History of the Cross Florida Barge Canal

Cross Florida Barge Canal – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Fsendek The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway follows the same path as the abandoned Cross Florida Barge Canal. Despite never reaching completion, the tremendous public works project has a long history.  Had it been finished, the Cross Florida Barge Canal would have spanned all

South Florida boaters warned not to take part in flotilla to Cuba

Support of Protestors in Cuba – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Fernando Media MIAMI, Fla. – With several reports of South Florida boaters planning to set sail and travel to Cuba in an attempt to show support for the protests going on, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning sailors to think twice about

Tampa Bay woman set to represent Florida in 100th Miss America Competition

(Source: Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing)- via WFLA Petitions to formally change Tampa Bay to “Champa Bay” should seriously be considered because it seems like every game, competition, and contest over the past year has some winning ties to the Bay area. Joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Miss Tampa

Key Lime Festival is back in 2021: What to expect and visitors guide to having fun on Fourth of July Weekend in Key West

Pie Eating Contest at Key Lime Festival in Key West – Courtesy: Key Lime Festival – Photo by Filda Konec Photography On July 4, 1776, the United States of America entered nationhood after declaring its independence from Great Britain via the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence.  Celebrations were had, and festivals were

Floridian’s Guide to watching the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse on May 26

Total lunar eclipse 2015 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chris Harwood We are sure you are familiar with the age-old adage “The early bird gets the worm.”  Tomorrow, Florida residents who practice this saying will be in for a rare treat—a supermoon eclipse! For those who have troubles waking up early but want to

History Snapshot: Why Ybor City is known as the “Cigar Capital of The World”

Centro Español in 7th Ave in Ybor City – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Located in Hillsborough County lies a small, cobblestone-laden, Cuban-influenced, historic small town known as Ybor City. Ask any Floridian, Tampa Bay natives especially, about Ybor City and its significance to the State of Florida, and they will tell you

Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

Got Bitcoin? One mega-club in Miami will soon be the “first of its kind” to accept popular cryptocurrencies as form of payment

Outside view of E11even Nightclub in Miami – Courtesy: Shutterstock-Image by Blueee77 Leave it to a 24/7 mega-club in Miami to be the first major nightclub in the United States to accept the popular Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency as a method of payment when entering for a night of fun. E11even Partners hospitality group announced plans earlier

Memorial Day tradition returns to South Florida with Air & Sea Show

Airplanes on airshow. Aerobatic team performs flight at air show – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Lucian BOLCA A small sense of pre-pandemic outings is making a return to one of South Florida’s busiest beaches. After being sidelined in 2020 due to health protocols and the roaring surge in COVID-19 cases, the popular Hyundai Air

Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium to get a name change? Panel rejects name retention

Aerial view of Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State University’s campus – Courtesy: Shutterstock- Image by Felix Mizioznikov Florida State University’s famed Doak Campbell Stadium, home of the Seminoles football program, may soon have a new name. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the university’s anti-racism task force panel held a meeting to discuss the potential