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.

Fighting back against domestic violence

Peaceful Paths, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, held a vigil in downtown Gainesville Thursday in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event included speeches from recovered victims and hanging of decorative T-shirts. Domestic violence survivor Mary Harker spoke about being away from her abuser for six years. …

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Coalition collects coats for homeless

With temperatures dropping, Alachua County residents are starting to bundle up. But the 2,100 homeless in Alachua County sometimes have a difficult time staying warm during the cold months. To help the homeless combat the cold, the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry is collecting new and gently used …

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