Shane Hartley and Troy Butler choose to ride their bikes to work because they know the health and environmental benefits of biking. In order to unite people like them, the Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation want to start a bike-sharing program.
The 2015 Fanfares and Fireworks celebration, hosted by the UF College of Journalism and Communications, drew more than 10,000 to the campus July 3.
Florida fisherman are concerned with the growing taste for imported fish. As imports from other countries increase, questions of ethics and safety are floating to the surface.
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Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder may face obstacles during the holiday weekend. Military With PTSD, a nonprofit organization, has started a campaign to help educate people about the effects of fireworks on people with PTSD.
Protesters seeking to remove the downtown statue of the Confederate soldier spoke to city officials for the first time since the campaign began in late June. This is the first of several efforts that will go on over the next two weeks among protesters who call for the County Commission to take down the statue.
Grace Marketplace has served the local homeless community for one year. The community is part of a 10-year plan, conceived in 2005, to end homelessness.
The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.
As SB 186 goes into effect Wednesday, Gainesville brewers are preparing to celebrate. Breweries expect the 64-ounce growlers to attract people from outside the state that will come and patronize Florida’s growing craft beer industry.
The downtown Gainesville clock has stopped working. The city does not yet know the extent of the problem, but is looking into how long it will take to fix.
Following the Charleston massacre, Alachua County residents call for the removal of a statue outside the Alachua County Administration Building that commemorates the Confederate dead. Supporters do not believe the statue is still relevant and hope that removing it will bring attention to the greater issue of white supremacy.
A new study has found that muscadine grape seed oil can help reduce obesity. Containing a vitamin E derivative, the oil can help prevent the formation of new fat cells.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today that states must recognize same-sex unions citing 14th Amendment protections. Here are some reactions from Florida:
Newberry City Commissioner Tim Marden is proposing drawing a line through Alachua County to create a new county out of the western portion. The county, which would be called Springs County, would address the issue of some residents of smaller towns, like Newberry, feeling like they do not get adequate representation.
Neena Schueller climbs to the top of the longboard community as one of the only female skateboarders sponsored by a local skate shop. She has been recognized for her skills on YouTube and in the skateparks, winning titles such as “Queen of Kona.”
Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.
Gainesville High School teacher Tony Malo uses unique teaching and disciplinary methods to prepare students for the workforce and empower them to be self-motivated while learning to collaborate in groups. He believes his experiential learning methods are more effective than teaching for standardized tests.
Protesters voiced their opposition to the proposed bear hunt on Monday outside of the Ocala office for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The FWC is expected to vote on the issue Wednesday.
Women are entering the Gainesville punk subculture as an alternative to the mainstream norm. According to Rose Vastola, lead singer of UV-TV, Gainesville welcomes creativity regardless of gender.
In an effort to even the scales, the Gainesville City Commission voted Thursday afternoon to regulate app-based transportation services like Uber. The ordinance will hold them to standards similar to those of traditional taxi drivers.
The Columbia County Water Conservation project encourages commercial buildings to decrease water usage by upgrading to high efficiency plumbing models. This project will reduce the amount of water used per flush in a toilet, which can save about 90,000 gallons each day and 32.8 gallons per year.