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2014-09-15 23:07:38

New guide by James Anderson Charleson connects nature, science and ancient wisdoms SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Can you answer the primal questions of life, such as “Who am I?” Many people struggle answering this question, and for this reason James Anderson Charleson developed a guide aiding readers in self-discovery. In “Experience Personal Fulfillment and Achieve Your Life’s Destiny,” Charleson uses all religions, pagan mythology and modern science to strengthen...

2014-09-15 23:01:37

Millennium Treatment Group announces Florida’s recent decision to hold “no refusal” checkpoints. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Florida is now one of several states holding “no refusal” checkpoints. This means that anyone who refuses a breath test could be forced to undergo a mandatory blood test. Millennium Treatment Group hopes that the new policy will prevent more people from drinking and driving. Federal government data shows Florida has among the highest rate of...

2014-09-15 16:28:58

Center Allegedly Made Up Test Results, Hired Strippers as Sleep Technicians WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whistleblower Donna Nichols will receive 20 percent of nearly $300,000 repaid to taxpayers in the U.S. government's settlement of fraud claims against a Florida sleep-disorder clinic that was accused of pretending to diagnose sleep problems with equipment that was either broken or non-existent -- and of hiring local strippers to work, without formal training, as...

2014-09-15 12:27:07

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanzeon Solutions, Inc. (OTC:BB: CHCR), ("Advanzeon" or the "Company"), which provides behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy management services, as well as sleep apnea programs, to employers, Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds, and managed care companies throughout the U.S., is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Heidt has agreed to join the Company as its new President and accepted his election to serve on the Company's Board...

2014-09-15 12:24:48

BRIDGEWATER, Barbados, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran polo player and British Open Finalist Max Secunda has been named Head Coach of BG Polo & Equestrian's recently launched polo program that is slated to open next month in Vero Beach, Florida, announced BG Capital Group Board Chairman Bobby Genovese who purchased the 34-acre Vero Beach property last month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146067 "This opportunity could not be a more perfect fit," said...

2014-09-15 12:24:40

SARASOTA and BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The epic 2014 International Breast Cancer Paddlers' Commission (IBCPC) Participatory Dragon Boat Festival will take place October 24-26, 2014 at Nathan Benderson Park. More than 3,000 Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS) paddlers and supporters will make the Dragon Boat Festival the largest international sporting event to take place at the park to date. It will also be the largest festival the IBCPC festival has organized. The event is...

2014-09-15 08:28:43

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care (BHC) Corporation announce the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120904/MM67207LOGO Through this arrangement, the organizations plan to improve the patient experience by enhancing the coordination of care between BHC and Florida Blue. Built...

2014-09-15 08:26:46

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy living is something many people advocate for, but some choose to take it one step further and lead by example. After losing more than 200 pounds, Florida State Representative Shevrin Jones will lead by example on Thanksgiving morning when he joins thousands for the 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot and Paddle on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145877 "Having come this far in...

2014-09-12 23:07:27

Acoustiblok Inc. Founder and President, Lahnie Johnson, is pleased to announce Darrell Bereaux as Acoustiblok’s Regional Distributor for the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Acoustiblok Inc. Founder and President, Lahnie Johnson, is pleased to announce Darrell Bereaux as Acoustiblok’s Regional Distributor for the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Acoustiblok Inc. is a NASA spinoff listed company and the inventor of...

2014-09-12 23:06:39

Garth Brooks Jacksonville Memorial Arena tickets will be hot sellers this morning, and trusted provider QueenBeeTickets.com has unleashed an impressive inventory of discounted seats for the tour stops in Jacksonville, FL. Garth Brooks tour tickets hit the public market this morning for this stop, and many fans will find the seats they want at fair prices from this secondary market provider. Oshkosh, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 QueenBeeTickets.com is always well stocked with...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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