Asbury Automotive Group and CarMax close Florida locations as Hurricane Ian grows into Category 4 storm

CarMax Dealership – Hurricane Ian closes several dealerships throughout FL. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: George Sheldon Several dealership groups located in Florida scrambled to close their stores Tuesday as Hurricane Ian ravaged the Gulf Coast, threatening much of the Sunshine State with flooding, tornadoes, high winds, and widespread property damage. At around 5

Florida cities take nearly half of top 10 places to retire list

Senior couple looking to retire walking together on beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by iseeu2 When it comes to choosing a place to spend your retirement years, several cities in the Sunshine State take up nearly half of the top 10 spots, according to WalletHub’s 2022 Best and Worst Places to Retire survey. While

‘Centaurus’ COVID subvariant makes its way into Florida while sister mutation spreads throughout Southeast

Female researcher looks through microscope to find Covid subvariants, such as centaurus – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SmartPhotoLab The Sunshine State’s official COVID-19 counts continued to decrease for the sixth straight week, but some of its biggest urban regions have reported an uptick in infections as additional viral mutations enter the state. Loads of

Central Florida firefighters mark 9/11 with stair climb as U.S. marks 21st anniversary

Rows of firefighter boots with miniature flags for 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Blue Tick Sugar Images On Sunday, Americans remembered 9/11, one of the deadliest terror attacks on U.S. soil with tear-jerking tributes and declarations to “never-forget,” 21 years after the horrific incident. On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida conspirators seized

Everything you need to know about Universal Studios Florida’s Halloween Horror Nights 2022

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Amonarch The beloved Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida next month for its 31st year, and now we have a better idea of the full range of scare zones and haunted houses that will be frightening guests for 2022. Earlier this

Florida’s rent control initiative is being resisted by landlords

Rent Control Issues – Orlando, FL Skyline – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Ballots have yet to be printed, but already a group of apartment managers, landlords, and real estate agents in the Sunshine State want to prevent voters from voting on a measure that would implement rent control for a year in

According to study, Florida residents must work this many hours per week to afford housing

Neighborhood in Florida with Palm Trees – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by scarp577 A recent study provides some insight into how unaffordable the Sunshine State actually is as rent in Florida continues to rise rapidly. In its “Out of Reach” report, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) breaks down how many hours a person

Florida’s population is anticipated to grow somewhat more slowly

Florida population growth slows – Florida Welcomes You Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone The Sunshine State’s population growth is coming to a halt as deaths outpace births and as a rush of people moving from other states due to the COVID-19 pandemic slows down. Still, with approximately 22.25 million residents as of

Florida lawmakers will draft new rider safety measures following the Orlando FreeFall death

The Wheel at ICON Park Orlando is a 400-foot-tall giant observation wheel in International Drive area, where FreeFall Ride death occurred – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will introduce new legislation on Wednesday in an effort to improve rider safety as the investigation into the death of 14-year-old

Wawa celebrates 10 years in the Sunshine State by giving away free coffee!

An interior view of the fast food restaurant at a Wawa convenience store in Orlando, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Joni Hanebutt Wawa is celebrating a total of 250 Florida stores in the span of 10 years with free fountain beverages and coffee all day on July 18. This follows the fun celebration