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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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  • Duck Tape is my crafty kid's new favorite art supply

    Duck Tape is my crafty kid's new favorite art supply
    My daughter loves Duck Tape, and it has become her favorite go-to craft item. She even brought several rolls (and a pair of scissors) with her on our Spring Break road trip. From the back seat, she fashioned a small purse and a hair bow for her teddy...
  • Central Florida Spring Break Slam All-Tournament Team

    Here is the All-Tournament team from last week's Central Florida Spring Break Slam baseball tournament. MVP: Spencer Stockton – Wellington Catcher: Dan Autiello – Dr. Phillips   Infield: Gunner Bradshaw – West Orange Michael...
  • Fort Lauderdale baseball team rallies around its coach

    It's been an emotional few weeks for the Fort Lauderdale baseball team. While the Flying L's put together a six-game win streak, players had to watch as their longtime coach, Terry Portice, dealt with an incredibly tough situation at home. Portice has...
  • Inside the PD: On tap for PD baseball and softball

    Spring Break is over, and warm weather has arrived! To quote U2, "It's a beautiful day/Don't let it get away." (Kids, ask your parents). So here’s what’s on tap for Tuesday in Peninsula District baseball and softball. BASEBALL GAME OF THE...
  • Woman busted for having sex with teens -- while other teens watched, deputies say

    Woman busted for having sex with teens -- while other teens watched, deputies say
    Detectives arrested Jeanine Shimandle, 40, after learning that she allegedly had sex with 13-and 17-year-old boys last month at a Sarasota apartment where she had been house-sitting during Spring Break, according to a news release from the Sarasota County...
  • Mil millas de aventura

    Mil millas de aventura
    El estado del Sol ofrece las mejores playas para pescar, caminar, aprender sobre el pasado y descansar. Se acerca el verano y nada más obvio en Florida que ir a la playa. Sin embargo, las costas de la península albergan mucho más que arena y mar: sus 1,...
  • Ryan Stout: Hecklers beware

    Ryan Stout: Hecklers beware
    After a decade performing standup, comedian Ryan Stout has met his fair share of drunken fools and hecklers. But nothing could prepare him for the "weirdest" woman he met years ago at a comedy club in Columbus, Ohio. Stout, who is performing through...
  • First Baptist of Orlando commits $1 million to help homeless

     
    Love Orlando, a movement started by First Baptist Orlando, has committed more than $1 million to helping the newly homeless of Central Florida.  Plans include the purchase of a transitional housing complex, home makeover project, and a pantry program in...
  • How to throw a legit rooftop party

     
    Photos from Melanie Mcginnis and Anthony Spina Last weekend, I attended what has been hands down the most solid rooftop party of the season. It was held at the Bstarr/Bojan castle on Western, a stones throw from Empty Bottle. The party was held to...
  • Can’t speak Spanish…but I speak Burrito

     
    Not everyone can speak Spanish, myself included. And that’s okay. Most of us do, however, speak Burrito. Chicken? Check. Cheese? Check. Delicious? Check check. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a burrito before 1 a.m. It’s one of those...
  • Sandusky Grand Jury Report

     
    I wrote Monday about my disinchantment with the statement of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno about his passive role in what appears to have been a coverup of a horrendous sexual assault in the football team's locker room. I was......