Spooky Spots: 5 creepy places to visit in Florida

Creepy Biltmore Hotel – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rafel The Sunshine State may be best known for its crystal clear beaches, exciting theme parks, historical museums, and adventurous hiking trails, but it also has its fair share of spooky spots. Like most places classified as haunted, these Florida destinations are characterized by bizarre stories

Central Florida firefighters mark 9/11 with stair climb as U.S. marks 21st anniversary

Rows of firefighter boots with miniature flags for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blue Tick Sugar Images On Sunday, Americans remembered 9/11, one of the deadliest terror attacks on U.S. soil with tear-jerking tributes and declarations to “never-forget,” 21 years after the horrific incident. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida conspirators seized

Everglades Jetport: The “greatest airport in the world” that never came to be

Everglades Jetport – Credit: The AirportHistory.org Collection via Miami Dade Aviation Department The Everglades Jetport, as it was named when the project launched in 1968, began its life right at the end of the Golden Age of air travel, when plane cabins were covered in smoke from cigars and filled with the loud clinking of

Pigeon Key: Island at the Seven Mile Bridge has dazzling scenery & history

Pigeon Key, Island in Monroe County, Florida – Courtesy: Melissa P., Florida Insider Florida Keys residents and visitors are again walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, and watching sunrises and sunsets along a piece of the famous Old Seven Mile Bridge that parallels the Florida Keys Overseas Highway in the Middle Keys. Rehabilitation construction on the popular

Elvis Presley’s final Lincoln is being rebuilt in a Florida shop famed for iconic automobiles

Elvis Presley Record – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stefano Chiacchiarini ’74 Gene Kennedy was only 9 years old when the 1977 Lincoln Mark V was produced, but the one he’s currently repairing isn’t just any old vehicle. “What makes it really rare is that this is the last known purchased vehicle that Elvis ever

Here are some of Central Florida’s festivals and events happening for Juneteenth

Juneteenth Parade – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Tippman98x Juneteenth, referencing June 19, marks the day that Galveston, Texas saw the arrival of Union soldiers in 1865 with news that the American Civil War had ended and those who were enslaved were now free. There were approximately 250,000 enslaved people in Texas that year alone.

Florida Memorabilia Fest takes over Gulfport on Saturday

Memorabilia Fest Gulfport, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SevenMaps Ken Breslauer, who’s written several books on the Sunshine State’s mid-century tourism and its long-vanished roadside attractions, believes he truly understands why native Floridians, like him, treasure Florida memories that no longer exist.  “It’s funny how as you grow up you develop this loyalty

Kenny G in concert, Miami City Ballet’s ‘To Florida, With Love,’ and BAM literary festival coming to the Palm Beaches

Kenny G Performing Palm Beach County — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Joe Seer Springtime has arrived on the Palm Beaches, and there are always cultural and art events for guests to enjoy. Here are three fun ideas for the upcoming week thanks to the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, the official support agency for culture

Indulge in a slice of history in historic Pensacola, Florida

Fort Pickens, Pensacola, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Krumpelman Photography The history of the Sunshine State goes far back. In 1559, about 6 years before the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, a group of Spanish settlers and explorers, led by famous explorer Tristan de Luna, dropped anchor in what would become Pensacola Bay. Here, they

Strawberry shortcake is officially Florida’s state dessert

Strawberry Shortcake — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Kean G Florida loves its Key lime pie, but now the state has a new dessert.  Strawberry shortcake with natural Florida dairy topping will officially become the Sunshine State’s dessert after Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday at the festival that celebrates the fruit.  Current Attorney