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Mid-Century Home Nominated To Preserve Architectural History

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Mid-century home in Gainesville was nominated to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gainesville Modern hopes to preserve the great collection of mid-century architecture, like the Cassisi home resting in North Florida.

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Online System Aims To Reduce Traffic Congestion In Gainesville

By on April 8th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 6:08 pm

A new online traffic control system is aiming to reduce traffic congestion on Gainesville roads. The total cost for the system was about $172,750, installed on

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Local Sports Bars, Restaurants Feel Loss After Gators Fail To Make NCAA Tournament

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

After UF failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, local businesses catering to basketball fans have seen a noticeable decrease in revenue compared to March 2014 when the Gators made Final Four.

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Gun Protocols Reviewed After Officer’s Death During Training

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A north Florida police department is investigating whether its firearm protocols were followed after an officer’s death during a training accident at a shooting range. It’s not yet clear whether the Ocala Police Department’s regular weekly […]

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Alachua County Animal Services Changes Policies For Foster Parents

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Alachua County Animal Services lowered the requirements necessary to foster kittens. The move was made to keep up with the anticipated growth of kitten populations at local kennels.

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Satchel’s Bartender Shares Metalworking Skills Through Gainesville Workshops

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

When he’s not working as a bartender at Satchel’s Pizza, Jordan Bortstelmann forges his own tools using a hammer and anvil in his workshop, Crooked Path Forge. He spent years honing his skills as a blacksmith and wants to share his smithing knowledge with the community.

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Fort King Heritage Association, Inc. Plans To Bring History To Life

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

The Fort King Heritage Association in Ocala hopes to bring history to life by adding two acres of land to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The association also hopes to build walls and hire re-enactors and start educational programs surrounding the area to attract students.

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Hare Krishna Documentary Retells Life Of Founder

By on April 4th, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Since Yadubara Das began serving as a filmmaker for Hare Krishna for 45 years, he has created eight films and 15 documentaries. His latest project is a 90-minute documentary on the movement’s founder, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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Gainesville Resident Named Southeast Region Caregiver Of The Year

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

When Beth McAvoy began working as a caregiver with Right at Home, an in-home care service provider for seniors, she never expected to receive so much praise for something that came naturally to her.

After only one year of working there, the national Right at Home franchise named her the Southeast Region Caregiver of the Year.

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Woman Certified As Medium At Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Debra Jordan began seeing spirits of the dead at age 10. She is now a certified spiritual medium who performs readings at the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp to connect others to their deceased loved ones.

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