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2015-05-20 23:05:14

The Board of Trustees of Ringling College today announced awarding its highest honor - the Trustee Scholarship - to an exclusive group of extraordinary rising seniors for the 2015-2016 academic

2015-05-20 23:01:34

Miami Area Students and Parents Invited to Attend Free Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 WHAT: The

2015-05-20 20:20:36

Focus on Sustainable Business Practices Drives Environmental Strategies DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JM

2015-05-19 23:05:55

Harbor Village comments on Phys’ recent article regarding non addictive pain medications. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 In an effort to redress the

2015-05-19 23:00:11

Lice Troopers expands to its second clinic to meet the demand for safe, all-natural, professional head lice removal services in the

2015-05-19 20:22:05

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics convened leaders in athletics administration and experts in antitrust and tax law, public policy and

2015-05-19 08:40:23

To address the unique challenges women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction face, Orchid provides a women-only rehab facility with programs designed specifically for women, facilitated by a predominantly

2015-05-19 08:33:38

Local Bands Move on to Final Live Battle Round and Compete for the Chance to Perform at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global Music Festival ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-05-19 08:33:10

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Sports Network (ASN), a division of Sinclair Networks Group, LLC, announced today that ASN has reached an agreement with Minor League


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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).