| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Here'sthe most surprising fact you might not know about Sebastian Inlet, the fishing and surfing mecca located at Brevard county's southern tip: It's man-made. For 50 years, starting in 1872, repeated failed attempts were made to cut an opening connecting...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees.
Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 12:49 PM
To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea.
Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
| May 20, 2011
A few of you may remember the harsh winter of 2010 in Florida. Through the bitterly cold temperatures, we blogged about an unprecedented rescue effort – in which people sought out to find thousands of sea turtles that had been stunned by the...
| Jun 14, 2011
One notable environmental restoration project in this region is the rebuilding of oyster beds in Canaveral National Seashore and the Indian River Lagoon system. I wrote about the project a few years ago, which has worked well because at its core, it...
| Feb 13, 2012
Here's a fun environmental project, especially for those who love oysters. There is a workshop on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to noon for people to make oyster mats, which are designed to help restore struggling oyster reefs. The workshop will be held at...
| Sep 26, 2012
Outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers can come together for a good cause Oct. 21-27 at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. The third annual “Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out,” hosted by the Friends of Canaveral, is a fund-...