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2014-07-08 12:24:49

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STEAM Nightclub, an edgy new Miami venue redefining nocturnal entertainment, has appointed award-winning brand specialists The Gab Group as agency of record. Co-owners Russell Bruce and Anthony Moretti will open STEAM this August in Downtown Miami's Media and Entertainment District, featuring dynamic performances and interactive elements, inspired by the vibrant local arts community, and the shadowy atmosphere of film noir. Through local...

2014-07-08 08:38:02

ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QuiltingHub (http://www.quiltinghub.com/) distinguishes itself from other quilting resource sites thanks in part to its route planning tool. Whereas other sites may have maps and calendars, QuiltingHub also enables users to plan road trips with no fear of missing a quaint, one-of-a-kind storefront. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124794 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124793 "In the Midwest, summer is...

2014-07-08 08:31:55

Grant to help develop advanced cancer care center ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $500,000 grant to help support the Cleveland Clinic Florida's Capital Campaign, which will create a technologically-advanced cancer center to provide holistic supportive care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124870 "Cox Enterprises has a strong presence in Florida through its automotive, media and broadband communications divisions," said Cox...

2014-07-08 08:21:20

Third Consecutive Year that AutoNation Tops List FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN), America's largest auto retailer, announced today that 12 of its stores have been named in Automotive News' top 100 list of "Best Dealerships to Work For." For the third year in a row, AutoNation has more stores on the list than any other dealership group in the country. AutoNation Honda South Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TexasAutoNation Chevrolet...

2014-07-08 08:21:18

Thomas Edison and the inventors of Gatorade and air conditioning among innovators elected as part of the inaugural class TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison, Gatorade inventor Robert Cade, and John Gorrie, the air conditioning pioneer whose statue represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol Building, were among the six inventors announced today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Also announced as part of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame...

2014-07-08 08:21:15

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 1950s, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz gave into the romantic notion of cruising America's highways and byways in "The Long, Long Trailer." If they had to do it all over again, they would likely have been a lot better off in a luxury RV rental, says Allstar Coaches. Gone are the days of bumpy rides, junky kitchens and cramped spaces. Today's RVers can spread out in style. And surprisingly when the cost of a luxury RV rental is...

2014-07-08 08:21:09

DiscountOne simplifies eContracting integration process for finance sources. FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today RouteOne announced that Space Coast Credit Union (SCCU), serving more than 230,000 members on Florida's east coast, adopted RouteOne's eContracting platform using its new DiscountOne product. DiscountOne is a valuable new tool for finance sources who want to realize many of the benefits of eContracting without having to make an IT investment....

2014-07-07 23:04:28

The Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced surgery of cataract in Fort Lauderdale at the most cost-effective prices. The eye clinic is well known for freeing people with a cataract problem and regaining their lost vision. Hallandale Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The Braverman Eye Center now offers advanced surgery of cataract in Fort Lauderdale at the most cost-effective prices. The eye clinic is well known for freeing people with a cataract problem and regaining their lost...

2014-07-07 23:01:04

Acquisition positions Healthy Home to compete with national vitamin and supplement chains St. Augustine, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The Healthy Home Company has partnered with OneBodē (pronounced “One Body”) founders, Sean and Tylene Loomer, to acquire all of the assets of OneBodē Holdings LLC and OneBodē Ventures LLC from American Green (OTC:ERBB). OneBodē was acquired by American Green in June of 2013 and sold to The Healthy Home Company last Friday for $3,500,000, allowing...

2014-07-07 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is renaming one of its iconic facilities in honor of legendary astronaut and the first person to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Media are invited to attend the ceremony at the Operations and Checkout Building at 9 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 21. The event will include remarks from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Center...


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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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