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Fifth Avenue Arts Festival aims to tighten community relations

By on April 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

People of all ages and backgrounds gathered over the weekend near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street in Gainesville for the 34th Annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival.

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Fifth Avenue Arts Festival celebrates musical legends

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

The 34th annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival kicks off in Gainesville Friday evening. The event will feature dancers, musicians and poetry.

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Partender startup wins GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch competition

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

After an intense nine rounds of pitching his company to CEOs, Nikhil Kundra, founder of Partender, won the fourth annual “GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch” competition Thursday night.

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Nine startup companies to ‘pitch fast’ during annual networking event

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Gainesville Area Innovation Network will host its fourth annual networking event Thursday. “GAIN 2013 Fast Pitch” will give nine startup companies the opportunity to pitch their ideas to local entrepreneurs.

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Possible political repercussions ahead after Craig Lowe’s accident and arrest

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Mayor Craig Lowe’s political future may be in question with his recent arrest overshadowing the April 16 mayoral runoff election. The mayor was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol this morning.

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Bye, Bye Miss American Pie: Summer music camp canceled after contract dispute

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

The scheduled music camp at UF this summer has been canceled. Officials said the decision to cancel this year came as a result of a disagreement between the camp’s contractor and UF officials.

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Hearing technology installed at Hippodrome

By on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Assisted-hearing techology has been installed at the main stage and cinema of the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville.

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FDA to assist in Alzheimer’s treatment, others still hope for cure

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal Thursday to assist companies in developing new treatments for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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General Motors to recall vehicles for suspension, airbag issues

By on January 31st, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm

The 2013 Chevy Malibu has one or more rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It may lead to mishandling of the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

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Despite 33 Sweetbay closures, Gainesville location to remain open

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 11:57 am

Sweetbay Spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau said it was a tough decision to make, but claimed it would allow the company to grow.

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