Archives for February, 2015

Ten Facts You Didn’t Know About U.S. Presidents

Ten Facts You Didn’t Know About U.S. Presidents This President’s Day, take pause to remember all the great accomplishments of previous White House Administrations – and don’t forget the juicy details. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the oddest little known facts about former leaders of this great nation.

Laugh Away the V-Day Blues

If you call February 14th “Single’s Awareness Day,” you might be in search of alternative ways to celebrate this year. Find new ideas for future revelry (and unbeatable on-screen company in the meantime) by tuning into these Valentine’s Day episodes from your favorite TV comedies. They’re guaranteed to be filled with more fun and fewer calories than a giant heart-shaped …

Giving Teens in Foster Care their Keys to Independence

By Elizabeth Putfark A driver’s license is more than just a rite of passage – it’s the means by which we transition into the adult world. Currently only three percent of the 2,000 16 to 17-year-olds in Florida foster care have a license, which leaves them behind their peers as they enter college and the job market. But that’s about …

Inexpensive Ideas for Valentine’s Day

  By Kirsten Nielsen Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean red roses and a fancy dinner out; in fact, that romantic dinner often turns sour when you’re crammed into a busy restaurant with 100 other couples with the same idea! If you’re looking for something different this year, try one of our inexpensive ideas for a romantic night with your …

Style On-the-Go with Christie Maruka and Fashion Fix

Interview by Lauren Douglass Fashionista founder of New Jersey’s first boutique-on-wheels, Christie Maruka has been practicing style since she was 15 years old. After decades working in traditional retail, Maruka decided to break the mold of how men, women and teens shop for fashion by serving her busy clients from the mobile dressing room of her Fashion Fix van. Now …

Oak Hammock Breaks Ground on $10.2 Million Expansion

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida is growing, and it’s good news for Gainesville. The community broke ground on an expansion and renovation of the center’s Health Pavilion on Jan. 6, kicking off an 18-month project that includes assisted living expansion, skilled nursing expansion, enlarged dining and a new courtyard. The skilled nursing expansion will add 31 private units and …