Stunning effects, tropical snowfall, and thousands of lights: NightGarden at Fairchild returns

NightGarden at Fairchild — Creator: SHARON SIPPLE Copyright: @Sharon Sipple, 2017 This holiday season, Miami shines just a little brighter because the NightGarden at Fairchild is back. Spectacular lights, Chihuly sculptures, shimmering snow, and shy fairies reveal themselves within the lush foliage of Coral Gables’ hidden gem.  The stunning outdoor lights display, which opened this

South Florida adopting paid parental leave. ‘We have to evolve as a workforce’

Paid Parental Leave — Courtesy: Shutterstock — New Africa HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Paid parental leave supporters have a new source of hope to point to as more and more cities and counties across South Florida are embracing the leave policy for their employees. The latest employer to join the movement is Hallandale Beach, which

5 autumnal things to this Fall in South Florida & beyond

Pumpkin Patch — Courtesy: Image by Bill Morson from Shutterstock It is officially fall in Florida, and while the scorching heat, sunny beaches, and swaying palm trees may not resemble the autumn season, there are still plenty of fun activities to take part in. So grab your boots and pumpkin spice lattes, because here are

11 of the best golf resorts in Florida

Courtesy of The Biltmore According to Visit Florida, the Sunshine State has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the country, with a grand total of more than a thousand. These courses can be found from its two coastlines to further inland to an array of resorts with exquisite amenities for both adults

UF Ranked 6th Best Public University in Florida

Entrance sign at the University of Florida on September 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Bryan Pollard/Shutterstock.com The University of Florida (UF) has placed sixth on the 2021 list of the state’s top-ranked college. As of Monday, September 14, UF is tied for sixth place with the University of California, Santa Barbara,

Spooky Places in Florida You’ll Want to Visit (or Stay Away From)

A creepy photo of a church in Key West, Florida, USA. Image by Jody Davis from Pixabay  It may not be Halloween or even October yet, so a scary ghost story may not be appreciated right now. But hauntings and ghosts don’t take vacations or breaks. Florida is ripe with places that are haunted, and

Protests in Florida Peaceful Despite Weekend Riots

Protesters gathered in downtown Orlando to show support for George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. George Floyd died after a confrontation while in police custody on Monday, May 25, 2020. Photo and Caption: Ira Bostic/Shutterstock.com Protests have erupted across the Sunshine State and nationwide after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black

Ron DeSantis Appoints Two South Floridians to Florida Supreme Court

Photo of the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL, USA on May 3, 2020. Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock.com There are now two new additions to the Florida Supreme Court thanks to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis appointed 42-year-old Palm Beach County circuit judge Renatha Francis and 41-year-old Miami attorney John Couriel at a press conference

Florida High School Seniors to Graduate Virtually AND Attend In-Person Ceremonies After Stay-at Home Orders Expire

Students in the Little Miami High School Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Photo: www.littlemiamischools.com/ High school graduation is more than an end-of-the-year tradition in American high schools. It’s a right of passage in a way. To be able to go to a large venue in a cap and gown to celebrate four