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Gainesville City Commission Candidates Discuss Transportation Improvements

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Finding a way around Gainesville can be difficult with limited buses and dangerous bike lanes, but City Commission candidates offer similar solutions to improve transportation issues. Yet a public forum revealed they do not agree on how to pay for the changes.

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Local Home Provides Blueprint For Alternative Housing

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.

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Empowerment Center Creates New Group To Assist With Gainesville’s Homeless Issues

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Gainesville residents worked to advance the Empowerment Center’s homeless shelter by creating the Citizen’s Work Group. The group is comprised of 14 community members who will assist with homeless-related issues.

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Night To Shine Provides Prom Experience For Special Needs Students

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Special needs students may attend prom at Grace at Fort Clark United Methodist Church sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine will provide 101 students with a prom experience that includes dresses, limo rides and paparazzi.

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Local Pet Store Puts Controversial Hemp-Based Medicine Back On Shelves

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 11:54 am

Canna Companion is back on the shelves of the local Earth Pets store after the owner encountered difficulties with the cannabis-based arthritis treatment. The primary ingredient in the capsules is hemp, which made local law enforcement question the legality of the pills.

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Eighteenth-century Pirate Searches For Crew In Gainesville

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

Gainesville resident Donald Ridenbaugh is recruiting members for his historic pirate group, The Crew of the Scavenger. Ridenbaugh, who plays the 18th century pirate Captain Jack D. Stifler, is currently planning the 2015 Pirate Bash.

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Local Road Construction Frustrates Area Residents

By on February 12th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Residents near construction voice their frustrations and concerns at road blockage. The construction is preventing school buses from reaching children and obstructing mail delivery.

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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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Animal Sanctuary Celebrates Pigs And Plant-Based Nutrition

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

An animal sanctuary celebrates love of pigs and health in its second Valentine’s Day brunch. The brunch teaches how to appreciate love of pigs as more than food.

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Local Program Gives Inmates the Opportunity to Work in the Community

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm

The Santa Fe Bridge Community Release Center, managed by Bridges of America, gives inmates like Gary Kreuscher an opportunity to find work in the community. The community release program is meant to help their client’s from relapsing into criminal behavior.

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