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Past articles by Carla:

Silver Airways adds Gainesville-Orlando flights

Silver Airways expanded flight service throughout Florida, including an additional Orlando route offered at Gainesville Regional Airport. → Read More

Oakmont expansion among recent business developments

The Alachua County Commission has approved an additional 10-year expansion for the development of the Oakmont subdivision, which includes 556 acres off Parker Road and Southwest 24th Avenue. → Read More

Meet the Double: Part robot, part iPad

It can talk. It can move. It can see. → Read More

Renovations give downtown Firestone building new lease on life

The historic downtown Firestone building has sat empty since the 1950s. A forgotten piece of Gainesville’s past, the desolate building from 1927 was to be torn down, city officials said. → Read More

Blueberry growers worry about pine bark shortage

Alachua County now leads all other Florida counties in the number of acres used to raise blueberries, but some local growers say this blossoming field is threatened by a shrinking supply of a key ingredient: pine bark. → Read More

Cymplify, Institute for Workforce Innovation bring services to Melrose

Cymplify and the Institute for Workforce Innovation, two organizations with a shared vision of doing good things for good people, have teamed up to enhance the services at the Melrose Senior Community Center, now known as The Landing. → Read More

New to town: Crane Ramen, Po Boy’s, Mobile Seafood

Crane Ramen, a restaurant serving traditional Japanese ramen, is coming to downtown Gainesville at 16 SW First Ave. by the end of summer. → Read More

Grilled cheese restaurant among new openings

Grilled cheese cravings will now be met at a new restaurant opening on West University Avenue, in the Roberts' Stadium Club building. Cheese Daddy will offer a variety of sandwich melts on its menu, with the option to create your own. → Read More

Water purifier wins first Gator Business Plan Competition

The Gator Business Plan Competition asks one question to all University of Florida students: What's your big idea? → Read More

Citizens Co-op members set vote on future of directors

Several member-owners of the Citizens Co-op have called for a special meeting Sunday to vote on replacing the board of directors. → Read More

Dream among friends blossoms into new craft brewery

They’re just a couple of good friends who collectively decided to get a little more out of life by doing something they would love: open a craft brewery. → Read More

Eighth-grader's long-term business plan lined with dough from cake pop venture

Sophie Papa has an Ivy League dream and a knack for baking. → Read More

Over 100 young math wizards compete

More than 100 of Alachua County’s young mathematicians came together to do battle on Saturday at Buchholz High School. → Read More

Five-story Home2 Suites hotel to replace Bambi Motel on SW 13th St.

A five-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel will be replacing the one-story Bambi Motel at 2119 SW 13th St. The new building will feature 95-100 guest rooms, according to the plans submitted to the city of Gainesville. → Read More

Locally created app Earhoof packs a lot of musical punch

A musical app created by Gainesville-based company Psicada was named one of Apple's best new apps after its launch in March. → Read More

Electronic boarding passes now available at Gainesville airport

Electronic boarding passses have arrived at Gainesville Regional Airport, allowing fliers to check in for flights through their mobile phones. → Read More

Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

William Bowden Jr. was about 15 when he picked up his first cigarette. It was in the 1940s, when balancing a smoke between two fingers was considered sexy and chic. Everyone was doing it. → Read More

Thanks to downtown restaurant, there is such a thing as free lunch

People come by, one by one, and stop at the food truck's window. A menu to their left lists the day's options: chicken and rice, or red beans and rice. → Read More

Bike shop owners carving out their own niches

Although two bike shops closed in Gainesville last year, local store owners say competition remains brisk between the remaining independently owned shops. → Read More

GreenTechnologies founder Varshovi named state’s Small Business Person of Year

Amir Varshovi’s innovative work with local company GreenTechnologies has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Varshovi has been named Florida’s 2014 Small Business Person of the Year, putting him in the race for the national title. → Read More