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Gainesville Magazine
Gainesville 150? An anniversary and a complicated history
A Florida love story
The glory days and demise of local oranges
What's in a name? You might be surprised
How Gainesville became an incubator for the women's liberation movement
Lincoln High School: Paying tribute to a community treasure
Alachua County's springs cherished for healing properties
Old Joe's secret: What lies beneath the 1885 courthouse?
Old-fashioned Gainesville swimming holes
Beating the heat: Ice factories and ice cream in old Gainesville
We are the boys (& girls) of Old Florida
We're still gator-crazy after all these years
Greetings from Gainesville: Postcards tell the story of the city's tourist heyday
Sarah Matheson's Christmas newsletters share a message of hope in changing times
Saved by the bell: Piecing together the puzzle of a historic downtown church
Before the Gym: When nature was what the doctor ordered
Nostalgia on a plate: Gainesvillians recall their favorite soul food dishes from Mom's Kitchen
University Avenue then and now: Reflecting on more than a century of change
What the lions saw
Back to school, old Gainesville style
Home and Garden: Natural beauty
Our Town Magazine
Remembering Rosewood
Global warming: Climate scientist Stephen Mulkey says it's too late for denial
Florida's space legacy: Preserving historic space exploration sites before they vanish
Robb House: Paying tribute to Alachua County's first female doctor
Gator history: The unexpected origins of the University of Florida
History of Mebane High: Alumni and teachers recall its storied past
The return of Alachua Lake
Seminole Wars
A tribute to Tommy: Mural artist Blake Harrison pays respects to Tom Petty
Lost springs: Artists capture the beauty of the Ocklawaha's flooded springs
Jean Chalmers: Model, Activist, Mayor, Leader
Hurricane history: Locals recall the biggest storms to hit Gainesville
Long live Agbedidi: UF's West African music and dance ensemble teaches and entertains
Bill Bryson
Haile holidays: Historic Hailes Homestead celebrates Christmas the old fashioned way
Living in a dream: Gainesville's Bridget Kelly Band scores big at International Blues Challenge
Sacred Waters
Gator grit lit: Hartley Stevens' Cable Counties series celebrates our neck of the woods
Outdoor sanctuary: Whitney Sanford and her students find religion in nature
Caeleb Dressel: Rec0rd-breaking sprinter prepares for Rio
Keeping the dream alive: Florida head coach Gregg Troy's recipe for Olympic success
Forgotten industries: Gone are the days of the Tung Blossom Queen
Racing the dawn: A history of Gainesville Area Rowing at Newnans Lake, or Lake Pithlachoco
The 50 year anniversary of Dr. Robert Cade's invention of Gatorade
Kelly Atkins: Actress reflects upon her life onstage
Puppy love
Downtown battlefield: One of Gainesville's best-kept secrets is a Civil War battlefield in the heart of downtown
Sweetwater Branch Inn: Victorian splendor in historic downtown Gainesville
The hue of your mood: The red hot truth about color and emotions
 
Senior Times Magazine
Hidden Herstory: Women Pioneers at the University of Florida
Losing a Legend
Rare, beautiful and fascinating: The Florida Museum of Natural History celebrates 100 years
An invisible line: Remembering Paradise Park
Skin cancer: How to prevent and treat the most common form of cancer in the United States
Honoring women leaders: The Friends of Susan B. Anthony celebrate Women's Equality Day 2016
"I knew I was going to beat it": Pegeen Hanrahan and Storm Roberts discuss their battles with cancer
Musica Vera: Celebrate the holidays with a Renaissance twist
Portal to the past: Dudley Farm's annual Quilt Day offers a taste of Old Florida
Growing up Crom: The legacy of a unique family of artists and artisans
Bringing the past to life: David Jones helps students understand why history matters
All in the family: How the father-son and mother-daughter bond shaped five community leaders
Women uncorked: Gainesville Woman's Club celebrates over a century of service to the community
"I enjoy living": Centenarian Tilden Counts Booth remembers old Gainesville
 
Gainesville Sun op-eds
Newberry lynchings near 100-year anniversary
Capturing the magic of 'lost springs'
Honor Marjorie Harris Carr's legacy--Free the Ocklawaha
Changes in nursing mirror changes in society
Melting Pot undergoing another metamorphosis
Sharing the stories of our area's WW II veterans
Gainesville's Civil War history tied to South Carolina roots
Natural wonders under threat: Saving Lake Alice & Paynes Prairie
 
Citrus
Liquid gold: The rise and fall of Florida's family citrus farms
 
Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy
Case study: Alachua County's carbon footprint reduction
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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