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Traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around being grateful for what we have in life but it is also a time of great tradition. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Samantha Kerrigan reports, many residents of Gainesville have very unique Thanksgiving traditions. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  

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Tech business boot camp gears up at UF

As more businesses move in to Innovation Hub, others are building a solid foundation.  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Kerrigan says entrepreneurs are drilling in the basics at a technology boot camp today. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] University of Florida Tech Connect Program Coordinator Chris brown says the entrepreneurs who …

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Honoring veterans now and for the future

The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will commemorate veterans in Starke tomorrow. The program’s director Paul Ortiz says participating in this event is going to be a great opportunity to gather oral histories to add to their collection. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] He says …

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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is the most prominent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] …

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Hands-on trip through rural Florida

If you’re interested in learning about the rural traditions of Florida, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is now hosting Rural Folklife Days. The Park’s program assistant Lucy Spencer says she expects a great turn out to the event this year. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] …

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Local group reaching out for veterans

Organizations and students on the University of Florida campus had the opportunity to give back to veterans today in honor of the upcoming holiday. The Americans for Prosperity Organization held a Veterans Day Drive to help homeless veterans in Alachua County.  Americans for Prosperity Vice President Courtney Enright says this …

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FBI involved in Ocala Police officer arrest

An Ocala police officer is facing charges related to aggravated identity theft and fraud after being arrested yesterday morning. Ocala Police Department Chief Samuel Williams says Officer Dana Brown will go through the court system like any other arrestee. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Williams says this is …

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