Did America’s First Thanksgiving Actually Happen In Florida And Not Plymouth Rock?

First Thanksgiving depiction—Courtesy: State Archives of Florida/Florida Memory Leave it to Florida to somehow be connected to everything. For years, it has been thought and taught in many schools that the first Thanksgiving gathering and feast was held between the Pilgrims and resident Indian Wampanoag tribe of New England at Plymouth Rock in 1621. Some

Florida Atlantic University receives record donation to study Holocaust, School to be named after donors

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Jillian Cain Photography Entrepreneur Kurt Wallach and his wife Marilyn made a generous and historic donation to Florida Atlantic University to further the study of the Holocaust. The $20 million donation is the largest in school history, the university announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17. FAU will be using the money to

‘Psychic Capital of the World’ in Florida: What we know

Courtesy: Image by Jordan Stimpson from Pixabay As Halloween turns the corner later this week, we at Florida Insider want to take a look into this creepy town in Florida, labeled the “Psychic Capital of the World.” Located just six miles north of Deltona lies a small unincorporated community in Volusia County called Cassadaga.  Not

Rare first edition maps of Florida on display in Tampa exhibit

Courtesy: Naples Florida Weekly It’s crazy to think that up until the early 2000s, a map was the GPS of the past. Now, two decades removed from GPS’s popularization, we entrust our cars and smartphones to lead us to our destination. Turn right in 500 feet. Wrong.  Even with the countless leaps in technology, our

Reservations for Annual Sea Turtle Fundraiser Now Open

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  Registration for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society’s annual fundraiser is now open as of September 9. Once registered online, participants will complete the event individually between September 12 to 15. The 2020 Turtle Krawl 5K virtual event offers participants the chance to come together to support sea turtle conservation while

Magnitude 3.8 Earthquake Strikes Florida

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck Thursday morning at 11 a.m. EDT about two miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Fla. (USGS) Photo: Google Images, Caption: www.foxnews.com Amidst a historically active hurricane season, Florida was thrown for a big surprise when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck its Alabama-Florida border on Thursday, September 3. There were no injuries

Examining Brutalist Architecture Throughout Florida

Sleek, brutalist, concrete architecture of a building. Image by Bromine from Pixabay  Have you ever driven around Florida and wondered why certain buildings look the way they do? They look modern but strange. You can’t quite put your finger on it. You wonder what kind of architecture is that? As it turns out, there is

The History of the Matheson Hammock Name

Aerial view of Matheson Hammock Park in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Abel Santamarina/Shutterstock.com South Floridians, may be familiar with Matheson Hammock Park, or simply “Matheson Hammock” as it is referred to by the locals, but did you know that Matheson was named after a real person? The name comes from a man named William John

Florida’s Rare Blue Bee Rediscovered in Central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge

A photo of Florida’s ultra-rare Calamintha Bee, as seen while being observed by researchers in central Florida in spring 2020. Photo: Facebook/Florida Museum/Chase Kimmel/Jaret Daniels/ www.newsbreak.com Caption: www.disclose.tv The Sunshine State’s iconic wildlife includes the American alligator, the Florida panther, the scrub jay and the manatee, and now, the ultra-rare Blue Calamintha bee. The rediscovered