New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 3)

CS (Committee Substitute)/House Bill 327 – Illegal Taking, Possession and Sale of a Bear It is illegal in the state of Florida to kill or possess a recently-killed bear during closed season. Anyone who commits this crime will be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for the first offense and will have their Fish and Wildlife

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 2)

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will allow Florida college athletes to make money from their name, image and likeness on June 12, 2020 in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Yes Market Media/Shutterstock.com House Bill 7067 – School Choice The “School Choice” bill modifies provisions in the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), the

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020

It has been a long year of battling a global pandemic and trying to ignore the news as reports flash across our screens about riots and looting happening across America. So if you are not aware of new laws that passed in Florida, we won’t hold it against you. We thought we’d catch you up

5 Bucket-List Places Every Floridian Must See

Image by Randall Beauchamp from Pixabay  If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida, look no further than the following places to go. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best places to go to if you are a native Floridian (or close to it). Apart from our sandy beaches, these hidden gems will

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

Disney Reservation System Opens Up Again for Some Guests

Image by HenningE from Pixabay  Disney World is opening its parks next month. Magic Kingdom, July 11 Animal Kingdom, July 11 EPCOT, July 15 Hollywood Studios, July 15 Disney’s online reservation system kicked off on Monday, June 22 and guests online are reporting hours-long wait times and trouble getting through. Disney says new ticket sales

Report: Trump Will Wait to Push Drilling in Florida Waters Until After November Election

Long Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA is known as the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. Taken in January 2018. Photo and Caption: Darlene Stanley/Shutterstock.com The Trump administration is preparing to drill off Florida’s coast, but says it will wait until after the November election to avoid any backlash from Florida state leaders. This

Florida Sees Decline in Voter Registration During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hand of a person casting a ballot at a polling station during voting. Photo and Caption: Alexandru Nika/Shutterstock.com As with many things, the coronavirus has affected voting registration in many key swing states, such as Florida. The number of voter registrations in Florida plummeted in April compared to prior presidential election years as the threat

What It’s Like to Visit Florida’s National Forests

Flamingos at Mud Lake, Everglades National Park, NPSPhoto, taken by R.Illiescu. Flickr/Everglades National Park You may or may not have known that there are actual forests in Florida. The Florida National Forests offer something for everyone. Whether it’s hiking trails or camping to just simply wanting to walk around in nature, you may want to

Florida To Be Home to the World’s Largest Drive-In Movie Theatre

Photo: www.onlyinyourstate.com/Facebook Eustis Drive-In Movie Theater Drive-in movie theaters are quickly becoming all the rage around the country.  Lighthouse 5 will open as the world’s largest drive-in movie theatre in Eustis, FL once construction is completed. This five-screen drive-in cinema will not only be the largest in the entire world, but it will also have