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Sister Hazel revisits roots, performs at Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Native Gainesville band Sister Hazel is returning to kick off the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ 20th season.

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An inside perspective of the Republican National Convention

By and on August 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finished up the RNC with an acceptance speech. WUFT recaps the event with a Florida Public Radio official.

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Winter farming: off-season crops getting “ripe for the pickin'”

By on December 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

While local blueberry farms have closed up shop for the winter, that doesn’t mean the farms are quiet.  WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says many “You Pick” farms are now preparing for the spring season.

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UF students and alligators: sharing the campus

By on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

University of Florida students probably aren’t thinking very much about the alligators who live in the ponds around their school. However, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels reports students should always be wary of encountering alligators on campus.

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2011 hurricane season comes to a close with lack of rain

By and on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The beginning of winter means the end of hurricane season. WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says it was a busy season, but mostly off Florida’s shores. University of Florida Geography Assistant Professor Corene Matyas says the Northeast US saw significant travel problems […]

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Not all campus alligators hide from the cold

By on November 29th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

University of Florida students probably aren’t thinking very much about the alligators which live in the ponds around their school.  But WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says students should always be wary of encountering alligators on campus, especially with the changing season.

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Child abuse surpasses all seasons

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

Despite the holiday cheer that begins to set in, families can also see building stress this time of year.  WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says local advocates see a spike in child abuse during the holidays. Children’s Home Society of Florida Executive […]

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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

By and on November 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso.  WUFT-FM spoke […]

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Liberty Fest honors area veterans

By on November 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Santa Fe College hosted an early celebration of our veterans this weekend. WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says this second annual celebration brought family fun and information to a patriotic festival. In addition to honoring veterans, Liberty Fest recognized many area students […]

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Meal limit changes begin at St. Francis House today

By on November 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm

There is plenty of food on-hand at the St. Francis House to accommodate changes to its meal distribution limits beginning today.  WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels says allowing unlimited meal distribution between 10 AM and 1 PM will change more than just […]

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