A local Williston family is putting on a train-themed event for visitors during the Halloween weekend. The farm provides a place for families to bond and grow closer while riding on the Kirby’s private railroad.
By Amber Dawson on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm
Alachua County School Board members held the first of three forums to gather community input on what qualities are most important in the next superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools.
By Casey Liening on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm
If carrying a toy gun this Halloween, be sure to make the gun look fake. A gun that appears realistic could prove dangerous.
By Michal Higdon on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm
The Keeping IDs Safe Act could help protect Florida children from identity thieves by allowing parents to freeze children’s credit records.
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By Ben Baumer on October 8th, 2013 | Last updated: October 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm
$10 million donation to Benefit Head Start – The National Head Start Association has received a $10 million donation to help keep the program running during the federal government shutdown. Head Start programs, which focus on early education for low-income […]
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By Joe Lancos on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Gov. Rick Scott signed the Let Kids Be Kids bill to allow foster parents to make decisions for their children. The bill will take effect July 1 and will give foster children a sense of normalcy.
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By Jennifer Mesika on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm
The recent debate over same-sex marriage affects more than the rights of adults, but the lives of children as well.
By Wade Millward on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm
A New England Journal of Medicine report challenges popular myths and presumptions about weight loss, dieting and exercise.
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By Stephanie Denardo on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm
The first quintuplets born at Shands Hospital for Children are able to go home after spending two months in the neonatal ICU. Parents Kelley and Stacy Dyal are overjoyed to bring their newborns home.
By Alexys Martinez on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm
Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children. As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them receive personal messages […]