August 9, 2022

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ZooTampa Ends Year With Record Attendance and Expansion of Mission-Based Work Aimed at Saving Florida Species

TAMPA, Fla. (January 3, 2022) ZooTampa at Lowry Park reports finishing 2021 with a record attendance of 1,204,115 million guests, establishing the zoological park as Florida’s most popular cultural institution. Furthermore,... Read more »
Published on 1/5/2022

1907 Foundation Announces the two Young Mental Health Scientists Selected for the Second Annual 1907 Trailblazer Award

1907 Foundation announced the recipients of the second annual 1907 Trailblazer Award today. The two-year grants, valued at $120,000 each, were awarded to two promising scientists to pursue novel mental... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2021

FDLE highlights 2021 accomplishments

As we approach the end of the year, FDLE is highlighting some of its members’ most significant 2021 accomplishments.   FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said, “Across our many program areas and amid... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2021

New Developmental Women's Professional Golf Tour to Kick Off in January 2022

When Mark Berman started the PXG Women’s Match Play Championship (PXGWMPC) with the simple mission of shining a light on women’s professional developmental golf, he had no idea it would... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2021

How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree in St. Pete

St. Pete utility customers have three options to dispose of their Christmas trees this year. With each option, all lights, ornaments, tree stands, plastic tree disposal bags and other decorations... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2021

COVID-19 Take Home Rapid Test Kits Available at twenty-seven (27) Miami-Dade Public Library Locations beginning Monday, December 27 at 9:30 a.m. until supplies last

  In the continued effort to meet the rapid rise in demand for COVID testing and keep our community safe through the holidays, Miami Dade County will expand its offering... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2021

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Scam Package-Tracking Text Messages Commonly Seen During the Holidays

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians of scam robotexts involving package tracking that are commonly seen during the holidays. These scam robotexts are a form of smishing—defined by... Read more »
Published on 12/22/2021

Flagler Health+ Acquires 70 Acres of Land in Palm Coast

Flagler Health+ has purchased approximately 70 acres in the City of Palm Coast from Florida Landmark Communities, LLC. The property, located on the west side of US-1 where Palm Coast... Read more »
Published on 12/20/2021

Florida State University Center partners with Simply Healthcare to increase education and awareness around trauma

Florida State University’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy (CPEIP) announced a new partnership with Simply Healthcare Plans (“Simply”) to improve patient outcomes by recognizing the role trauma plays... Read more »
Published on 12/20/2021

Ahead of Holiday Travel, Commissioner Fried Shares Tips to Protect Against Booking Scams, Gas Skimmers

Today, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is providing Floridians with tips to avoid travel scams and gas skimmers over the holidays. “While many Floridians prepare to travel for the holidays, it’s important to take... Read more »
Published on 12/20/2021

Governor DeSantis announces legislative proposal to stop W.O.K.E. activism, critical race theory in schools and corporations

WILDWOOD, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act, a legislative proposal that will give businesses, employees, children and families tools... Read more »
Published on 12/15/2021

New College of Florida to Guarantee Admission to Graduates of Five State Colleges

(Sarasota, Fla.) – New College of Florida will now guarantee admission to students at five state colleges, upon the successful and timely completion of their Associate in Arts (AA) degrees. New... Read more »
Published on 12/14/2021

Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Today, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced Angela TenBroeck as the 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. The “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award, sponsored by FDACS... Read more »
Published on 12/13/2021

Margaritaville Sets Sail with Margaritaville at Sea

Today, Margaritaville announces Margaritaville at Sea, an offshore resort experience. The first cruise ship, Margaritaville Paradise, will offer the fun, escapism, and state of mind synonymous with the global lifestyle brand. “To... Read more »
Published on 12/9/2021

FDA authorizes long-acting monoclonal antibodies for pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca's Evusheld for the pre-exposure prevention of COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric individuals. Read more »
Published on 12/8/2021

Florida Retail Federation announces top toys for winter holiday season

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced the top toys for this winter holiday season. A recent survey revealed that LEGOs and Barbie are the top two toys among boys and girls, this year according... Read more »
Published on 12/3/2021

Two Veteran Humana Leaders Appointed to Top Medicare Positions in Florida

TAMPA and MIAMI – Humana Inc., the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Florida, announced that it has filled its top Medicare roles in Florida with two seasoned health care executives, both of whom have... Read more »
Published on 12/3/2021

Mayor Kriseman announces selection of Midtown Development as Tropicana Field site developer

(St. Petersburg, FL) – Today, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced his selection of Midtown Development to serve as the developer of the Tropicana Field Site. This selection is the... Read more »
Published on 12/2/2021

ShorePoint Health Venice and Millennium Physician Group Align to Enhance Care across Southwest Florida

(December 2, 2021) -- ShorePoint Health Venice and Millennium Physician Group have formed a strategic alliance to further enhance patient care for residents across the region. The alignment builds upon... Read more »
Published on 12/2/2021

Special Olympics Florida Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with Race for Inclusion's Statewide Virtual Fundraising Event

ORLANDO, FLA. – December 2, 2021 – Today, Special Olympics Florida announced a three-day, statewide fundraising event to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The three-day Virtual Race for... Read more »
Published on 12/2/2021

EPA Announces $275,420,000 for Water Infrastructure Projects in Florida

ATLANTA (Dec. 2, 2021) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced funding for Florida in the amount of $275,420,000 through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2022. “With... Read more »
Published on 12/2/2021

Florida Technical College and University of South Florida partnership creates path for post-graduate education

Florida Technical College (FTC), and the University of South Florida (USF) have formalized a partnership that will allow for FTC graduates to earn advanced degrees, including masters in Cybersecurity and Public Health, at... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2021

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walenskyendorsed the CDC ACIP's expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults... Read more »
Published on 11/23/2021

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida Visitation Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels

Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Florida’s visitation from July to September 2021 exceeded 2019’s visitation over the same period for the first time since 2020. Governor DeSantis made this announcement... Read more »
Published on 11/23/2021

Florida Poly grows international opportunities with Fulbright Spain pact

Florida Polytechnic University has signed an agreement with the U.S.-Spain Fulbright Commission to expand educational opportunities for American and Spanish scholars. Read more »
Published on 11/22/2021

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Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years
Ybor City restaurant set to close after 93 years

After 93 years, Tony's Ybor Restaurant will be closing early next month. Larry Scaglione says his grandfather started the restaurant off 22nd Street in 1929.

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