Florida becomes largest clean-air state in the nation; meets all EPA air-quality standards

Courtesy: EPA meeting at Simmons Park, Ruskin, Fla. Photo by EPA The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday, Oct. 22, that Florida satisfied all six of its air quality standards. Ruskin, Fla., was the site of the news conference that held the announcement. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

Tua Tagovailoa named starting QB for the Miami Dolphins moving forward

Courtesy: Shutterstock/ By exposed photoworks It’s Tua Time. Miami “Dolfans” have something to get excited about again. On Tuesday, Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores named Tua Tagovailoa, the 2020 5th overall pick, as the new starting quarterback in South Florida.  The move came as a surprise to everyone and, as a result, came with a

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

Flying Squirrel Trafficking ring in Florida results in six arrests, one suspect at large

Courtesy: Image by sowwwww from Pixabay According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, six arrests have been made in an illegal trafficking ring that focused on trapping flying squirrels in Florida and selling them to overseas buyers in Asia.  The flying squirrel is a protected wild animal species in Florida and is sold

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