Christmas and Celebration Florida: Cities with best Holiday-themed monikers

Welcome to Christmas, Florida Sign. Courtesy: Florida Backroads Travel As we turn into the final stretch of 2020, Christmas is in sight, and holiday carols are being sung. In the spirit of the holiday season, our Florida spotlight is on two small census-designated towns in Central Florida. Christmas and Celebration, Florida. Located in Orange and

Sights Spotlight: Coral Castle Museum, the Taj Mahal of Florida

Edward Leedskalnin next to a segment of Coral Castle. Courtesy: Coral Castle Museum website Nestled in an unincorporated portion of Miami-Dade County between Leisure City and Homestead lies a vast collection of hand-carved, multi-ton, megalithic coral structures.  Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, Coral Castle is a bit of a mystery,

Hurricane Season Has Come To An End—Should Florida Consider Itself Lucky?

Courtesy: Image by David Mark from Pixabay Florida. We did it. The extremely busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will officially come to a close today, November 30. Meaning the season for perfect storm conditions spanning the Atlantic and lower Caribbean waters does not have to be revisited until June 1, 2021. That’s not to say

Thanksgiving Week: Florida’s Most Popular Side Dish May Not Be What You’d Think

Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Brent Hofacker Thanksgiving. The one day in the year where you don’t have to make an excuse to go in for another plate at the dinner table. Heaping piles of mash potatoes and gravy, turkey, stuffing, rice and beans, cornbread, apple pie,

Did America’s First Thanksgiving Actually Happen In Florida And Not Plymouth Rock?

First Thanksgiving depiction—Courtesy: State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory Leave it to Florida to somehow be connected to everything. For years, it has been thought and taught in many schools that the first Thanksgiving gathering and feast was held between the Pilgrims and resident Indian Wampanoag tribe of New England at Plymouth Rock in 1621. Some

Florida Atlantic University receives record donation to study Holocaust, School to be named after donors

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Jillian Cain Photography Entrepreneur Kurt Wallach and his wife Marilyn made a generous and historic donation to Florida Atlantic University to further the study of the Holocaust. The $20 million donation is the largest in school history, the university announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17. FAU will be using the money to

Miami Marlins officially introduce Kim Ng as MLB’s first female General Manager, marking new era across pro sports

Courtesy: Photo by JOSEPH GUZY- MIAMI MARLINS “Welcome Kim Ng,” read the Marlins Park scoreboard, a historic move marking a new era in professional sports.  A message heard around the world and emphasized throughout the country, Kim Ng’s hiring ushers a new age in the sports world and in Major League Baseball. On Monday, the Miami

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”

Florida man makes history in grueling Ironman triathlon, becomes first person with Down Syndrome to complete race

Courtesy: Shutterstock – photo By Viktoriyani 21-year-old endurance racer, Chris Nikic of Maitland, Fla., became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete a full-length IRONMAN triathlon at the Panama City race on Saturday, November 7. The IRONMAN race has long been considered the Mt. Everest of all endurance races and athletic feats. Only a handful

Florida county backlogged with concealed weapons permit appointments

Man with concealed carry permit application and pistol gun firearm Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by ja-images In June, Florida Insider covered a story about the rise in screenings for background checks for gun purchases in the state. In the week following George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it