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.

Family Promise seeks volunteers to help homeless families

Ninety-one-year-old Jan DeLuc loves to volunteer her time with Family Promise of Gainesville, a nonprofit that mobilizes local resources to help homeless families. This year was DeLuc’s third year volunteering in the Bed Race, one of Family Promise’s key fundraiser events. The event has multiple teams run down a track …

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Olympian Brittany Bowe returns to Ocala alma mater

Green and gold pompoms rustled in unison and screams echoed on Friday through Trinity Catholic High School’s gym. The Celtic student body rose to its feet, while some sentimental faculty and alumni dried their eyes. Brittany Bowe was back. Nearly 500 students, faculty and alumni welcomed the 34-year-old Olympic ice …

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