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

Alcohol Sales and Consumption Temporarily Suspended at Florida Bars

Image by Christian_Birkholz from Pixabay  Florida is suspending drinking at bars. Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, tweeted on Friday, June 26, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This comes right after the Florida Department of

State-Backed Citizens Property Insurance Expects to Get 30,000 New Policies

Fountain pen and a property/liability claim form on a clipboard waiting to be completed, filled and signed by a policyholder or insured person. Photo and Caption: William Potter/Shutterstock.com Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. revealed they are expecting to have an increase of approximately 30,000 new policies in 2020. This is according to Citizens Insurance President

Floridians Get Screened as Background Checks Rise for Gun Purchases

Image by Brett Hondow from Pixabay  In the week after George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it did in the same week in 2019. The number of Floridians who sought voluntary background checks so they could buy guns surged in the days and weeks after protests started

Governor Ron DeSantis Looks to “Fully Reopen” Florida’s Schools

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  Governor Ron DeSantis has called for the reopening of Florida’s K-12 schools at “full capacity” in the fall. The Florida governor made the announcement on Thursday, June 11. DeSantis announced state recommendations for a return to on-campus instruction in the upcoming school year. In his announcement, DeSantis also

Partisan Feud Leads DeSantis to Rile Florida’s Agriculture Industry

View of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, a weekly market held on Sundays located in the Sanibel city hall in Lee County, Florida, USA on January 26, 2020. Photo and Caption: EQRoy/Shutterstock.com Politics is a messy business. Many would prefer to stay out of it, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. As Florida Governor Ron

Miami’s Beaches Are Now Open

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  It’s official: beaches in Miami, Florida will be allowed to open today (June 10). For three months, beaches in Miami have remained closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Most counties in Florida have opened beaches, but many still have restrictions, so not all beaches

True Crime: The Ma Barker House

The Ma Barker House. Photo: Wikimedia Commons For those of you interested in true crime stories, look no further than the Ma Barker House, located previously in Lake Weir, Florida (the fifth largest lake in Florida). In this house, you will find a little piece of Florida history. The Ma Barker House is famous for

The Florida Keys Reopens to the Public

Southernmost Point Continental USA at Key West, Florida. The picture shows the famous landmark of the southernmost point of the USA. Photo and Caption:  Dennis Kartenkaemper On June 1st the Florida Keys reopened to visitors after access was denied to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Checkpoints leading into the Florida Keys came down

Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May