Florida Good

The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

‘Recovery is possible’: UF Health Florida Recovery Center and other recovery organizations try to increase awareness of substance use disorders

A group of people wearing the same blue T-shirts gathered at Depot Park on Saturday. Some were running, while others were walking around the exhibition highlighting practical ways to recover from addiction. “I was an alcoholic for about 35 years. I lost my house, my wife (and) my job. I …

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Oak Hammock hosts candidates forum

Oak Hammock residents got a special opportunity to interact with local candidates. Oak Hammock hosted a local candidates forum for residents Tuesday evening. Gainesville mayoral, city commission and Alachua County School Board candidates got to make their case to the retirement community. The mayoral candidates discussed issues ranging from housing …

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