The Do’s and Don’ts of voting in Florida

Courtesy: Shutterstock/ Andy Chipus Below, we at Florida Insider have compiled a quick list of things that are frowned upon and accepted at Florida polling precincts. The list below are the most commonly asked questions every election year. Please be sure to vote responsibly and fully review your voter rights before visiting the polls by

Florida families implore officials to drop “high-stakes” testing requirement for 2021 public-university admissions: Petition included

Courtesy: Image by F1 Digitals from Pixabay Florida tends to have an affinity for the dramatic. As of today, Oct. 20., 2020, Florida, is the only state that has yet to drop the requirement for high-stakes testing in their higher-education public school system for fall 2021 applications. This means any high school student with the

24 people rescued from sinking boat by passing Carnival Cruise ship off Florida coast

Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Lines/ Press Release Twenty-four people were rescued from a distressed boat some 37 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., last Saturday. The Carnival Sensation was out on international waters conducting non-operational manning status with a skeleton crew and no passengers on board when they spotted a sinking boat in the

South Florida’s Iconic Knaus Berry Farm set to reopen Oct. 27

Courtesy: Knaus Berry Farm’s cinnamon rolls-Photo by Laine Doss This year has arguably been a wash for practically everyone—however, South Florida has something to get excited about in late October. The iconic Knaus Berry Farm will be opening its doors on Oct. 27, “Lord willing,” according to a recent comment on social media.  Known for

In-person Early Voting in Florida begins today: What you need to know

‘Vote Here’ sign placed on the walkway to a neighborhood polling place, as seen on election day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Photo: Jillian Cain Photography/Shutterstock.com Today, Oct. 19., 2020 marks the beginning of early voting in Florida. Early voting is the process by which constituents are allowed to cast their ballot before the designated election day.

Snowcat Ridge to become Florida’s first Snow Park

Courtesy: Snowcat Ridge website Whoever told you it doesn’t snow in Florida lied. Coming next month to Dade City, Snowcat Ridge will become the first and only outdoor snow park in the Sunshine State.  Construction for the park began in the spring of last year by transforming existing flat fields into a 60-foot tall hill

Getting into Disney Parks just got easier

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The happiest place on earth may be giving visitors more reason to start their day happy in an unconventional way. For years, Disney World patrons have complained about the long lines to get into the theme parks.  Usually, lines create a bottleneck effect in the baggage check portion of the

Florida reigns as top retirement spot in 2020-2021 U.S. Rankings

Courtesy: Image by mayerbl1 from Pixabay Florida stole the show in the recent Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2020-2021 rankings by U.S. News.  The list analyzes data from the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country and criteria metrics including overall happiness of residents, tax rates and quality of healthcare, and housing

Spike in COVID cases forces Florida vs. LSU game to be postponed

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Gregory Reed According to the University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin, the week 7 matchup between the Florida Gators and reigning national champion LSU Tigers will be rescheduled for Dec. 12. The news comes after reports revealed 21 players tested positive for COVID-19, 18 of which are scholarship athletes. The team

Largo, Fla., DK Farm Festival brings seasonal fun to residents

Courtesy: Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Itching to get out of the house and get some fresh air? Fall is in the air and that means it’s pumpkin patch season. DK Farms in Largo, Fla., is hosting a fall festival extravaganza for families with a range of activities. Included in this year’s festival are