Tag Archives: summer

Gainesville Residents Gear Up For School Bus-Based Summer Road Trip

By on March 20th, 2014 | Last updated: March 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Gainesville residents prepare for a cross-country road trip from mid-June to mid-August in a refurbished school bus.

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Even with students emptying out of Gainesville, a week of freedom and possibility

By on May 7th, 2013 | Last updated: May 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

As students trickle out of the city after exams, streets are empty and the city of Gainesville becomes a ghost town. But instead of wallowing in the emptiness, there is a variety of events to be visited.

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Summer gas prices continue to rise in Florida

By on August 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Summer time usually means higher prices at the pump and so far, this year hasn’t been much of an exception. Gas prices have continued to rise statewide and nationally since the beginning of July. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez spoke [...]

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Dog Days of Summer can be hazardous for dogs

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

The Summer heat can be hazardous for dogs if owners don’t alter their routines to make sure their pets are never stuck in hot cars.  Despite common sense and a local ordinance, law enforcement gets a few emergency calls each [...]

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State officials remind parents about hot cars and kids

By and on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

With rising temperatures and busy summer days, the Department of Children and Families and the Florida Highway Patrol are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave their children unattended in cars.  Press Secretary of the Department Erin Gillespie says that this is a growing [...]

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Summer programs in Levy County to keep kids learning

By on June 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Many schools are finished for the year.  WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Patrick Wneck ,  director of curriculum for Levy County School board about any programs that are going on this summer that will keep kids busy.  School ends Friday in [...]

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Libraries offer creative summer activities for youth

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

Summer is almost upon us, which leaves parents searching for ways to keep their children active and entertained.  The local public library system holds a number of activites, and today we’ll take a look at what Alachua County Public Libraries have in store with their summer [...]

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