Brightline’s high-tech trains roll off production line in California and are headed to Orlando

Brightline Train – West Palm Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by EQRoy Brightline is marking the rollout of its first diesel-electric, stainless steel trains that will transport passengers while offering food service between South Florida and Orlando International Airport. By building an American higher-speed rails service, Brightline’s goal is to change people’s behavior by

SAVOR ST. PETE Festival is coming to downtown St. Petersburg Nov. 6th & 7th, welcoming guests to sip & savor while enjoying interactive activities, cooking demos, & more

Courtesy: SAVOR SoFLO ST. PETERSBURG, FL. — This autumn season, local foodies, wine lovers, and craft beer enthusiasts are invited to “SIP, SAVOR, and be SEEN” at the annual SAVOR ST. PETE event. The two-day festival will take place November 6th-7th in downtown St. Petersburg, overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay in North Straub Park. It will

5 autumnal things to this Fall in South Florida & beyond

Pumpkin Patch — Courtesy: Image by Bill Morson from Shutterstock It is officially fall in Florida, and while the scorching heat, sunny beaches, and swaying palm trees may not resemble the autumn season, there are still plenty of fun activities to take part in. So grab your boots and pumpkin spice lattes, because here are

Here are the Sunshine State’s best cities for outdoor dining this fall

Outdoor Dining Rooftop — Courtesy: Image by Brian Patrick Lim from Shutterstock Gone are the hot and humid nights of summer, because “fall” is upon us in Florida. Although our Florida fall is about a one-degree dip in temperature, this means that outdoor dining season is about to begin. Just in time for the breezy

SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returns to Earth, splashing down off Florida coast

SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft — Courtesy: Image by Evgeniyqw from Shutterstock CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just after three days in space, SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returned back to Earth on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, coming down off the Florida coast to finish a historic mission. “It’s been an amazing ride for everyone,” Inspiration4 mission director

South Florida will welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees

Refugees Afghanistan – Courtesy: Idaho News 6 – Image by Scripps National The Sunshine State is set to become a safe haven for a large group of refugees fleeing Afghanistan. Kristen Bloom is the Founder and Executive Director of Refugee Assistance Alliance, an organization that aids refugee families once they are settled in South Florida.

Florida ranks 32nd on best states for workers list

Collaborative Process – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by GaudiLab When it comes to the best places in America to work, Florida is just about in the middle according to a new report comparing all 50 states. Florida ranked 32nd overall in the 2021 edition of the poverty-fighting nonprofit Oxfam America’s “The Best and Worst States

Florida will begin enforcing $5,000 fine for seeking COVID vaccine proof

Vaccine Card – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by vovidzha According to a Department of Health rule issued last Friday, Florida will begin to issue $5,000 fines to schools, businesses, and government agencies that require visitors or customers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year that

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is closer to finalizing deal to build tunnel in Fort Lauderdale

Elon Musk Underground Transit Loop – Courtesy: Getty Images – Image by Ethan Miller This past Monday, a deadline for several companies to submit proposals to compete with a proposed Boring Co. project set for Fort Lauderdale passed. This move leaves Elon Musk’s tunnel business in a position to begin exclusive negotiations with city officials.

Hurricane Ida likely to drive up gas prices in Florida

Pumping Gas – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Dragana Gordic After Florida drivers have enjoyed a brief period of lower gas prices in recent weeks, Hurricane Ida is likely to make it a bit pricier to fill up. Florida’s average gas prices have gone down during the past three weeks, reaching $2.95 a gallon for