Florida Utility Companies Lobby to Change Solar Net Metering Rule

A large home in Venice, Florida, USA is shown with 42 solar panels installed on the roof on March 9, 2020. Photo and Caption : Kent E. Roberts/Shutterstock.com Solar is growing rapidly in Florida partly because state law requires investor-owned utilities to offer expedited interconnection agreements to those who install solar panels. Over 16,000 Floridians

2020 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Photo: www.jacksonvillefair.com/ On Friday, September 18, the organizers of the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair announced it is being canceled due to COVID-19. In a statement released on the Fair’s official website, President and CEO Bill Olson said the following: The safety of the Jacksonville Fair’s visitors, participants and community is the highest priority in producing

Come Visit 5 of Florida’s Best (and Scariest) Corn Mazes

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay  Harvest Holler Corn Maze, Polk City Harvest Holler is a place where you can explore nature, have adventures outside and relax. The farm has a corn maze you can enjoy with your family. Enjoy the “See the Animals” Adventure Hayride, or catch a ride on the Cow Barrel Train. There

Public University Tuition Increase Being Considered in Florida

Image by Ernie A. Stephens from Pixabay  There are currently calls for increasing college tuition, including the first across-the-board tuition increase since 2013 for 420,000 students who attend Florida’s 12 public universities. There are also proposals for streamlining programs and services and possible faculty and staff layoffs. Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered Florida departments and

Six Amendments to Watch Out For in Florida Elections

‘Vote Here’ sign placed on the walkway to a neighborhood polling place, as seen on election day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Photo: Jillian Cain Photography/Shutterstock.com With the presidential election less than two months away, many other offices and issues will be decided when voters go to the polls. In Florida, there are six ballot

City of Tampa Awarded Grant from USDOT

The Tampa Riverwalk. Photo: www.tampa.maps.arcgis.com A federal transportation grant of $24M is being awarded to the City of Tampa to extend the west portion of Riverwalk North and connect to nearby neighborhoods. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant. The money will pay

Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Strikes Florida

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck Thursday morning at 11 a.m. EDT about two miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Fla. (USGS) Photo: Google Images, Caption: www.foxnews.com Amidst a historically active hurricane season, Florida was thrown for a big surprise when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck its Alabama-Florida border on Thursday, September 3. There were no injuries

University of North Florida and Eckerd College Receive $150,000 Grant for Ocean Debris Reduction Efforts

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The University of North Florida (UNF) and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two educational institutions have partnered to try and help keep plastic out of our oceans. The money has been granted as part of a Marine Debris Program

Dolphins, Hurricanes to Allow Only 13,000 (Masked) Fans in the Stands

Aerial view, drone photography of Hard Rock Stadium of the Miami Dolphins on November 29, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: By YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com On Monday, August 24, life in South Florida started getting back to normal, slowly but surely. The Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes announced they will allow

Three Historic Launches to Take Place in Florida’s Space Coast

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket is transported from the Horizontal Integration Facility to Space Launch Complex-37 on Nov. 14, 2019 in preparation to launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office in 2020. Photo and Caption Credit: United Launch Alliance Florida’s Space Coast is in for a real treat if