The University of Florida’s forgotten origins

Boulware Springs Water Works in Southeast Gainesville is a historic and somewhat mysterious building above a natural spring that looks all but forgotten. The white and green building was once used a meeting space, but it is now serves solely as a historic site. There are restrooms for visitors, but it once was part of … Continue reading The University of Florida’s forgotten origins

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Hansel and Gretel – The Opera

The Phillips Center for the performing arts on the University of Florida Campus held two live performances of Hansel and Gretel on November 16th & 17th, 2018. Hansel and Gretel is a children’s fairy tale of German origin about a brother and sister that get lost in the woods and are almost eaten by a … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel – The Opera

The Sights, Sounds and Sets of Suwannee Hulaween 2018 Music Festival

Suwannee Hulaween wrapped up its sixth year of musical mayhem, and our recap is in. The four day camping festival over the Halloween weekend, served up a lineup with something for everybody and transformed the Spirit of Suwannee camping grounds in Live Oak, Florida into something out of a dream. This was my second Hulaween, … Continue reading The Sights, Sounds and Sets of Suwannee Hulaween 2018 Music Festival

Gainesville Parks and Rec. hosts Frogs and Friends Friday

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) department’s Frogs and Friends program at the Morningside Nature Center is an educational program for children featuring live reptiles and amphibians. The program takes place on the first Friday of every month from September through May. Each month, a staff member skilled in environmental, wildlife … Continue reading Gainesville Parks and Rec. hosts Frogs and Friends Friday