Florida Ranks 26 on List of Highest Makeup of Military Personnel Among the 50 States

Flag of the State of Florida on a military uniform. Photo and Caption: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock.com Florida may not be a place you think of when you hear of the military. But did you know that Florida has over 50 military bases, with more active military members that make up 317 out of every 100,000 people

Study Reveals Florida Has the 10th Worst Recovering Unemployment Rate in the U.S.

Unemployed Floridians in the state of Florida are denied by the Department of Economic Opportunity under the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami, Florida, USA on May 1, 2020. Photo and Caption: Blueee77/Shutterstock.com Despite all the wonder and beauty Florida has to offer, it is not without its faults. Indeed, it is

Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

Florida to Draft Master Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay  A new state law aims to create more electric car charging stations throughout the state of Florida in order to keep up with the demand of electric vehicles (EV), according to an article from Jacksonville Community Television (www.news.wjct.org). The law is sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Lee

University of Florida Ranked Among Leading Innovative Universities

Image by felixioncool from Pixabay  The University of Florida has ranked among the top universities that inspire innovative ideas, license start-ups, and perform ground-breaking research in different fields. According to a report released last week by the George W. Bush Institute and the Opus Faveo Innovation Development consulting firm, UF ranked high in terms of

Hard Rock Stadium Drive-In Movie Theater to Open on Friday

Aerial view, drone photography of Hard Rock Stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Photo and Caption YES Market Media/Shutterstock.com Hard Rock Stadium will feature two movie venues, including a drive-in theater inside the stadium and an open-air screening space on the Fountain Plaza. The drive-in movie theater at Hard Rock Stadium will make its debut on

11 Things Floridians Will Swear By Till the Day They Die

Image by Makoto Seimori from Pixabay  “You know you’re from Florida when…” We love nothing better than being able to call ourselves Florida residents. We like to think about how we live where many people vacation (or wish they could). But, like with any other state, living in Florida has different challenges and advantages. We

St. Pete Pier Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Photo: www.fox13news.com The St. Petersburg Pier will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg gave an original grand opening date of May 30 but fears about spreading the novel coronavirus forced the City to postpone the reopening of the Pier until proper phased guidelines are announced by

Elective Surgeries Resume as Florida Reopens Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

A surgeon performing laparoscopic surgery in the abdomen of a patient in the operating room. Photo: amab/Shutterstock.com As part of Phase 1 reopening plans for Florida, elective surgeries are to resume at health facilities statewide. The news is a much-needed welcome for patients and the hospitals that have lost millions of dollars during the coronavirus

Florida Virus Expert Is Optimistic About Vaccines, Therapy to Treat COVID-19

A doctor is testing a sample of biological tubes contaminated by Covid-19 and searching for a vaccine. Photo: Morakot Kawinchan/Shutterstock.com While conducting a webinar on Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Michael Farzan at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter detailed preliminary research that could be a step towards creating a vaccine for COVID-19. Even as thousands die