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  • Backyard Avocado tree.
    Homemade guacamole for Cinco de Mayo
    The typical guacamole consists almost entirely of mashed or pureed avocado. My own version has more ingredients, and more texture and character.Because I live in Florida, I make my guacamole with Florida avocados, which are larger than their...
  • blueberry crisp
    Pick your own for the best blueberry crisp recipe
    An easy recipe for a succulent dessert...A fruit crisp is a baked dessert recipe that uses oatmeal, differentiating it from a cobbler. The most common crisps are apple, peach, and berry - although pears work well and any combination of fruits...
  • Cops recant story of cook spitting in food at Florida restaurant
    Cops in Florida recant story of cooks spitting in food
    On a police union Facebook account earlier this week a Florida police officer posted a caution to other officers warning that cooks at the Miller's Ale House just outside of Orlando in Winter Park, Florida were spitting in officers' food....
  • Melanie Mederos, in remission from Leukemia, LLS 2015 Miami Girl of the Year
    13-year-old Florida girl beats leukemia, celebrates with makeover & photo shoot
    She's just 13 years old, and she has already battled cancer, infections, high fevers, a weakened immune system and 242 days of chemotherapy. Melanie Mederos iscontinuing the battle for her life, but today she's in remission and was honored...
  • Old hand found in attic along with a treasure map and coins: Is this the hand of the famous pirate?
    Old hand in Florida attic: Decrepit hand, treasure map found in Grandpa’s attic
    An old human hand found was in a Florida attic and it was mounted inside a box with other items that appeared to tell a story, but what that story is has even the experts baffled today. When a Florida family recently cleaned out their grandparent...
  • Artist rendering of the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort's rooftop
    FL's Hollywood Beach to welcome new Margaritaville Resort this summer
    Here's a spot we can't wait to try. As huge Jimmy Buffett fans who enjoy something nice and cold while relaxing beach side to some upbeat tunes, this one's definitely on our to-do list.The new-build Margaritaville Hollywood Beach...
  • Pirate Treasure
    Pirate treasure map found in Tampa attic
    The Lopez family in Tampa recently learned about some skeletons in their grandfather's attic. Well, part of one, at least.In a tale that seems to be setting up a crossover between Jumanji and the Goonies,Mike Lopez and his sister found a...
  • Orlando sets tourism record in 2014
    Orlando sets tourism record in 2014
    Last year marked a record year for Orlando as more than62 million people visited the Central Floridadestination.The record 32 million room nights sold in Orlando in 2014 brought in more than $200 million in bed tax collections, the tourism board...
  • Cannabis activists are now supportive of Florida medical marijuana bill
    Cannabis activists are now supportive of Florida medical marijuana bill
    Yesterday, April 27, 2015, Florida's SB 7066, was postponed again by the Florida Senate, the fifth time in the last five sessions. The general session for the Florida Senate is set to expire at midnight this coming Friday, and there is fear...
  • Vaping being decided by Boca Raton City Council
    Boca Raton tries again to ban vaping in public places
    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated vapers could go to jail for vaping in public places. This was an older version of this ordinance. The new ordinance has been updated and exempts violators from going to jail.On Tuesday, April...
  • Romeo is urgent - can be killed at any time
    Romeo's name stands for love but he'll die without rescue - he's urgent
    UPDATE: He is still urgent. The shelter took in 29 more dogs than were rescued or adopted. They are packed! Romeo can be fostered temporarily for up to two months. PLEASE SHARE!Friendly, affectionate, walks beautifully on a leash, take treats very...
  • Orlando's Soccer Stadium Tied Up by Healthcare Fight
    A fight over healthcare shouldn't tie up Orlando stadium project
    This is the problem with politics: when the people in power have a disagreement over something, they often times take political prisoners, and in Florida, the state legislature has taken a political prisoner over their fight over Medicaid –...
  • Mocho needs rescue from Tampa kill shelter
    Darling depressed Doberman desperately needs rescue
    A gentle Doberman Pinscher left at the Tampa Shelter is heartbroken. Moncho is a handsome Doberman, but he stands in his kennel with his head hanging down. He didn't want to look at people or the camera. Whoever had this sweet dog did not care...
  • Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay (April 25)
    Brittany Henderson posts nice 2-under 70 to start Symetra Tour event in Florida
    Brittany Henderson of Smiths Falls banged out a solid 2-under 70 yesterday to land T6 after first round action in the Symetra Tour’s 54-hole Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay.Henderson holed five birdies and three bogeys along the...
  •  Rick Scott’s lack of vision and insight on Medicaid expansion in Florida
    Rick Scott’s lack of vision and insight on Medicaid expansion in Florida
    Read Bloomberg Politics’ article, “Republican Governors May Pay Price for Refusing to Expand Medicaid under Obamacare” dated April 23 and you will find some very interesting information about ACA (Obamacare) and Medicaid...
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