Friday 19th September 2014,
Michael Stone Online

Vacant No More: Gainesville Warehouses Welcome Tenants

— In 2013, several warehouses in and around Gainesville were sitting empty. At one point last year, as many as 10 to a dozen of the available buildings — which [Read More]

September 2, 2014 Business
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Bernie Machen, U. Florida President, Accepts #IceBucketChallenge on First Day of School

Today is a good first day of school. As soon as I got on the campus of the University of Florida, I saw President Bernie Machen getting ice water dumped [Read More]

August 25, 2014 Journalism/Communications, Sports
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Gainesville Company Turning Hawaii’s Papayas into Fish Feed

— Eudes de Crecy says 40-50 percent of the papayas in Hawaii are lost before exportation, either because farmers know they aren’t worth sending off or because they’re thrown out [Read More]

August 22, 2014 Business, Nature & Wildlife

Prague at Night (in photos)

— The Czech Republic is certainly different than Germany. The euro isn’t there. The people look, well, somewhat more diverse. And the historical buildings are more authentic, at least the central [Read More]

August 21, 2014 Photo, Travel & Culture
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The Best #IceBucketChallenge Video. Now Will U. Florida President Bernie Machen Accept the Challenge?

My friend and fellow University of Florida graduate student Keran Billaud asked for volunteers to dump ice water on him for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so of course I stepped up [Read More]

August 20, 2014 Journalism/Communications, Sports

Shoeshiner Keeps Old-Timey Tradition Alive in Downtown Gainesville

— At the intersection of Southeast First Street and Second Avenue in the heart of Gainesville, businesspeople shuffle to and from their offices, friends pick out a spot for lunch, [Read More]

August 19, 2014 Business

I Made It into Sports Illustrated (Can You Spot Me?)

My first year of going to Gator games was much different than my time at MTSU—the bouts were more intense, the stadium far more packed, and the fans exponentially more passionate. [Read More]

August 18, 2014 Journalism/Communications, Photo, Sports
Marine Cpl. Duane Dewey waves at Alachua County's 2013 Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by Michael Stone

Korean War Vet Duane Dewey Got a Medal of Honor for Doing What?!

  Last Veterans Day, in 2013, I attended Alachua County’s ceremony for our Armed Forces. The community has the privilege of being home to one of the 79 living recipients of the [Read More]

August 17, 2014 History, Reflections