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2014-10-30 23:14:45

Florida-based spokesperson video company offers innovative way for clients to direct their own shoot from anywhere in the world. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Green Screen Talent Now, a Florida-based firm specializing in quality video content for all markets and mediums, has added a virtual director feature to its wildly popular and successful video spokesperson service. The innovative feature allows clients to direct their own spokesperson video production remotely from...

2014-10-30 23:14:11

As the holidays approach, families should be on the look out Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Addiction is affecting more and more people over the age of 50 according to data from Destination Hope: The Women's Program, an alcohol and drug rehab for women. An internal review of admissions of the center produced evidence that the national trend of seniors seeking rehab from substance abuse is growing in South Florida. “When people imagine what an addict looks like,...

2014-10-30 23:08:36

Rx Care Pharmacy is now strengthening its engagement with the community through same-day delivery of medication to homes at no cost. PALM BAY, FL. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Rx Care is strengthening its engagement with the Palm Bay residents by offering personalized services. Aware of how uncomfortable certain disease states can be, the pharmacy offers a no charge, confidential, same-day delivery of medication to homes or designated locations. Located at 1270 Malabar Rd. SE Ste 2, Palm...

2014-10-30 20:20:34

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What's better than one Sun Trolley? Two Sun Trolleys! Starting Monday, November 3, 2014, an additional bus will operate along the Neighborhood Link, which covers the area from Andrews Avenue west to State Road 7 and SW 6 Street north to NW 16 Street. The additional bus will increase the number of daily round trips from the Broward Central Bus Terminal from four to seven and is expected to cut wait times in half. Operating hours...

2014-10-30 16:29:50

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is among a small number of facilities in the country to offer the less-invasive, breakthrough procedure that can improve life for children with several types of congenital heart defects. TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen-year-old Cyrus Yarley was born with multiple heart defects and underwent open-heart surgery at just 1 week old then again at age 8. His mother, Valorie Daniels, knew the day would come when Cyrus would...

2014-10-30 16:26:39

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com). The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual book, "The Best 169 Law Schools." According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend NSU's Shepard Broad Law Center as one...

2014-10-30 16:22:20

Fuel-efficient and EPA compliant units designed to meet future needs JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is about to take delivery of the first of 24 new Tier 3 locomotives, acquired from GE Transportation (GE). The new locomotives will be used in thru-freight, heavy haul service on the railway's 351-mile mainline route between Jacksonville, and Miami, Florida. The remainder of the locomotives will be placed in service by the end of...

2014-10-30 12:33:50

Company Seeks to Expand Into Additional Markets MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Deal Networks, Inc., a Nevada corporation, has executed a Securities Exchange Agreement with the members and managers of Haute Dining LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company. Pursuant to the agreement, Deal Networks acquired 100% of the outstanding securities of Haute Dining. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141030/155518 The board of directors of Deal Networks has...

2014-10-30 12:27:17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pam Bondi, Florida's Attorney General, received the Champion for Child Safety Award from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. at the Florida School Counselor Association Convention in Orlando on Oct. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155572 Lynn Layton, executive director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children, presented the award on behalf of the Foundation. "Pam Bondi has been a true advocate for the Monique...

2014-10-30 12:26:29

Florida Hospital Becomes Official Healthcare Provider of Daytona International Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) ("ISC") today announced a multi-year partnership that will make Florida Hospital the second Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway, as part of its historic $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. Providing high-quality medical...


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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