Florida begins paying out extra $300 weekly, still working to extend federal unemployment programs

Courtesy: Shutterstock-TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – JUNE 11, 2019: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Tallahassee FL – Image By Felix Mizioznikov The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has begun the process of releasing $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments extended and altered by the Continued Assistance Act, as part of the recent

Christmas and Celebration Florida: Cities with best Holiday-themed monikers

Welcome to Christmas, Florida Sign. Courtesy: Florida Backroads Travel As we turn into the final stretch of 2020, Christmas is in sight, and holiday carols are being sung. In the spirit of the holiday season, our Florida spotlight is on two small census-designated towns in Central Florida. Christmas and Celebration, Florida. Located in Orange and

Presidential candidates visit Florida: Again. Proving heavy weight in election

Courtesy: Shutterstock by Matt Smith President Donald Trump will be visiting the famed “I-4 Corridor” on Monday evening in an attempt to rally his Florida support base. Conversely, his opponent, Joe Biden will continue his Florida campaign tour with a visit to Broward County on Tuesday. The visit to Florida will mark the beginning of

Florida Severs Ties with Quest Diagnostics Due to Coronavirus Testing Failures

Interior view of Quest Diagnostics in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on August 6, 2020. Photo and Caption: Kit Leong/Shutterstock.com The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and Division of Emergency Management announced Tuesday, September 1, that they were cutting all ties with Quest Diagnostics.  Quest failed to report tens of thousands of results, some even stemming

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

Walt Disney World to Tentatively Open in July; SeaWorld in June

Photo Credit: ErikAggie/Pixabay.com Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks would re-open to tourists July 11, and SeaWorld would welcome guests a month earlier on June 11, if Gov. Ron DeSantis approves the plans presented on Wednesday, May 27 to an Orange County task force. Despite being another major tourist attraction in

List Of Family-Friendly Easter Egg Hunts Across Florida

With Easter Sunday just a little over a week away, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly egg hunts across the Sunshine State.