Florida families implore officials to drop “high-stakes” testing requirement for 2021 public-university admissions: Petition included

Courtesy: Image by F1 Digitals from Pixabay Florida tends to have an affinity for the dramatic. As of today, Oct. 20., 2020, Florida, is the only state that has yet to drop the requirement for high-stakes testing in their higher-education public school system for fall 2021 applications. This means any high school student with the

Getting into Disney Parks just got easier

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The happiest place on earth may be giving visitors more reason to start their day happy in an unconventional way. For years, Disney World patrons have complained about the long lines to get into the theme parks.  Usually, lines create a bottleneck effect in the baggage check portion of the

Florida Stone Crab season is back—BUT there are some changes

Courtesy: Shutterstock- Peter Acker Fall season means a lot of things, depending on who you ask. But in Florida, any die-hard foodie will tell you one thing remains king in the heart of fall—Stone Crabs. Stone Crab season is here for Floridians to enjoy in all its glory. Sweet, juicy, and served chilled with a

Florida reigns as top retirement spot in 2020-2021 U.S. Rankings

Courtesy: Image by mayerbl1 from Pixabay Florida stole the show in the recent Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2020-2021 rankings by U.S. News.  The list analyzes data from the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country and criteria metrics including overall happiness of residents, tax rates and quality of healthcare, and housing

Spike in COVID cases forces Florida vs. LSU game to be postponed

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Gregory Reed According to the University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin, the week 7 matchup between the Florida Gators and reigning national champion LSU Tigers will be rescheduled for Dec. 12. The news comes after reports revealed 21 players tested positive for COVID-19, 18 of which are scholarship athletes. The team

Florida drivers can soon ditch their physical Driver’s License for a digital version on their mobile devices

Courtesy: Thales’ Website Florida residents will soon have access to a mobile version of their FDL. Thales, a French-based global technology company, reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles that will allow drivers of the state to carry a digital copy of their driver’s license via smartphones and tablets.

Florida single-family housing boom: What’s driving it?

Courtesy: Shutterstock. Image by: Andrey_Popov Amid a worldwide pandemic and a struggling economy, Florida real estate is witnessing a single-family housing boom in some of the state’s most unprecedented times. According to market data from Florida Realtors, single-family home sales surged 8.8% in August when compared to the same time last year in 2019. For

Presidential candidates visit Florida: Again. Proving heavy weight in election

Courtesy: Shutterstock by Matt Smith President Donald Trump will be visiting the famed “I-4 Corridor” on Monday evening in an attempt to rally his Florida support base. Conversely, his opponent, Joe Biden will continue his Florida campaign tour with a visit to Broward County on Tuesday. The visit to Florida will mark the beginning of

Miami Heat’s storybook season comes to end in Game 6 Finals loss to LeBron led Lakers

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Confetti rained from the skies Sunday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, marking the end to the NBA’s most unprecedented season in the history of the league. A new champion was crowned, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 en route

Residents of Boca Raton will soon have access to more golf

Courtesy: Shutterstock — By sattahipbeach The ownership group of the Boca Raton Resort & Club disclosed its plans to donate the Boca Country Club to the city on Wednesday, Oct. 7., in an unprecedented move. The 130-acre private, members-only club, is slated to become a course open to the public on Oct. 1, 2021. Boca