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2014-07-16 23:12:13

Now that the hot and wet summer season is in full swing, many multifamily building exteriors need vital maintenance and repairs due to weather-related damage and improper installation. Universal Contracting urges regular inspection and updates, whether the damage is heat and moisture-related, the result of inferior materials, or simply poor workmanship. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Jeff Grow, Commercial Manager and Jordan Grow, Commercial Estimator for Universal Contracting in...

2014-07-16 23:12:08

Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC Expands Its Portfolio With The Completion Of Four More Acquisitions in the Eastern US Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC announced the completion of four more acquisitions in the US. The majority of these newly acquired assets were built by proven tower developers who are now partnering with Vertical Bridge to build dozens of additional towers in the Eastern US over a multi-year period. The towers are all anchored by...

2014-07-16 23:09:52

The new mixtape is presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Promotion. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the “Rawlest Chico In Florida” Mixtape by O'Soul. The 9 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features original productions from Syko Beats, Swag B, Beat Boii, and LostPros. O’Soul is an upcoming rapper straight out of Miami, FL. He is proud to announce his long awaited debut album, “Rawlest Chico In...

2014-07-16 23:06:15

A press conference held on June 10 gave Florida’s community members and organizations, including Novus, a chance to assert the negative impact that Florida’s Amendment 2 would have on residents and community health, if passed. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Twenty-one states in America have already passed legislation legalizing marijuana, and 15 states have pending legislation, Florida included. (1) Opposers of Florida’s Amendment 2, a piece of legislation that would...

2014-07-16 12:24:53

"The Orange Book" serves as a resource for at-risk students to navigate college MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a statewide non-profit organization with a solid history of providing at-risk youth with scholarships, mentors and hope, has published and released The Orange Book: A College Success Guide for college-bound students and their parents/guardians. The guide, which provides a student planner and easy-to-follow steps to prepare for...

2014-07-16 12:24:08

Moving is stressful. The entertaining talk show wants to make it easier with a fun and exciting relocation segment. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Home relocation can be a stressful time for everyone. There are many things that need remembering such as researching a moving company and contacting utility companies. Forbes Living hopes to take some stress away from those who are planning to move this summer with an upcoming segment on relocation. The United...

2014-07-16 08:28:37

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biometrics Companies expand newest smart technology operations as consumers stray from traditional banking methods and convert to digital commerce: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Blackberry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing...

2014-07-16 08:27:27

LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) a medical marijuana research and development company, is pleased to announce it has entered the Florida Medical Marijuana Market through its new subsidiary, GB Sciences Florida, LLC. With nearly 20 million residents, Florida is poised to be the biggest medical marijuana market outside of California. The National Cannabis Industry Association estimates medical marijuana will be a $785 million industry in...

2014-07-15 23:14:30

Avail is conducting a Phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical research study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of an experimental spray treatment for qualified participants with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. DeLand, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 *To see if you qualify for this Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial in DeLand, visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com) or contact us directly at (386) 785-2404. There is no cost...

2014-07-15 23:08:49

Braintrust Consulting Group to offer two-day Certified ScrumMaster training class for IT and project management professionals in Orlando, Florida August 27-28, 2014. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer a Certified ScrumMaster training class in Orlando, Florida on August 27-28, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Orlando – International Drive. The two-day Certified ScrumMaster class offers attendees an in-depth immersion...

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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