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2014-04-16 16:33:12

Florida tech startup brings powerful smartphone technology to events, launches app at BizBash Live: The Expo MIAMI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pack Events Corp, (http://packevents.co/) a Florida-based mobile technology company today announced the launch of its FanExperience App (FanEx App (TM)), a mobile engagement and monetization application that delivers unique interactive experiences to fans and event goers. FanEx will be available for download in app stores later this month...

2014-04-16 12:31:28

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching healthy diet and exercise habits to adults with special needs can be more challenging than with most groups of people, but for Karlyn Emile it's also more rewarding. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75587 ) "A lot of people would say it's impossible to teach adults to adopt better behaviors. They would be wrong," said Emile, Healthy Community Site Director for Special Olympics Florida. Recently, Special...

2014-04-16 12:25:41

Tallest freestanding drop tower in North America, new water thrill rides, and a land dedicated to Cookie Monster on tap for 2014 season ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be SeaWorld's 50(th) Celebration, but the surprises are all for park guests. SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio - as well as Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Sesame Place - are welcoming the warmer weather with new rides, attractions and events for the entire family to...

2014-04-16 12:23:26

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced that it plans to report first-quarter 2014 financial results before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in a news release to be posted on the company's website at www.nexteraenergy.com/investors. The company will issue an advisory news release over PR Newswire the morning of April 30 with a link to the financial results news release on the company's...

2014-04-16 08:38:38

With the addition of these two markets, Reserve Direct now operates four unique travel destinations in Florida ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering its 13(th) full year of operations, Reserve Direct, an online travel agency specializing in destination specific travel reservations, has officially launched two new markets in the Emerald Coast region of Florida - Destin and Panama City Beach. The websites, ReserveDestin.com and ReservePanamaCityBeach.com, will feature...

2014-04-16 08:32:50

Dr. Marielena Guerra set to head new Elite OB/GYN West, provide another location to offer boutique health care for women FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lanalee Sam, founder of Elite OB/GYN, celebrates her 10-year anniversary in East Fort Lauderdale by opening a second branch at Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL. The West office, headed by Dr. Marielena Guerra, expands the practice's philosophy, offering a 360-degree view of women's health care...

2014-04-16 08:28:33

FORT MYERS, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If a picture's worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth millions. That's the thought behind the new real estate listing website ClassifiedsEarth.com (http://www.classifiedsearth.com). The free service enables realtors, property managers, homeowners, builders, and home improvement companies to add a YouTube video to each listing, giving prospective buyers the immersive, dynamic experience of "being there." Logo -...

2014-04-16 08:21:06

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. ("FECH") and Florida East Coast Industries, LLC ("FECI") announced today that they priced, as co-issuers, their previously announced offering of $875 million of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the "2019 Notes") and $275 million of 9.75% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes" and together with the 2019 Notes, the "Notes"). The Notes will be the joint and several obligations of FECH and FECI....

2014-04-15 23:13:42

Cornerstone Recovery Center’s monthly Family Night is Friday, April 25th from 6pm – 8pm Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Cornerstone Recovery Center is continuing the successful monthly Family Night event at its drug rehab facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The next Family Night will be hosted at Cornerstone’s Fort Lauderdale addiction treatment center on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. During Family Night, parents of Cornerstone’s clients are...

2014-04-15 23:13:14

Dr. Alan Bauman discusses issues surrounding aging hair for the third installment of Dr. Barry Lycka’s Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today eBook series. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Forget wrinkles, it could be your hair that betrays your age. While unruly grays are the most known, and most obvious, there are six other signs of aging hair to watch out for—dryness, lackluster color, thinning, breakage, split ends, and frizz. And it doesn’t stop there, more than half of all...


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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