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

Gainesville Coffee Company Makes Big Claim

Brio Coffee in Gainesville is doing something that other coffee companies aren’t. You might be familiar with the term “farm to table,” but what about “Farm to bottle”? According to Brio Coffee, their farm to shelf only takes 21 days. To see how this works, Brio Coffee has a diagram to explain the entire process. … Continue reading Gainesville Coffee Company Makes Big Claim

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

Wyatt’s Coffee Relocates from Midtown to Downtown

The locally owned cold brew and pour-over coffee shop Wyatt’s Coffee relocated to downtown Gainesville and reopened its doors Friday, Feb. 23. Wyatt’s previously only served black coffee brews, but has expanded the menu to include espresso beverages like lattes, cappuccinos and cortados. In addition, they now offer a variety of new roasts, teas and pastries. … Continue reading Wyatt’s Coffee Relocates from Midtown to Downtown

Rocky Horror Picture Show! Live on Stage

Every October since 2013, the Gainesville community has come out to watch Frankie and the Pretenders perform live skits on-stage accompanying the cult-classic musical ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’  Frankie and the Pretenders are a shadow cast performance group directed and choreographed by Shay Smith. Before one of the shows, we got the chance to … Continue reading Rocky Horror Picture Show! Live on Stage

Feeling Wild?

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation is an educational conservation facility that rescues exotic animals in need. Carson Springs also has a rehabilitation license for native wildlife, and supports conservation of endangered species. The facility is home to over 25 different animal species and adheres to strict safety protocols to provide the animals with the best living … Continue reading Feeling Wild?