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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.

Hernando County fallen Marine comes home

On Thursday, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the honor guard and other personnel will be joining the family of a fallen soldier to escort Corporal Jonathan Taylor’s body through Brooksville and up into the County. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Heather Yates says the procession …

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Preschoolers march for charity

Preschoolers from the Santa Fe College Little School spent their morning raising money for March of Dimes. The children walked through the Santa Fe campus with buckets collecting donations for an hour. Santa Fe Little School Director Karen Bennett says this mini-walk is just the beginning. “Our specific march today …

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Remembering Saleha

At least one hundred students came together on Saturday for a candlelight vigil in honor of Saleha Huuda, the University of Florida student whose body was found in a brush fire more than a week ago. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lyndsey Hearn-Hoover reports, those who gathered shared moving stories of …

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Remembering Liz Young Mosley and "Mom’s Kitchen"

Gainesville knew Liz Young Mosley as Mom, as she ran Gainesville’s historic Mom’s kitchen for decades before closing it in 2006 . She passed away today and Gainesville remembers her work in the kitchen and the community. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Gainesville City Comissioner Sherwin Henry about her legacy …

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Area homeless can count on a meal of plenty at the St. Francis House on Thanksgiving Day

Once again, the St. Francis house is providing hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. After the controversy over meal limits last year, how is the shelter dealing with meal distribution this year? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett explored the issues and has this report. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThanksgivingHomeless.mp3]

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