December 7, 2022

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New 4-H Scholarship Honors Hal Porter of Citrus County

The Hal Porter 4-H Scholarship Endowment will provide educational scholarships to graduating 4-H seniors and alumni Read more »
Published on 12/6/2022

Florida Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. encourages schools to dedicate one hour during the week to engage in coding activities aligned with Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards for Mathematics Read more »
Published on 12/5/2022

FSCJ Funeral Services Program receives national accreditation to offer online classes

Florida State College at Jacksonville's Funeral Services program was named an ABFSE-approved distance learning (online) program. Read more »
Published on 12/5/2022

NCH Healthcare System is First in SW Florida to Offer Aquablation Therapy

The NCH Healthcare System is proud to announce that it is the first in Southwest Florida to offer Aquablation therapy. Read more »
Published on 12/5/2022

Helios Education Foundation donates $200,000 to the Florida College System Foundation to assist students impacted by Hurricane Ian

Today, the Helios Education Foundation awarded the Florida College System Foundation $200,000 to assist state college students impacted by Hurricane Ian. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2022

The Florida Council of 100 elects Eric Silagy as Chair, Senator George LeMieux as Vice Chair

PALM BEACH — The Florida Council of 100 today announced the election of new officers at their Fall Conference in Palm Beach. Florida Power & Light’s Chairman, President and Chief... Read more »
Published on 11/11/2022

POWERBALL jackpot soars to $1.2 billion

TALLAHASSEE – The jackpot for tonight’s POWERBALL® drawing has rolled to an estimated $1.2 billion! The POWERBALL jackpot has rolled 37 times since the August 6, 2022 drawing, generating a staggering $59.9... Read more »
Published on 11/2/2022

TPA welcomes Virgin Atlantic's new nonstop service to London Heathrow

Tampa International Airport and Virgin Atlantic kicked off their new relationship in style Wednesday as they celebrated new nonstop service between Tampa Bay and London Heathrow (LHR). Virgin Atlantic founder... Read more »
Published on 11/2/2022

Holland & Knight Wins $159 Million Judgement for Norwegian Cruise Line in Faulty Propulsion Case

Holland & Knight recently won a four-week jury trial for client Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) that has significant implications for the cruise industry. On October 20, a jury convened in the... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2022

Experience Manatees in the Wild this Winter in Crystal River, Florida

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2022) – As water temperatures drop in the Gulf of Mexico, hundreds of West Indian Manatees will make their way to the warmer waters in... Read more »
Published on 11/1/2022

Poll: DeSantis holds 8-point lead over Crist in 'Increasingly Red' Florida

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio are leading in their reelection bids. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2022

Biology professor who made midlife career change gives $1 million estate gift to USF St. Petersburg campus

Deby Cassill credits the USF St. Petersburg campus with giving her the opportunity she needed to explore her passion for science, trading in a nearly 20-year career in health care administration to become a biology professor. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2022

Classes resumed at all higher education institutions in Florida

Tallahassee, Fla., October 12, 2022 — All of Florida’s 40 public higher education institutions have resumed classes following closures from Hurricane Ian. This achievement, reached just two weeks after the storm’s... Read more »
Published on 10/12/2022

How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After Hurricane Ian

Florida homeowners and renters in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties who were affected by Hurricane Ian may apply for FEMA disaster assistance. Survivors can apply for disaster assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2022

Kalogon Raises $3.3M in Funding to Drive Expansion for Line of Smart Wheelchair Seating

MELBOURNE, FL (Sept. 22, 2022)- Kalogon, the market leader in smart wheelchair cushions, today announced it has raised $3.3 million in seed funding and federal grants for the development and expansion of... Read more »
Published on 9/22/2022

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees has selected Stacy Volnick as interim president of the university.

The Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees has selected Stacy Volnick as interim president of the university. She will begin her new role on Jan. 1, 2023, after President John Kelly steps... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

Indian River State College, local experts provide training to investigate unexplained infant deaths

FORT PIERCE— Indian River State College is partnering with experts from the State Attorney’s Office for the 19th Judicial Circuit and the Child Abuse Death Review Committee to train first... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

NCH Healthcare System Pitches in to Offer Hundreds of Choking Rescue Devices to Collier Restaurants, Hotels and Schools

NAPLES, Fla. – September 20, 2022  NCH Healthcare System, LifeVac, and Collier Community Foundation were on hand at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in Naples to give away hundreds of LifeVac choking rescue... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

Statement by Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on Governor DeSantis' Family-Focused Tax Relief Proposal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The following statement is to be attributed to Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, in response to Governor DeSantis’ announcement of his Family-Focused Tax Relief... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

Dramatic Increase in Flow of Dollars from Public School Districts Funds Private Education in Florida, Report Says

ORLANDO, Fla. - The flow of state school aid to vouchers for private schooling has reached an estimated $1.3 billion in the wake of the Florida Legislature’s enactment of the... Read more »
Published on 9/20/2022

Miami Dade College Named Among “Great Colleges to Work For”

Miami - Miami Dade College (MDC) has been named among the nation’s Great Colleges to Work For by ModernThink, LLC. In addition, MDC made the Honor Roll again for being recognized in all categories of evaluation. The results were released... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards Nearly $30 Million through Groundbreaking Initiative to Support Workforce Development in Florida's Space Coast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced that nearly $30 million will be dedicated to support workforce development in the Space Coast region as part of a groundbreaking, multi-agency initiative to... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Jr. Appoints Six to the Florida Education Foundation's Board of Directors

Tallahassee, Fla., – The Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, Jr. announced the appointment of Rebecca Matthews as the new chair of the Florida Education Foundation’s Board of Directors, as well... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

Florida's Nation-Leading HAF Program Awards Over $380 Million in Relief to the State's Most Vulnerable Homeowners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that Florida's nation-leading Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program has awarded over $380 million in relief to assist 15,664 of the... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

USF partners with MacDill Air Force Base to grow and strengthen educational opportunities

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2022) –The University of South Florida is officially joining forces with MacDill Air Force Base to increase opportunities for collaboration that will benefit both entities. With... Read more »
Published on 9/19/2022

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In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs
In the parking lot of an abandoned grocery store, a food drive meets needs

Over the course of the morning, volunteers will hand out boxes full of produce and pantry items. More than 300 people will walk — or drive — away with cartons of eggs and gallons of milk, bread and pastries and cereal. They’ll leave with bags of bananas, and apples and meats that they’ll feed to their families.

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