Eliot Golde

Eliot is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Mini grants fund new art initiatives in Alachua County

Johanna Weiss spent the summer generating interest in her two student bands, but without enough funding, putting together live performances seemed out of reach. After receiving a $1,000 art grant, however, the band director of Gainesville’s Expressions Learning Arts Academy said her members are set for success. “This grant has …

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Mosquito populations and diseases rise in Alachua County


The Florida Department of Health this month issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in Alachua County. It warned of an increase in the risk of human transmission for diseases like West Nile virus, dengue fever and malaria – and came after two chickens in the county’s sentinel flock, which is monitored for diseases through routine blood tests, tested positive for West Nile.

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