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Satchel’s Bartender Shares Metalworking Skills Through Gainesville Workshops

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

When he’s not working as a bartender at Satchel’s Pizza, Jordan Bortstelmann forges his own tools using a hammer and anvil in his workshop, Crooked Path Forge. He spent years honing his skills as a blacksmith and wants to share his smithing knowledge with the community.

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Gainesville Resident Named Southeast Region Caregiver Of The Year

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

When Beth McAvoy began working as a caregiver with Right at Home, an in-home care service provider for seniors, she never expected to receive so much praise for something that came naturally to her.

After only one year of working there, the national Right at Home franchise named her the Southeast Region Caregiver of the Year.

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Fire Station Is First Building In Hawthorne To Get Solar Overhaul

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

Alachua County Fire Rescue Station 25 will be the first county building in Hawthorne to be outfitted with solar panels. The station is one of 24 buildings determined viable for the county’s solar panel initiative, which seeks to cut energy consumption.

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North Central Florida Music Festival Returns At New Location After Hiatus

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

After a three-year hiatus, Farm to Family Full Moon weekend music festival will return this year, just not in creator Don Applebaum’s backyard. Ellie Ray’s RV Resort & Lounge along the Santa Fe River will host the concert for local Florida musicians, vendors and residents.

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Steamers Makes A Comeback, Opening In Bo Diddley Plaza

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Four years after it closed, Steamers restaurant is back again with a new location. Owner Artie Guy is bringing the restaurant back to Gainesville in Bo Diddley Plaza. Set for an opening in May, the dining place will be in a central hub amid plaza renovations.

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Artwalk Gainesville Gives Downtown an Artistic Feel

By on March 29th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

During Artwalk Gainesville, art and sculptures filled the streets around downtown Gainesville. The event provided visitors the opportunity to purchase different art and paintings while they visited the venues.

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‘Home-Free’ Squatters Find Community In Gainesville

By on March 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

An abandoned house in Gainesville became a home for a group of individuals that call themselves “dirty kids.” The dirty kids feel that they are different from homeless people.

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Couple Travels North Central Florida Teaching Blues In Schools

By on March 27th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Gainesville couple Mark and Barbara Armbrecht travel North Central Florida to teach the blues in schools. Their work is a part of a blues society program aiming to spread blues education to school children.

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Therapy Dog Shadow Remembered By His Owner, Those He Helped Volunteering

By on March 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

A black Lab named Shadow died recently after more than a decade of therapy work at the Tower Road Branch Library. The Read With A Dog program will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon, but Shadow will be missed by those who knew him.

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Gainesville Record Fair Brings Joy To Vinyl Enthusiasts

By on March 16th, 2015 | Last updated: March 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The third Annual Gainesville Record Fair took place Sudnay at The Wooly in Downtown Gainesville. The fair featured 20 sellers and 25 tables.

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