Human Interest

Peer support and a healthy dose of summer fun spark the Camp Kesem magic

Camp Kesem is a national non-profit organization that offers free summer camps for children whose parents have cancer. The college-run organization provides peer support in the North Florida community. Throughout the school year, the organization fundraises to make the summer camp a life-changing experience. This summer camp aims to provide children …

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Oak Hammock resident turns 100 years old

Oak Hammock resident Brenda Thomas celebrates her 100th birthday Thursday. She is now one of three residents in the community to reach the milestone. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Brenda moved to the United States to attend college. She moved to Gainesville 76 years ago when she married her husband, …

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A farrier’s life

Billy Bishop is a fifth-generation horseman and farrier. Bishop values communicating with these horses to ensure the proper fit and comfort of their shoes. Inspiring and hardworking, he provides an important service to the equine community.

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