Archives for April, 2015

Embracing Children, Inspiring Lives

Opening the Conversation about Gainesville Adoption with Jennifer Anchors It’s common to think of adoption, foster care and child protective services as someone else’s problem. Yet with over 40 children in our community right now looking for permanent, adoptive homes, Gainesville has the unique opportunity to serve children in need in their own Alachua County.

Shakeology: Get Your Beachbody Ready!

As a stay-at-home mom of three children as well as a health and fitness fanatic, I have spent the last 18 years caring for my family’s well-being while incorporating my passion for healthy living. Now as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have been searching for ways to help connect even more people with reaching their fitness goals, which frankly can …

Be a Butterfly Hero

NWF’s New Butterfly Hero Campaign Inspires Kids and Families to Save the Iconic Monarch Butterfly The majestic monarch butterfly is in decline and needs our help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away 10,000 Butterfly Heroes Garden kits to help save the monarch butterfly. NWF’s new Butterfly Hero Campaign, launched March 4, 2015, …

A Perfect Goal

Gators Focused on National Title after Rolling Unbeaten through Preseason Play By Mike Capshaw Photos by Jim Burgess   Perfection.      It’s not as much about the pursuit as the end result for Florida’s softball team. The defending national champs posted a 27-0 mark in preseason play, beating the then No. 2 and No. 3 teams along the way. …

Say Arrgggh! Pirate and Princess Fun Run

Tiaras, tutus and pirate hats went on parade on the last day of February for the annual Pirate & Princess Fun Run presented by Kids4Kids Charities. The 1.5 mile run/walk meandered up and around the North Florida duck pond before depositing lords, ladies and scallywags back at the O2B Kids backyard. After the race,

Proud to Be Orange and Blue

Miss UF on the honor and charge of wearing the crown Interview by Elizabeth Putfark You’ve seen Gators wear uniforms, helmets and pads, but have you ever seen a gator wear a crown? On Feb. 16, crowds gathered for the Miss University of Florida Scholarship Pageant, where 10 to 15 students compete for the opportunity to represent UF and the …