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.

Local farmers begin chestnut harvesting season

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPChestnutFarmWrap.mp3] October marks the official start of the chestnut harvest season, but what many don’t know is this fall favorite tree is now a rare commodity.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman has more. Chestnut farms around the country have dropped dramatically over the years. Back in the early 1900s, many of these …

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Ocala foodbank struggles to help all those in need

When families are financially struggling, food banks have become an extra helping hand. But, an Ocala foodbank is battling to meet the needs of the community. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports on the Ocala foodbank which feeds more than 1,300 people a month. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFoodbankwrap.mp3]

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Marion County churches come together for a service of unity on 9/11

The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County offered a service of remembrance, hope, and light entitled “The Liturgy of the Candles.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports how a community of different religions gathered to participate in remembering the events of 9/11. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMarionCountyInterfaith.mp3]  

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