Florida begins paying out extra $300 weekly, still working to extend federal unemployment programs

Courtesy: Shutterstock-TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – JUNE 11, 2019: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Tallahassee FL – Image By Felix Mizioznikov The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has begun the process of releasing $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments extended and altered by the Continued Assistance Act, as part of the recent

The end of an era: Greyhound dog Racing in Florida ends this week due to a 2018 Amendment passage

Greyhound racing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Manfred Ruckszio Out with the old, in with the new. In the November 2018 Florida Primary Election, voters vigorously voted to pass Amendment 13, a vote that would ultimately ban greyhound racing across the state by 2020’s end.  Since the vote, ten tracks in Florida have suspended their

Survey Finds Florida is Among ‘Drunkest’ States in America

Holiday Drinks Courtesy: Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay As the year wraps up and gift-giving season is in full effect (get it), apparently Floridians like to “cheers” and clink more than most of their neighbors. According to a survey conducted by SunriseHouse, an addiction treatment center out of Lafayette Township, NJ, which provides research-based

Is Florida the Grinch of Christmas? One Study shows Florida Ranks Last in Christmas Spirit

Courtesy: GetCenturyLink graphic detailing U.S. states’ Christmas Spirit With the holiday season in full effect and Christmas just around the corner, holiday cheer is a certainty. But according to the third annual GetCenturyLink state Christmas Spirit rankings, Florida is the Grinch. According to the study, Florida is so anti-Christmas spirit that the dog from the

Christmas and Celebration Florida: Cities with best Holiday-themed monikers

Welcome to Christmas, Florida Sign. Courtesy: Florida Backroads Travel As we turn into the final stretch of 2020, Christmas is in sight, and holiday carols are being sung. In the spirit of the holiday season, our Florida spotlight is on two small census-designated towns in Central Florida. Christmas and Celebration, Florida. Located in Orange and

Two Florida State Senators Propose “to-go” Alcohol Orders to Assist Restaurant Businesses

Bar with assorted spirits. Courtesy: Image by Pexels from Pixabay A wildly popular “alcohol to go” component in Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency executive order may be here to stay. The Florida governor added what he called “alcohol to go” in an executive order earlier this year to assist restaurants during the pandemic. The order included

The Show Must Go On: South Florida Fair Set To Go On In January

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay The show must go on.  The mighty popular South Florida Fair will be returning in 2021, despite rising COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The annual affair which draws tens of thousands of patrons every year will be held Jan. 15-31 and include the usual greasy and delightful food stand

Florida Atlantic University receives record donation to study Holocaust, School to be named after donors

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Jillian Cain Photography Entrepreneur Kurt Wallach and his wife Marilyn made a generous and historic donation to Florida Atlantic University to further the study of the Holocaust. The $20 million donation is the largest in school history, the university announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17. FAU will be using the money to

‘Safe Spacer’ Florida-based wearable tech company sees spike in sales during the fight against COVID-19

Courtesy: Safe Spacer In a world of evolving technology and the need to adapt to our surrounding issues, new tech plays an essential role in combating and aiding issues worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed scientists, researchers, and developers all over the world to collaborate and create necessary tools that assist in protecting against the

The University of Miami is conducting a study on the effectiveness of a new COVID-19 test with Breath samples

Covid-19. Female nurse puts on protective gloves. Personal protective equipment in the fight against Coronavirus disease. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By David Herraez Calzada Scientists at the University of Miami are researching the effectiveness of a breathalyzer style test that would yield results within minutes. The pilot program is aimed to test the alternative method of