High COVID-19 cases call for universal masking in Florida schools

Ready to go to School – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Volurol Districts are sticking with their plans to return to in-person learning, but some school mask rules may be subject to change.  In the last week, the state of Florida has reported more than 73,000 COVID-19 infections. This is the highest number of cases

Daytona International Speedway’s ‘Magic of Lights’ holiday event set to return for 2021

Daytona Magic of Lights – Courtesy: Image by Daytona International Speedway When planning a holiday vacation, many trip-goers happily trade dazzling snow for sparkly sand beaches and warm breezes. Visitors have always been intrigued by the way Floridians mix their well-known beaches and warm weather with the best of the holidays. Commonly known as the

Key West, Florida makes list of top 10 of the world’s most beautiful sunset destinations

Pier at Beach in Key West, Florida USA – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ventdusud Summer is in full swing! In the middle of July, pool parties, beach days, and other daytime activities are the norm, but what truly makes summer so wonderful are the beautiful sunsets that take place around the world.  Well, guess

Florida Seminole tribe sports betting plan slapped with legal challenge

Aerial View on New Hard Rock Casino – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Declaring a “legal fiction,” two pari-mutuel facilities have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a newly approved plan that allows the Seminole Tribe to operate sports betting in Florida.  The lawsuit was filed on Friday by owners

Tropical Storm Warning extends towards Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Triff Elsa is holding steady in strength as it nears landfall in Cuba, though the storm is not expected to grow. On Sunday, Elsa swept through Jamaica and is now expected to strike Cuba before turning towards Florida’s Gulf Coast. Concerns about possible high winds from the

Tampa unseats Miami on Best Cities in America list for 2021

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown city skyline over the Hillsborough River – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ESB Professional News Flash! There’s more to Florida than just Miami. While Miami is certainly the most well-known city in the Sunshine State for a number of reasons, people often forget about the other big cities that make Florida—well,

Tampa Bay woman set to represent Florida in 100th Miss America Competition

(Source: Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing)- via WFLA Petitions to formally change Tampa Bay to “Champa Bay” should seriously be considered because it seems like every game, competition, and contest over the past year has some winning ties to the Bay area. Joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Miss Tampa

Florida is becoming the heavyweight solar leader of the Southeast

Courtesy: Image by Sebastian Ganso from Pixabay Last month, Florida Insider covered a story on how Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), the state’s largest electric power supply and utility company, invested in yet another mega-solar center in Southwest Florida. Today, we are pleased to report that Florida has moved firmly into first place in

Two South Florida developers are collaborating to bring 5 inland Crystal Lagoons to Central Florida

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by heru sukma cahyanto There are no beaches in Central Florida, but that may soon change after news broke that two major South Florida developers are looking to bring public access lagoons to Central Florida. According to Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales of Crystal Lagoon US Corp, Hollywood-based investment

Florida’s Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville scheduled to resume rainbow lighting after FDOT reverses stance

Acosta Bridge over the St. Johns River at night – Courtesy: Shutterstock – ESB Professional The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will once again light up the Acosta Bridge Wednesday night after being told its rainbow color scheme was “out of compliance” by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Despite plans from the city to light