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Vietnam War Veteran Rejects Violence, Embraces Peace

By on April 17th, 2015 | Last updated: April 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

Vietnam War veteran Scott Camil once believed the war to be right and honorable. Now, Camil is the founder of Gainesville Veterans for Peace, an organization that partners with other organizations around the area to promote peace.

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City Aquires Land Surrounding GRACE Marketplace

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The city is finalizing an agreement to use 10 acres of land currently occupied by Dignity Village homeless encampment which could create a more regulated environment.

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TV Show Gives College Student Second Chance

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Former UF drop-out gets an opportunity to start over and help others after a visit from the reality TV show “Undercover Boss” while working her job at Gigi’s Cupcake shop.

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Wheelchair-Bound Woman Rides Again With A Little Help From HOPE

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Lauren Ault was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor seven years ago. Now, despite being wheelchair-bound, she has found independence with HOrses Helping PEople.

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Swamp Head Brewery Introduces Species to New Conservation

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

When Swamp Head Brewery moved into their new location, off Southwest 34th Street in Gainesville, in January, they saved one acre of their land for conservation. The brewery is working toward creating an environment that is reflective of their tasting room, “The Wetlands.”

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Swallowtail Farm’s Spring Festival Features Workshops, Live Music and Physics

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Swallowtail Farm hosted its sixth annual Spring Festival on Saturday with about 1,000 people in attendance. Attendees enjoyed the weather, live music, local food and agricultural workshops.

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Noah’s Endeavor Celebrates the End of Their Softball Season

By on April 12th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

The children, friends and family of the Noah’s Endeavor program came together Sunday afternoon for their Awards Picnic. The program meets every Sunday afternoon at Albert Ray Massey (Westside) Park in Gainesville, Florida, to give children with developmental and physical disabilities a place to play.

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15-Year-Old Arrested for Bomb Threats to Six Gainesville Schools

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 11:10 am

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a 15-year-old male believed to be responsible for the six bomb threats made to local high schools on Friday. He could be charged with six counts of false report of planting a bomb or explosive if he is found guilty.

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Army Veteran Opens Local Powerlifting Gym, Forms Community Around It

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm

John Hollier, a 28-year-old army veteran, opened American Barbell Club in Gainesville early March. The gym offers fitness equipment specific for competitive powerlifters and welcomes the intensity that often accompanies powerlifting.

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The Final Four: Gainesville City Commission Run-Off

By on April 10th, 2015 | Last updated: April 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Gainesville City Commission District 1 and At-Large Seat 1 will be decided in a run-off election on April 14. Four candidates advanced from a pool of 10 who ran in the initial elections on March 17.

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