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Transforming Your Ugly Spaces

Transforming Your Ugly Spaces

by Trish Utter I have known Kevin Layne for many years, he has had many successful businesses, one of which is Screen Doctors. Layne has been screening pools in the Florida area More »

Lake Butler to Palatka by Bike

Lake Butler to Palatka by Bike

by Terry Martin-Back The Good Life Community is a cycling community with many excellent trails available for your pleasure. The Rails-to-Trails projects have made many of us to get off the couch More »

A Once in a Lifetime Drive

A Once in a Lifetime Drive

by Trish Utter My daughter, Brooke and I were staying in LA but thought we would have a quick road trip. We rented a car from Enterprise on Sunset Boulevard. The assistant, More »

Local Celebrity Spotlight

Local Celebrity Spotlight

Meet Paul Ramey Paul Ramey is the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Natural History Museum. He started his career with the museum in 1999. You will often find him interacting with More »

Explore … indoors!

Explore … indoors!

It can make you crazy when it’s raining or freezing cold, which doesn’t happen around here much, more like, blazing hot!!! The kids are going bonkers with nothing to do due to More »

 

They Didn’t Leave Me Out in the COLD!

by Trish Utter

I have to let you all know about the wonderful service I received from one of Good Life Community’s long-standing advertising clients, Scott Niehaus, A/C.

It all started while I was furiously typing away at my desk, in my home office, working on another brilliant editorial for Good Life…lol, when I realized that I couldn’t feel my toes. They were frozen! I turned up the heat but it didn’t come on. Of course, it was late on a Friday afternoon and I knew that if I didn’t get it fixed I was in for a long cold weekend.

How do you brew your coffee?

How do you brew your coffee? With a coffee pod machine, coffee pot, French press or pour-over drip, it can be an overwhelming task for a seemingly simple cup of coffee.

Some are frustrated with coffee machines that don’t give you a piping hot cup of java and the amount of counter space these machines take up. Drip coffee has paper filters that remove the oil and all the nutritional content while weakening the robust flavor that a French press will give you. Coffee pods can also be quite expensive and the elusive flavor of coffee you get from your local barista may not be there. The French press is sleek, easy to clean, and because it does not have a paper filter it can surprise you with a coffee shop taste.

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?