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