Heather Halak, 28, is the sole staff member at Third House Books, which held its grand reopening Saturday. The bookstore closed in March 2020 following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, just three months after relocating to 400 NW 10th Ave. About 20 people filtered in and out of the store Saturday afternoon.
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In Gainesville, where about 12% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, Hispanic Heritage Month is focused on embracing the rich Hispanic and Latinx culture within the community. But among the celebrations, there’s also reflection upon the history of colonialism in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and Latin America.
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.
Lyle the Crocodile from the popular children’s book series “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” greeted seven child patients at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital alongside Albert the Gator, UF President Kent Fuchs and his wife Linda Fuchs Tuesday morning.
The annual festival hosted by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida will return Oct. 22 at Bo Diddley Plaza, nearly a month after the center was vandalized. The center has celebrated Pride in Gainesville every year since 2008 aside from the last two years.
Nearly three decades since the festival first took place, Gainesville HempFest returned to downtown Saturday, featuring a wide array of bands, vendors, food trucks and speakers all advocating for the legalization of cannabis.
Under a weekly Tuesday and Friday night sky, attendees liven empty parking lots with headlights, car speakers, dogs and drinks.
Brought together by a shared love for anime is Gainesville Nerds United, a collective that aims to uplift and connect Black voices in anime culture. The group attends anime conventions across Florida to participate in panel discussions and cosplay.
Local community members are rallying to support the fat liberation movement through different forms of art and media.
Goldenrod, an LGBTQ-friendly salon, offers gender-affirming haircuts in an inclusive and accommodating environment.
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.
With kids that don’t live at home anymore, Gator moms reflect on why they are looking forward to spending time with their college students this Mother’s Day.
More than 100 white tent booths showcased plants, garden tools, arts and crafts and educational exhibits. Just beyond the designated festival area, the 68-acre expanse of flora provided a reprieve from the crowd of eager festival goers.
The Reitz Union will be lit up with the vibrant color schemes of artwork, the powerful punch of oral performances and the musicality of dance as students take to the stage to present their work honoring this Women’s History Month.
Allison Martineau was surrounded by the affection of pit bull breeds at an early age. Now, the memory of the true nature of pit bulls motivates the 28-year-old substance abuse lead technician to foster the misunderstood dog type. “They love you like no other,” Martineau said. “Every dog has the ability to be a blessing.”
On UF’s campus, the Vietnamese Student Organization, the Chinese American Student Association and the Korean Undergraduate Student Association hold yearly celebrations showcasing cultural traditions and student talent.
Whether you’re meeting up with a last-minute Tinder match or celebrating an anniversary, each of the Avenue staff’s date night selections will put a smile on your face.
At their last food truck rally of the year Dec. 4, High Dive hosted 10 food trucks for a night of food trucks and local musicians for patrons. The event raised $600 for Girl's Place, a local nonprofit.
Lebowski’s Pet Pub, an outdoor bar and subscription-only dog park hybrid, opened its gates Dec. 3 with a launch party. The bar is ready to be a hangout space for dogs and humans alike.