected, a conference in Gainesville, aims to equip teachers to engage students on global issues such as poverty.
Experts at UF develop simulators to help military doctors by providing opportunities to practice techniques. The Department of Defense granted the research team $1.7 million to develop five simulators over five years.
An American Eagle jet that was scheduled to land at Gainesville Regional Airport Sunday night was unexpectedly diverted to the Jacksonville International Airport. Both the airline and the airport are still not sure exactly why this happened but passengers of […]
As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.
In celebration of Earth Day, Americorps is seeking volunteers to help in a marsh preserve shoreline planting project at Yellow River on April 26 and 27. The group is an extension of the mission of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Jest Fest!, a monthlong event featuring jugglers, jokesters, magicians and acrobats, will begin April 6. Gainesville’s Parks and Recreation Cultural Affairs Department is bringing a host of variety acts to Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the entire month of April. All events are free and open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.