Florida building collapse investigation to start structural testing

Residential Condominium in Surfside, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blueee77 The federal investigation into the devastating collapse of a beachfront condominium building in Surfside, Florida is entering a new phase that involves drilling and cutting into steel and concrete to determine what role the materials played in the disaster, officials announced on Wednesday.

Food & Wine: SAVOR SoFLO made its 2nd annual appearance in Hollywood Beach this weekend

SAVOR SoFLO Festival at Hollywood Beach – Courtesy: Krystal Socorro, Florida Insider This past weekend, the second annual SAVOR SoFLO Festival took place in the heart of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Broward County. The two-day festival took place on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, behind the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. The

Fleet Week is finally back in South Florida after a 2-year hiatus due to COVID-19

Fleet Week – U.S. Navy Ship — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Marc Sitkin FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl. – Fleet Week is back and better than ever! The long-awaited festivities kicked off on Sunday with an ‘All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party and Concert’ full of coastguardsmen, sailors, and sea cadets at the Las Olas Oceanside Park. Some

National Pretzel Day 2022: Where you can find free twisty treats in Florida

National Pretzel Day — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Dmitry SKilkov Stanley Hudsons of the world, rejoice!  National Pretzel Day is Tuesday, April 26, and if you’re anything like “The Office” character Stanley, whose favorite day of the year is when a pretzel cart visits Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., then you’ll want to find out where you

Gulfstream Park’s new Carousel Club is the latest outdoor lounge in South Florida

Courtesy: Carousel Club Website Carousel Club, the new outdoor entertainment spot at The Village at Gulfstream Park, is the latest close relative of The Wharf to pop up in South Florida. The only difference between the two is the horses, of course. The 14,000-square-foot open-air lounge, which features two bars, a large tented space, a

Shaquille O’Neal’s famous chicken franchise, ‘Big Chicken,’ is coming to the Sunshine State

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken Chain — Courtesy: Mike Coppola | Getty Images A “big” franchise is coming to the Sunshine State’s Panhandle in a “big” way. The Panhandle Restaurant Group signed a commitment deal with “Big Chicken,” whose founder is former NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal is primarily known for his years playing for the

Classic rockers relaunch Southwest Florida Event Center

Southwest Florida Event Center — Special to the News-Press The Southwest Florida Event Center will have a rockin’ start when it relaunches in Bonita Springs on March 25 with an ensemble concert called “It Was 50 Years Ago Today.” Legendary rockstars Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, and some members of top classic rock bands Chicago, Badfinger,

Missing Maine cat found 7 years later, 1,500 miles away in Florida

Denise Cilley and her daughter adopted a cat from an animal shelter back in 2014 and decided to name the kitten Ashes — (Denise Cilley) A lost cat will be reuniting with its owner on Wednesday. That may sound simple, but this cat, whose owner lives in Chesterville, went missing seven years ago and turned

Celebrate Super Bowl LVI with Veza Sur Brewing Co.

Image by: Veza Sur Brewing Co. Couldn’t score a ticket to the most anticipated game of the year? You’re not alone, but Veza Sur has the next big thing… Super Bowl parties and beer! Whether you’re hosting your own football watch party or heading to your friend’s, be the life of the party by bringing

Everything to know about the Florida State Fair

Florida State Fair — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Noah Densmore Tampa has been home to the Florida State Fair since 1915. The fair is a collection of the Sunshine State’s best agricultural achievements, the U.S.’s largest midway, and all things deep-fried. The fair opens on Thursday and runs through Feb. 21. Florida’s mild weather usually makes