As Florida navigates new book law, Sarasota declines dictionary donations

Sarasota County Declining Book Donations – Image Shows Library Books in Bookshelves – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maxx-Studio A school district located in southwestern Florida has hit headlines for declining a donation of dictionaries because of a freeze on new books in its classrooms and libraries. That freeze is temporarily in place while officials

Sun King Brewery arrives in Sarasota, Florida

Sun King Brewery opens in FL – Bartender pouring beer while standing at the bar counter – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Master1305 If you didn’t have any plans for the weekend, you do now! Sun King Brewery, a leading light in the independent craft beer movement, opened up a brand new location on July

A summer of red tides has stacked 600 tons of dead fish and sea life on Florida beaches

Red Tide Beach Covered Dead Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark Winfrey A red tide has made its way to the Gulf Coast of Florida, causing major problems for wildlife and its local communities. As of last week, more than 613 tons of fish and marine life in and near Tampa have been

Two Florida cities earn a spot on Time magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Places’ list

St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL Lido Key Aerial Drone – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Suncoast Aerials Two Florida cities snagged a spot on a globe-spanning list of top destinations by one of the world’s most famous magazines.  Time magazine debuted its ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021’ list, and Orlando and Sarasota both

Tampa unseats Miami on Best Cities in America list for 2021

Tampa, Florida, USA downtown city skyline over the Hillsborough River – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by ESB Professional News Flash! There’s more to Florida than just Miami. While Miami is certainly the most well-known city in the Sunshine State for a number of reasons, people often forget about the other big cities that make Florida—well,

Best counties in Florida to buy a new Vacation Home in 2021

Florida Real Estate depiction in the sand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StacieStauffSmith Photos In 2020, worlds collided in the financial sphere, and Florida saw a record number of home purchases and sales. While finances became tighter for many across the country due to the pandemic and job loss, others who were able to

Florida reigns as top retirement spot in 2020-2021 U.S. Rankings

Courtesy: Image by mayerbl1 from Pixabay Florida stole the show in the recent Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2020-2021 rankings by U.S. News.  The list analyzes data from the 150 largest metropolitan areas in the country and criteria metrics including overall happiness of residents, tax rates and quality of healthcare, and housing

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.