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Chase Morris, 25, a Gainesville resident and DIY content creator applies transfers to an antique sewing machine drawer to repurpose into a planter on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. 
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Trash becomes treasure with help from local artist

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, at least according to Chase Morris. She repurposes old furniture that would otherwise end up in the dumpster, giving these old fixtures new lives. The local artist promotes sustainability, inspiring people to “Get Crafty Bestie” and repurpose old furniture instead of throwing it away.


Local band the 90's Wannabe's performs at Swamp City Lounge's Helping Hands Benefit Concert on Friday, June 4, 2021.
THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

Local band gives back with benefit concert

The first “Helping Hands” benefit concert took place at Swamp City Gallery Lounge and was organized by the local band, RA’SBRY. The concert featured a number of musicians and vendors from the Gainesville area, and the proceeds were donated to the Repurpose Project.


While it’s no question that the days following a great live show can feel mundane, one researcher started to wonder if the words “post-concert depression” were giving the social-syndrome undue psychological influence. 
THE AVENUE  |  HEALTH

A foundational study on ‘post-concert depression’ examines the unique phenomenon

Before live shows were put on pause, concert-goers frequently used the expression “post-concert depression” (PCD) to describe the melancholy experienced after the thrill of a concert. While it’s no question that the days following a great live show can feel mundane, one researcher started to wonder if the words “post-concert depression” were giving the social-syndrome undue psychological influence. 


Y2K trends have made a comeback, and many are nostalgic to students at UF.  They indulge in these trends, reminisce on their childhood with the Bratz and look forward to the re-releasing of the original dolls in honor of their 20th anniversary.
THE AVENUE  |  FASHION

UF students pull inspiration from 2000s trends and Bratz dolls

Welcome to the early 2000s. A futuristic, metallic vision defines the era: accessories are pink, iPods are likely bedazzled, low-rise jeans and velour tracksuits are in style, and Bratz dolls make their way to the shelves. These trends have made a comeback, and many are nostalgic to students at UF.  They indulge in Y2K trends, reminisce on their childhood with the Bratz and look forward to the re-releasing of the original dolls in honor of their 20th anniversary. 


Members of Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida at The Hatchetbury, May 13, 2021. (Courtesy to The Alligator)
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

A collaboration with a cause: The Hachetbury partners with Azazus to fundraise for Ronald Mcdonald House Charities

Alachua County’s first ax-throwing venue teamed up with local musician Azazus to create a song titled “Best Damn Moment.” Azazus will perform the single live at The Hatchetbury’s fundraising event on June 16. All proceeds will go toward supporting the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida, a nonprofit charity organization that helps house the families of critically ill children at Shands Hospital. 



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