Check it out! Christmas events throughout Orlando and Central Florida

Orlando, Florida, USA downtown skyline at Eola Lake at dusk during Christmas season — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Sean Pavone The best season of the year is here! Check out this list of Christmas events happening in Orlando and throughout Central Florida on the first weekend in December if you’re hoping to spend the

Space Florida decides to move forward on developing jobs, landing facility projects

Space Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: athlux The board of Space Florida, the state-run organization in charge of promoting the aerospace industry, has approved nearly $60 million for upgrades to the Launch Landing Facility (LLF) and has decided to move forward with vendor solicitations on two other unnamed projects that are expected to

What will Hurricane Nicole impact beyond Florida this week?

Model view from NASA of hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic seas, Hurricane Nicole not pictured – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lavizzara Hurricane Nicole is on its way to the “Sunshine” State to make its second landfall Wednesday night as a Category 1 hurricane. Nicole first made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas just before

Florida proceeds with sex reassignment surgery and puberty blocker ban for minors

Puberty Blockers and Sex Reassignment Surgery – Person with Transgender Flag Painted On It – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by nito Last week, a joint committee of the Sunshine State’s two medical boards voted last week to draft a rule that would ban gender dysphoria treatments and puberty blockers for minors across the state. The

In Florida, a multimillion-dollar battle against mosquitoes has begun in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Swarm of mosquitoes over lake – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: VladKK First came the storm, then, a plague of creepy crawlers. Hordes of pesky mosquitoes have magnified in debris and floodwater left behind in Hurricane Ian’s devastating wake, and now swarm communities in Florida. Local and state officials are waging a multi-million-dollar war against

Voters in Florida will decide if five of the seven state Supreme Court justices will be retained

United States Supreme Court building — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steve Heap Five of the seven justices currently sitting on the Florida Supreme Court are on the November ballot for a retention vote. The governor is who appoints the Supreme Court justices but voters are the ones who decide whether or not the justices should be

Did sharks abandon the waters off of Florida during Hurricane Ian? Experts talk about how hurricanes affect wildlife

Aftermath of Hurricane Ian — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Felix Mizioznikov Florida is known for its incredible wildlife, from the birds that fly high in the sky to the beasts that roam through the swamps and gorgeous beaches. However, Florida’s beauty sometimes gets brutally interrupted, just as it did last month when Hurricane Ian rammed into

Here’s when Orlando resort parks and events reopened after Hurricane Ian

World Sphere at Universal Orlando Resort – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS ORLANDO, Fl. – Universal Orlando Resort, including CityWalk, has begun its phased reopening of several portions of its resort for guests on Friday after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida and barreled through the area.  Halloween Horror Nights opened on Friday

Over 2 million Florida residents left without power as Hurricane Ian ravages coast

Power outage – Power outages due to Hurricane Ian affect FL residents – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Memory Stockphoto Hurricane Ian hit Florida so hard that its winds were just a few miles per hour short of developing into a Category 5 storm as it made landfall in the Sunshine State on Wednesday. Not

Eleventh Circuit social media ruling appealed to SCOTUS

Young woman using social media apps – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: 13_Phunkod Florida’s attorney general filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a federal court’s ruling from May that largely invalidated a state statute prohibiting social media corporations from de-platforming political candidates due to First Amendment violations.  The 11th