Tag Archives: North Central Florida

Number Of Women-Owned Businesses Growing In Gainesville, Statewide

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Gainesville and the state of Florida are leaders in the number of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a report from American Express. The number of women-owned businesses increased 59 percent between 1997 and 2013.

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Affordable Care Act Calls Attention To Low-Income Residents

By on September 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm

As lawmakers continue to debate the proper funding for future health care programs, organizations across Florida are already offering practical ways to help low-income residents who need care now.

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Deadline Extended For Alachua Students To Receive Free Flu Vaccines

By on September 16th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Parents of Alachua County students have 10 extra days to consent to free flu vaccines, which will be administered in schools at the start of October.

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North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A recent study show’s North central Florida’s cancer mortality rate significantly higher than the rest of the state. Area doctors and survivors talk about the reasons behind the statistic and how residents can help change it.

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Land in Palatka Sold for New Hotel, Marks Latest Development in Riverfront Revitalization

By on September 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The Palatka city commission approved the sale of 1.6 acres of riverfront property for a new hotel. The move is part of a riverfront revitalization movement that has been in the works for the past few years.

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Hurricane season 2013 prediction for Florida twice as high

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Forecasters are predicting a roughly 50 percent chance a major hurricane could hit Florida or the East Coast this upcoming hurricane season. Colorado State University’s William Gray explained his prediction, which includes a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. in 2013.

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‘Rebuilding Together’ helps make one family’s home more handicap-friendly

By on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Rebuilding Together North Central Florida and Charles Perry Partners, Inc. worked together to renovate a local family’s house, and to make it more wheelchair accessible for their handicapped son.

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Saturday storms leave area counties with damage

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 26, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Saturday’s storms leave area homes without power.

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As summer approaches, camp registrations open

By on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

With summer quickly approaching, many parents may be thinking about camp options for their children. Here are a few of the summer camps offered in North Central Florida.

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Recent temperatures affect peach and other fruit harvest this winter

By and on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

The recent temperatures have made it hard for local farmers to harvest peaches and other fruit this winter. Up-and-down temperature patterns can be dangerous for peaches and blueberries.

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