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2014-10-21 08:23:30

"Known for their unique, independent approach to business and professional service, Domani Motor Cars is committed to providing their clients with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible." DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Domani Motor Cars today announced a donation totaling $342,500 to the Abundant Life Christian Center of Margate, Florida. This donation will fund the ministry's outreach program. Photo -...

2014-10-20 12:21:37

New service to include on-dock intermodal rail capabilities JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and PortMiami, through a strategic alliance, are offering the Sunshine Gateway service, which includes on-dock intermodal rail capabilities. This seamless ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly and efficiently with the potential to reach 70 percent of the United States...

2014-10-16 16:21:30

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossing the New River to and from the north and south banks will now be as easy as crossing the street. . . and it will be free. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141016/152650 The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA), in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, will begin operating the Riverwalk Water Trolley on October 18, 2014. The DFLTMA already...

2014-10-15 20:21:56

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 RS:X Youth 2014 World Windsurfing Championships will take place from October 18 to 25 in Clearwater Beach, a first time US event for this sport. Preparations are in full swing and more than 85 competitors from 19 nations and four continents have registered. This international event was originally planned for Herzliya, Israel but organizers moved the event to the US. The City of Clearwater, in partnership with Tampa Bay...

2014-10-15 08:26:47

Donations support global outreach program, participant scholarship fund MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On your mark. Get set. Crowdfund! World OutGames Miami will launch a global crowdfunding campaign October 20, 2014, in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152160LOGO Revenue from the crowdfunding campaign will go towards establishing...

2014-10-13 23:08:49

Free Educational Seminars "Demystifying" the Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Get In Shape For Women, the national fitness studio franchise that offers small-group personal training for women in a private, upscale environment, is launching a Community Outreach Program to educate and inspire local organizations and charities of Palm Beach County. The program endeavors to promote a better understanding between body health, nutrition and...

2014-10-13 23:04:24

New event elements such as Guy Harvey’s Sustainable Seafood Village to elevate the guest experience. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 The competition is heating up as celebrity teams comprised of Miami Dolphins legends and critically acclaimed South Florida chefs get ready to face-off at this year’s “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival.” The fifth annual culinary showdown that combines food, football and charity...

2014-10-06 16:24:43

Battier Will Welcome 103 Students Signing on for School Success with Take Stock in Children MIAMI, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a scholarship and mentoring program will host a Contract Signing Celebration on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 for its newest Miami class of 103 low-income, at-risk students. These scholars will be guaranteed a college scholarship if they remain drug and crime free, maintain a 2.5 GPA and stay in school. Once in the TSIC...

2014-10-01 12:27:58

Summary: Emphasizing that one person can make a difference, actress Kelly Preston kicks off Tampa Bay Charity Coalition. CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before an assembly of nearly 100 people, representing 38 different non-profits and charitable groups in the Tampa Bay area, actress Kelly Preston acknowledged the audience for providing inspiration for people like her and her family to volunteer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149690 "Your...

2014-09-30 16:24:16

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dolphin Tale movies continue to create international awareness for Clearwater Beach, building on the area's great reputation for hospitality. With the release of the new movie, Dolphin Tale 2, the excitement is growing and the Sheraton Sand Key Resort is a proud participant! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149401 The hotel recently played host to Warner Bros. and the global press as the staging headquarters for...


Latest Geography of 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...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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