Be Prepared – Learn CPR – Save a Life

Learn the basics for performing heart-saving CPR on adults, children and infants and to relieve choking.   Immediate CPR applied to those having a heart attack doubles and triples the chance of survival.  Your training could save the life of a family member, friend, classmate, neighbor, or stranger.

The three hour short course if offered by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.  First Aid and Basic Life Support class certification is offered by the American Heart Association.

Other short course dates and times:

June 6 at 6:00 pm; June 15 at 9:00 am; June 20 at 6:00 pm; June 29 at 9:00 am

For more information visit:

For registration Phone: 352-325-1277     Fee $49.00    Age Suitability: Teens and up

Shopping in Gainesville: Butler Plaza

After driving many miles on Interstate 75, you come across Exit 384 for Gainesville/Archer Road. Right after taking this exit, you come to a shopping plaza that is very well known among all of the locals and students of Gainesville, Butler Plaza.  Butler Plaza, also known as the “Miracle Mile,” is the largest retail center in the Southeastern United States. At this location, there are multiple different choices for anyone’s shopping preferences.  Anything and everything from bookstores to grocery franchises are located in Butler Plaza.  If you’re looking for something to cure your peaking interests, Butler Plaza is home to places like Michael’s, the craft and hobby store, Barnes and Noble, Pier 1 Imports, and one of Gainesville’s finest movie theaters, Regal Cinemas 14. The Miracle Mile is also home to many popular restaurants such as Chili’s, The Gainesville Ale House, Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, and T.G.I. Friday’s as well as many fast food choices too. If you’re looking for daily necessities, there are multiple supermarkets such as Walmart, Target, and Publix all in one area! There’s also many choices for all of you just shopping for pleasure such as Payless Shoe Stores, Pac Sun and Old Navy. As you can tell, the Miracle Mile offers many different options for the local Gainesville population as well as the many tourists that come to Gainesville year round. From shampoo to text books to a slab of ribs, Butler Plaza has everything you could ask for in the convenience of one location.


written by: Leslie Cole