Thursday 18th December 2014,
Michael Stone Online
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Florida Panther Chalk Drawing vs. Photo—Which One Is Real?

Dallas, Texas, artist Henry Darnell used my photo of a Florida panther as a model for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in November. The theme of this year’s festival, held every November in downtown Sarasota’s Burns Square, [Read More]

December 14, 2014 Music & Arts, Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

Jimmy John’s delivery drivers, cyclists are danger to public safety

Last night, I was driving on University Avenue about 6:30 p.m. to watch the UF basketball game against Southern Texas. As I was passing the campus on my left, a Jimmy [Read More]

December 13, 2014 Business, Reflections
Dec. 19 1944 Stars and Stripes

News Articles Once Included Women’s Weight

In doing some research for a class project, I came across an interesting article from the Dec. 19, 1944, issue of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper. In it, then-LSU [Read More]

December 9, 2014 History, Journalism/Communications, Sports

Scenes from Berlin During World Cup

I‘m always so behind in the times on these things. Here are some shots from our last couple days in Berlin this past June, when the Germans tied Ghana 2-2 [Read More]

October 26, 2014 Photo, Sports, Travel & Culture
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Whiskey House Opens in Gainesville; Korean BBQ Coming Soon Downtown Gainesville’s newest bar, the upscale Whiskey House, is open for business on Southwest Second Avenue across from Loosey’s. “We’ve always dreamed of opening a bar in Gainesville,” said [Read More]

October 21, 2014 Business, Travel & Culture
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Waldo Speed Trap: Law Firm Preparing Class-Action Lawsuit Against City

Since I first received a speeding ticket in Waldo, Florida, and wrote about the shady practices of its police force last year, a lot has happened. Five officers told the [Read More]

October 17, 2014 Reflections
Homes for sale

Gainesville Realty Firm Targeting Foreign Buyers with Multilingual Hire

To capitalize on the expansive foreign-buyer portion of the real-estate market, Gainesville-based Pepine Realty hired Saveela Asad in September to spearhead the company’s new Global Division. “There’s a lot of [Read More]

October 17, 2014 Business
Celebrity Vegans

10 Surprise Celebrity Vegans

Whew, I’ve been so consumed by grad skool this semester that it’s sometimes hard to remember to breathe (hence the unfortunately stale homepage of yours truly’s blog). But I did want [Read More]

October 9, 2014 Nature & Wildlife, Vegan Living