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2014-04-11 12:22:27

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network's award-winning Holy Land Experience, the Orlando family vacation destination where the land of the Bible comes alive, will host a free Easter weekend presentation of Mel Gibson's big-screen classic The Passion of the Christ. The movie will be shown uncut and without interruption at the park's majestic Church of All Nations, on the facility's giant, 60-foot-by-20-foot high-definition screen....

2014-04-11 04:20:11

The exciting talk show host Forbes Riley highlights the best of the Spring and Summer fashion season. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Forbes Living brings the best of the Spring and Summer fashion season to viewers. The show will share the newest clothing options and shine a light on accessories sure to add finesse and polish to any outfit. There are great choices available from many designers, such as 4.collective. The design group offers modern and...

2014-04-10 23:28:43

A mold problem at Lenawee County Sheriff Department building will reportedly cost the county some 13 thousand. Meanwhile, in order to help the public avoid such a huge mold expense, Florida mold inspection company AGC Environmental shared a mold remediation advice. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Mold was detected at Lenawee County Sheriff Department building. And according to a report from lenconnect.com, it will cost some $13,000 to clear it from the place. Meanwhile, wanting to help anyone else...

2014-04-10 23:27:44

ACTS, an Enterprise IT consulting firm, is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring a breakfast at the 2014 Spring Best Practices BPCA Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 21-24, 2014. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 ACTS is pleased to announce it is sponsoring a group breakfast at the BPCA Spring Best Practicing Meeting, hosted by Milner Inc., in April, in addition to exhibiting. The meeting will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL...

2014-04-10 23:24:55

ISO Translations have finally released an online service, The Word Counter, which will help their visitors determine the number of words in their websites and other documents. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The service is now available free of charge from word-counter.isotranslations.com. What are the uses of this service? The free Website and Document Counter will be used to determine the number of words in sites and uploaded documents. With the service, customers can set an...

2014-04-10 23:04:34

Florica Career College has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services, one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in South Florida, as its Community Partner of the Year. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Florida Career College (FCC), a member of the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of career-focused schools and colleges, has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) as its Community Partner of the Year. The award, which honors the three-year partnership with TFPS, one of the...

2014-04-10 23:02:27

Enter to Win a Family Fun Florida Keys Getaway at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon, Florida - Contest Ends April 14th Marathon, Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon Florida, is throwing an exciting Facebook contest that will provide the winner with a fun-filled vacation for up to four people. People who enter the "Florida Keys Fun Family Getaway Contest" on Facebook will have a chance to win a 3 day/2 night stay at the...

2014-04-10 23:01:47

The 2014 Ultra Music Festival has Miami city officials calling for an end to Ultra in their town. Newly-formed EDM coalition wants the promoters and the city to work together to keep Ultra in Miami. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 City officials have taken the unfortunate incidents during Ultra weekend in Miami, that have caught fire on social media, as a sign the event is too unruly and should be denied future permits to operate in the city On March 30th, 2014 CBS Miami referenced the...

2014-04-10 23:01:08

Reality TV star Mark Long joins host Forbes Riley on the set of her exciting talk show. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Host Forbes Riley is taking original Road Rules reality star, Mark Long, on a slight detour from his cross-country promotional campaign of his latest product, Pocket Protein, to appear on her new talk show, Forbes Living. Known for his many roles on MTV and as host of numerous shows, including E! Entertainment's That Morning Show, TVGN's Countdown...

2014-04-10 16:22:55

Celebration Continues Virtually at SmallWorld50.com, Where Fans Record 'It's a Small World' Song and Design Dolls to Benefit UNICEF NEW YORK, ANAHEIM, Calif., LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., TOKYO, PARIS and HONG KONG, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of Disney's "it's a small world" theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a historic "It's a Small World" sing-along. Fans everywhere joined in online...


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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