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Fire & Ice Delays New Year’s Event

After two successful events and two years of support, the Flourish Children’s Foundation regrets to inform you that the third annual Fire & Ice Festival will be delayed a year. Location issues have come to light and, as a result, the family-oriented firework event will have to be pushed back to 2016. With this news, however, the Flourish foundation would …

The Primrose Grill: Gainesville Hub of the 20th Century

Established in 1924, The Primrose Inn & Grill was a local hot spot for Gainesville residents and their guests for more than 50 years. The Primrose quickly rose from private residence to regional fame after 1924, when it was purchased by the Byron Winn family and converted into a restaurant and inn. The Winns offered authentic Southern cuisine in an …

The 3rd Annual Fire & Ice Festival

The Florida Children’s Foundation is sad to announce that the 3rd Annual Fire & Ice Festival is being put on hold until 2016 due to venue-related challenges. A new location has been found for the 2016 New Year’s Eve event and will be announced early next year. In that time, the organization, the event sponsors and devoted volunteers will be …

UF Researchers Score Competitive Grant for Concussion Research

Mild traumatic brain injury has jumped to the forefront of contact sport debates everywhere from junior highs to professional leagues in recent years. With players retiring as young as 24 for fear of long term neurological side effects, many parents question whether helmet sports are worth the risk. In answer, General Electric and the National Football League have combined their …

Bat Ecstatic: The UF 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival

Witnessing bats on a one on one level is rare. Usually any chance encounter is a flash through the windshield on a late-night drive and gone. Should the “flying rats” interest you to a point of focused observance, consider the University of Florida’s 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival. A local Gainesville showcase held every fall on the grounds of Lubee Bat Conservancy, the event is …

Go Figure: Buchholz High’s Math Team Continues Adding State, Nationals Championships By Outworking Competition

What began by chance nearly two decades ago has became Buchholz High School dynasty. The BHS Math Team has won 11 consecutive state championships and nine straight national championships. That level of success by a traditional sports program would land it on SportsCenter or even earn the squad a trip to The White House. Too bad society doesn’t celebrate brains as much as …