Ventura Apartments

Today’s featured apartment community is Ventura Apartments ….Quality Homes, Great Location, Perfect Price and Great Customer Service!

Ventura offers spacious 1, and 2 bedroom apartment homes with lots of room to breathe! Walk-in closets are available in select homes.   An array of amenities are offered including tennis and racquetball courts, swimming pool and sundeck, and on-site, newly renovated 24-hour laundry facility.  Large pets are welcome.  Very friendly and responsive on-site management team are there to assist.  Flexible lease terms offered at no extra cost.  And, less than 1 mile to the University of Florida, Shands, VA Hospital, and Butler Plaza.  You will find Ventura to be in a convenient location that offers ease of access to all of your shopping, dining and entertainment needs.

Resident activities are also offered including breakfast on the go, pizza pool parties and ice cream socials.  They also provide free coffee and a computer lab.

Give the office a call today and speak to one of the friendly staff members to obtain more information and see how you can start calling Ventura home.  Phone: 877-902-9245

Walking for Healthy Hearts

Participating in the Heart Walk is being good to your heart while helping a good cause.  All people are affected and touched by heart disease in some way.  Walking is the easiest exercise for all ages.  FREE to participate but walkers raising $100 in donations are eligible for Heart Walk t-shirt.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013    Phone: 800-257-6941 x 8024

Check-in 7:30 am –  Walk Begins 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Where: North Florida Regional Medical Center Duck Pond.  Parking at Oaks Mall. Police officers will assist with traffic control crossing Newberry Road.

Mail Donations to American Heart Associaiton/Heart Walk, 3324 W University Ave #128, Gainesville, FL 32607


UF 48th Annual Studio Faculty Art Exhibition

Seeing the world through their artists’ eyes, studio faculty members showing works in an impressively diverse range of painting, drawing,  printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, electronic media, installation, and video.

Now through Friday, September 27, 2013.  Time: 10:00 am.  Saturday: Noon

Admission is FREE.    Phone: 352-392-0201

University Gallery, 400 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32611

Windmeadows Apartments

Today’s featured apartment community is Windmeadows Apartments.  Located at 3700 Windmeadows Blvd, near the corner of SW 34th Street and Archer Road, convenience is to be enjoyed.  This newly remodeled community offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans with lots of amenities including furnished apartments, a resort-style pool, sand volleyball court, fully equipped fitness center open 24/7, poolside wireless internet, gated entrance, lighted tennis and basketball courts, car care center, and a fenced dog park to name a few.  One of the biggest highlights of the community is the fact that it is adjacent to Butler Plaza, which is the largest shopping center in Gainesville.  Butler Plaza has 87 stores to choose from to indulge in your shopping and dining pleasure such as a Target, Publix, Best Buy, Trader Joe’s, a movie theater and several restaurants.  Windmeadows is convenient to I-75, as well as being in very close proximity to the University of Florida campus, Shands Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Across from the complex’s leasing office is a bus stop that includes routes 1, 12, and 62 that will get you anywhere from the RTS downtown station to the Reitz Union to the Oaks Mall.  For more information on Windmeadows, please call their office at 352-448-4964.

Heart Smart Nutrition Workshop

Be Prepared is not just a good slogan – it is being fortified with good information to help prevent or control conditions affecting your health.  Learn how to prevent, restore and maintain a healthy heart to help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy and coronary plaque.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013   Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Phone: 352-334-1272    Where: Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606


Gator Volleyball in the O’Connell Center

SEC powerhouse volleyball teams, Florida and Tennessee, hit the hardwoods at noon on Saturday in the “O” Center’s main arena.  Cheer on the Gator volleyball team as they serve, spike the ball and dive for a save in the comfort of air conditioning.  Be there to cheer our Gators on to a netting win.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2013    Time: Noon

Phone: 352-392-5500

Visit: for more game scheduling

Where: O’Connell Center, 2020 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32611

Union Street Farmers Market

Bo Diddley Community Plaza is the place to be where a festive atmosphere prevails as dozens of vendor tents encircle Bo Diddley Plaza.  This wonderful after-class or after-work Wednesday evening adventure offers fresh local seasonal produce, homemade jams and jellies, locally raised fresh meat and freshly baked bread.

Looking for an array of adornment – jewelry abounds as well as a varied selection of handmade goods.  Emmett Carlisle, Gainesville singer-songwriter, performs on stage from 4:30 pm.

When: Each Wednesday   Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Where: Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Avenue and SE 1st Street, Downtown Gaineswville, FL, 32601

Easy Game Day Recipes

Having friends over to watch the Gators romp or you don’t want to go empty handed to a friend’s place, not to worry.  The editors of Parade, Epicurious, Bon Appétit and Gourmet Magazines offer easy, tasty recipes that are sure to satisfy followed by compliments and second servings.  Elevate your culinary skills by checking out the wide range of single dish recipes and one-pot meals to slow cooker suppers.


Shopping for Music in Gainesville

Gainesville is full of rich history and eclectic venues that appeal to all types of people. Whether you’re the adventurous type or you’re into a slower paced lifestyle, there are plenty of options to quench your thirst for entertainment and shopping. If you have a passion for music, downtown Gainesville is home to two very popular record stores, Arrow’s Aim Records and Hear Again Music and Movies. Arrow’s Aim is located at 101 N Main Street directly across from The Top Restaurant in an adorable two-story corner building. The store is open everyday from 12-8 p.m. and is a joint venture between Daniel Halal (owner of Vinyl Rites) and No Idea Records. Arrow’s Aim has an emphasis on independent labels, but there’s a lot of variety throughout the store, so pretty much anyone can find something that interests them. They also sell CDs, DVDs turntables, books, and tapes. Hear Again Music and Movies is located at 201 SE 1st Street close to Dragonfly Sushi and has varying hours of operation throughout the week. At Hear Again, you can search through many different options of Vinyl, CDs and DVDs as well as memorabilia from many different popular bands. If you’re looking to try something new or just browse for one of your favorite artists, visiting one (or both!) of these stores is definitely a recommendation because they’re little treasures of Gainesville that you won’t find anywhere else.

Gator Football at Gator Tales Sports Bar

Meet your friends for the noon kick-off and cheer for the Orange and Blue while watching our Gators play the Miami Hurricanes on big screen televisions, in one of the three large separate entertainment areas: the Tiki Bar, Sports Bar and Swamp Bar.  A close up view of every play on a big screen, tasty food from the extensive menu and beverage selections satisy your taste buds, enjoying all of this with your friends, how good can that be?

Game Time: Noon, Saturday, September 7th   Phone: 352-376-9500

No Cover Charge

Gator Tales Sports Bar, 5112 NW 34th Street, Gainesville FL