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2014-10-16 16:24:59

DOVER, Del., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) ("Chesapeake") announced today that the Florida Public Service Commission ("PSC") has approved a $3.75 million rate increase for electric customers of Florida Public Utilities Company ("FPU"), a Chesapeake subsidiary. The PSC approved the joint recommendation of FPU and the Office of Public Counsel ("OPC") to adopt the "Stipulation and Settlement Agreement ("Agreement")." The base rate increase...

2014-10-16 16:21:30

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossing the New River to and from the north and south banks will now be as easy as crossing the street. . . and it will be free. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141016/152650 The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, will begin operating the Riverwalk Water Trolley on October 18, 2014. The DFLTMA already...

2014-10-16 16:20:33

WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX (NYSE: CSX), along with federal, state and local officials, today celebrated the grand opening of the new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) in Winter Haven. The facility, which began operations earlier this year, provides a centralized hub for transportation, logistics and distribution serving Orlando, Tampa and other regional Florida markets. "The Central Florida ILC is the result of strategic collaboration...

2014-10-16 12:29:49

PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Solstice is excited to announce that it has received Health Utilization Management (HUM) Re-Accreditation from URAC, a Washington DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate...

2014-10-16 12:23:15

BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce that William H. Lynch, P.E., has joined the firm as a water resources practice leader to increase the firm's presence and expertise in Florida. Mr. Lynch is a recognized leader having worked as a consultant in the industry for over 30 years. He has significant experience in water...

2014-10-16 08:28:09

DANIA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business entrepreneur, telecommunications and tech expert and online marketing expert, Issa Asad, has released a new eBook about making money through Alibaba. Instant Profits with Alibaba is Asad's second publication and continues the Instant Profits series and is currently available on Amazon. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141015/152478 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141015/152477 Asad's previous book, Instant...

2014-10-15 23:01:35

Drucker Law Offices provides free consultations to clients with car accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall / trip and fall, work place injuries and more. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Drucker Law Offices, a Boca Raton law firm that specializes in accident and personal injury cases, recently announced the grand opening of its new office at 1931 NW 150th Ave, Ste 203, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. The law firm’s newest office joins additional locations in Boca...

2014-10-15 23:00:24

MedicScan®, powered by Acuant, will be exhibiting at Booth 201 during the 2014 eClinicalWorks® National Users Conference (NUC) which is being held from the 17th to 20th of October in Orlando, Florida. Taking place at the Orlando World Center Marriott, this regional event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about Acuant’s innovative identity and medical solutions which have been seamlessly integrated into eClinicalWorks technologies to enhance and...

2014-10-15 20:21:56

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 RS:X Youth 2014 World Windsurfing Championships will take place from October 18 to 25 in Clearwater Beach, a first time US event for this sport. Preparations are in full swing and more than 85 competitors from 19 nations and four continents have registered. This international event was originally planned for Herzliya, Israel but organizers moved the event to the US. The City of Clearwater, in partnership with Tampa Bay...

2014-10-15 16:26:24

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the countywide celebration of Broward's centennial, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society prepares to offer a look at the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale with several exhibits at its New River Inn Museum of History. Over the next year, they will unveil five exhibits: Images from the Stranahan Collection, Beating the Heat: Surviving Summer in South Florida, Ofrendas, A Different Perspective: Your Take on History...


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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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