Tag Archives: Gainesville

Local Businesses Prepare To Fight Anticipated Summer Slump

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

As summer rolls around and students leave north central Florida, local businesses make plans to fight the economic slump. This year, however, has been better than previous ones.

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Local Artist Overcomes Dyslexia With Art

By on June 4th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Once told she would have a difficult time making it to college, University of Florida graduate student Lydia Dildilian suffers from severe dyslexia. She has persevered through her art.

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Local Lives: The Hot Sauce Boss From Lacrosse

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm

The self-proclaimed ‘Wizard of Odd’ found a passion for selling hot sauces at farmer’s markets. Joe Di Vito found the career he loves after 40 years, and takes pleasure in telling stories — including how one of his sauces was inspired by a visit from a UFO.

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Young Marines Honor Veterans On Memorial Day

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Milton Lewis Young Marines honor veterans during Memorial Day ceremonies at Forest Meadows Cemetery in Gainesville. Mayor Ed Braddy and Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell were among the group that dedicated their speeches to veterans.

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Ichetucknee Springs Reopens Entrance for Memorial Day

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Ichetucknee Springs is reopening the northern entrance of the park for Memorial Day weekend. 4,000 are expected to be in attendance during the three-day weekend.

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UF Health Plans For Future

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

UF Health’s five-year strategic plan “The Power of Together” will connect the healthcare community in order to provide quality patient care and improve academic research and interdisciplinary education efforts.

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Proposed Solar Energy Amendment To Compete With Utility Companies

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

A new amendment, known as the Solar Initiative, seeks to overcome utility regulations by allowing businesses to generate and sell their own solar power to neighboring businesses. A report was recently released outlining the advantages of allowing a free market in Florida’s energy.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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RISING ABOVE: UF Alumnus Battling Stage 4 Cancer Helps Other Patients ‘Live for Today’

By on April 30th, 2015 | Last updated: April 30, 2015 at 7:13 am

Todd Blake’s life changed when he was diagnosed with cancer during his freshman year at UF. He has since graduated with a 4.0 GPA and has founded an organization to help other young adults battling cancer.

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UF Ph.D. Students Developing Brain Robot Interaction Technology

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

Two 25-year-old Ph.D. students at the University of Florida are developing software to control machines to be used as life-enhancers to any operator. The purpose of Brain Computer Interface technology is be an assistant to humans on an everyday basis, especially those with disabilities.

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