Manatee County Commissioner breaks protocol by limiting COVID-19 vaccine drive to specific wealthy zip codes

Manatee County – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ja7 The Florida COVID-19 vaccine chronicles continue.  One month after a West Palm Beach nursing home and assisted-living facility was called out by a Florida Senator for “immoral” vaccine distribution to wealthy donors: a Manatee County commissioner broke vaccine distribution protocol when planning a local vaccine drive

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing

Florida Man builds a rollercoaster for his kids

Courtesy: NBC 2 News Florida For once, a positive “Florida Man” story. This time it’s a feel-good story of a father who decided to make his kid’s wish come true by building an exhilarating rollercoaster on one of his properties. “When the pandemic came in they shut the parks down so I built a basketball

$300 Million Supersonic Private Jet Company Breaks HQ ground in Melbourne

Aerion Park Rendering – Courtesy: Aerion website. Aerion, the supersonic private aircraft company, has officially landed in Florida, breaking ground for its new global headquarters in Melbourne. Here, the company plans on producing the world’s first business class jet to break the sound barrier—faster than the speed of sound.  “We are building the future of

Super Bowl LV stage is set: Tampa Bay Buccaneers become first host city to play with home-field advantage

Quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bruce Arians celebrating after NFC Championship win on Jan. 24, 2021. Courtesy: Stacy Revere – Getty Images The stage is set for what is likely to be the most-watched television broadcast of 2021—Super Bowl LV. While this year has certainly brought its fair share of challenges and obstacles, one

Yet another Canadian Professional Sports organization may make the move to Florida—joining the Toronto Raptors

Courtesy: Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Canadian snowbirds may have missed their opportunity to come down to South Florida for the winter and spring seasons due to the pandemic—but their professional sports teams seem to have the system figured out, eh? The Sunshine State could soon be home to yet another Toronto sports team, the

2020: Florida’s year in review—Stories that made this year memorable

Happy New Year 2021 text on the beach. Abstract background photo of coming New Year 2021 and leaving the year of 2020 Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maps Expert As the world begins to turn the page on 2020 and look forward to a new year in 2021, we at Florida Insider decided to compile

Craving the holiday spirit? Check out these 6 spots in Central Florida to see Christmas Lights

Christmas decorations Courtesy: Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay While this year hasn’t made it easy to go out, explore, and hang out in large groups during the Yuletide season, it has presented businesses with creative ways to still bring holiday cheer for those that are healthy and willing to go out and see holiday

Two Florida State Senators Propose “to-go” Alcohol Orders to Assist Restaurant Businesses

Bar with assorted spirits. Courtesy: Image by Pexels from Pixabay A wildly popular “alcohol to go” component in Governor Ron DeSantis’ emergency executive order may be here to stay. The Florida governor added what he called “alcohol to go” in an executive order earlier this year to assist restaurants during the pandemic. The order included

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”