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Florida Theater Renovations A Bright Spot In Limited Music Venue Options

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 15, 2014 at 8:34 pm

The downtown Gainesville music venue formerly known as The Florida Theater will reopen as The Venue in early October.

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Mermaid Tail Tailors ‘Make Dreams Come True’

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Mertailor, a Crystal River-based company, offers individuals a chance to become mermaids. Eric Ducharme, founder of the company, crafts spandex and silicon tails to make dreams come true.

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Puerto Rican Migrant Becomes Prominent Local Art Collector

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

Hector Puig has always had a knack for art. Yet Puig would have never imagined he would be one of Gainesville’s most well-known art collectors. Puig grew up in Utuado, Puerto Rico. When he was 13, he and his family […]

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GALLERY: Groundskeeping for the Gators

By on September 1st, 2014 | Last updated: September 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm
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GALLERY: Pizza Not Satchel Raye’s Only Passion

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Though “Satch” is affectionately known around Gainesville for his pizza restaurant, his true passion lies in his art.

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GALLERY: Duck Derby

By on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

The sun was shining and fun was in abundance at Gainesville’s 3rd annual Duck Derby Sunday afternoon.

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GALLERY: Gainesville’s Weekend Arts Festivals

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

Explore the Santa Fe Community Arts Festival and Gainesville’s Viva Europe Festival.

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9-Year-Old Inspires Children’s Book Character

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Local author Shelley Fraser Mickle published her newest book in February. Nine-year-old Audrey Allen is the inspiration for the main character.

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GALLERY: Southeastern Pro Rodeo in Ocala

By on March 25th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 7:05 am

The Ocala Pro Rodeo held it’s 21st annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo event last weekend at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Fla.

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GALLERY: Ocala’s Horse Shows In The Sun

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Riders from across the globe traveled to the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala for the 10-week competition of HITS, Horse Shows In The Sun

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