Memorial Day weekend means different things to many people. For Dr. Paul Ortiz, director of the University of Florida’s oral history program, it’s a time for him to remember his military service, and honor all who served. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski reports, people who drive on one of Gainesville’s busiest streets, will see the results of the work Ortiz and other members of Veterans for Peace have done.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TOMFINALPaulOrtizMemorial.mp3]
Parts of North Central Florida started the process of recovering from Hurricane Irma by picking up storm debris around several zones in the region. The pickup process after Hurricane Hermine in 2016 took about two weeks, but there is no estimate for how long this one will take.