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First Day of School

The first day for student attending Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy & Union Co public schools is Monday, August 12, 2019. Alachua County Public School Calendar for 2019/2020 school year (CLICK HERE) Bradford County Public School Calendar for 2019/2020 school year (CLICK HERE)...
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More Than Just American Independence Happened On July 4th

July 4, 1776 is the day we celebrate every year as the day we declared our independence from Mother England and the birth of the United States of America. Beyond the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on this date, there were other significant events that...
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Keeping Your Pets Calm During Fireworks Displays

We arrived at the time of the year that many Americans celebrate the birth of our Nation with a display of fireworks. While the booms and flashes of light delight many people, it is torture for our pets. To minimize the stress on your pets, here are some of the best ways to keep your dogs and cat...
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How To Get A Break From The Kids On A Family Vacation

There's a saying that if you include the kids, it’s no longer a vacation, it's just a trip. While vacationing with your family around the country and world opens your kid's eyes to the world and make for a lifetime of memories, it can be suffocating for you and your spouse. But with a little...
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Baseball Team Dons Dad Bod Jerseys For Father's Day Game

The popularity of the dad bod has made its way to our Nation's pastime. The Florence Freedom is a minor league baseball team in norther Kentucky and recently for Father's Day, they swapped out their traditional uniforms for jerseys that looked like a not-so chiseled man's shirtless chest and back...
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The Most Wanted Father's Day Gift Is A Phone Call

Father's Day is this Sunday (June 16th) and for the most part, Dad really just wants to hear from you! A new survey found the most widely desired Father’s Day Gift was indeed a phone call from you, with 47% of dads saying it was top of their list. However enjoying a big, juicy steak came in second...
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Daily Meditation Better For Your Health Than Vacation

You've waited a long time for your vacation! Time for fun, time for family and time to relax. But you don't need a vacation to unwind as just 15 minutes a day of meditation has about the same impact on well-being as a day of vacation. Researchers concluded this after an extensive experiment where...
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Next-Day Delivery May Ruin Your Financial Budget

There is a new battle between Amazon and Walmart and it may put your budget into a tailspin. Last month Amazon announced it would offer free one-day shipping for Prime members on now more than 10 million products . Walmart responded by rolling out “NextDay” delivery on 220,000 commonly purchased...
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Bacon-Scented Deodorant For Father's Day?!

Father's Day is less than two weeks away (June 116, 2019) and while Dad may be hard to shop for, unless he loves bacon! Native , the company that is known for making unique deodorant scents, such as pumpkin spice latte and rosé , has created a bacon-scented version of their all natural deodorant!...
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Why You Shouldn't Thank A Veteran On Memorial Day

Many national holidays are pretty clear-cut. Independence Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day and Flag Day are straightforward holidays. That's not necessarily true for holidays in which we honor the contributions of those who have served in the United States military. Monday we observe Memorial Day and...
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