$44 million improvement grant to Florida’s lowest-performing schools

Education, Elementary School – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Syda Productions JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday that Florida’s Department of Education is granting $44 million to support 149 struggling Florida public schools. The money will be given as federal Unified School Improvement Grant funds. These funds will support initiatives for Florida’s

Miami’s Dasher & Crank earn Florida’s “Best scoop of ice cream” title by Food and Wine

Courtesy: Dasher & Crank on Instagram (@dasherandcrank) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! This past Sunday marked the official start of the summer season with the Summer Solstice, the day with the longest period of sunlight. And because it is now officially summer time in Florida, that means ice cream season

Florida Cabinet lifts legal ruling that prohibited Miami-Dade from constructing a major highway through the Everglades

American Alligator swimming in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark_Kostich A highway may soon be erected across Florida’s most recognizable national park after Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the Florida Cabinet lifted a rule protecting the Everglades’ wetlands from being touched. On Tuesday, Florida legislators lifted a legal ruling that previously blocked Miami-Dade

If Florida isn’t the mosquito Capital of the U.S. then who is?

Woman hiking and putting on bug spray – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by encierro Any Florida resident will tell you mosquitoes are a nuisance and that they are likely bitten thousands of times throughout the course of the year unless they stay inside the house.  A recent study conducted by pest control company Orkin revealed

‘Life’s Rewards’ shines the spotlight on St. Pete Beach in all-new Amazon Prime Original Series

Beachside view of the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Florida tourism agencies are looking to make a splash in the streaming industry just before the summer months begin in an effort to drive more travel traffic to the state. During the pandemic, streaming platforms such as

Save the Turtles: Florida’s Largest Sea Turtle Rescue Organization will face 60% staff reduction due to FWC permit ruling

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish

Hot Florida Summer: Tripadvisor report reveals three Florida cities claimed top 5 spots on most popular vacation destinations in the world

Courtesy: Image by Michael Draeger from Pixabay It’s going to be a hot Florida summer this year for travelers looking to visit sandy beaches, and we mean that in both weather and popularity. Florida is notorious for its beaches, theme parks, and tropical getaways. For anyone who lives outside of the state, these attributes and

Understanding Florida’s ‘Anti-Riot’ bill—cracking down on protests in the state

Looted storefront business – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by magraphy Yesterday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed and approved a new measure that vows to crack down on rioting, property damage, and violence during protests. DeSantis called the new law the “strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement measure in the country.” CS/HB 1 – Combating Public Disorder

Supreme Court rules against Florida in water lawsuit affecting Oyster population

Fresh Oysters – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Natalia Lisovskaya Earlier this year, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a long-awaited water lawsuit case for a river system that lies along the Florida-Georgia state line. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system stretching from Florida’s Apalachicola Bay to northern Georgia was the body

Florida to open vaccine eligibility for all adults 18+ by April 5

Courtesy: Gov. Ron DeSantis Florida is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone age 18 and older by next month, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday. The news comes coupled with the vaccine eligibility expansion for adults age 40 and older beginning next Monday, March 29.   Following less demand for the vaccine as the age range has