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Monday, December 05, 2022

The Avenue | Lifestyle

One of the many cats helped by Theresa Sumrall’s fundraiser eats food outside Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Gainesville cat lover raises thousands for strays

Theresa Sumrall, 38, has spent almost 15 years working with Gainesville’s cat colonies —  treating more than 200 homeless cats across the city through veterinary care, end-of-life care and occasional rehoming. Now, she’s turned to the community to ask for donations supporting her cause. 


Community members visit different vendors along Cholokka Boulevard at the Micanopy Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
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‘The town that time forgot’: 47th Annual Micanopy Fall Festival returns

The 47th annual Micanopy Fall Festival, which took place Oct. 29-30, brought nearly 500 vendors and hundreds of visitors to the historic city’s main road. The arts and crafts festival was free to the public and featured a variety of north central Florida artists, musicians and food trucks. Music by local artists like the Chasing Rabbits Bands and Inisheer Irish Dancers greeted passersby as they browsed the festival’s offerings. 


Thousands of students, parents, children and Gainesville residents gathered in Bo Diddley Plaza Oct. 22 for Gainesville Pride Festival’s grand return. The festival was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but attendees came back in full force — adorned in all colors of the rainbow and representing all sectors of the LGBTQ community.
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Gainesville Pride Festival returns for the first time since 2019

Thousands of students, parents, children and Gainesville residents gathered in Bo Diddley Plaza Oct. 22 for Gainesville Pride Festival’s grand return. The festival was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but attendees came back in full force — adorned in all colors of the rainbow and representing all sectors of the LGBTQ community. 


Andrew Pentland stands behind the counter at Gator Beverage Monday morning.
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Liquor, laughs and lessons: Gator Beverage workers go viral on TikTok

The TikTok account, @liquorstore352, is the product of two Gator Beverage workers: Andrew Pentland and Dylan Phelps, who started the account together in January. In the 10 months since its debut, the account has accumulated about 371,500 followers and 19.7 million likes on its videos — most of which feature short, comedic sketches on the owners’ daily interactions, as well as how-to tips on buying and drinking alcohol. 


Hop on the Brew Bus for a night out or float down Blue Springs for a day on the water with the help of these Avenue summer recommendations.
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An Avenue roundtable: Hot GNV Summer

The Avenue staff teamed up to present an itinerary of exciting activities and events slated to happen this summer. From the glistening blue waters of Poe Springs Park to the party-centric attitude of the GNV Brew Bus, Gainesville residents can turn up their radio dial and enjoy their Hot GNV Summer.



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