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Naples, Florida: Rich in nature, beach and boating activities

Naples, Florida: Rich in nature, beach and boating activities

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 31, 2014 – Naples is a very rich place. It is where Fortune 500 executives retire and by some accounts, it has the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the U.S. (In that study, Los Alamos, New Mexico, was No. 1.) For lovers of the natural outdoors, Naples is also very rich. There are spectacular beaches, one of the largest swaths of old-growth cypress in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and easy proximity […]

by · July 31, 2014 · FloridaRambler.com
Over 170 restaurants participating in Miami Spice

Over 170 restaurants participating in Miami Spice

MIAMI (July 31, 2014) – The organizers of the 13th Annual Miami Spice Restaurant Program, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), today announced the return of exclusive dining deals on three-course lunch and dinner menus at more than 170 area restaurants, including 45 new participants, from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2014.  This year, the program introduces the new Miami Spice Mash-Ups, a culinary celebration of Miami’s diverse food scene. The Miami Spice program kicks off August 1 with dining deals that include lunch priced at $23 […]

by · July 31, 2014 · Food, Miami-Dade County
Storms Around Again; Watching the Tropics

Storms Around Again; Watching the Tropics

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, July 31, 2014 – South Florida will wrap up an unusually wet July with more storms and showers on Thursday, thanks to that washed out front to our north. After a sticky start on Thursday, we’ll see steamy highs in the low to mid 90s (but feeling hotter) and afternoon storms developing on a southerly breeze. Some spots will see heavy downpours. Some storms will be around on Friday, but they won’t be as widespread. Friday’s […]

by · July 31, 2014 · Weather
Sticky Hot With Storms; Tracking the Tropics

Sticky Hot With Storms; Tracking the Tropics

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, July 30, 2014 – South Florida is sticky hot again on Wednesday, as a southwesterly wind brings storms and showers through the metro area. Look for highs in the low 90s (but feeling hotter), and some heavy downpours and lightning where those storms march by. Thursday will start with lows around 80 degrees, and we’ll see more summertime heat in the low 90s and passing storms. Friday will kick off the month of August with some […]

by · July 30, 2014 · Weather
Scam Alert: Fake cops using online “Sextortion”

Scam Alert: Fake cops using online “Sextortion”

By William E. Lewis Jr. For EyesOnNews.com, July 31, 2014 – While the jury duty and fake notice to appear scam continues to be reported by Broward County Clerk of Court Howard Forman, police impersonators have now begun working the online dating scene by targeting unsuspecting daters, according to public information officer Keyla Concepción of the Broward Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. Investigators at the Broward Sheriff’s Office first learned of this scam in March and believe the suspects may have targeted more than a hundred victims.  Because the scammers have […]

by · July 30, 2014 · Crime, Featured, Government, News, Police, Technology
12 Great Kayak Outings in the Florida Keys

12 Great Kayak Outings in the Florida Keys

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 30, 2014 – There are literally hundreds of places to launch a kayak, a canoe or a paddle board in the Florida Keys, whether your intend to explore the ocean, the shallow waters of Florida Bay or the many hidden creeks and channels unique to these islands. On many stretches of the Overseas Highway (US 1), you can just pull off to the side of the road. There is no way I could cover […]

by · July 30, 2014 · FloridaRambler.com
Gov. Scott, his investments and the ‘temptation to dishonor’

Gov. Scott, his investments and the ‘temptation to dishonor’

By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 30, 2014 – When Gov. Rick Scott set up his first blind trust in April 2011, his lawyers asked Florida’s ethics commission whether he had any conflicts of interest because of his investments in companies doing business in Florida. Topping their list of concern was Texas-based Energy Transfer Equity – the multi-billion dollar parent of various limited partnerships and subsidiaries engaged in natural gas operations, including pipelines and retail propane sales. The lawyers […]

by · July 30, 2014 · Featured
Rick Scott’s Broward Goal: 37% of Vote

Rick Scott’s Broward Goal: 37% of Vote

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 30, 2014 – Broward County is vital to Gov. Rick Scott, but not because he expects to win. Actually, he expects to be overwhelmingly beaten. But Scott will only get another four years in the governor’s mansion if he cuts into the Democratic nominee’s vote in Broward. Scott’s goal: Winning 37 percent in Broward. That’s the figure used in a GOP e-mail distributed to Broward Republicans Monday. READ MORE>>>

by · July 30, 2014 · BrowardBeat.com, election
Reserve your campsite now for fall

Reserve your campsite now for fall

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 29, 2014 – Once the weather breaks and the humidity lightens up in late October, Floridians mob campgrounds around the state to have some outdoor fun before we’re faced with the annual migration of snowbirds. Believe me, it’s not too early to plan your fall camping trip. For some campgrounds, it may already be too late! For example, I just checked state park campgrounds in the Florida Keys for a 3-night stay during November. There were no RV sites available […]

by · July 29, 2014 · FloridaRambler.com
Vets & Teens transplanting corals in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary (Video)

Vets & Teens transplanting corals in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary (Video)

By EyesOnNews.com Staff, July 29, 2014 – They fought and were wounded in the Afghan conflict, now they have joined forces with a group of teens. Together they are building a special reef as a remembrance for for fallen soldiers.  You can watch the video, below, and you’ll hear from Army Sgt (RET.) Billy Costello and teenager Mia Foisy on how the project: OFF BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — A dozen wounded veterans are wrapping up several days of diving in […]

Oceans 234 To Host Fifth Annual “Clothes Off Our Backs” For Women In Distress

Oceans 234 To Host Fifth Annual “Clothes Off Our Backs” For Women In Distress

Deerfield Beach, FL – (July 2014) – Oceans 234, one of Deerfield Beach’s most popular beachfront restaurants, will be hosting the Fifth Annual “Clothes off our Backs” for Women In Distress on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m. As part of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Boca Festival Days, proceeds from the clothing drive will benefit Women In Distress of Broward County. Guests are encouraged to clean out their closets for new and gently worn men’s, women’s and children’s […]

by · July 29, 2014 · Broward County, Events, Food
Sizzling Hot Again

Sizzling Hot Again

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, July 29, 2014 – South Florida will be sizzling hot yet again on Tuesday. After a sticky start, look for hot sun, highs in the low to mid 90s (but feeling like the triple digits), and the chance of an afternoon storm. We’ll see rain chances increase and highs hit the low 90s on Wednesday as a rare late July front stalls out over central Florida. That washed out front will bring showers and storms on […]

by · July 29, 2014 · Weather