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By Norman Galang on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: October 24, 2014 at 11:11 am
Sanctuaries are struggling to take in primates as researchers and pet owners forgo euthanasia for better homes.
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By Qianwen Zhang on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 9:25 am
The request to reappoint Matthew Brower as Ocala’s city manager was rejected on a three-to-two vote by the Ocala City Council. Brower was appointed city manager in February 2011, and his contract will now expire on Dec. 21.
By Kai Su 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.
By Bradley Williams 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.
By Silvia Rueda 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.
By Michaela Bisienere 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.
By Maleeha Babar 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.
By Cassidy Whitson 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.