Key West's lighthouse was decommissioned back in 1969. But it recently got a thorough restoration, from the railings around the top to the paint on the sides.
Officials from the lighthouse's current stewards, the Key West Art & Historical Society, weren't sure what to expect when they hired a restoration firm that specializes in old lighthouses. They thought maybe the firm would set up a giant scaffold around the 86-foot tower.
The holiday shopping season is just getting started and among the flurry is a special focus on small businesses.
Tomorrow (Nov. 28) is Small Business Saturday— it’s a day that encourages consumers to shop small and local businesses. American Express started the day in 2010 to coincide with the shopping boom that immediately follows Thanksgiving. Last year, customers spent $14.3 billion at independent stores on Small Business Saturday, according to American Express.
A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature would target backyard gun ranges, like the one on Big Pine Key that made national headlines in 2014.
The bill, which has versions in both the state House of Representatives and the Senate, would require at least an acre of land before you could set up a gun range. It was inspired, in part, by the backyard gun range set up by Doug Varrieur.
November is Transgender Awareness Month and a number of events took place across South Florida to celebrate the trans community and raise awareness around key issues affecting transgender individuals including homelessness, unemployment and violence.
As the month comes to an end, we asked members of South Florida's transgender community to share their thoughts. Here's what they had to say:
L.J. Woolston, Homeless Liaison for LGBTQ Youth at ProjectSafe
Florida legislators have been grappling with the problem of balance billing—also known as “surprise billing”—and now the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a broader rule aimed at fixing the issue.
It’s a bustling morning in terminal D at Miami International Airport and 11-year-old Jonathan Mizrachi is checking in for his flight.
“I’d like to go to Paris,” he tells the agent at the counter.
He’s not actually going to Paris. That’s make-believe. But everything else about his travel through the airport on this day is real: a TSA screening, gate agents, flight crew, boarding and eventually de-planing.
Remember what the Matt Hooper character says about sharks in the 1975 Steven Spielberg film “Jaws”?
“What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine,” says Hooper, played by Richard Dreyfus. “It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that's all.”
Sharks are the bad boys of the deep, to be sure. So why would sharks swimming in Cuban waters need protection?
Almost a year after regulators gave approval to the controversial plan, Florida Supreme Court justices are ready to take up a battle about Florida Power & Light's investment in a natural-gas drilling operation in Oklahoma.
The Supreme Court on Dec. 8 will hear arguments in a challenge led by the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, and the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, which is made up of large electricity customers.