Family

Heart-Healthy Family Activities

Heart-Healthy Family Activities

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

Making time for a heart-healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. But, the good news is that making a few small, simple lifestyle changes can lead to heart-healthy habits that require little thought or effort. You know your family better than anyone, so use that knowledge and get creative in how you work heart-healthy habits into your […]

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Dads & Daughters

Dads & Daughters

Growing up, I played tennis with my father every Saturday — rain or shine. He was ultra-competitive but also incredibly patient. As a 7-year-old, rail-thin little girl, I would swing my racket around in dizzying frustration because I could never hit the ball, but he continued to patiently coach me, and I eventually made contact. […]

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The Importance of Summer Camps and Activities for Children

The Importance of Summer Camps and Activities for Children

| March 31, 2014 | Reply

For most kids, summer vacation is a long-awaited break when they can finally kick back, sleep in and watch endless of amounts of television. However, the “dream” summer vacation may actually become quite boring after the first week. Unfortunately, research shows that students’ learning trajectories often start to slide during summer vacation — a phenomenon […]

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Community

What Does Plum Creek’s Plan Mean for the Community?

What Does Plum Creek’s Plan Mean for the Community?

| July 29, 2014 | Reply

Three years ago, Plum Creek said it was serious about involving the local community as the company plans the future of 60,000 acres of land it owns in Alachua County — a holding that is more than 30 times the size of the University of Florida campus and nearly three times the size of Paynes […]

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Making a Difference: Stephen Pennypacker

Making a Difference: Stephen Pennypacker

| July 29, 2014 | Reply

Abused and neglected children in North Central Florida have a strong ally in Stephen Pennypacker. Pennypacker, a longtime Gainesville resident who is a nationally recognized expert in helping children from troubled families, stepped into a new role in April as president/CEO of Partnership for Strong Families. He chose to work closer to home — and […]

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The First Factor

The First Factor

| July 29, 2014 | Reply

The Santa Fe College athletics program, which features men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball, has enjoyed its fair share of success. Combined, the program has earned 17 conference championships, two Florida College System Activities Association state titles and two second-place finishes in national tournaments. The college will soon add women’s volleyball to the list. […]

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Charity

Sebastian Ferrero Foundation Timeline

Sebastian Ferrero Foundation Timeline

| July 29, 2014 | Reply

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Phone Call Delivers Reality of Cord Blood Donation

Phone Call Delivers Reality of Cord Blood Donation

| July 29, 2014 | Reply

As Kayla Hill approached her eighth birthday, her mom, Christine Bonnell of High Springs, pulled out an old box of baby clothes. And there in a neatly folded stack of shirts, she found a reminder of how her little miracle might be the miracle another mom was looking for. “When I was born, I shared […]

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HOPE X 9 = Galasso Family

HOPE X 9 = Galasso Family

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

Lindsey Galasso of Alachua has delivered nine healthy children, but she and husband Dan Galasso have also delivered hope for other parents looking for a miracle. Since the birth of their first child, Nathan, in 1999, the Galassos have chosen to make each birth an opportunity for someone else by donating the newborn’s umbilical cord […]

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Home & Garden

a Classical Retreat in the heart of North Florida

a Classical Retreat in the heart of North Florida

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

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Design Ideas: Creating a Bathroom Oasis

Design Ideas: Creating a Bathroom Oasis

With back to school already on the agenda, many homeowners feel nostalgic for the vacations of summer. Why not consider creating an oasis at home? Bathrooms are a great place to create a mini vacation spot to refresh the overloaded lifestyle we often experience throughout the year. Whether you are considering a full remodel project […]

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Wild Bird Landscapes

Wild Bird Landscapes

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

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Taste of Gainesville

Tasty Tailgate Recipes

Tasty Tailgate Recipes

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

Candied Smoked Chicken Thighs 12 bone-in chicken thighs 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup seasoned salt 1/8 cup granulated garlic 1/8 cup oregano 1/8 cup dried basil 1/8 cup onion powder 1/8 cup dried rosemary 1/8 cup smoked paprika 1/8 cup of Greek seasoning 1/8 cup of cactus sugar   Mix all dry ingredients well […]

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SummerTime BBQ

SummerTime BBQ

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

4 Rivers – Recipe by John Rivers St. Louis Ribs  Each type of meat served at the Smokehouse is cooked in a manner that reflects the best style I found during many years of traveling throughout the country. Whereas my pulled pork comes from Alabama and my brisket goes back to Texas, the best ribs […]

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Patricipating Resturants

Patricipating Resturants

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

The 5th Annual Taste of Gainesville, brought together 30 Gainesville restaurants on June 1. These complied profiles are the second half of the restaurants participating in this year’s event. For a complete list of all the restaurants check out the April/May issue of HOME magazine or go to tasteofgainesville.com.    

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Last Word

The Last Word

The Last Word

| June 4, 2014 | Reply

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Last Word

Last Word

| April 2, 2014 | Reply

“‘We want you to be on our cover…wearing food.’ Well, who says no to that — or to Scott Costello! It was such a fun day watching cabbage, beets, leeks and Brussels sprouts become haute couture before my very eyes. It was a one-of-a-kind experience, and not everyone can say that he or she can […]

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A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

| January 31, 2014 | Reply

I’ve heard my humans say, “It’s a dog’s life,” when they look grumpy or tired, so I think it’s supposed to mean something bad. Now, I don’t know what poor dog they’re talking about, but I’m sure it’s not me ‘cause my life is pretty darn good. I get to go on long walks on […]

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Other Recent Posts

A Tribute to My Dad,  Jon Thomas

A Tribute to My Dad, Jon Thomas

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Reply

  Who was Jon Thomas?  Well, quite literally, he was a Clown.  A funeral is a great place to learn some interesting facts about your friends and loved ones.  At my father’s funeral, there were vignettes of his life displayed throughout the funeral home.  Most folks knew him as a funeral director, Rotarian or philanthropist. […]

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Impact of Winning the “Race”

Impact of Winning the “Race”

| August 7, 2013 | Reply

In the last decade or so, educators have seen many major educational initiatives come and go. That’s certainly true in Florida, where the Sunshine State Standards are giving way to the Common Core Standards and the FCAT is giving way to end-of-course exams now — and to the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for […]

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Iron Chef Gainesville 2013 Winner Ray Leung

Iron Chef Gainesville 2013 Winner Ray Leung

| August 7, 2013 | Reply

Taste of Gainesville took place June 2 at the Hilton UF Conference Center. The main event at the fourth-annual fundraiser was an Iron Chef competition pitting two-time champion Briton Dumas of Embers Wood Grill against Patrick Jones of Gainesville Country Club and Ray Leung of Dragonfly Sushi. The three chefs each had one hour to […]

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Last Word

Last Word

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

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The HOMEy’s College Tips: What We Wish We Knew

The HOMEy’s College Tips: What We Wish We Knew

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

When entering a university, every student is required to receive specific immunization shots before classes begin. The University of Florida requires that each student have immunizations for measles, hepatitis B and meningococcal meningitis. Not many people know that.  Microwaves can be a freshman’s best friend. If your dorm or apartment doesn’t have one, consider an […]

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Wine 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Selecting Wine

Wine 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Selecting Wine

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

Trying new wine can be a daunting process — there are thousands of wines and each is wildly different in flavor and price. Selecting new wines is not an intimidating process, if you have some basic knowledge about grapes, vineyard location, vintages and producers. Once you have a basic understanding of these factors, it is […]

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…It’s in the Details

…It’s in the Details

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

The changing of a season is often a time for celebration. As we close out the summer season, we at Keith Watson are embarking on a celebration of our own: We are excited to celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Gainesville! The many years of knowledge and experience has provided us with wisdom and a sense […]

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