Renter’s Insurance

You insure your car, your health, as a renter, what would you do if your possessions, furniture or clothing burned, were stolen or water damaged.  If you do not have the savings to replace damaged or destroyed possessions, you may be advised to check into renter’s insurance.  The landlord’s insurance only covers the the building, not your treasures.

Renter’s insurance in inexpensive making it is worth a phone call to an established national insurance company and asking a few questions and buying to protect your items and to have peace of mind.  Here is a money article about renter’s insurance in US News and World Report.



Staying safe on campus

US News and World Report offers these suggestions for staying safe on campus.

  1. Know  your safety offerings. Check with your campus for security details.
  2. Provide details by staying alert.
  3. Stay connected with others.
  4. Avoid walking alone on campus.  Connect with other students.
  5. Stay safe off campus also by keeping your doors locked, staying in groups and not alone, and be alert of your surroundings.

Click on the link below to read the entire article.



Barnyard Buddies

City folks meet farm life where youngsters and adults meet, greet and learn about farm animals by helping with afternoon feedings at the Living History Farm at the Morningside Nature center.  The animals love treat donations of apples, carrots, squash, melons and sweet potatoes.  Give treat donations to a staff member and not directly to the animals.  With a variety of animals at the center, it is fun learning about different breeds.  The free program begins at 3:00 pm at the Living History Center.

Dates: Wednesday, August 28 and September 4.  Times: 3:00 pm each week.

Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32641.  352-334-3326

Local Talent and Open Mic Night

Mr. October emcees this fun night supporting local musicians and bands on Wednesday Open Mic nights at the Gator Tales Sports Bar.  Friends say you are talented, that you should be in Nashville… now is the time to have audience feedback.  Gator Sports supplies mics, lighting and amps.  You show up and provide the talent.  What an opportunity to discover yoru musical “legs”.  Not eager to be on stage, every performer needs an audience; so go and enjoy the music, a good buger or wings, and a cold beer.

Each Wednesday through December 25th, 8:00 pm.  18 and older

Gator Tales Sports Bar, 5112 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605.  352-376-9500

Gator – Fall Sports Fan Day

Gator sports fans are eager to get the season rolling and off to a great start.  Support the amazing UF student athletes as the football and volleyball teams come together for a great fan day experience at the O’Connell Center.  The Gators are chomping to begin the action with you cheering them on.  You will be able to get autographs from players, coaches, and cheerleaders.  The Volleyball team will also hold their annual Orange and Blue scrimmage at 3:30 p.m.  Gate 1 Concession will be open.

Show your Gator spirit: Saturday,  August 17, 2013, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.   Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

For more information:

Phone: 352-392-5500   Admission is FREE

Main arena – O’Connell Center, 2020 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32611

Golden Apples Awards Show

Gainesville Community Playhouse celebrates the end of its theatrical season with the annual Golden Apples awards program.  Enjoy a pre-show lobby reception, then the 7 pm show of some favorite musical numbers from the previous season.  Get a sneak preview of the upcoming season’s fabulous line-up of shows! -Lend me a Tenor, Seussical, Intimate Apparel

“I think there is no world without theatre.” Edward Bond

Free admission.  352-376-4949  Suitable for all ages.

For more information visit:

The Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605

Workaholics Anonymous

Can’t stop working, having a hard time balancing work, personal and family time; you are not alone.  Working hard and workaholism are not the same thing.  A fellowship of individuals gather, as Workaholics Anonymous, to lend hope and support to one another through discussing common issues related to compulsive work.

Suitable for age 18 and older – FREE

Wednesdays, August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28 – from 7:00 pm to 8 pm.

The Seraphim Center, 1234 NW 14th Ave (off NW 13th St), Gainesville FL 32601

The Crossing at Santa Fe Apartments

Today’s featured apartment is the Crossing at Santa Fe located conveniently across from Santa Fe College providing an easy commute to class for students. The Crossing offers floor plans for 3/3-bed bath as well as 4/4-bed bath options. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a full sized washer and dryer as well as cable and Internet access. The Crossing at Santa Fe offers individual leases in which you get a private bedroom and bathroom to yourself. In the Crossing community you will find two complimentary tanning beds, a game room, a resort sized pool, a basketball court, a fitness center for residents and a computer lab with free printing. The closest grocery store to the Crossing is about three minutes away and it’s only about a three-minute drive to I-75 for quick access to anywhere in Gainesville. The Regional Transit System of Gainesville serves the Crossing at Santa Fe with public transportation to UF and other areas of Gainesville with the routes 10, 43, 6, 8, 15, 29. For more information on this inviting community, you may call 352-316-7967 during office hours.

Pomodora Italian Cafe

Pomodora Italian Cafe invites your senses and taste buds to reach across the ocean, over cliffs and down to the Mediterranean Sea.  Passing through the doors, diners are tranpsorted to the old country and treated to the best Ravioli, Lasagna, Linguine, Parmigiana, Pizza and Scaloppine made from treasured recipes.   Recently Voted #1 Italian Restaurant in Gainesville.

Pomodoro’s is a place where family and friends gather for good food, good conversation and company in a warm, relaxing atmosphere, with friendly staff and beautiful decor.

Check website for daily specials and promotions, hours and VIP Club.    352-389-9886

9200 NW 39th Avenue, Springhills Shopping Center, Gainesville FL 32606