Tag Archives: Alachua

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Saves Water And Fertilizer

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

According to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) website, many Floridians are willing to do their part in conserving water.

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Food Safety Guidelines Could Alter Sustainable Farm

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.

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GALLERY: Swallowtail Farm Hosts County Fair

By on April 15th, 2014 | Last updated: April 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Swallowtail Farm held its 5th annual country fair at its farm just north of Alachua on Saturday.

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Gainesville Software Startup Competes for Innovation Prize

By on April 11th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am

Gainesville-based Kinwa Inc.’s Bubble app is one of four final contestants in the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention’s $50,000 contest.

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Alachua Property Owners Fined For Tree Cutting Violations

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A 55-acre property in Alachua, Fla., was at the center of a recent code violation. During the weekend of March 15 and 16, more than 15 trees were cut down on the property without a permit, and the city of Alachua [...]

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“Big Max,” Sister Sculpture To French Fries Piece, Installed At Harn

By and on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

John Raymond Henry’s “Big Max” is joining “Alachua” on the University of Florida campus.

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Banyan Biomarkers Inc. Receives Grant to Continue Concussion Research

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.

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Schools Prepare to Bid Farewell to the FCAT

By on January 27th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

Students in Florida public schools will take the FCAT this spring despite earlier plans to phase out that test in favor of one that measures the new Common Core curriculum, which some districts have already implemented.

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Access to Mayor Email Correspondence Varies in North Florida

By and on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.

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Biomass Plant Noise Levels Below Gainesville’s Ordinance, But Residents Are Still Unhappy

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.

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