New laws could make craft beer much easier to find in Florida

Craft Beer Pour — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Antov Bannov Craft breweries are heading to Tallahassee to fight for new laws that could make your favorite beers easy to find. Among other requests, they want to be allowed to sell their beer wherever they’d like. Currently, they have to go through a distributor. Matthew Dahm of

Brightline has begun Central Florida test runs before high-speed trains start from Orlando to Miami

Brightline Train — Courtesy: Shutterstock — EQRoy The first Brightline train entered Brevard County for a test run on Tuesday between South Florida and the Orlando airport. The train and crew will conduct dry runs across the 130-mile Florida east coast railway corridor.  There weren’t any passengers just yet, but onlookers looked extremely intrigued by

IKEA buys hurricane-damaged land in Florida to plant forests

IKEA Store — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Graeme Dawes Ingka Group, owner of IKEA furniture stores worldwide, has bought more land in the U.S. as part of a long-term goal and commitment to handle forest management responsibly. Ingka Group will plant seedlings of mainly longleaf pine on the 3,264 acres of land near Florida’s Apalachicola River

Supreme Court halts vaccine mandate for businesses, upholds mandate for health care workers

United States Supreme Court building — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Steven Frame On Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies but allowed a vaccine mandate to remain for medical facilities that take Medicaid or Medicare payments. The rulings come three days after the Occupational Safety and

Miami is once again ranked America’s healthiest city

Miami, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bogdan Dyiakonovych For the third consecutive year, Mindbody has ranked Miami as America’s healthiest city, followed by Los Angeles and San Diego. Mindbody, the leading experience technology platform for the wellness industry, conducts an annual Wellness Index that aims to provide a holistic view of wellness across the U.S.

Disney World announces Weekday Magic Ticket deal for Florida residents

Walt Disney World — CREDIT: MATT STROSHANE/DISNEY ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida residents looking to head to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary can now take advantage of a new weekday ticket deal. Starting Tuesday, Florida residents can buy Weekday Magic Tickets to Disney World. A two-day ticket will cost $149 plus tax. Residents can also buy

World’s first 3D-printed home showroom appears in Florida

3D-printed future home technology — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Forge Productions 3D printing technology has grown at a rapid pace. NASA is looking at its benefits in space while scientists are researching the technology for 3D printing of organs.  Now, groundbreaking advances are allowing people to print the home of their dreams. A warehouse in Brevard

Multiple SpaceX launches to begin Thursday in Florida

SpaceX Rocket Launches — Courtesy: Shutterstock — John Huntington SpaceX plans to begin a surge in launch activity Thursday with a Starlink launch from Florida heading south along the Sunshine State’s coastline. Five SpaceX missions may launch within the next month on the southern polar trajectory, flying much closer to the Florida coast toward Miami

Wawa convenience store chain opening more than 20 new Florida stores in 2022

Wawa Convenience Store — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Eric Glenn Wawa continues to open new locations throughout the Sunshine State and is seeking to hire over 2,000 new employees at the start of the new year. The Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain announced Wednesday they are beginning a new campaign with the goal of hiring 2,000 new

South Florida produce growers face major obstacles in 2022

Farmer holding produce — Courtesy: Shutterstock — ABO PHOTOGRAPHY Produce growers are facing several challenges as they make their way into the new year. These hurdles include inflation, a labor shortage, supply chain and market disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There’s just so much unsureness with the future of the market,” said Jeffrey