Popular Florida bar shuts down day after reopening its doors due to maskless patrons and insufficient social distancing

The Wharf Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Patrons without masks. Courtesy: South Florida Sun Sentinel – Photo sent in by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan A popular Broward County outdoor bar got the ax from county officials late Saturday night after videos and photos surfaced showing hundreds of maskless patrons in close proximity, ignoring

Despite Travel Advisory Heading Into Thanksgiving Weekend South Florida Airports Are Packed

Family with two children going on holiday, wearing face masks at the airport. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Halfpoint Despite cautionary health advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pertaining to the 2020 holiday season, people seem to be ignoring the advice and are traveling in droves.  Historically speaking, Thanksgiving weekend is one

Florida Tourism Numbers Down More Than 30 Percent According To Q3 Data, But There Is Hope

Courtesy: Image by Stela Di from Pixabay Visit Florida released its data regarding the current state of Florida’s tourism numbers for the third quarter of 2020. And let’s say the numbers were not where we’d like them to be, but for obvious reasons. According to the data collected, the state’s tourism numbers were down 31.8

Tampa Bay’s Busch Gardens welcomes Speedy Revamp to storied Wooden Coaster— Meet Iron Gwazi, the fastest and tallest coaster of its kind

Courtesy: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay A video released by Busch Gardens has surfaced showing the all-new additions to the once wood-only rollercoaster at the popular Florida theme park. Gwazi, as it once was called, was a dueling wooden roller coaster with opposing running tracks named Lion and Tiger; the name originated from a fabled creature

‘Safe Spacer’ Florida-based wearable tech company sees spike in sales during the fight against COVID-19

Courtesy: Safe Spacer In a world of evolving technology and the need to adapt to our surrounding issues, new tech plays an essential role in combating and aiding issues worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed scientists, researchers, and developers all over the world to collaborate and create necessary tools that assist in protecting against the

Robo-dogs to patrol Florida Air Force base: will assist with surveillance moving forward

Courtesy: (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne) The 325th Security Forces Squadron is enlisting some dog patrolling support at the Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Fla. The dogs will cost around $100,000 each and can roam around the bases’ perimeter for roughly seven-mile round-trips before being charged. If you

Florida get ready for the Return of White Castle — Oh, and it’ll be the Largest in the World

Courtesy: Shutterstock – photo By rblfmr Florida… this is not a drill. White Castle is making its return to the Sunshine State after a 50-year hiatus. The buttery, steamy, bite-sized, grilled to perfection sliders will soon be calling Florida home once again, and this time, they made it super-sized. The Orlando Sentinel reported that “an invitation-only”

Disney World Orlando theme parks announce increased capacity limits amidst growing virus numbers in the state

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Jerome LABOUYRIE It’s no secret that this year has been one filled with ups and downs for just about everyone. The truth is, the COVID-19 pandemic was something no one ever expected and, least of all, something that was never expected to have the impact it has had so far.

High-speed, electric air mobility network coming to Central Florida— ‘flying taxi’ startup Lilium announces

Courtesy: Lilium website Flying taxis will soon invade the planned Lake Nona community in the Orlando area, according to German electric aviation startup Lilium.  The company paired up with the City of Orlando and real estate development company Tavistock to establish the Sunshine State as the “first advanced aerial mobility region” in the United States,

Florida voters narrowly vote YES to increase state minimum wage to $15 an hour

Courtesy: Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Election Day brought many surprises to Floridians, and aside from the obvious local and presidential election results, there were also crucial amendments on the ballot that shall not be overlooked. But arguably, the most talked-about amendment coming into election day was Amendment 2.  The amendment at stake was