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Panther adjusting at ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
An endangered Florida panther, named Walter, is moving from his hospital room to life in a customized panther habitat at ZooTampa at Lowry Park after a year-long recovery from a … Find out how to read more online.
Pixar Play Zone at Contemporary Resort
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
Kids, ages 4–12, can now star in an adventure-packed evening filled with interactive fun, arcade games and dinner. It’s all part of the new Pixar Play Zone that opened April … Find out how to read more online.
Visit the ‘Red Planet’ with ATX
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
The race to Mars has already begun, and with the opening of the new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests will be the first to … Find out how to read more online.
Wild Florida presents
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
It’s no secret Wild Florida knows a thing or two about alligators. To share this knowledge and passion with visitors, Wild Florida will host their second annual Gator Week May … Find out how to read more online.
Top boat tours in Florida
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
There’s no shortage of waterways to explore and boat tours in Florida to enjoy. The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat — Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew … Find out how to read more online.
Universal moving to ‘Stranger Things’
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror … Find out how to read more online.
Spring in the Sunshine State
Thu  Mar 29 2018 08:30AM
Springtime is playtime in Florida, with days and nights chock-full of things to do thanks to spring events suited for everyone’s tastes. Visitors and locals alike wish for more hours … Find out how to read more online.
Disney announces
Thu  Mar 29 2018 08:30AM
From Super Heroes to an intergalactic concert, from eye-popping shows to a nighttime beach party to get your glow on, from new reasons to love Disney Springs to an all-new … Find out how to read more online.
New Smyrna Beach a great getaway
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — As winter blues fade and spring breaks through, travelers seek a brighter forecast full of sunshine. New Smyrna Beach’s 17 miles of sand stretches from Ponce … Find out how to read more online.
Lipizzan Stallions a short drive away
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
If you can’t plan a trip to Austria this year to visit the Lipizzaner Stud Piper, you can still watch the Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria perform their magic through … Find out how to read more online.
Fast & Furious in technical rehearsal
Thu  Apr 19 2018 08:30AM
Get ready because Fast & Furious – Supercharged is opening soon. In the meantime, you might have the chance to experience the attraction during its technical rehearsal at Universal Studios … Find out how to read more online.
May a busy month for events
Tue  Apr 24 2018 05:25PM
May will be a busy month for Florida residents — or visitors — looking for fun things to do. There are plenty of events in Central Florida, ranging from musical … Find out how to read more online.
Orlando’s ‘other’ family attractions
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
They may not get the attention of Disney or Universal Studios, but there’s plenty to do on International Drive in Orland. Here are just four of the attractions that the … Find out how to read more online.
Woody’s Lunch Box set to open
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
In the new Toy Story Land that opens June 30 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, the fun extends to food, and meal time comes with a heavy helping … Find out how to read more online.
Miami Seaquarium Earth Day events
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
To commemorate Earth Day, Miami Seaquarium is hosting “Four Days, Four Events, For Earth” on April 19 through 22. In efforts to inspire and educate guests about ocean and marine … Find out how to read more online.
HCA hosts book release celebration
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is hosting a Book Release Celebration of “I Never Paint Alone, Memoirs of Master Artist Peter Powell Roberts, Second Edition,” by Jan Merop. The … Find out how to read more online.
Emu chicks born at Brevard Zoo
Thu  Mar 29 2018 08:30AM
Following an eight-week incubation, two emu chicks emerged from their eggs at Brevard Zoo — one each on March 14 and 15. They are the first shared Offspring of 6-year-old … Find out how to read more online.
Great LEGO Race now open
Thu  Mar 29 2018 08:30AM
Brick fans, start your engines! The newest attraction at LEGOLAND Florida Resort combines roller coaster thrills with virtual reality (VR) technology to put guests in the center of an action-packed … Find out how to read more online.
Taking the road less traveled
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
In spite of the condition of the world today, with terrorist attacks being almost commonplace, one Lake Placid couple didn’t let that stop them from adding another European vacation to … Find out how to read more online.
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Chasen Galleries, Sarasota’s premier fine art gallery, is proud to announce its presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection. The collection is on exhibition and available for acquisition … Find out how to read more online.


Music in the museum
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art and Cultural Center (PPRM) presents Music in the Museum, Singer/Songwriter Night. The event showcases original music by emerging, regional artists. Master … Find out how to read more online.
New look for Lowry Park Zoo
Wed  Mar 28 2018 06:59AM
It was a historic day in Tampa Bay, as the Zoo announced a series of exciting strategic developments. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is now ZooTampa at Lowry Park and heads … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Hammock announces Firefly Tram Tours
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park is now aglow with the flickering lights of fireflies. Heartland area residents and visitors are cordially invited to experience the magic of the Hammock … Find out how to read more online.
IndyCar season opens at St. Pete
Thu  Mar 8 2018 08:30AM
With the Trans Am/SVRA racing weekend behind us and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presnted by Advance Auto Parts a week away, those wanting to get their racing … Find out how to read more online.
A slitherin’ and hissin’ good time
Thu  Mar 8 2018 08:30AM
ORLANDO — Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Orlando on April 7 and 8 with an outstanding … Find out how to read more online.
Onestroke painting classes at AP Library
Thu  Mar 8 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — Heartland Cultural Alliance is pleased to offer Onestroke Painting classes for adults by Judy Nicewicz. The classes will be held at the Avon Park Library. The course … Find out how to read more online.
Roberts Museum of Arts offering classes
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — The Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center in Avon Park is offering a Saturday Series of Drawing Courses for adults By international award-winning artist … Find out how to read more online.
History Center opens ‘Treasure Seekers’
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
TAMPA — Set sail with the Tampa Bay History Center as the museum, located on downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk, unveiled “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks,” an all-new gallery experience that … Find out how to read more online.
Baby hippo born at Animal Kingdom
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
Disney’s Animal Kingdom revealed news about a baby Nile hippopotamus born at the park on Jan. 13. As part of a magical moment on the theme park’s Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction, … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Hammock announces Florida history lecture
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — Highlands Hammock State Park will present a lecture, “Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats, Too!)” at 7 p.m. on March 6 in the park recreation … Find out how to read more online.
Siesta Key Beach named best in nation
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:30AM
There’s no denying that Siesta Key Beach is America’s No. 1 beach – again. That’s the official proclamation from Dr. Beach, who named the wide, white-sand Florida beach the best … Find out how to read more online.
Irish Eyes are Smilin’ at Disney
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:30AM
St. Patrick’s Day revelers may go for the perfect-pour Guinness when U2 tribute band Elevation launches into “With or Without You.” Families with kids can opt for a fish-and-chips party … Find out how to read more online.
14th annual Pioneer Day and barbecue
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:30AM
One hundred years ago, biplanes soared through DeSoto County skies as pilots trained for World War I at two U.S. Army Air Fields built east and southeast of Arcadia: Carlstrom … Find out how to read more online.
Epcot Garden Festival going strong
Thu  Mar 8 2018 08:30AM
The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival kicked-off at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, with seasonal fun for all. What began in 1994 … Find out how to read more online.
New hours and friendly faces
Fri  Mar 30 2018 08:30AM
For years park visitors have enjoyed getting a sweet treat at the Hammock Inn concession within Highlands Hammock State Park. Now open seven days a week, a cooperative relationship between … Find out how to read more online.
Dance to the Movies at SFSC
Thu  Mar 8 2018 08:30AM
AVON PARK — On March 21, the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts Center at South Florida State College presents Dance to the Movies, featuring special guests from … Find out how to read more online.
Smithsonian sports exhibition in Dade City
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
Baseball. Soccer. Hockey. Bowling. Kickball. Surfing. People around the country are drawn to compete in these sports and many others. Still more gather on the sidelines to cheer for their … Find out how to read more online.
Strong line-up for Safety Harbor SongFest
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
AFETY HARBOR — Fantastic Negrito, an African-American singer-songwriter specializing in blues, R&B and roots music, is scheduled to perform on April 7 at the 2018 Safety Harbor SongFest for the … Find out how to read more online.
Animal Kingdom to celebrate 20th anniversary
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
Disney’s Animal Kingdom will mark its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, with more wild adventures than ever before — kicking off spring and setting the stage for an … Find out how to read more online.
Highlands Hammock adds additional tram tours
Thu  Mar 1 2018 08:30AM
SEBRING — As Highlands Hammock State Park is currently very busy and winter tourism is peaking, effective this past Tuesday, Feb. 27, another tram tour was added to accommodate park … Find out how to read more online.


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