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2014-09-17 08:24:56

Guests walk through a Chilling 40 x 22-foot Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance & 5 Acres of bloodcurdling Jungle trails to reach a terrifying 10,000 square-foot Ancient Ruins Pyramid Haunted House & a VIP Zombie Lounge MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Event Productions and Jungle Island present "Terror in the Jungle." A 20-night haunted theme park attraction that will take place Thurs.-Sun. and one Wed. from Oct. 2, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 from 7:30 pm till Midnight. Terror in...

2014-09-17 00:20:48

Clearwater Beach hotel entices fans with deal that includes deluxe accommodations, tickets to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, complimentary breakfast CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Florida vacationers will flip over Sandpearl Resort's new family vacation package celebrating the highly anticipated release of "Dolphin Tale 2." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140913/145975 The Clearwater Beach hotel's new deal invites guests to enjoy luxury accommodations...

2014-09-16 23:16:43

Sunshine Recycling, a dumpster rental company in Orlando, is currently providing dumpster and hauling services to businesses in South Lake Plaza. Clermont, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Orlando roll off dumpster provider, Sunshine Recycling, is working with South Lake Plaza in Clermont, FL to provide dumpsters and hauling services for its businesses. Sunshine is supplying the shopping center with one 4-yard front load dumpster and one 8-yard front load dumpster once a week with hauling...

2014-09-16 23:14:38

Award Presented by GrowFL, in Association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Honors QuantumFlo as an Upcoming Second-Stage Business in Florida Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Pump technology industry leader QuantumFlo is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies as a 2014 Florida Companies to Watch(SM) winner. They were chosen from more than 500 nominations statewide. QuantumFlo joins this year’s winners and an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored...

2014-09-16 23:12:55

The research team at Avail Clinical is conducting a clinical study to evaluate a new remedy for the common cold. Adults who are experiencing early cold symptoms, but are otherwise healthy, may qualify to participate. DeLand, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 *Anyone who is interested in learning more about the clinical trials being conducted in DeLand, FL can visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com/trial/common-cold/) or contact them directly at (386)...

2014-09-16 23:05:22

Florida Hospital will continue to “Be the Thunder” and extend its partnership with The Tampa Bay Lightning as the team’s official health and wellness partner and will remain the official health care provider of the Tampa Bay Storm. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Florida Hospital announced today it is teaming up with the Tampa Bay Lightning to extend its partnership and become the Presenting Sponsor of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, while continuing as the team’s official health and...

2014-09-16 23:04:50

“Grease” parody supports 'Yes' on Amendent 2 vote Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Founded by former Miami Beach mayoral candidate Steve Berke, The After Party PAC is a political organization fighting to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. Advocating for a ‘Yes’ vote on Amendment 2, The After Party recently commissioned a shot-for-shot parody video of the song “You’re the One that I Want” from the movie “Grease.” (http://youtu.be/zdcvhUgeDRg) Called...

2014-09-16 23:03:21

Tampa Media Group adds circulation software and extends hosting agreement for all Newscycle systems. Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 NEWSCYCLE Solutions has signed a long-term agreement with Tampa Media Group to install Newscycle Circulation in the company’s cloud-hosted platform for the group’s daily, weekly and digital publications. The contract also extends the hosting agreement for Newscycle’s content, digital, and advertising systems already in operation at all Tampa...

2014-09-16 23:01:35

The new 2014 Florida First Time Home Buyer Programs are available on FloridaFirstTimeHomeBuyer.Info. These 3 new programs are the most comprehensive down payment assistance programs in the entire southeast. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 These new programs allow those who haven’t owned a home in the last 3 years to receive up to $10,000 in a 0% interest free, 2nd down payment assistance mortgage loan. This program, as well as other state and federal programs, are listed on...

2014-09-16 16:25:46

Twitter post: Welcome to @EWScrippsCo - Nick Nicholson named GM for @ABCActionNews CINCINNATI, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Nicholson, an experienced media executive with a track record of success in competitive markets, is the new vice president and general manager for WFTS in Tampa, Florida. He joins the ABC affiliate of The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) on Sept. 22. Nicholson spent 27 years with the Belo Corp., which was acquired by Gannett in late 2013. Most recently, he...


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Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'