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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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Bradford County Offers Public Shaming As Probation Condition

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Bradford County has offered offenders of misdemeanors the option of sign holding as part of their probation. The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office hope the experience will reduce the likelihood of someone repeating the same crime.

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I-75 Lanes Clear After Early Morning Accident

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I-75 has reopened after a northbound mutli-vehicle accident shut down both sides of the highway early Monday morning. The initial accident caused a second crash on the southbound lanes involving semi trucks. The roadway is being cleaned up and there are still lane closures.

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Gainesville Woman Uses Yoga To Help Veterans

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Cara Edwards, founder and owner of My Yoga Connection in Gainesville, teaches yoga to help ease veterans’ health ailments. She was inspired by her father, a Vietnam War veteran, because she noted improvements in his anxiety and pain after teaching him chair yoga before he passed away.

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Waldo Community School May Soon Close Its Doors For Good

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Waldo Community School may have taken its last school picture ever. Unless the community can persuade the school board to keep it open, the 93-year-old school will be closing at the end of this school year.

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Winter Fine Arts Fair Unites Community Through Art

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Tioga Town Center bustled with crowds of people, the smell of frying funnel cakes and the crooning vocals of local bands as an estimated 10,000 people showed up for the Winter Fine Arts Fair this past weekend.

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Dog Supports Owner With Chronic Illness

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Justice, a young Great Dane, not only functions as a service dog but has the ability to detect illness and distress in the people around him. The dog was rescued by Fallin Turner, 17, who lives with scleroderma and Systematic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and relies on Justice for both emotional and physical support.

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Jazz Band, Street Fair Draw Crowd To Downtown Gainesville For Frank Conference

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performed on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Thursday as part of a street fair. The fair was part of day three of the 2015 frank conference.

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Oakleaf Overpass Closed During Culvert Construction

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

A deteriorated culvert failed inspection last month, closing the Overleaf overpass over State Road 23 until a new culvert is built. The construction has caused traffic issues and added to commute times.

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Evangelical Cowboy Rides Through Gainesville As Part Of Larger Journey

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.

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