Jacksonville University Ranks Top School in the South; Partners with Availity

Photo: Jacksonville University Online Facebook Jacksonville University (JU) ranks among the top 30 regional schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Colleges. Out of 134 universities, JU is 29th in the 2020 list of Best Regional Universities in the South. The university also ranked in the top 20 positions on the

Florida Senators Want to Extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.

Image by giselaatje from Pixabay  Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott want to extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S. until November 7th, 2021. The two senators introduced legislation on Wednesday, September 16th that could keep the United States on Daylight Savings Time through the 7th of November of next year because of the

DeSantis Says Miami-Dade, Broward County Ready to Move into Phase 2 on Monday

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr During a press conference on Friday, September 11, alongside Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto

Bill Banning Flavored Vaping Products Vetoed by DeSantis

Image by Lindsay Fox from Pixabay  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vetoed a bill that would have banned flavored nicotine vaping products because, he said, the vaping measure would encourage cigarette smoking. The vetoed bill would also raise the age to buy tobacco to 21. The governor made the argument that the proposal would have

Reservations for Annual Sea Turtle Fundraiser Now Open

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  Registration for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s annual fundraiser is now open as of September 9. Once registered online, participants will complete the event individually between September 12 to 15. The 2020 Turtle Krawl 5K virtual event offers participants the chance to come together to support sea turtle conservation while

Spent Grain May be Key to Helping Stop Red Tide in Florida

Professional brewery worker getting spent grain with shovels. Photo and Caption: Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com Researchers in Florida are trying to find ways to stop Red Tide. They believe the spent grains (also known as soggy barley) from a brewery in Bradenton could hold an answer in molecules that stunt algal blooms. Red Tide causes not only

Florida Could Become Next State to Capitalize on Bitcoin Market

Image by MichaelWuensch from Pixabay  The Sunshine State could become the next Wyoming in capitalizing on the $100 billion global Bitcoin market, according to a recently-published 15-page report titled, “Bitcoin Beach.” According to its author, Andrea O’Sullivan, director of the Center for Technology & Innovation at Tallahassee-based policy watchdog Madison Institute, if Florida lawmakers found

Art Basel Announces Virtual Fall 2020 Shows

Art Basel logo at Miami Convention Center as seen on December 2, 2019 in Miami Beach, FL, USA. Photo and Caption: Naoufal Takroumt/Shutterstock.com Art Basel will launch two online viewing rooms this fall. In an August 21 press release, the world-renowned, international art fair said it will move forward “with two freestanding, thematic editions taking

Spend a Day at Solomon’s Castle

Solomon’s Castle in Ona, Florida, USA. Flickr/Richard Elzey Just 90 minutes away from Tampa is Solomon’s Castle, a 12,000 square-foot structure that stands in the swamps and backroads of Florida. It was built by a sculptor named Howard Solomon. Solomon began building his castle in 1972 after having moved back from the Bahamas seeking a

St. Augustine Named One of the Top 10 Historic Towns in America

Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay  According to USA Today, St. Augustine, Florida was voted as the #8 Best Historic Small Town.  St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in North America. It was initially founded by Spanish pioneers in 1565 as an operating base for expanding further into the continent. The