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2014-04-15 08:26:57

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When we want to cool off on a sweltering South Florida summer day, we just flip a switch and crisp, cold air floods our homes and workplaces. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73133 But in pre-air conditioning South Florida, people had to be a little bit more creative. Starting Saturday, May 2, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will present "Beating the Heat: Surviving Summer in South Florida" - at the H. Wayne...

2014-04-10 23:04:34

Florica Career College has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services, one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in South Florida, as its Community Partner of the Year. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Florida Career College (FCC), a member of the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of career-focused schools and colleges, has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) as its Community Partner of the Year. The award, which honors the three-year partnership with TFPS, one of the...

2014-04-01 23:31:27

Guitarist and teacher Dyce Kimura is offering Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons both in studio and virtually. April is “Bring a Friend Month” for current or former pupils to receive a complimentary lesson for every student they refer who takes a class. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Guitarist and master instructor Dyce Kimura is beginning April with a promotional offer for Fort Lauderdale guitar lessons. In person and online classes are available. For the month of April,...

2014-04-01 23:25:12

Be Happy Walls, a group of charitable artists, announces that their first art exhibition will be held on April 18, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 According to the Be Happy Walls Founder, Joe Pregadio, “We are very proud and excited to host our first art show at Startup Palm Beach. We have already received donations from various local and national artists and have begun accumulating an impressive inventory of prints. We are now in the process...

2014-03-31 08:21:06

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maritime Professional Training has appointed Al Stiles as the school's Vice President of Curriculum Development in a newly expanded role focused on broadening MPT's course offerings in both on-campus and e-learning online settings. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH93364LOGO Maritime Professional Training is the largest private maritime training school in the U.S. and is renowned for its diverse range of course...

2014-03-25 12:23:47

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than half a century, South Florida has gone from a land of too much water to one where the valuable resource is being stretched thinner and thinner. On Monday, May 12, 2014 Dr. Steve Noll, a senior lecturer in the history department at the University of Florida, will talk about the history of Florida's water landscape during "Florida's Environmental History" a free lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. at the New River Inn located at...

2014-03-11 23:30:25

Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura offers 50% off first guitar lesson for those coming from the Fort Lauderdale area. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 For a limited time, outstanding Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura is offering a sizable discount to those coming to take lessons from the Miami area. Kimura offers guitar lessons in Hollywood, Florida, right off the turnpike exit, making for a convenient drive for those students coming from Miami. While the offer...

2014-03-06 23:30:13

U Style Salon Day Spa Salon Miami announces a new team of makeup artists who will bring a professional flair to make up for their clients. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Having a makeup artist for a special event can bring a style and sheen to the event and the people involved. U Style, believes that makeup should be an accessory that enhances and complements a person’s visage. The makeup artist’s role is to identify which shades, tones and colors will bring out the best in a...

2014-02-12 12:28:04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From South Beach to your television screens, the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel will be featured in two upcoming episodes of the hit reality series The Bachelor. The episodes are scheduled to air Monday, February 17, 2014 and Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8pm/7pm (c) on ABC. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/FL63987) Accommodating the cast and crew on Episode 7, Loews Miami Beach Hotel and the beautiful city of Miami...

2014-02-06 23:28:43

MapYourStartup and eMerge Americas partner to offer one lucky startup the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Miami. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 MapYourStartup.co has partnered with eMerge Americas to offer small business owners and tech startup entrepreneurs the opportunity to win free travel and admission to the eMerge Americas Conference from May 4 to May 6, 2014. To enter the contest, go to the MapYourStartup.co website, and for more information on the conference,...


Latest Tropics Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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