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Flamingos have returned to a remote site in Palm Beach County for nine years. (Photo courtesy South Florida Water Management District.)

Flamingos in Florida: Back for good? Birders can see them in spring

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 8, 2015 – For years, the only flamingos in Florida were at zoos, Hialeah Race Track or decorated people’s lawns. Today, however, the Audubon Society says flamingos are back, and maybe for good. Instead of random sightings, Audubon reports a flock of migrating flamingos has returned to the same spot in Florida for nine springs now. In 2014, 147 were counted. In 2015, there were eight. Still, says Mark Cook, lead scientist of Everglades […]

“Singing With The Stars” An Extreme Karaoke Event (Video)

“Singing With The Stars” An Extreme Karaoke Event (Video)

By Terri Lynn for EyesOnNews.com, June 6, 2015 – Got talent?  Like to sing? Want to have fun and at the same time help your neighbors? On Friday, June 19, Neighbors 4 Neighbors will be hosting a fun- filled Karaoke event, Singing WithThe Stars, at the Hard Rock Cafe, located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. “You know them, you watch them and now you get the chance to […]

Keep Stress Out of Summer Vacation

Keep Stress Out of Summer Vacation

By Mayo Clinic, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 4, 2015 – PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer? Dixie Jackson, behavioral health specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System, […]

What to do when a co-worker depends on you outside the office.

What to do when a co-worker depends on you outside the office.

By Heather Dugan, EyesOnNews.com, Connection Coach, June 2, 2015 – What to do when a co-worker depends on you outside the office. Dear Heather,                                                                                   One of my co-workers has hit a rough patch in her personal life. She just ended a three-year relationship, is taking it very hard and apparently has little family/friend support. She is a very committed to her job and takes on extra projects on a regular basis. The boyfriend didn’t seem very important in her life  (I only […]

Company Owned by Celine Dion’s Sick Husband Secures $35 MILLION-MORTGAGE!

Company Owned by Celine Dion’s Sick Husband Secures $35 MILLION-MORTGAGE!

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 1, 2015 – JUPITER ISLAND — A company owned by Canadian singer Celine Dion‘s cancer-stricken husband Rene Angelil just obtained a $35 million-mortgage! And it’s using the chanteuse’s Jupiter Island home as collateral, according to records obtained by Gossip Extra. The huge balloon mortgage, which is due to be fully reimbursed by Dec. 31, 2019, was secured by National Bank of Canada with Dion’s three mansions. There’s also a $20 million-behemoth in Vegas […]

Urbanization and an Epidemic of Loneliness

Urbanization and an Epidemic of Loneliness

By Heather Dugan, EyesOnNews.com, Connection Coach,  June 1, 2015 – There are more of us wedged into less space with global urbanization on a steady increase. Here in the U.S., more than three-quarters of us live in densely developed areas. A full 91% of the adult population owns a personal phone—most of us with Internet and social media access as well. With such proximity and opportunity—connecting has never been so easy. But so elusive… An AARP survey found that the number of adults describing themselves as […]

Remember Always Cross at the Green, Red, Yellow and all the Colors of the Rainbow (Video)

Remember Always Cross at the Green, Red, Yellow and all the Colors of the Rainbow (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, May 28, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — The City of Key West installed four permanent rainbow crosswalks Thursday at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets, in the heart of the island’s LGBT entertainment district. Spanning all four corners of the intersection, the crosswalks feature bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity. “Key West is very happy to be putting in the first thermoplastic permanent […]

Theatre League Offers Free Readings All Summer And Free Tickets To Fully-Staged Plays

Theatre League Offers Free Readings All Summer And Free Tickets To Fully-Staged Plays

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 27, 2015 – Ticket prices are not an obstacle to interested theatergoers once again this summer through the South Florida Theatre League’s annual Summer Theatre Fest that provides free tickets to major productions and new plays in development by South Florida playwrights. There are two programs: Step Onto Our Stage provides free tickets to readings of plays in development every Monday from June 1 to August 31. The second Free Night of Theater […]

The old general store in White Springs, a historic town next to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

Stephen Foster State Park: Glorious river; great cabins, odd old museum

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 27, 2015 – We visited Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park so that we could kayak the Suwannee River and stay in the outstanding cabins in this park. Once in the park, however, we discovered a strange time-machine that took us back to the 1950s – the museum devoted to the composer Stephen Foster, who in 1851 wrote “Old Folks at Home (aka Swanee River)” without ever visiting Florida. It became Florida’s […]

Steep banks on Suwanee at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.

Suwanee River: Skip the song; but go for kayaking & camping

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 26, 2015 – If you think all there is to the Suwanee River is an old song with problematic lyrics, you’re missing out on one of Florida’s greatest kayaking, canoeing and camping rivers. While it’s a long drive from some parts of Florida, if you can spare a couple of days, the Suwanee will reward you with tranquility, beauty and a paddling trip that is different from rivers and streams elsewhere in Florida. […]

Key West Wacky Regatta (Video)

Key West Wacky Regatta (Video)

By FloridaKeysNewsBureau For EyesOnNews.com, May 24, 2015 – KEY WEST, Fla. — A wacky regatta in Key West, featuring cobbled-together watercraft made of thin plywood and duct tape, attracted 37 entries including a vessel dubbed “First Ferry to Cuba,” skippered by a man costumed as Cuban president Raul Castro. “First Ferry,” an offbeat salute to the recent easing of restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba, was a standout in Memorial Day weekend’s Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta. “Castro” was abruptly drenched when […]

Islamorada Sunrise

Time right to head for the Keys

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 24, 2015- There is no better time of year for Floridians to visit the Keys than late Spring. Spring breakers and winter snowbirds have gone home or back to school. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, traffic on the Overseas Highway lightens up, rates go down, sometimes dramatically, and campsites suddenly become available, although savvy Floridians have already booked their camping reservations at the Keys’ four state parks. If you can get away for a […]