September 28, 2020

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| 11/11/2019

› Sawgrass Mills opening early on Thanksgiving
Sawgrass Mills, the world-famous outlet mall, will open early on Thanksgiving. The Sunrise megamall with more than 350 stores will open at 10 a.m. on Nov. 28 and remain open until 1 a.m. The mall will reopen at 7 a.m. to 10 p.m on Black Friday.

› Governor DeSantis Announces Free Admission for Florida State Parks in Honor of Veterans Day
Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in recognition of Veterans Day. Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, veterans with service-related disabilities and surviving spouses of members of the U.S. military who have fallen in combat.

› Swallowtail Farm shows how food is made
If you buy produce from a grocery store, chances are you may have no idea where it came from, but on Saturday visitors to Swallowtail Farm in far northern Alachua County could not only see where food comes from but also how it is grown. And they could learn how bees make honey, how to plant citrus trees and other neat things all while sipping local beverages, noshing on treats from food trucks and listening to local musicians.

› Great White Sharks Are Moving to Florida for the Winter
Like snowbirds, there's another group that's moving the Florida for the winter: sharks. Shark experts say the coast of Florida is starting to heat up with white shark activity. OCSEARCH, a research group, says the annual migration to warmer waters off the Florida and Carolinas coasts is underway.

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