Florida preparing to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

Courtesy: Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Have you noticed the sun creeping through your window earlier as the days go by? That’s because Daylight Savings is coming to its seasonal end.  Daylight Saving Time (DST) will come to an end this season on Sunday, Nov 1., at 2 a.m.  For Floridians and many others, this

University of Florida researchers are testing sewage water to track COVID-19

Courtesy: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay A new project is being conducted at the University of Florida by testing local sewage water to trace COVID-19. Yes. Water filled with human fecal matter and urine is being tested to track the virus. Researchers hope that by taking samples of sewage water from local manholes in

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.

Miami-Dade County resumes in-class learning, Broward soon to follow

Courtesy: Alberto M. Carvalho — Twitter: @MiamiSup visiting Andrea Castillo Preparatory Academy Miami-Dade County officially welcomed its first batch of students to the 2020-2021 school year Monday, Oct. 5. An estimated 22,000 students from Pre-K through first grade and ESE (Exceptional Student Education) returned to the traditional in-person learning format for the first time since

Regal Cinemas set to close all Florida theatres later this week

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 26, 2020: Cineworld Cinema in South Ruislip, London, England closed during the COVID-19 pandemic – 047 South Ruislip, Ruislip HA4, UK By Chaz Bharj Courtesy of cinematreasures.org photo taken by: Chris1982  Location: Regal Westfork Stadium 13 Pembroke Pines, Florida Floridians were dealt a big blow early Monday morning after receiving news

Florida voter registration deadline for 2020 elections is here

Four women of various demographics, young blonde woman in front, filling in ballots and casting votes in booths at polling station, US flag on wall at back. Focus on booth signage– By vesperstock *In a press conference held in Tuesday afternoon in The Villages, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that due to an online system

Miami-Dade County Public Schools To Reopen on October 5

Facade to the Miami-Dade County Public Library building with an art exhibition entrance located within the downtown 2nd Avenue community and touristic neighborhoods on June 26, 2019. Photo and Caption: Hernando Sorzano/Shutterstock.com Florida public schools have been reopening with in-person instruction for six weeks except for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), the state’s largest and

Florida’s Idled Cruise Industry Can Set Sail Again on November 1

Photo: Ed Judkins / Pixabay The cruise industry has been fine-tuning a public health proposal to resume sailing. Florida’s idled $8-billion-a-year cruise industry can set sail again November 1 under a plan endorsed by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. President Donald Trump’s administration blocked the CDC’s pending order to keep cruise ships docked until

Walt Disney World to Layoff 28,000 Employees Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Image by Eduardo Romero from Pixabay  The Walt Disney Company announced it will lay off about 28,000 workers at two theme parks, including Disney World in Orlando. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) said Florida has lost 76,746 hotel jobs since March. This accounts for 40 percent of the state’s hotel workforce. Disney World

Florida College Student’s Right to Party Defended by DeSantis as He Approves Phase 3 Reopening

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida governor Ron DeSantis has been busy. He made an announcement Thursday that the state will preempt local