Archives for March, 2015

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Passengers

By Will Regan and Jason Arriola, Cardiffproducts.com Staying safe while traveling can be a challenge with squirmy toddlers. Kids need to know that there are some rules that need to be obeyed 100 percent of the time, and rules for the car fall into that category. Check out these useful tips for keeping your kids safe when traveling in the …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Napolatano’s, Gainesville’s Oldest Independently-Owned Restaurant, Finds Lasting Success Behind Loyal Customer Base by Mike Capshaw Napolitano’s is Gainesville’s version of Cheers. And making their way in the competitive restaurant world takes everything Ginger and Dean Nappy have got. From their humble beginning 35-plus years ago along a then-two-lane Newberry Road, to their 5,000-plus square-foot restaurant today, they genuinely care about …

St. Francis Serves Up Smiles at Souper Fun Sunday

By Elizabeth Putfark By 12:50 on January 25, hundreds of eager guests crowded against the double doors to the St. Francis gymnasium, eager to catch a whiff of the sweet and savory smells seeping into the hall. Just inside, sous chef stirred pots, chefs gave final taste tests, and over 100 red-shirted student and parent volunteers rushed from table to …

Stargazing at Paynes Prairie

By Elizabeth Putfark   On January 23, over 1,600 Alachua residents found evening entertainment by looking to the skies – those over Paynes Prairie Preserve, to be exact. The Alachua Astronomy Society partnered with the state park for its annual community stargazing event. Warmed by a bonfire, toasty s’mores and plenty of company, attendants had the opportunity to gaze on Northern Florida’s celestial showcase under the informed guidance of our county’s Astronomy experts.