Northern Florida is the "quiet" part of the state, untouched by much of the frenetic development of the South and the Atlantic Coast. Here, the emphasis is on Florida's rich legacy of natural beauty, and the different ways of experiencing it: boating, canoeing, hiking and camping, cycling, and bird-watching are popular leisure activities. But that doesn't mean Northern Florida is devoid of more fast-paced excitement: the chief city, Gainesville, is home to the University of Florida, a sports mecca that boasts national championship teams in several sports. Gainesville also serves as the cultural center for the area, and is home to acclaimed galleries and theater groups.
The Gulf Coast of this region, the northern part of what is known as "the Nature Coast," is one of the most sparsely populated—and best preserved—areas of Florida. Vast wetlands near the coast provide habitat and nurseries for birds and other species. Winding through this part of the state is the famed Suwannee River.
Situated on Florida's west coast, in the heart of the popular Suncoast, is where you'll find Lake Haven. Residents of this Dunedin, Florida community enjoy the benefits of being within 5 miles of metropolitan Clearwater, and appreciate their close proximi Read more...
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Labor coalition hosts voting-rights activist
Apr 24, 2017 11:56 pm
The Alachua County Labor Coalition Tuesday hosts speaker Julie Thaler, an activist in the statewide movement to restore voting rights to former felons in Florida.Thaler is a retired dentist who is act...
Public input sought at state constitution meeting Wednesday
Apr 24, 2017 11:27 pm
A state commission that meets once every 20 years will be in Gainesville Wednesday, to hear the public's concerns and suggestions for changes voters might later consider.The 37-member Constitution Rev...
GRU worker wins state competition
Apr 24, 2017 10:52 pm
GRU linemen took home a passel of prizes in the Florida Lineman Competition in Lakeland.
Groundbreaking set for Cornerstone project
Apr 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Groundbreaking setfor CornerstoneThe Cornerstone redevelopment project, which will eventually house Merieux Nutrisciences, a 22,700-square-foot facility, is the focus of a groundbreaking ceremony Tues...
'Save 2 Lives' event set for Saturday
Apr 24, 2017 3:02 pm
A UF College of Veterinary Medicine student group is hosting a free pet adoption and blood drive event along with the county's Animal Services and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.Called "Save 2...
GPD: Woman stabs sister's boyfriend
Apr 23, 2017 10:58 pm
A Gainesville woman was arrested Saturday after police said she stabbed her sister’s boyfriend after the victim fled from both women and locked himself in a bathroom, according to a GPD rep...
A celebration of art at Fifth Avenue Arts Festival
Apr 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Destiny Henderson has been drawing since the age of 10 and painting since she was 13.Now 19, the Santa Fe College student was hoping to sell her colorful work at the Fifth Avenue Arts Festival in Gain...