24 people rescued from sinking boat by passing Carnival Cruise ship off Florida coast

Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Lines/ Press Release Twenty-four people were rescued from a distressed boat some 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., last Saturday. The Carnival Sensation was out on international waters conducting non-operational manning status with a skeleton crew and no passengers on board when they spotted a sinking boat in the

In-person Early Voting in Florida begins today: What you need to know

‘Vote Here’ sign placed on the walkway to a neighborhood polling place, as seen on election day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Photo: Jillian Cain Photography/Shutterstock.com Today, Oct. 19., 2020 marks the beginning of early voting in Florida. Early voting is the process by which constituents are allowed to cast their ballot before the designated election day.

Military defense supplier Sparton relocates Corporate HQ to Florida

Courtesy: Sparton Corporation website Sparton Corporation, a leading defense supplier for the U.S. Navy and defense industry, announced via press release that it would be relocating its corporate headquarters from Schaumburg, IL to De Leon Springs, FL. The defense supplier specializes in “pure-play” defense supplies and complex maritime electronic mechanical systems: namely the development of

Miami-Dade County Public Schools To Reopen on October 5

Facade to the Miami-Dade County Public Library building with an art exhibition entrance located within the downtown 2nd Avenue community and touristic neighborhoods on June 26, 2019. Photo and Caption: Hernando Sorzano/Shutterstock.com Florida public schools have been reopening with in-person instruction for six weeks except for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), the state’s largest and

Florida’s Idled Cruise Industry Can Set Sail Again on November 1

Photo: Ed Judkins / Pixabay The cruise industry has been fine-tuning a public health proposal to resume sailing. Florida’s idled $8-billion-a-year cruise industry can set sail again November 1 under a plan endorsed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. President Donald Trump’s administration blocked the CDC’s pending order to keep cruise ships docked until

UF Ranked 6th Best Public University in Florida

Entrance sign at the University of Florida on September 12, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Bryan Pollard/Shutterstock.com The University of Florida (UF) has placed sixth on the 2021 list of the state’s top-ranked college. As of Monday, September 14, UF is tied for sixth place with the University of California, Santa Barbara,

Florida One of the Top Destinations for Labor Day Weekend Despite Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Despite the number of COVID-19 infections, Florida seems to still be a top spot to vacation for many Americans this year. This comes from official data collected by the travel itinerary app TripIt. The data collected shows millions of people plan to travel to COVID-19 hot spots, with Florida

Examining Brutalist Architecture Throughout Florida

Sleek, brutalist, concrete architecture of a building. Image by Bromine from Pixabay  Have you ever driven around Florida and wondered why certain buildings look the way they do? They look modern but strange. You can’t quite put your finger on it. You wonder what kind of architecture is that? As it turns out, there is

Florida Ranked 25th For Racial Equality in Education

Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Florida has just landed the 25th spot in a new study by the WalletHub website that examines equality between white and Black students in educational progress among the 50 states, based on six key dimensions. Florida earned a total score of 45.67 in the study by the personal finances website, with

Exploring Florida’s Resident Ghost Town

Beautiful beach on Indian Key, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: JMcQ/Shutterstock.com Indian Key Historic State Park in the Florida Keys is another one of those hidden gems that not even resident Floridians know about, much less visit. The island was once home to the bustling town of Indian Key but now remains an uninhabited ghost