Tag Archives: Gainesville

Gainesville Punk Scene Provides Creative Outlet Beyond Traditional Norms

By on June 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: June 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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.

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Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.

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Burrito Brothers Is First To Move Into New Midtown Building

By on June 16th, 2015 | Last updated: June 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

Burrito Brothers Taco Co. held the grand opening for its new location on Friday. The restaurant moved into a new portion of the U14 building off University Avenue.

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Locals Meet With Mayor To Discuss Rising GRU Rates

By on June 15th, 2015 | Last updated: June 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Members of local congregations hosted a public meeting with Mayor Ed Braddy Thursday night to voice concerns about increasing GRU rates. Braddy committed to finding a solution to residents’ concerns.

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Many Gainesville Market Vendors Disappointed With Relocation

By on June 12th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 9:23 pm

The relocation of the Union Street Farmers Market downtown location has brought changes for vendors. Charlie Lybrand, owner of Land of Flowers Farms and director of the market, said his business has decreased 50 percent since the move. Others saw increases.

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Local Youth Sports Programs Offer Affordable Options For Players

By on June 9th, 2015 | Last updated: June 9, 2015 at 6:34 pm

The cost of youth sports is skyrocketing, keeping some children from playing. Some non-profit organizations and subsidized programs are applying for grants to sponsor less expensive options and give everyone a chance on the field.

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The Hidden Toll For Some of Gainesville’s 911 Operators

By on June 9th, 2015 | Last updated: June 10, 2015 at 8:41 am

911 dispatchers deal with long hours, low wages and urgent calls every day. The traumatic calls, especially, may lead to high levels of stress on and off the job.

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UF PaCE Complicates Applications To Professional Schools

By and on June 7th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The UF Pathway to Campus Enrollment program offers students admission to in-person classes after they complete UF Online courses and earn a total of 60 credits. Out of the 3,118 students who were admitted to PaCE, only 272 have accepted so far.

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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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