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    High Dive Celebrates 5 Years of Music and Mayhem

    With the Gainesville summer heat creeping higher and higher, this weekend is a time to kick back with some cold beer and cool tunes. Gainesville’s High Dive,located at 210 SW 2nd Ave., is hosting a weekend-long celebration for their 5th year anniversary, where both beer and music will be generously flowing. The jams will kick off with metal band Big Business from L.A. ...

    On July 15, 2016 / By
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    Beneath the Waves Film Festival: An Ocean of Knowledge

    Gainesville’s summer heat leaves us all with daydreams of jetting off to the beach to soak in the sea breeze and plunge into salty waves.  This Saturday Florida Sea Grant is pairing up with Beneath the Waves to make sure our coasts stay the dreamy paradise we all know and love. They’re encouraging scientists, advocates and the Gainesville community to channel their inner environmentalist ...

    On July 12, 2016 / By
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    A Gainesville Guide to Going Green

    Whether you’re wandering through the lush, green wilderness of Loblolly Woods or taking a plunge into the crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs, it’s easy to take Gainesville’s natural beauty for granted. It seems to always be there, ready to bring you into it’s wild embrace. But if you take a step back and look at our earth’s larger environmental health, not ...

    On July 12, 2016 / By
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    Fellow Floridians: We Are Losing a Lagoon

    In many ways, I’ve made Gainesville my new home. From the sweaty Saturdays spent screaming at the top of my lungs in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to the lazy Monday evenings spent nestled in my favorite coffee shop doing homework, these last four years have molded me into a true Gainesvillian who is proud to admit that The Swamp is more than just ...

    On July 11, 2016 / By
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    What You Miss When You Leave Gainesville for the Summer

    As a Gainesvillian, when you think of summer, you probably wince a bit. Those three (okay, more like six) months can be murderous. From sunburn to sweat to frizzy hair, summer in Florida is tough. But take it from someone who has spent summers elsewhere–there are things you’ll genuinely miss about Gainesville, even in July. 1. We can handle the heat. I know, ...

    On July 7, 2016 / By
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    The Other UF Greek Life

    There is more to Greek life than monogrammed tumblers and Chubbies shorts that leave little to the imagination. Beyond the perfectly trimmed lawns of sorority and fraternity row live 23 other Greek organizations that proudly embrace culture and are not afraid to show it. I’m referring to the Multicultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Now I’ll be honest, when I ...

    On June 27, 2016 / By
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    Summer Internships: Your Quickie Survival Guide

    Working a full-time summer internship isn’t easy, especially when all of your friends are back in Gainesville making the most of the humid Drunkfest called Summer C. The excessive Snapchats of pool party ragers and late nights at Salty Dog flood my inbox day and night as I type away in my gray cubicle. Although it may seem like you’re missing out ...

    On June 22, 2016 / By
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    10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Gainesville

    If you’ve lived in Gainesville for a while now, you often get the question from family and friends, “what is there to do in Gainesville?” Many think of Gainesville as a town in the middle of nowhere in Florida, and most of the time they’re probably right. The nearest city in any direction is a good hour and half away. However, you ...

    On June 21, 2016 / By
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    New Jobs on the Block: The Jones

    The ‘Summer A’ tumbleweeds have begun to clear and the population of Gainesville is on the rise once again. More people means more mouths hungry for local cuisine and craft cocktails. The Jones, located at 203 SW 2nd Ave., is gearing up for the increased local appetite with a slew of new jobs. As a longtime neighborhood restaurant in the heart of downtown Gainesville, they’ve ...

    On June 20, 2016 / By
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    Gainesville’s Impact on One of America’s Largest Music Festivals

    This year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival’s 15th anniversary was one for the record books. With increased sustainability measures, real toilets(!), mouth-watering food and, of course, outstanding musical acts, the good vibes and positivity were felt all around the 15-acre farmland in Manchester, Tennessee. Apart from all of these awesome achievements, Gainesville had a huge presence from 500 miles away. Three local ...

    On June 20, 2016 / By
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    A Guide to Vinyl from Gainesville’s Expert Collector

    After nearly dying out, vinyl records have become the most successful format for selling music in recent years. According to Forbes, the format has seen a 260 percent growth since 2009. Music fanatics can agree that the experience of listening to music on vinyl is something that cannot compare to the compressed, digital format that is ubiquitous in today’s world. The problem ...

    On June 16, 2016 / By
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    Hey Gainesville, Contact Our Elected Reps About Gun Control

    Early Sunday morning, a shooter opened fire inside an Orlando nightclub. Fifty people were killed including the shooter, and 53 were injured, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. In the aftermath of a tragedy so horrific and so close to home, social media has quickly becomes a firestorm of heated opinions. Friends, family and acquaintances you don’t even remember adding on Facebook are suddenly ...

    On June 15, 2016 / By
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    A Glimpse into Gainesville’s Girls-Only Group

    I am, by all intents and purposes, a Gainesville entrepreneur. I’m supposed to love mixing and mingling with other local business-y types and talking shop every chance I get, but truthfully, I don’t. I tend to OD on hardcore networking events pretty quickly. Although I adore meeting new people (and I try to seize all opportunities for free drinks), there’s something about the way ...

    On June 15, 2016 / By
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    Tara’s Informal Guide to Gainesville Theatre: The Toxic Avenger

    I walked into the theatre and knew I was about to see something special, or, at least, really different. The usually quaint Mainstage was unrecognizable underneath smears of green slime across the floor and stacks of steel barrels. A chain link fence topped with barbed wire loomed in the background, and above it all in green backlit block letters, the word TROMAVILLE. ...

    On June 14, 2016 / By
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    Bonnaroo Backstage Banter: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

    Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers are a seven-member band unlike any other. Their energy literally pulsates on stage, reverberating psychedelic vibes from their eclectic sound and outlandish outfits. With such a commanding stage presence, it’s no wonder they are all making a name for themselves. I sat down with Joe Hertler, lead vocalist, guitar jammer and lyricist, to find out why the ...

    On June 12, 2016 / By