Colleen Davis was scrolling through social media in August when she came across a new way to invest her money while also supporting one of her favorite local pop-up restaurants.
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Cynthia Chestnut launches Gainesville City Commission campaign, earns endorsement from former Commissioner Gail Johnson
When former Commissioner Gail Johnson submitted her resignation five months into her second term, Cynthia Chestnut answered the call.
New York City actor Paul Helm didn’t expect to be running around Southwood Glen Elementary School in a lion mascot costume to pay his bills.
Robert Thomas, 43, wakes up in his small, tidy tent at 3 a.m. each morning and prays.
In her final year of high school, Reyhan Kepic only drove to school for one important 8:30 a.m. class — yearbook.
A new set of legislation signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis Monday will affect community gatherings and protests deemed violent by law enforcement.
Florida lawmakers are looking to make revisions to vote-by-mail. But an East Gainesville pastor worries these revisions could be restrictive to voters in vulnerable communities.
As she kneeled in front of a freshly plowed patch of dark brown dirt encircled by a wooden fence in Reserve Park, Kimberly Brown smiled at her daughter Bella.
Protestors sat on a hill in Depot Park, folding 1,000 origami cranes — a nod to the ancient Japanese tradition, senbazuru, which is said to grant a holy wish. The cranes will showcase collective strength along with written messages about hate against Asians to create a virtual message garden.
Kendall Lindsay made her decision about where to go to college with one key thought in mind –– how her family would afford degrees for its graduating triplets.
Gainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson eagerly hugged Commissioner-elect Desmon Duncan-Walker at an election watch party Tuesday evening to celebrate their victories, signaling a new era of collaboration between the two commissioners.
‘Invisible for too long’: Gainesville’s Chinese American community mourns victims of Atlanta spa shootings
A crowd of more than 100 people bowed their heads as Pinpin Sheng’s prayer echoed through a megaphone at Turlington Plaza Saturday, followed by a moment of silence held nationwide honoring the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings earlier this week.
East Gainesville activists and some residents have kept a watchful eye on City Commissioner Gigi Simmons, 48, since she was elected to represent them in 2018. Now that she’s up for re-election, some are throwing their support behind her challenger — Desmon Duncan-Walker.
Joyce Powell didn’t always love to read. But since she’s been behind bars, the 58-year-old Lowell Correctional Institution prisoner has become an avid science fiction fan.
A bad hip, a job, kids and more than 30 years without playing her alto saxophone didn’t stop 52-year-old Diana Obradovic from marching with high kicks.
Fighting food insecurity: Community grocery store may be built in East Gainesville following City Commission vote
Some East Gainesville residents may no longer have to travel across the city to shop at a grocery store thanks to a newly approved city initiative.
Latoya Brazil didn’t know the story of how her great-grandfather Lester Watts was lynched in Gainesville until she was 17 years old. Brazil’s great-grandmother, who was with Watts when he was shot, sat Brazil and her cousin down and told them the story.
Tarcha Rentz believes in creating long lasting change. That’s why she helped found a new alumni association at her alma mater to engage with her community year-round and uplift Black voices.
Karine Dieuvil heard about Florida House Bill 1 – a bill that could drastically reform state protest laws – and knew she had to speak out.
After spending more than 30 years working as a judicial assistant for Judge Stephan Mickle, Rebecca Butler struggled to put into words what he meant to her and others who adored him.