Celebrating Independent Gainesville

Pride Fest ’14!

Friday, October 17th Awards Dinner & Auction – The Annual Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction will officially kick off the Pride Days festivities on Friday, October 18th, at 6:00 … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Halloween Fun Tonight!

Join the Hippodrome Cinema TONIGHT for a special children & teens’ screening of The Witches, based on the beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl. The Witches is a comedy and fantasy film, … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t miss this tonight!

Award-winning environmental journalist William Souder, author of biographies of Rachel Carson and John James Audubon, will speak at the University of Florida Oct. 24th (TODAY!) Souder will give UF’s 2013 … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Indie news

Great story about a retiring grocer who declined lucrative buy-out opportunities and sold the business to his employees instead.   The life of today’s chain retail workers. What the Wal-Mart strikers … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

What’s going on

Brighten your dreary day with some cool happenings: (Presented, as always, in no particular order) Today is the Spirit of Gainesville Awards, and you bet we’ll be covering that. Read … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Q & A: Merrily, Merrily with Ms. Merrell!

Beloved indiegainesville friend, supporter, and yes, cheerleader Erica Merell, of Wild Iris Books, bravely agreed to answer 5 random questions from us…learn about books you need to read, her favorite … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

We’re gonna party like it’s your birthday

  Are you familiar with the Civic Media Center, affectionately abbreviated as the CMC? Check them out. We can’t begin to tell you how fantastic the CMC is–but perhaps you … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Helping Wild Iris stay Wild

Wild Iris Books first opened its doors in September 1992, and this month they celebrate their 20th anniversary. This celebration is bitter-sweet as they contemplate the reality that they may have … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 1 Comment


Happy 20th Birthday to Wild Iris Books, one of few locally-owned independent book stores. Stop by and celebrate at their “Living History” event tonight, starting at 7:30. The guys from … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Hamazon”, Localism Link Love

We know lots of people use a big internet company that rhymes with Hamazon. We used to frequent it, as well. Lots of inventory, low prices… But we started thinking: … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

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