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Two local artists opened the SoMa Art Media Hub, an art supply store, on Monday with the intent of making it a central art hub for other local artists. SoMa fills a void that was left when Central Florida Office Plus closed in 2014.
Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.
Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.
An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.
In a cramped, windowless room tucked away in the University of Florida’s architecture building, the printers don’t just put ink to paper. The ultramodern machines in UF’s Fab Lab create jewelry, lamps and home decor.
Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.
The proposed Florida state budget would decrease the arts budget from 26 million dollars to five million. Nonprofit arts organizations, like Gainesville’s Hippodrome, face an increasing need for community support.
A local record label got its start relying on a bus that uses vegetable oil for fuel. Elestial Sound is now expanding into a warehouse in Waldo.
A Gainesville woman organizes brunch for locals to discuss atheism and to provide a community for fellow atheists.
Lucky’s Market is part of a growing trend of businesses opening along NW 13th Street, showing a push toward commercial restoration of the area. Other companies, retailers and small businesses may follow as a result of a more stable local economy.