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Newberry, BBQ, Cousins & College Football

Cousins land small town west of Gainesville on recruiting radars For all the schools never to produce a single major college football player, consider this: Newberry High, a Class 1A team, has three reporting multiple FBS scholarship offers. All three are 6-foot-4. All three play defensive line. All three are cousins. No kidding.

Go Florida Wild at Plantation on Crystal River

There’s a lot to do in Florida that you can’t do just anywhere – trophy fishing, competitive golfing,and strolling the miles of lapping waterfronts. At Plantation on Crystal River, you can do all of that, plus one more activity that you won’t find anywhere else in the world: swimming with West Indian Manatees.

Date Night in Gainesville

The only thing worse than having nothing to do on a Friday night is the pressure of a new date to do it with. Whether you’ve been together a day, a month, or many years, every couple benefits from spicing things up on date night. And lucky for you, Gainesville is a perfect place for couples. To help you find …

The Block & Bridle Club

You don’t know fun until you’ve played Cowboy Musical Chairs – at least, that’s probably what these two University of Florida students (C. A. Robbins and B. Hibbs) would have told you back in 1947 as they wrestled for the last available seat. This event was one of many highlights in the annual “Block and Bridle” club rodeo, a celebration …

Rebuilding Together in Alachua County

When we hear the term, “people in need,” we think of different things. We might think of someone asking for change, children without lunch money, victims of natural disaster, or, at least as often as not, people living in some other country. What we don’t like to think about is our own hometown. Yet that’s the first thing that came …

Sit for Success

88 percent of small business owners admit that seating has a DIRECT EFFECT on employee productivity. If you’re looking for a way to improve your work, look no further than the seat you do it in. The wrong seat can cause short-term damage to productivity and inspiration, not to mention long-term damage to our physique. If you’re looking for a …