Nicole Wiesenthal,

Nicole Wiesenthal

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Nicole:

Cat-furniture company claws its way to the top

In 1999, Tom Grant graduated from college and bought a cat furniture business using credit cards. → Read More

Church hosts adoption event Sunday for LGBT couples

LGBT families interested in adoption and fostering can attend a seminar Sunday during which members of the community can learn about the adoptions available to them and hear about experiences others have gone through. → Read More

Cops reel in one more in Williston Road chase, shootout

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a fourth man in connection with a March 26 shooting and car chase on Southwest Williston Road. → Read More

Oak Hammock Singers extend careers, with help from teachers

In the hidden confines of the Oak Hammock at the University of Florida retirement community, about 50 seniors gathered to practice a tune from “Fiddler on the Roof.” → Read More

After emotional pleas, board keeps fire safety devices in new homes

Rebekah Johnson knows the value of doing whatever is possible to protect your home from fire. → Read More

Rainy forecast affects event plans

Nasty weather predicted for Saturday has three major outdoor events adjusting schedules — and the biggest, the Spring Arts Festival, canceled the first of its two-day run. → Read More

Daily Show's Trevor Noah holds court at UF

Trevor Noah discussed Donald Trump, veganism, animal loving cultures and tacos during his visit to the University of Florida's Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. → Read More

Report: Medicaid expansion in Fla. would help 309K with mental health, substance abuse needs

More than 309,000 uninsured Floridians with a mental illness or substance use disorder had incomes that could qualify them for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, according to a new report urging state officials to expand Medicaid. → Read More

Vendors, fans at Reptiday event love pets' quiet demeanor

In a hotel in Gainesville, a young boy cuddled with a 2-foot-long lizard while a grown man paraded around a 10-foot snake. → Read More

Anonymous woman donates Salvador Dali print to animal rescue

Earlier this month, Joy Drawdy went to a yard sale looking to buy blankets for the kittens in her rescue program and walked away with a Salvador Dali print worth between $3,000 and $5,000. → Read More

University of Florida lands Trevor Noah, Daily Show host

Trevor Noah, the comedian and Daily Show host whose back story is as compelling as he is funny, will perform and answer questions at the University of Florida later this month. → Read More

Former UF track star charged with abusing girlfriend

GAINESVILLE — Former UF athlete Dedric Antoine Dukes, a five-time NCAA Division 1 Outdoor National Champion, was arrested Thursday around noon on aggravated assault and other charges. → Read More

Police connect with youth on, off court

Spurred by the momentum of the viral video featuring a local cop playing basketball with local youth, police clad in navy jerseys faced off Monday night against 12 top basketball players from local high schools. → Read More

Alachua Counyt employee health center exceeds expectations

The Alachua County Employee Health and Wellness Center, with services that include primary care, X-ray services and immunizations, opened Jan. 4 under some scrutiny. → Read More

For motorcycle riders, Florida can be alluring and deadly

Three years ago, Michael Wohl road in a group of 10 motorcyclists through the Ocala National Forest on a Florida coast-to-coast trip. While passing through Ocala, one of the rider's tires went off the road while making a turn. → Read More

Lincoln Middle School math prodigy outpaces older students

Jeffrey Lu, 13, likes to make his body small by curling in his shoulders and holding his thin arms close to his body. He plays the piano and clarinet, but doesn't know which what music he likes best. He doesn't care much for language arts, but loves math. → Read More

Tiny houses on trend in Gainesville area

A possible solution to affordable housing in Gainesville might come in just 600 square feet — or about the size of a two-car garage. → Read More

Florida Black Heritage Trail

A look into the hidden pasts of African-Americans in Florida and a peak at popular local sites that have become part of African-American culture are highlights of a new exhibit opening Tuesday at the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville. → Read More

Comfort Keepers staff step up to help co-worker whose house burned down

On the morning her house burned down, Corliss Gainey had gathered the Comfort Keepers staff into a huddle where she gave them her daily motivational saying, as she had done for the past six months. → Read More

Public defender: New offices represent commitment to 'equal justice for all'

“On time” and “under budget” were two phrases that came up the most during the groundbreaking Monday for the new Alachua County Public Defender’s office building. → Read More