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The Avenue

Midtown bars are seen on University Avenue in Gainesville on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Stuck in traffic: Gainesville roads and rush hour pose serious problems for students, locals

Ongoing construction, irregular traffic lights, limited parking spaces and pedestrian pathways along certain roads raise questions of concern for Gainesville residents as they navigate the city. The presence of a public university and relentless residential communities within an approximately 64-square-mile space creates congestion in this college-town reminiscent of that in a big city. 


POTUS at the Hippodrome Theatre Picture by Michael A Eaddy – Left to right Kelly Atkins*^ as Jean and Sophia Paige as Dusty
THE AVENUE  |  ART AND THEATER

‘I am woman, hear me roar’: ‘POTUS’ debuts at the Hippodrome

The Hippodrome’s latest production subverts the idea of an orderly presidential office from the moment the play begins when a four-letter expletive reverberates through the theater’s halls, kicking off an unapologetically witty and feminist performance. The theater debuted the first show of its 51st season, “POTUS: Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive,” Sept. 6. 


THE AVENUE

UF PhD student discovers record-breaking number of sea turtle nests at Disney Conservation

For the past six months, Rachel Smith and her team of conservationists at Disney Conservation loaded into their ATVs at first light and ventured along the scruffy sands and past the warm waters of the Disney Vero Beach Resort. As she travels further down the 5-mile stretch, she closely watches for footprints left behind by sea turtles in the peak of their nesting season. 


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