Miami Dolphins Help Past Felons Vote With $100,000 Donation For Fines And Fees Program

The Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee announced a series of initiatives designed to increase voter awareness and engagement throughout South Florida. The committee, in conjunction with the Miami Dolphins Foundation and an NFL Foundation social justice grant, will donate $100,000 to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Fines and Fees program, which assists returning citizens who have outstanding fees to complete their sentences and become eligible to vote.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Launches New Way To Report Gopher Tortoise Sightings

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching a new interactive web application designed to provide biologists with thorough and reliable data, and promote science-based gopher tortoise conservation efforts.

Volusia County Master Gardeners Plant Sale Dates Announced

Volusia County’s master gardeners have been sowing and growing all year to prepare for a series of plant sales in October. They will offer more than 1,000 perennials, butterfly plants, antique roses, shrubs and other Florida friendly plants.

Daytona State College Recognized For One Of The Best Accelerated Nursing Programs In Florida

The Daytona State College Nursing program has been recognized from RNtoBSNProgram.com in its ranking of the best Accelerated Nursing Programs in Florida. The new 2020 ranking covers college and universities that offer fully online, traditional on-campus or hybrid models.

Scholarship Program Seeking Florida’s Top Youth Volunteers

Local-level honorees in each state will receive awards ranging from bronze medallions to certificates. Qualifying local honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was created in 1995 to recognize the exemplary volunteer work of middle level and high school students. Since then, awards have been granted to more than 140,000 middle and high school students across the country at the local, state and national level. Spirit of Community programs are also conducted in Japan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil, where Prudential has significant business operations.

For complete details on the 2021 program and the stories of Florida’s top youth volunteers from years past, visit http://spirit.prudential.com.

Speedway Indoor Karting Opening In Daytona Beach: Help Wanted

The sign is up and soon Daytona Beach will be home to the new location for Speedway Indoor Karting. The new business will be in the old Toys-R-Us building in the Home Depot Shopping Center on International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach.

National News You Can Use: Chick-fil-A Adds New Brownie and Coffee Drinks To Menu Nationwide

Chick-fil-A® fans everywhere can recharge and satisfy their sweet tooth this fall with three new menu items rolling out nationwide. Starting September 14, a new Chocolate Fudge Brownie and a new blend of specialty-grade THRIVE Farmers® Hot Coffee will join the menu year-round, while a seasonal Mocha Cream Cold Brew beverage will be available at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants for a limited time.

Daytona International Speedway Partners With One Blood For 15th Annual Blood Drive

For the 15th year, Daytona International Speedway and OneBlood are partnering together to honor the victims of Sept. 11. This Saturday, Sept. 12th, the “Drive to Donate” blood drive will return to the “World Center of Racing,” bringing the Central Florida community together to give the “Gift of Life.”

University Of Central Florida Researchers Are Helping Develop Rapid, Longer Lasting COVID Disinfectant

The University of Central Florida is co-developing a new, rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray that instantly kills viruses without using harsh chemicals.