Education

50 Years of Excellence

50 Years of Excellence

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

“Community” is no longer part of Santa Fe College’s name, but it is still at its heart. The college opened as Santa Fe Junior College in 1966 during a period when 28 community colleges started across Florida, providing a campus within commuting distance of every potential student. Santa Fe College was tasked with serving Alachua […]

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The Future of Public Education in Alachua County

The Future of Public Education in Alachua County

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Owen Roberts Sees Partnerships as Crucial to Progress Through the new Alachua County Education Compact, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Owen Roberts is working with a broad base of community leaders and organizations to ensure that all Alachua County Public School students: Graduate from high school Have access to and are prepared […]

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Q&A: University of Florida President Kent Fuchs and Santa Fe College President Dr. Jackson Sasser

Q&A: University of Florida President Kent Fuchs and Santa Fe College President Dr. Jackson Sasser

The Alachua County Education Compact was launched shortly after two important events – Kent Fuchs assumed the presidency of the University of Florida, and Santa Fe College received the Aspen Prize as the top community college in America. Home Magazine Publisher Scott Costello and Senior Writer Chris met with Fuchs and Santa Fe College President […]

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Community

Get to Know: Svein Dyrkolbotn of Celebration Pointe

Get to Know: Svein Dyrkolbotn of Celebration Pointe

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

“Find a way” epitomized the 1993-1994 University of Florida basketball team as it progressed to the Final Four, thriving on teamwork in mounting one comeback win after another. Finding a way has guided team member Svein Dyrkolbotn in his quest for most of the past decade to create a unique place: Celebration Pointe, what he […]

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Cord Blood Donation is Saving Lives Locally

Cord Blood Donation is Saving Lives Locally

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Nearly every day, babies are born at UF Health Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center. Parents then get to decide whether to donate their cord blood to LifeCord, knowing it can help but never seeing the impact it can make. Sarah White of Lake City wants moms and moms-to-be to know just how […]

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The New, Old-Fashioned Community

The New, Old-Fashioned Community

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Imagine an old school, family style neighborhood — the kind with winding lanes and towering trees, where kids can roam free and every amenity is within walking distance. Perhaps it seems too good to be true, but it’s exactly what the developers and builders of the Oakmont neighborhood are trying to bring to Gainesville. “This […]

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Home & Garden

The Architecture of the Garden

The Architecture of the Garden

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Living Sculpture The garden is a dynamic, ever-changing canvas.  Striking the balance between natural materials such as river rock and plants requires a bold texture to make an architectural statement.  When it comes to plants, none are so bold as the century plant, or agave.  Hailing from drier desert regions of the United States and […]

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A Family Lifestyle: Designing Great Family Spaces

A Family Lifestyle: Designing Great Family Spaces

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Designing family-friendly spaces can be a challenge. Whether it is your children or your grandchildren, your home can take a beating if it isn’t properly outfitted for the heavy use. Thank goodness there are many tricks and strategies that will help you outfit your environment to be inviting for the smaller people while still looking […]

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3 Tips for Organizing a Home Office or Homework Space

3 Tips for Organizing a Home Office or Homework Space

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

Our brain biology and all its brilliance comes with instinctual reactions, which often have devastating effects on those all-important long-term goals needing accomplishment. Sprinkle in some psychology with learning deficits, behavioral issues and hyperactivity, and we begin to see a strong correlation between emotions and learning. Backdrop our environment as the playground where biology and […]

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Lifestyle

It’s in the Details

It’s in the Details

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooling off, and the carefree summer season is drawing to a close and starting to slip into autumn. It’s the perfect time to gather family and friends one last time for a backyard party!  The simple elegance of the décor and the “mama’s home cooking”menu makes for […]

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Spicing Up Tailgates

Spicing Up Tailgates

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

There are many things to love about living in Gainesville…beautiful weather, lots of green space, friendly people, and small town living. But, when the kids head back to school and fall is upon us, we find ourselves in the midst of another great tradition – football!  Football in the South is a religion and Gainesville […]

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It’s In the Details by Keith Watson

It’s In the Details by Keith Watson

| May 29, 2015 | Reply

Whether your home office is designated space for running a business, the occasional telecommute, or simply a nook for paying bills and organizing your schedule, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. How can this be achieved? It’s in the details…. The way you decorate your home […]

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Taste of Gainesville

My “Taste of Gainesville”

My “Taste of Gainesville”

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

As a chef who has competed numerous times on national television for shows that are known to be, well, “Cutthroat,” I know firsthand how it feels to put your heart and soul on a plate to be judged. I also know the pressure of being in a timed competitive arena. Let’s just be real: It’s […]

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Chocolate Caffeine with Chocolate Brandy Ganache

Chocolate Caffeine with Chocolate Brandy Ganache

| July 28, 2015 | Reply

In need of a chocolate fix? I’ve got you covered with this luscious, decadent dessert that’ll satisfy those cravings and give you a little caffeine kick! Serves 8 – 10 Preheat oven to 350 degrees INGREDIENTS: DOUGH: 1 roll sugar cookie dough ½ cup chocolate-covered espresso beans   FILLING: 1 box brownie mix 2 eggs […]

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2015 Iron Chef Gainesville Winner

2015 Iron Chef Gainesville Winner

| May 29, 2015 | Reply

With just one hour to make an appetizer, entree and dessert using the secret ingredient, bourbon, the Iron Chef Gainesville competitors gave their all. Frankie Harvey, along with her team, Charles Hahn and Peyton Agliata, ultimately took the title. All three dishes Harvey and her team presented impressed the celebrity judges – Simon Majumdar, Angie […]

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Arts & Culture

Architectural Details in Duckpond

Architectural Details in Duckpond

| May 29, 2015 | Reply

  Take a step back in time by meandering through the streets of the Historic Duckpond in Gainesville.  Many homes date back to the late 1800s and not one home is like another. With more than 290 designated historic homes, the Thomas Center, the majestic oak trees, and numerous parks, the charm of the neighborhood is […]

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Cade Museum Kicks Off Inaugural Inventivity Bash

Cade Museum Kicks Off Inaugural Inventivity Bash

| April 6, 2015 | Reply

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention will host its inaugural “Inventivity Bash” fundraiser, presented by RTI Surgical, on May 16, 2015, starting at 6:30 p.m.  This event will be held at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. The inaugural Inventivity Bash, formerly the Cade Museum Prize Night, will focus on the science of […]

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Exploring Cone’s Dike Trail at Paynes Prairie

Exploring Cone’s Dike Trail at Paynes Prairie

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

While you can see plenty of gators and other wildlife at the La Chua Trail on the north side of Paynes Prairie, if you want to skip the gators, head to the Paynes Prairie Reserve State Park on the south side. Cone’s Dike Trail is a great nature walk directly on the prairie where you […]

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