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Gainesville’s new Senior Center opens door to new opportunities

By on September 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

A new place in town offers seniors somewhere to socialize, exercise and learn. The Senior Recreation Center is situated in Northside Park in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara takes us inside a tour of the newly opened center.

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Acorn Clinic, striving to meet the medical needs of rural residents

By on September 21st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Established in 1974, the ACORN clinic serves a variety of people in North Central Florida.  The medical workers at ACORN which stands for Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, provides medical assistance to people who may not have medical insurance, especially in these tight economic times.  [...]

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Ditch the workout and join the party

By on September 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

  Zumba, an effective workout system, is all the craze in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM, Stephanie Bechara tells us how to ditch the workout and join the party.      

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Juvenile crime down in Florida

By on September 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

According to Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, adolescent deliquency has declined for the past several years.  The state defines juvenile delinquency as any illegal acts commited by a youth under the age of 18. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s, Stephanie Bechara talked to DJJ spokesman, [...]

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Ocala orchestra pays musical tribute to fallen heroes of September 11

By on September 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Fallen heroes from September 11th will be honored this evening during an official pinning ceremony and concert in Marion County. Florida 89.1, WUFT FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports how this commemorating ceremony is expected to bring the community together.  

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Civic Media Center receives Stetson Kennedy’s book collection

By on August 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Author, folklorist and human activist Stetson Kennedy who passed away last weekend at the age of 94, is remembered for infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940′s by exposing secrets of the KKK to authorities and the rest of [...]

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Citrus County’s Stray Cats in for a Purr-fect Resolution

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

It is illegal to feed stray cats in Citrus County but as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports, the domesticated felines might have a purr-fect resolution coming their way.

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NFRMC in an expansion phase

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Scheduled to begin in September, North Florida Regional Medical Center will expand its facilities. The project is being funded by corporate money and will include expansion of the Heart and Vascular Center. The 58 million dollar project will also include [...]

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Santa Fe College plans event to strengthen area economic picture

By on April 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The Heart of Florida Regional Coalition which works to promote local collaboration, will host a summit at Santa Fe College this Monday. Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser says, he hopes participants will walk away with a tangible plan of [...]

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Sheriff gets recognition for looking out for animals

By on April 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell and her Rural Services Unit will be awarded for the implementation of an animal protection unit this Saturday. Both were nominated by the Neighbor’s Equine Assistance Team founder, Adrienne Hudson. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson [...]

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