September 17, 2021

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The Florida Holocaust Museum Announces 2021 Trunks of Hope Matching Gift Challenge!

The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM)  has launched its 7th Annual Trunks of Hope campaign at TheFHM.org/Trunks to ensure teachers and students have the free Holocaust Education tools and resources they need as they return to the... Read more »
Published on 8/19/2021

JEA Builds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Chief External Affairs Officer

JEA announced the final phase of its senior leadership team changes with the appointment of Chief External Affairs Officer Laura Schepis.This announcement follows the recent news of Raynetta Curry Marshall... Read more »
Published on 8/19/2021

North Florida Land Trust cancels Sept. 16 Jazz'N to Save Little NaNa due to COVID concerns

North Florida Land Trust has canceled its upcoming fundraising event in historic American Beach due to concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19. The nonprofit land conservation organization had planned... Read more »
Published on 8/17/2021

North Florida Land Trust cancels Sept. 16 Jazz'N to Save Little NaNa due to COVID concerns

North Florida Land Trust has canceled its upcoming fundraising event in historic American Beach due to concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19. The nonprofit land conservation organization had planned... Read more »
Published on 8/17/2021

Wild Florida hatches albino alligator eggs for the second time!

Wild Florida is the only attraction in the world with a successful albino alligator breeding program. Earlier this summer, a batch of 18 albino alligator eggs were collected from their... Read more »
Published on 8/12/2021

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $3 Million in Grant Funding

Sarasota, FL— Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation strengthens workforce development programs, reinforces health equity efforts, and jumpstarts efforts to restore local waterways. Creating Excellence in Nursing Now... Read more »
Published on 8/9/2021

FAU Medical School Applications Soar to More than 6,000 for 66 Spots

Facing intense competition, members of this year’s incoming class of Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine were selected among more than 6,000 applicants nationwide. The medical school received 6,032 applications for 66... Read more »
Published on 8/9/2021

Lakewood Ranch to Expand Offerings With Three New Waterside Place Tenants

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLA. (AUG. 6, 2021) – Lakewood Ranch, the nation’s best-selling master-planned community in the U.S., has announced three additional tenants that will open in the community’s new, 36-acre Waterside... Read more »
Published on 8/6/2021

Florida is the 4th Least Safe State During COVID-19

With around 50% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of August 4, and vaccination being essential for getting the economy back on track, WalletHub today released updated rankings... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2021

TeleSpecialists Launches TelePsychiatry Service

Fort Myers, Fla. (August 5, 2021) TeleSpecialists, LLC, a national leader in hospital-based telemedicine and quality management services, announces the launch of their TelePsychiatry service this week in several Florida hospitals, with plans to expand over... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2021

FDOT Projects Receive Recognition from America's Transportation Awards

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received two regional awards for the repair and rehabilitation of American Legion Drive Bridge over Peace River and the Cow... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2021

Visit District lands but please don't pick the berries

PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2021 —There are a lot of “dos” when visiting public lands owned and managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District — do take your... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2021

USF's Emergency Management Program earns nationally recognized accreditation

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2021) - The University of South Florida is being recognized for maintaining a high-quality emergency management program, earning accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). This... Read more »
Published on 8/5/2021

FAMU Spends Over $16M To Pay Off Student Outstanding Balances

Florida A&M University (FAMU) spent more than $16 million to cover fees, tuition and unpaid student account balances during the 2020-2021 school year, President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has announced. “Over... Read more »
Published on 8/4/2021

Weird, noodle-shaped amphibians known as caecilians found in South Florida canal

Caecilians have arrived in Miami. Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists captured one of the obscure legless amphibians in the Tamiami Canal, the first example of an introduced caecilian in the U.S. Florida... Read more »
Published on 7/28/2021

Research shows vaccination rate must double to slow transmission of COVID-19

New data provided by USF shows that there's been a 70 percent drop in the rate of people getting vaccinated in Hillsborough County... Read more »
Published on 7/23/2021

Gov. DeSantis announces $270 million in investments to improve student literacy

Governor Ron DeSantis celebrated the signing of House Bill 3 and announced $270 million in literacy initiatives throughout the state. Read more »
Published on 7/22/2021

Alachua Conservation Trust's Santa Fe River Preserve Expands to 1,067 Acres

Gainesville, Florida – Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce the completion of a 133-acre addition to its Santa Fe River Preserve. The Preserve, tucked against the northern portion... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Veterans Florida, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Partner to Create SkillBridge Internship

[Tallahassee, FL] - Veterans Florida has partnered with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to create state agency internships for separating or retiring active-duty servicemembers under the U.S. Department... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Punta Gorda Airport Wins FDOT's 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year

PUNTA GORDA, FL (July 20, 2021) – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently named PGD’s Runway 15-33 Rehab & Extension its 2021 Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year. The honor... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

Beacon College Announces Lineup for “A World of Difference” Season 2

LEESBURG, Fla. (July 20, 2021) – “A World of Difference,” a television series produced by Beacon College, will begin airing its second season this August. Season 2 will feature recipients of the... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2021

First Lady Casey DeSantis announces expanded Hope for Healing website, expansion of Hope Ambassadors

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced an expanded Hope for Healing website that makes it easier for Floridians to access help for mental health and substance abuse.... Read more »
Published on 7/15/2021

Local Surgeon, SMH Testing Motion-Preserving Alternatives to Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is generally considered the “gold standard” in the surgical treatment of low-back pain and neck pain with arm pain; however, fusion surgery is often associated with accelerated degeneration... Read more »
Published on 7/15/2021

Registration for Virtual 2021 Human Trafficking Summit Now Open

Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced that registration for the 2021 Human Trafficking Summit is now open. The summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

Attorneys Ellen Morris and Howard Krooks Selected by Peers and Recognized as Florida Super Lawyers

Elder Law Associates PA, headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. with three other locations in South Florida and one location in Rye Brook, New York, announced that its partners, Ellen S. Morris,... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2021

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