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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...

2014-04-10 16:21:20

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today formally commissioned its Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center - one of the cleanest, most energy-efficient plants in the nation. Over its operational lifetime, the new, fuel-efficient plant is expected to provide FPL customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel and other savings. The company also announced plans for the construction of a new manatee education center that...

2014-04-10 16:21:16

Anaerobic Digester in Central Florida Named "Project of the Year" ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Power, a leader in organics management solutions, has been recognized by the American Biogas Council with their inaugural Biogas Project of the Year Award for its newly opened Energy Garden in Central Florida. The first-of-a-kind project converts organic waste into renewable biogas and natural fertilizers, diverting hundreds of thousands of tons of waste from...

2014-04-10 12:27:07

MASON, Ohio, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearle Vision, one of North America's largest and most trusted licensed optical brands, announced today plans to convert 9 of its neighborhood eye care centers in Florida from company-owned to licensee-owned. Locations are immediately available in South Florida, Orlando, Gainesville and Naples, as well as other markets located throughout the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130709/NY43871LOGO The company is currently seeking qualified...

2014-04-10 08:34:46

Successful implementation lauded by Longaberger parent company, CVSL BOCA RATON, Fla. and KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Niche Group, Inc. has completed an eight month, enterprise wide project that successfully launched The Longaberger Company live on its Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, inPowerCloud. The ambitious project that began in the third quarter of 2013 customized Niche's proprietary software, inPowerSuite to meet the specific needs of...

2014-04-10 08:21:15

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, announced today it will release its 2014 first quarter results before the market opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Company will hold its quarterly conference call with analysts and investors that same afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET to discuss the first...

2014-04-09 23:31:08

Costa Farms’ O2 For You: Houseplants with a Purpose showcases the best 5 houseplants to clean indoor air, boost well-being, and add beauty to indoor spaces. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 This year celebrate Earth Day with a houseplant that keeps giving all year. Houseplants may be thought of as décor accents; however they’re far more than pretty faces. Over the last 20 years, NASA research has proven that certain houseplants remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from...


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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