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CDC Studies Effects of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Over Traditional Shot for Children

By on October 20th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Recent studies suggests a nasal spray form of the flu vaccine is more effective than the flu shot in healthy children ages 2 to 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Gainesville’s Jam Set to Close

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Local bar and music venue The Jam will close its doors this November after lease troubles and other plans for the area.

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Pizza and Parrot Lovers Come Together

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Parrots and Pizza, a local group that meets monthly at Napolatano’s Restaurant in Gainesville, works closely with the Open Wings Rescue and Sanctuary in a joint effort to get attendees of the event to adopt parrots in need of new homes.

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Santa Fe Apes Get a New Home

By on October 17th, 2014 | Last updated: October 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Two-year-old Rainer received her first extreme home makeover, with renovations costing $350,000. Her new space is 70 feet in length, complete with rope courses, trees and tunnels.

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Two Organizations Team Up For Second Time On Smokey Bear Park Developement

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 9:18 am

The Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs will work again with the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation to renovate Smokey Bear Park, which both organizations contributed to creating in 1963.

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Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.

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Christian Aguilar Remembered After Bravo Case

By on October 15th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Two years after Christian Aguilar’s remains were found, the Aguilar family is trying to start a new life. Aguilar’s brother Alex, though, wants to keep his memory alive.

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Bicyclists And Drivers Express Concern Over Safety Signs On Hawthorne Trail

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm

A new project will add just under a mile on the Hawthorne Trail from State Road 20 to Palatka.

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Search for Ancestors Finds Popularity with County Residents

By on October 14th, 2014 | Last updated: October 14, 2014 at 11:40 am

October is family history month, and individuals such as Kathy McCarthy Dugan are researching their family tree using resources such as local libraries, Ancestry.com and the Family History Center at the Mormon Church in Gainesville.

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Two Hit On University Avenue

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

One male and one female were hit on University Avenue on Friday around midnight. They are expected to survive.

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