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Florida’s Carly Jo Jackson Goes Deep

Viewers of America's Got Talent likely remember indie singer Carly Jo Jackson for her infectious performances during the 2014 season. Since making it to the final rounds of the NBC show, the 22-year-old Longwood, Florida native has been touring acros...

Got Beer?

The craft beer industry is growing so much in the burgs of Volusia that it gets a week-long, county-wide celebration. Kicking off January 29, Volusia Beer Week showcases some of the county's up and coming craft breweries along with brands from acros...

Florida Has Its Own Embassy in Washington DC

Florida holds the distinction of being the only state to have its own embassy in the nation's capital. Rhea Chiles, the late wife of Florida's former Governor Lawton Chiles, had the idea for a Florida embassy in the late 1960s when she and her ele...

Blue Spring Manatee Festival

The great manatee migration is underway at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. Each year, weather depending, hundreds of the mammals take refuge in the warm 72-degree waters at Blue Spring. The winter months draw visitors from all over t...

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

Each year in January, the population of tiny Fellsmere, Florida swells from 5,300 to well over 80,000. People come from all over to experience one of the most unusual festivals in the nation - the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival. Former mayor Susan Adam...

On Angel Wings

You might call Erica Group a 21st century renaissance woman. Interior designer, collector, artist and now the owner of a business called Nature’s Patina inside the new South of New York (So.NY) Market in downtown DeLand, Florida. It’s a place where G...

The Story Behind Sanford’s MTV Moonman

Almost directly beneath the Interstate 4 on-ramp from Highway 17 at the St. Johns River sits a curious roadside attraction. A giant replica of an MTV Moonman is safely locked inside the lot at Acme Industrial Surplus in Sanford. But if you're trav...

South of New York Market

Florida entrepreneur Cam Amici has made her mark in her hometown DeLand. She first brought her keen fashion sense to historic South Woodland Boulevard when she opened the hip women's boutique, Dressed. Following the shop's overwhelming success, Cam ...

Broward Shell Show

With 663 miles of beaches in Florida and nearly 1,200 miles of coastline, it's no secret the Sunshine State is a good place for shelling. Enthusiasts can spend hours on the beach looking for just the right shell to take home. Shell collecting has al...