Author Archives: Sara Drumm

Gainesville minister draws strength from nontraditional spiritual healing

By on May 17th, 2013 | Last updated: May 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Becky Covington, 34, is a minister working on her master’s degree, taking on another job and dealing with the end of a 10-year relationship. Like anyone else in that situation, she’s seeking a source of strength. And she has found one from a unique source.

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In Florida’s best recycling county, bearded man has repurposing plan

By on May 10th, 2013 | Last updated: May 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Mike Myers, 66, lives in Gainesville and founded Bearded Brothers Solutions, as well as the Repurpose Project, a nonprofit that focuses on finding new uses, especially in art projects or crafts, for old items that he says had “always just been dumped in a hole.”

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Multitude of water pollution, shortage issues facing Florida and Alachua County

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

As the owner and lead tour guide for Adventure Outpost, Lars Andersen makes his living on the area’s waters, knows their histories and intimately understands their geographies. He, like others, are worried.

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A French chef’s journey from the Loire Valley to Gainesville

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

After almost 50 years of culinary work in France, England and the United States, spending many years in urban centers such as Paris, London and Chicago, often serving high-profile celebrities and socialites, Michel Maloiseau has settled into a blue-gray house with a tiny driveway tucked away on a leafy Gainesville street.

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Lawyer trades torts for tarts, runs Amelia’s Restaurant in Gainesville

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Andy Fass spent three years at the Levin College of Law, learning the language of lawsuits and contracts and court proceedings. He now spends his days chopping and slicing and dicing.

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Ann Romney stops at Gainesville BBQ

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: October 26, 2012 at 4:52 am

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, stopped at David’s Real Pit BBQ, 521 NE 23rd Ave., Thursday to speak to a limited crowd as part of a series of campaign stops through Florida.

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Country rapper talks about his struggles with mainstream radio

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Country music artist Colt Ford, who is scheduled to perform at the Florida Theater of Gainesville tonight, with doors opening at 8 p.m., spoke to a group of about 20 UF telecommunications students about his experiences in the music business Thursday afternoon.

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Slideshow: UF edible landscaping builds vegetable beds on campus

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The new Eternally Edible Landscaping Club at the University of Florida aims to build interactivity in the Student Agricultural Gardens and to get students thinking about organic gardening.

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Immigration advocates in Florida speak out on health care program amendment

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: October 9, 2012 at 10:55 am

Victor Yengle, once an “undocumented immigrant” himself, devotes his spare time to helping others who feel the alienation of being labeled “illegal” in the country they know as home.

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News of FLOTUS visit spread long before initial release

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

More than 18 hours before the Obama campaign confirmed first lady Michelle Obama would visit the University of Florida, the news seeped out on Twitter and Facebook.

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