Indulge in a slice of history in historic Pensacola, Florida

Fort Pickens, Pensacola, FL — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Krumpelman Photography The history of the Sunshine State goes far back. In 1559, about 6 years before the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, a group of Spanish settlers and explorers, led by famous explorer Tristan de Luna, dropped anchor in what would become Pensacola Bay. Here, they

Women’s veterans museum opens up on Florida Panhandle

Veterans Day — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Bumble Dee PENSACOLA, Fla. — Filling a train depot that hasn’t been used in 17 years, a new museum dedicated to the legacy of women veterans opened on Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle.  “Six months ago when we got it it was in shambles and covered in graffiti and

Eight Florida cities made U.S. News’ top 10 best places to retire list

Couple Enjoying Retirement On the Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Daniel Myjones A U.S. News report shows that Florida cities were very well-represented in U.S. News’ 2021 Best Places to Retire list. Warm weather, crystalline beaches, and low tax rates have attracted retirees to join Florida’s coast over the past few years, and it’s proven

Experts name Navarre Beach, Florida one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Navarre Beach, Florida — Courtesy: Image by McRonny from Pixabay The secret is out! Navarre, Florida’s population is exploding because it’s an amazing place to live according to experts. Navarre snagged a spot on the 2021-2022 Best Place to Live in the United States list by Money, coming in hot at No. 34. It was

A 12-pack of Florida’s best microbreweries

Local Beer Restaurant – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Siriwat Sriphojaroen Looking for the best beer in Florida? Florida is home to countless large breweries, but what many don’t know is that the Sunshine State has hundreds of small microbreweries hidden within. Most of these breweries have tasting rooms where visitors can sample different brews. 

PortMiami is now home to the largest container ship to ever dock at a Florida port

CMA CGA Argentina – Courtesy: Vesselfinder.com Florida is home to 14 seaports throughout the state, from as far north as Fernandina Beach to as south as Key West and as west as Pensacola to as east as West Palm Beach.  There is no shortage of ports in the Sunshine State, and thanks to its strategic

Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announces school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccine

Miami, Florida, USA – June 12, 2020: Gov. Ron DeSantis Press Conference, speaking about the situation in Florida. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by  YES Market Media Bad news for teachers and members of Florida’s school system. Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday, January 6, 2021, that teachers and school staff should expect to be

FDOT ramps up Repair Efforts of the Damaged Pensacola Bridge

Courtesy: Florida Department of Transportation  The Florida Department of Transportation has ramped up its demolition project on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, as contractors are currently working to remove damaged spans of the bridge by unmoored construction barges during Hurricane Sally in mid-September.   According to the latest bridge update by FDOT, debris from two spans of

Escambia County: bracing for the worst as Hurricane Delta strengthens in the Gulf

Courtesy: National Hurricane Center On Tuesday, Oct. 6., Escambia County officials declared a state of emergency in preparation for the potential landfall of Hurricane Delta. According to reports from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Delta made landfall early Wednesday morning near Puerto Morelos, Mexico along the northeastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula with sustained winds

8 Communities Compete to Be U.S. Space Force’s Florida Headquarters

Governor Ron DeSantis has endorsed all eight nomination letters for communities looking to host the U.S. Space Force headquarters. Following a call on Tuesday, June 7, with staff from the Florida Congressional delegation, Space Florida announced Gov. Ron DeSantis had endorsed the nomination letters from all eight communities vying for the Space Force headquarters. Space