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Digging up the history of Miami’s exclusive Fisher Island

Fisher Island – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by FloridaStock A few months ago, we covered a Bloomberg Wealth Report highlighting the country’s wealthiest zip codes. Coming in at number one on that list was the historic private barrier island of Fisher Island off Miami Beach.  With an estimated average resident income of $2.2 million in

The state of sports gambling in Florida and why new legislation might finally make it legal

Sports Betting matchup Ticker screen – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sinisa Botas The time for sports betting to become legal in Florida may be now. While it may not have been the way legislators wanted it to happen—it’s on the verge of happening thanks to the pandemic.  With Florida facing budget shortfalls of roughly

Florida invasive species battle continues as FWC bans “high-risk” reptiles from commercial breeding and pet ownership

Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the

Almost three years after pedestrian bridge near FIU collapsed killing 6, FDOT set to oversee new design

Florida International University Bridge collapse – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pleasecat Redemption may soon be on the horizon for construction crews in South Florida nearly three years after a pedestrian bridge connecting Florida International University and Sweetwater’s downtown community collapsed during routine testing and a faulty design, claiming six innocent lives. That date was

Future Florida College students could lose out on financial aid with new bill

Florida International University – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov A new piece of legislation was filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) earlier this week that would make major changes to state financial aid apportionments to college students. Senate bill SB 86 would require grants to be reevaluated on a semester-to-semester basis and control

Florida lands multiple 4 and 5-star rated properties in 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards

The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach’s storied luxury resort – Courtesy: Forbes Travel Guide Despite declining travel figures in the year 2020, Florida has managed to remain a top travel destination in the world thanks to its wide selection of resorts, restaurants, destinations, entertainment, and more.  Helping Florida maintain its status as a top travel

Nestlé Waters Given Rights to Bottle 1 Million Gallons of Florida Spring Water

Crystal Clear Ginnie Springs – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Zoe Esteban One of Florida’s largest freshwater springs will soon be tapped for nearly 1 million gallons of water a day after Nestlé Waters North America was granted a permit approval from the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board earlier this week. The permit

Kia Motors Vehicles take home three “Best Car for the Money” Awards

Photo Source/Copyright: Kia Media “Best of” lists never fail to grab people’s attention when looking to purchase a new product. In this case, it’s a car.  Every year, car publications collect and analyze data from its test drivers on new vehicles from brands across the spectrum. These numbers are then crunched and delivered to consumers

Tech-Giant Microsoft partners with Volkswagen to create Self-Driving Car Software

Photo credit: Volkswagen/Microsoft Two unlikely partners have joined forces in hopes of creating an all-new self-driving car software, taking a massive step forward in the future of autonomous driving. Microsoft and the Volkswagen Group announced a partnership that aims to create a dedicated cloud-based platform for cars of the future. The tech and automaker collaboration

St. Johns County welcomes Florida’s first Buc-ee’s convenience store, the first of many to come in the state

Texas convenience store giant touted as the world’s largest convenience store opens first location in St. Johns County, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by  stock_photo_world The first Buc-ee’s convenience and fueling station in Florida officially opened this week in St. Johns County. For those who are unaware of or have ever heard of Buc-ee’s,