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2014-08-19 12:25:22

Now available in iTunes Store ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zach Marks and Grom Social, Inc. have teamed up with Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) to launch an exciting new app called Solar Skate. The mobile skateboarding game reinforces geometry concepts and is aimed at kids in 4(th) through 8(th) grades. Developed By Kids For Kids, Solar Skate is currently available on iTunes for Apple iOS devices for $1.99. Players skateboard as Ollie, on a quest to rescue Zach,...

2014-08-19 08:30:20

Medical Marijuana Business Event in Tampa TAMPA BAY, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Call for press credentials The organizers of CannaBiz Day Orlando and CannaEd Day Boca Raton present CannaDay Tampa Bay, on Friday, August 22, 2014 from Noon - 6:00pm. The event serves as a networking platform and is aimed at educating those seeking entry into Florida's emerging medical marijuana market, while raising awareness for patients' rights to safe, quality care. Tickets can be purchased by...

2014-08-19 08:21:28

Study of 307 dealerships nationwide shows that for every 1,000 app users, a dealership receives, on average, $144,000 in incremental service revenue DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DMEautomotive (DMEa) today released new research proving that mobile app users become more frequent visitors to a dealership's service department after they download the app. The study looked at 307 dealerships nationwide that offer a dealership-branded mobile app and compared the 6-month service...

2014-08-18 23:09:12

Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United Capital Funding Corp., the leading provider of professional Accounts Receivable based funding and credit management solutions in the United States, announced today that he will be the Lead Underwriter of the Inaugural Student Symposium for The Tampa Bay Research Institute “TBRI” to be held August 26, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Saint PEtersburg, Florida (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Mark Mandula, Managing Partner of United...

2014-08-18 23:07:35

Snikwah is ready to show the Orlando Surf Expo what true active wear can do by introducing its patented convertible neck performance apparel. Naples, Florida (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 This September is Surf Expo in Orlando, FL. Heralded as one of the fastest growing trade shows, Surf Expo will take place September 4th – 6th at the Orange County Convention Center and Snikwah is ready to take the attendees by storm with their patented, original design. Surfers and any outdoor enthusiast...

2014-08-18 23:02:46

Award Presented by GrowFL, in Association With the Edward Lowe Foundation Honors Upcoming Second-Stage Businesses Throughout Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 3dcart Shopping Cart Software is proud to be selected as one of fifty leading second-stage companies selected from more than 500 nominations statewide, as this year’s Florida Companies to WatchSM winners. All 2014 winners will join an esteemed group of 150 Florida alumni honored over the past three years....

2014-08-18 23:01:15

The Cannabis Industry is new and entrepreneurs need to understand the proper guidelines for opening up a marijuana business across the nation. Cannabis Career Institute has been providing guidelines, networking and valuable resources for cannabis businesses since 2009 and will be coming to Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and Miami this weekend. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Florida voters are being polled about medical marijuana usage and an overwhelming 88% of voters have indicated they support...

2014-08-18 20:23:15

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- uBreakiFix continues its North American expansion plan by opening its latest location in sunny Melbourne, Florida. With its dedication to industry leading repair quality, and emphasis on customer service, uBreakiFix Melbourne is ready to repair the electronic devices of this noted beach town. "As a first time uBreakiFix franchisee, I knew Melbourne was the perfect place to put down roots, as it is a thriving community in a wonderful...

2014-08-18 16:30:50

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - (OTCBB:LOGG) LifeLogger Technologies Corp., is an innovative wearable technology and software company that is developing the new standard for you to record, store and recall life's unique memories. This is achieved through our cloud based portal for video management, post video processing, easy search, live streaming and social sharing. We presented the LifeLogger concept at CES 2014 in January 2014 in Las Vegas with amazing success. Our...

2014-08-18 12:26:06

Attorney Eric M. Matheny is proud to announce the publish date of his new legal thriller, The Victim. MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Eric Matheny recently signed a contract with Porfirio Press for eBook and print format of his book, The Victim to be released on May 19, 2015. The Victim pulls from Matheny's experience in the legal system as a criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor. Regardless of whether or not a reader likes crime and legal...


Latest Florida Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.