Cheryl Burke has been working in Pakistan for about six years, now serving as a professor and dean of students at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan. For parents Charles and Sharon Burke of Gainesville, the benefits far outweigh the concerns of having their daughter serve in a volatile and far away country.
She's making a difference there, fostering tolerance between students of different backgrounds and helping to provide an education to Pakistani young people.
Many local residents know tomatoes in March are nothing compared to fresh, local tomatoes in the summer. But that doesn't mean they don't still need the occasional tomato to top a sandwich or throw in a taco.
Walk into many retail stores this time of year and you're likely to see signs of the season. Snowflakes, greenery, Christmas trees and sale signs abound, but the word Christmas itself may be hard to find.