Fashion News for Summer 2019

Fashion News for Summer 2019

by Trish Utter Did you see the Met Gala? The event was held at the famous New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, hence the name, Met Gala. This event started in 1948 and is the biggest More »

High-Tech and Futuristic Technology at North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care

High-Tech and Futuristic Technology at North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care

by Trish Utter Do you suffer from Glaucoma or Cataracts? It’s a daunting thought to think of surgery and who to trust to do it…after all, it’s your eye sight. I was More »

Bike & Walking Trails in the Good Life Community

Bike & Walking Trails in the Good Life Community

by Terry Martin-Back My wife, Debra and I moved back to Gainesville over twenty years ago after my military career. Since then I have enjoyed finding new things to do in our More »

The Whiskey Snob

The Whiskey Snob

by Terry Martin Back Do you remember your first whiskey experience? Chances are, it was mixed with something to kill the flavor of the whiskey, or it was in a shot glass, More »


OneStop to Health & Wellness in Alachua

by Trish Utter

It is frustrating when you feel terrible and call your doctor but the next appointment is ……..the following week! Now there is a solution to being seen right away with a visit to OneStop Medical and Urgent Care.

The new office smells like a new car, fresh paint and a beautiful nature-like atmosphere puts your mind at ease, even when you feel under the weather. You are treated with a bright smile from front desk receptionist, Madison Macarages who will check you in. Madison lives in Keystone Height and drives an hour to get to work…now that is dedication! Her compassion for our clients along with her excellent customer service and her love of her own family is part of the culture at OneStop.

This brand new facility is managed by Cheryl Perry and Rachel Westwood. They met years ago while working in the medical field and quickly became friends, sharing their passion for their profession. They have combined work experience of 30 years in a large medical organization. Both have a strong interest in combining patient-centered and employee-centered environments to have the best of both worlds.

Horsing Around with Joy

By Ruth Ward

Looking for a bit of adventure, a few horses in High Springs decided to vacate their pasture. Maybe they thought that the grass was greener on the other side, but the animals put themselves in danger, as they trotted oblivious to the traffic along CR 2054. A passerby noticed the animals and feared either the horses or a driver would be hurt, so they called the police. Senior Patrol Officer, Adam Joy, was the first on the…” horsing around” scene.

A Little Bit of Bling at my House

by Trish Utter

The Floor Store of Newberry has been advertising with Good Life Community Magazine for at least ten years. This is a family owned business that is located in Newberry, in a gigantic modern warehouse. Business owners, Andy and Kim Stinton have become well known with local builders and the general public for their huge selection of flooring and for their outstanding service. And of course, you all know their daughter Alexa and their dog Trigger from their ads.

Community PIX

OneStop Medical & Urgent Care

It was an exciting day in the City of Alachua as everyone came out to celebrate the grand opening of OneStop Medical & Urgent Care. The brand new medical office is located on 441 in Alachua near Moe’s.

LifeSouth Appreciation Luncheon

LifeSouth threw its annual Media/Chairperson Appreciation Luncheon at their location on 13th Street in Gainesville. Each year they have a different theme. This year it was a Birthday Party. Every LifeSouth media and business partner is awarded a plaque to proudly display in their office along with a small gift. Good Life Community Magazine was proud to be included as a LifeSouth partner and has been a partner for many, many years. Lots of local businesses, schools, and churches took part in blood drives over the past year. And many of the local media donated advertising to the blood drives.

Saving our Honey Bees, One Bee at a Time

by Ruth Ward

There is nothing better than biting into a sweet juicy apple but if we don’t help our bee population that will be a thing of the past! Without honey bees, there is no pollination and without pollination, well, there would be…….no fruit. Without plants to feed our animals, there would be no beef. You can see where I am going with this, right?

Take Time Out in Nature

By Joe Hancock

We were looking for a place to go camping that wouldn’t be too far from home for a quick weekend trip. Mike Ross Gold Head Branch State Park was the perfect find as it is just forty-five minutes from the City of Alachua, just north of Keystone Heights. The 600 acres were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and is one of Florida’s oldest State Parks.

From the Desktop

by Trish Utter, Publisher & Chief Bottle Washer

I went to see the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. A true store about Freddie Mercury from Queen. I sat in the theatre waiting for the movie to start and struck up a conversation with the two guys sitting next to me. They asked me what I did for a living and I told them I published Good Life. Their reaction and comments were something that I will never forget. They both said they grew up reading Good Life Community Magazine. They said they had read it as kids and still read it today. One of them said, “Wow, that magazine has been around for years”. It wasn’t until he said that, that I realized just how long we have been bringing you Good Life. I felt so good to hear how these two young men had enjoyed Good Life since childhood, and that we are part of this wonderful community.