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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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Falafel King owner Ghassan Chehab dies at 74

Chehab’s legacy transformed the food industry and the Middle Eastern community. His love for his home country, Lebanon, transpired into his work. Sharing his culture and showing pride in his roots made his business feel like a relative's kitchen, Choudar said, not a restaurant. 


Gainesville artists reflect on AI in art

Artificial intelligence is a field of study that uses algorithms and data to create technology that can be used in lieu of human labor. AI has been implemented across medicine, education, social media and more. But as AI continues to advance, artists have mixed feelings about how this technological development will affect the art world. 

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

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. 


Art from The Arc: Disabled Alachua artists will sell jewelry, paintings at expo

The Arc of Alachua County, a nonprofit organization that services people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), will hold its first arts and crafts expo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Arc, located at 3303 NW 83rd St., administers day programs and staffs group homes for around 107 people with IDD.  All proceeds from the sale will go toward the artists.

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