When the Old Seven Mile Bridge was built, it was an engineering wonder of the early 1900s. Part of Henry Flagler’s famous railway to Key West, it ran across nearly seven miles of open water to connect Marathon to the Lower Keys.
Today, the bridge is still a popular spot with both locals and tourists, but it’s slowly falling apart. Salt water and storms are eroding the bridge faster than the state can afford to repair it. Much of it is now closed. Historians and activists are desperately searching for a way to preserve what's left: a 2.2 mile section of the Old Seven Bridge that is still open to pedestrians and cyclists.
tvOur friends atWUSFin Tampa have been collecting holiday stories and traditions from around the state for a series they call "Florida Holidays."The following was originally posted byWUSFreporterDalia Colón.
Confession: Publix holiday commercials turn me to mush.
Maybe it's the music. Maybe it's because I'm already in the holiday spirit. Or maybe it's just good marketing.
Our friends atWUSFin Tampa have been collecting holiday stories and traditions from around the state for a series they call "Florida Holidays."The following was originally posted byWUSFreporterDalia Colón. It came to her as an email with subject line "That's so Florida." Here's a strange tale from Anna Maria Island resident Peggy Bode:
Our friends at WUSF in Tampa have been collecting holiday stories and traditions from around the state for a series they call "Florida Holidays."Becky Wanamaker shared this story on WUSF's Facebook page and Scott Finn, WUSF's news director, originally posted this story.
Every December, our family drives to Orlando for a little winter wonderland fun at the Gaylord Palm's ICE! show. We bundle up in those big, heavy blue coats and marvel at the beautiful sculptures that created wonderful Christmas vignettes.
There are many ways to describe South Florida; subtle is not among them.
A few days after the well-decorated (and well-lit) parade of boats known as Winterfest passed through Fort Lauderdale's stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway, our news director, Dan Grech, took a boat tour along part of the parade route.
"I do find it odd," said Dan, a Pennsylvania native, "boating through the canals of Broward County, in December, looking at reindeer and snow-frosted Christmas tree decorations."
The Miami Herald says the funding represents approximately 17 percent of the center’s operating budget. The center will continue to provide services but laid off several support staff due to the reduction.
Florida voters are overwhelmingly against charging college tuition based on what people study, skeptical that degrees can be offered for $10,000 and strongly against setting different educational goals based on race, a new poll has found.
The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metro area remains on the bleeding edge of the nation's still-critical foreclosure problem, according to new rankings from the Center for Housing Policy. It has, by far, the highest rate of homes in foreclosure -- but the rest of the state is not far behind.
In the 13 metros with the highest percentages of homes in foreclosure, only one is not in Florida. It's number two.
A survey by Quinnipiac University finds voters are "dead-set" against a series of proposed school reforms by Gov. Rick Scott.
The worst offender is a plan to set different achievement goals for students based on their race. 71 percent of those surveyed think it's a bad idea, with just 7 percent saying they like it.
Most respondents don't like a proposal to charge lower tuition for freshmen and sophomores than for upperclassmen. And they also don't think liberal arts majors should have to pay higher tuition than students who major in fields like math and engineering.
Both Broward and Palm Beach County school chiefs say the deadly shootings last week in Connecticut have sparked a number of phony threats against district schools.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that hoaxes have surfaced in Davie, Pompano Beach and Coral Springs. Palm Beach County school officials say they've been dealing with similar threats circulating on social media websites.
It's probably the first time you've seen a photo like this one. It’s an uncollared Florida panther -- one of fewer than 170 remaining on the planet -- carrying a kitten as she strolls by a hidden camera in the Big Cypress Basin.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service published the photo Wednesday on its Facebook page.