The History of the Florida Temple Orange

Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay  In honor of its 100th birthday in Florida, we are celebrating the Temple tangor, also known as the Temple orange. The tangor name comes from the “tang” in tangerine and “or” as in orange. The tangor is a citrus fruit hybrid of the mandarin orange and the sweet orange. 

Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

Florida to Draft Master Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay  A new state law aims to create more electric car charging stations throughout the state of Florida in order to keep up with the demand of electric vehicles (EV), according to an article from Jacksonville Community Television (www.news.wjct.org). The law is sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Lee

Florida Museum of Natural History Reopened to Visitors on July 3

Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, USA on April 30, 2020. Photo: Kyle S Lo/Shutterstock.com Friday, July 3 marked the reopening of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The Museum, located at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, reopened its doors again after three long months

Spooky Places in Florida You’ll Want to Visit (or Stay Away From)

A creepy photo of a church in Key West, Florida, USA. Image by Jody Davis from Pixabay  It may not be Halloween or even October yet, so a scary ghost story may not be appreciated right now. But hauntings and ghosts don’t take vacations or breaks. Florida is ripe with places that are haunted, and

5 Bucket-List Places Every Floridian Must See

Image by Randall Beauchamp from Pixabay  If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida, look no further than the following places to go. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best places to go to if you are a native Floridian (or close to it). Apart from our sandy beaches, these hidden gems will

Alcohol Sales and Consumption Temporarily Suspended at Florida Bars

Image by Christian_Birkholz from Pixabay  Florida is suspending drinking at bars. Halsey Beshears, the secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, tweeted on Friday, June 26, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This comes right after the Florida Department of

Disney Reservation System Opens Up Again for Some Guests

Image by HenningE from Pixabay  Disney World is opening its parks next month. Magic Kingdom, July 11 Animal Kingdom, July 11 EPCOT, July 15 Hollywood Studios, July 15 Disney’s online reservation system kicked off on Monday, June 22 and guests online are reporting hours-long wait times and trouble getting through. Disney says new ticket sales

NBA To Allow Return-to-Play in Orlando

Photo: PhotoProCorp/Shutterstock.com The NBA on Thursday, June 4 took the official step to put a schedule in place for a return to action to resume the season in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports with the approval of the teams to implement the plan of NBA commissioner Adam Silver. By a vote of

Hard Rock Stadium Drive-In Movie Theater to Open on Friday

Drive-in movie theatre at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA. Photo: Hard Rock Stadium Facebook. Hard Rock Stadium will feature two movie venues, including a drive-in theater inside the stadium and an open-air screening space on the Fountain Plaza. The drive-in movie theater at Hard Rock Stadium will make its debut on Friday,