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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Variety show raises funds for playground

    College View Foundation’s second phase of fundraising for the new playground is moving along. The Leo Club at Flintridge Prep is donating all proceeds from its annual Mr. Flintridge Prep Contest, a variety show spoofing beauty pageants. “...
  • Spring Break through the years

    Spring Break through the years
  • Briefly In Sports

    Samuelson earns top CIF honor Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson has been named the Player of the Year for the All-CIF Girls' Basketball Division 1A team. Samuelson is one of six local players to earn All-CIF status. She is joined on the team by sister,...
  • Steve and Johnnie Show Schedule for March 7th-11th, 2011

    So, just how much of the Internet do we inhabit? Well, in addition to this blog, some of the other places we hang out in cyberspace include on SteveAndJohnnie.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on the SteveAndJohnnieShow's Channel on YouTube, on our Yahoo...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...
  • Palm Beach County Camp listings

    North Palm Beach North of Delray Beach ARMORY ART CENTER Summer Art Camp: June 8 through Aug. 19 www.armoryart.org 561-832-1776 THE BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL Serving Broward and Palm Beach 954-747-7251 www.BritishSwimSchool.com 800-495-1718 CALLING...
  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Universal Studios: Mardi Gras concert lineup includes B-52s, Pitbull, Neon Trees

    Universal Studios: Mardi Gras concert lineup includes B-52s, Pitbull, Neon Trees
    Universal Studios has released the lineup of musical performers for this year's Mardi Gras festivities, which are every Saturday evening between Feb. 12 and April 23 plus three Friday concerts and one Sunday event. That will make three consecutive...
  • March 2012...The Warmest In History

    March 2012...The Warmest In History
    The outrageously warm weather in March has now officially gone into the record books as the warmest ever! The National Weather Service tabulated the numbers for the month (this being April 1) and concluded March 2012 was the warmest March on record......
  • Families stay close to home for Spring Break, take advantage of weather

    Families stay close to home for Spring Break, take advantage of weather
    Airfare and gas prices are high, but so are the temperatures in Indianapolis. That means many families are spring breaking closer to home. The Indianapolis Museum of Art was packed Tuesday with families enjoying the 152 acres of outdoor beauty. "I...
  • Copper Thieves Caught at Elementary School

    Cops arrested two people for allegedly trying to steal copper from a school campus that is on Spring Break. Around 8:30 Thursday morning, an employee at Joseph Bonnheim Elementary in South Sacramento called cops after seeing some suspicious activity....