Latest News for: Florida straits


Last weekend for 'Sweeney Todd': Fun things to do this weekend in Ocala/Marion

Ocala Star Banner 20 Sep 2023
52nd annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition. This exhibition will be up at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery Sept ... presentation from architect/author Mario Cartaya called “Across the Florida Straits to Cuba ... This event, sponsored by the College of Central Florida, will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Rex Reed’s Top Picks From the 2023 Toronto Film Festival

New York Observer 19 Sep 2023
The film, boldly co-directed by husband-wife team Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, frames Nyad’s perilous voyage through the Florida Straits with years of facts, but it is the passion and physical ardor of Bening, who does all of her own swimming, and co-star Jodie ...

Piece of Wood Discovered At Garage Sale Is Piece of Sunken USS Maine (1889)

War History Online 18 Sep 2023
The vessel sank under suspicious circumstances in 1898 during the Cuban War of Independence ... USS Maine (1889), 1898. (Photo Credit. J.S ... There was no provenance to back it up ... As for Maine, she remained at the bottom of Havana Harbor for over a decade, until her hull was patched up enough for her to be towed to sea and scuttled in the Strait of Florida.

What are 'pymes'? Cuban entrepreneurs living a boom after little known 2021 economic reform

Florida Today 16 Sep 2023
"And this is part of the great success of South Florida, entrepreneurship," he said ... "Ironically, they are better off by not being too successful," he said.Cuba entrepreneurs seen as Trojan horses on both shores of the Florida Straits ... The paradox is that pymes are seen as Trojan horses on both sides of the Florida Straits.

Live music, theater, lecture: Fun things to do this weekend in Ocala/Marion

Ocala Star Banner 13 Sep 2023
Florida history lecture. Rebecca Johnston, English professor at Santa Fe College and a novelist, will speak “on the history of World War I as it intersects with Florida history” at 2 p.m ... presentation from architect/author Mario Cartaya called “Across the Florida Straits to Cuba ... Randy Batista’s Photographs of Florida and Cuba'.

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Strait Takes Serial Drunk Driver Off the Road

Space Coast Daily 11 Sep 2023
Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Strait observed Trevor Parker McNutt, above, lose control of his vehicle near the exit ramp of I-95 and SR 5-A in north Brevard County ... BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While you were sleeping, Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Strait was out peacekeeping by taking a dangerous drunk off our roadways.

Unidentified Object Off U.S. Coast: A 17th-Century Submersible?

Ancient Origins 07 Sep 2023
The copper dome was discovered by deep-sea divers in 1980 near the Santa Margarita, a wrecked Spanish treasure galleon that sank in 1622 in the Florida Straits, about 65 km (40 miles) west of Key West ... The Santa Margarita treasure galleon sank in 1622 during a hurricane in the Florida Strait, and all 142 of her crew were lost.

Netflix Biopic ‘Nyad’ Faces Criticism Amid Questions About Truth of Florida-Cuba Swim

The Wrap 31 Aug 2023
... SoloOscar winner Jimmy Chin that is debuting at Telluride this week, has generated vociferous complaints online from the world of marathon swimming and resurfaced questions over her most famous accomplishment, the 110-mile swim across the shark-infested Florida Straits.

Photos: The worst hurricanes in American history

Gulf News 30 Aug 2023
Florida Keys Hurricane, 1919. Also known as the 'Atlantic Gulf Hurricane,' this storm sank 10 ships in the Florida Straits, drowning 500, before causing massive damage to Corpus Christi, Texas ... State Library and Archives of Florida ... The hurricane effectively ended south Florida's economic boom ... State Library and Archives of Florida.

10 Best Breweries in Miami

Miami New Times 30 Aug 2023
South Florida's independent craft beer community has come a long way since then ... Like its namesake, Marie Waite — the 1920s South Florida rum runner who outran the Coast Guard smuggling booze across the Florida Straits — this West Kendall brewery is a South Florida legend.

Netflix has Oscar hopes for its Diana Nyad biopic. But swimmer’s exaggerations cast a pall

The Los Angeles Times 30 Aug 2023
'Every day, we were sitting with the meteorologists and looking at the Atlantic gyre.' Completing the 110-mile swim across the Florida Straits was a grueling and dangerous prospect for even the strongest swimmer ... The story of Nyad's Cuba-to-Florida swim brought her worldwide fame.

Need to work together again

Citrus County Chronicle 25 Aug 2023
I watched the Republican debate, which was without Trump, who was playing patty cake-baker man with conspiracy, and former Fox host Tucker Carlson. No one stood out ... U.S. drug addicts do ... Funny, nobody talks about the influx of aliens from the Florida Straits, and Gov. DeSantis had no answer when asked about the increase in crime in Florida ... Ben Benassi.

Sailor Stranded on Deserted Island in the Bahamas for Three Days

The Maritime Executive 22 Aug 2023
(Auxiliary aircrew members are private civilian pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft for Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue.) The volunteers were flying over Florida Strait when they spotted signal flares from a small sailboat near Cay Sal, a remote island about 100 nm due south of Miami.

Man stranded on uninhabited island in middle of ocean for 3 days rescued

ABC7 22 Aug 2023
A man who was stranded on an uninhabited island for three days has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after his boat became disabled while sailing ... The island of Cay Sal -- isolated in the Straits of Florida north of Cuba and west of the Bahamas -- is just under 6 square miles and remains an uninhabited part of the Bimini district of the Bahamas.

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