Archives for April, 2014

Poor Pour: Attention all wine lovers!

By Sarah G. Mason The journal of Substance Use & Misuse recently found that people unknowingly pour themselves 12 percent more when using a wider glass. In addition, we tend to pour more when we’re holding the glass in our hands rather than setting it on the table. These misjudgments stem from our perception of volume – people tend to …

High School Sports Bullet

By Mike Capshaw Photos courtesy of Oak Hall School Historic seasons by a pair of Chiefland teams highlighted several deep postseason runs by area teams. The Indians’ boys (26-2 overall) and girls teams made it to the Class 1A state semifinals for the first time in both programs’ history. The Indians’ boys trailed by a single bucket at halftime (31-29) …

Do you hear that?

By Sarah G. Mason It seems only natural that a science professor might hear Mozart differently than a 6-year-old boy. Preferences and personal taste seem to play a role in our listening pleasure; the boy, who only listens to happy sing-alongs, may not catch the intricacies of Mozart’s notes. Or would he? According to a study in the European Journal …

What’s Happening Local

By Mike Capshaw New Owners Spice Up Restaurant, LazyDelivery.com and Warren Buffet company enters Gainesville Real Estate market. Gainesville’s La Nopalera is under new ownership after a pair of long-time employees purchased the Mexican restaurant. Brothers Jorge and Mario Arce took over in late December after acquiring the business from Jose Valencia, who owns six La Nopaleras in the Jacksonville …

Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba

Aerial ballerinas dressed in fine silk; high wire walkers performing death defying maneuvers; trapeze artists synchronized far above stage; visit Disney Orlando’s Cirque du Soleil and experience the excitement, amazement and wonder only La Nouba can conjure. La Nouba combines the fantastic world of circus artist and that of fantasy Urbains, mixing light and dark, playful and serious, colorful and grey …

Giving Back

by Kelly Herman The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week, and this year we’ve come prepared. Jar some happiness with these homemade mason jar gift ideas to show your child’s teacher you care!  TIP:  Guide your children as they decorate their teachers’ mason jars with glitter, paint, buttons and ribbon before stuffing them. The personal touch will mean …