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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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  • Daniel Vasquez: Beware Spring Break scams

    South Florida is a perennial Spring Break hot spot, and with the season comes a new crop of scam artists aiming to take advantage and steal some cash. March is the biggest month for Spring Break travelers, and MoneyGram International warns that there...
  • Spring Break roundup, FloriDUH style

    Spring Break roundup, FloriDUH style
    Thomas Francis Scanlan, 19, bolted after cops told him he was under arrest for underage drinking early Sunday at a home which was the scene of "loud screaming" and "loud music" with about 15 to 20 college students standing around outside, Boca Raton...
  • 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...
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  • Young Hollywood celebrates City Year

     
    Young Hollywood streamed nonstop into Sony Studios in Culver City on Saturday to celebrate the first annual "Spring Break: Destination Education," raising $1 million for City Year, which places recent graduates into L.A. schools for a year to help...
  • 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...