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2014-07-30 23:14:19

Sixty rising third-graders from the School District of Indian River County took part in a pilot summer literacy program made possible by funds raised at the 2014 Windsor Charity Polo Cup. The program, called “Summer Literacy on the Lagoon,” was designed exclusively for Windsor, a private residential community in Vero Beach, Florida by the School District of Indian River County in collaboration with The Learning Alliance, a local non-profit organization. Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-30 23:08:54

FAMU Fulbright recipients will conduct research at Nigeria's Federal University of Technology to study diabetes and green alternatives to harden steel. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Florida A&M University (FAMU) mechanical engineering doctoral candidate Renee Gordon and biochemistry professor Ngozi Ugochukwu, Ph.D., will head to Nigeria in August to conduct research as Fulbright Scholars. The prestigious Fulbright Scholars Program is a highly competitive international...

2014-07-30 08:40:42

TAMPA, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetDirector has been named the 26(th) fastest growing company in the Tampa Bay area with 97.71 percent growth from 2011 - 2013. The Tampa Bay Business Journal awards 50 companies with this prestigious title and NetDirector is happy to be a two-time recipient. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140729/130909 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140729/130906 "Our team is extremely proud of what we have accomplished...

2014-07-25 23:01:07

Florida Hospital presents MOSI with a $2 million check to keep the science center moving forward and help convert the IMAX DOME Theatre to state-of-the-art 3D digital technology, the only dome theatre in the State of Florida and one of the first science centers in the country to convert to a digital platform. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Florida Hospital and MOSI officially announced a transformational partnership that will unite the two not-for-profit organizations for years to come and make a...

2014-07-23 08:29:18

TAMPA, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MundoFox Tampa (WSPF-CD 35) today announced that Bright House Cable has launched its Spanish-language programming on its cable system in the Tampa - St. Petersburg DMA on Channel 94. The addition of MundoFox Tampa will bring the station's popular shows, such as 100 Latinos Dijeron with host Marco Antonio Regil, drama-series such as El Mariachi and national news with award-winning news anchor, Rolando Nichols, to Bright House subscribers....

2014-07-22 08:28:23

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, a national foundation with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, is heading to Boca Raton for this year's "Boca's Got Talent." Sponsored by Plum Productions, the event at the Dubliner in Mizner Park is part of Boca Festival Days to provide talent with a lifetime of "bragging rights." On Monday, August 4 at 5:30p.m. 13-year-old fiddle marvel Maggie Baugh will judge and perform. Baugh recently played...

2014-07-18 23:00:37

The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has hired local Naturalist Vince McGrath and has begun offering its resort guests morning wildlife walking and kayaking expeditions to explore the eco-zones of the local marine environment. Guests are be able to observe numerous flora and fauna – from what’s under the sea to what lives on the shoreline, tide pools and upland habitats of the dunes. Fort Myers Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina has hired...

2014-07-17 23:10:40

ACTS, an Enterprise IT consulting firm, is pleased to announce the Jacksonville Business Journal has voted ACTS as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ACTS is pleased to announce it has been chosen as one of Jacksonville’s 50 fastest growing companies by the Jacksonville Business Journal (JBJ). An awards luncheon is being held in honor of the companies on Thursday, July 17th at the Hyatt Regency from 11:30 to 12:30. The...

2014-07-17 12:31:49

New 96-room independent, luxury resort marks first downtown hotel build since 1994 NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marker Waterfront Resort arrives in Key West this October as a premier, independent, 96-room luxury hotel. This tropical oasis is centrally located on the edge of the Key West Historic Seaport, amid the best dining, attractions and sightseeing the destination has to offer. The Marker "marks" the first new hotel build in Old Town Key West since...

2014-07-14 23:03:15

David Barrera joins the Clevens Face and Body Specialists as Chief Operating Officer. Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Clevens Face and Body Specialists are excited to announce this summer’s arrival of a new COO, David Barrera. Coming from Health Management Associates (HMA), Barrera’s extensive background in employee and operational management will be greatly welcomed. The shared goal of maximizing the potential of this growing medical practice is guaranteed to make this new...


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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