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Growing marijuana could be new green in Florida

When Florida voters supported a referendum in favor of greater access to medical marijuana last fall, they may not have recognized the potential economic gains ahead for rural agriculture and land re-use.

Smart lawyers, farmers and land speculators are among those now scrambling to cash in on creating supply for anticipated demand for medical marijuana.

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Will technology help attract millennials to Florida agriculture?

Farming in Florida's future will look very different from traditional practices. But how different and who will lead the changes? Those questions are top of mind for people training the next generation of farmers preparing to harness new technology and combat disease, invasive species and weather to shape what comes next in the state's agri-business industry.

Given the popularity of local and organic foods, opportunity knocks for those willing to get their hands dirty.

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Road Construction Ahead: Get Ready To Change Lanes

No matter where you need to go around the Tampa Bay region in the next 2-4 years, chances are good that you'll travel through or around road construction.

Major interstate construction projects crisscross the heart of Tampa adding lanes and reconfiguring exit/entrance ramps; smaller projects will affect travel from Spring Hill to Sarasota.

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Mermaids Still Steal Show At Weeki Wachee, Florida

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park draw a crowd nearly every week, especially during Florida's winter tourism season.

Photographer Annie Collinge documented the strong athletic and graceful dance moves that have dominated the show since the 1960s, when the springs first opened to the public for regular performances.

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Florida Launches Statewide Art Initiative In Tampa

An initiative to promote cultural programs in Florida was recently launched at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning says the initiative, dubbed Culture Builds Florida, "will aim to promote the ways art and culture create jobs, stimulate the economy and contribute to Florida's tourism," according to The Tampa Tribune.

Arts sustain 88,000 jobs statewide and bring in $3 billion a year, according to Browning.

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Tampa Bay Employees Rank Top Places To Work

Curious where the best places to work in Tampa Bay are? Consider the recently released findings of the second annual Top Places To Work survey.

Workplace Dynamics and the St. Petersburg Times partnered to survey 24,505 employees from 131 businesses in Tampa Bay.

What those companies had in common, according to a recent editorial by Times columnist Robert Trigaux, is a strong workplace culture that celebrated approachability and individuality.

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Pioneering Women Lead Tampa's Green Revolution

Tampa Bay communities are booming with community gardens, produce stands and farmers markets thanks in part to the dedication of local women.

Code Green Community Director Eric Stewart recently wrote an article in Creative Loafing Tampa describing the work several earth-conscious women have made.

Stewart highlights organizations in Brooksville, Spring Hill, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and St. Petersburg, to name a few.

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Made In Hernando: Txt Blockng App 4 iPhone

Spring Hill physical therapist Gary Thomas has teamed up with Ed Harrold of Istachatta and Justin Ruzinok of St. Petersburg to create the SMS Sentinel.

The $2 Android application blocks incoming and outgoing messages while driving, according to a recent St. Petersburg Times article.

iPhone is schedule to begin offering the application in March.

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Miami New Times: Weeki Wachee Mermaids Are Worth The Drive

Looking for a family-friendly getaway north of Tampa? Head for Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, FL.

Cultist, the culture blog for the Miami New Times, deems the park's 64-year-old underwater mermaid attraction 'Worth the drive.'

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MacDill Cycling Challenge For Vets Coasts Into Jax

The Ride 2 Recovery Florida Challenge benefiting wounded war veterans ended its 350-mile journey from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa to Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville over a six-day period.

More than 200 participants cycled to raise money for mental and physical rehabilitation programs such as Spinning Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling.

Riders traveled north from Tampa, making stops in Spring Hill, The Villages, Ocala, Gainesville and St. Augustine before arriving in Jacksonville on Nov. 20.

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Hernando Schools "Spot The Watt'' For Dollars

A recent program dubbed "Spot the Watt" has been implemented in Hernando County Schools.

The program, advising schools to be more diligent about energy conservation, rewards schools by offering 1 cent for each kilowatt saved.

Energy consumption will be monitored and recorded every quarter, with results announced at the end of the school year.

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USF Assists Hernando Entrepreneurs With New Business Development Center

The University of South Florida recently opened a branch of its Small Business Development Center in the Hernando County Airport Industrial Park.

Business owners and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to receive face-to-face business counseling and training on matters like international trade.

The satellite branch of the University of South Florida's Small Business Development Center is funded in part by the SBDC and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce.

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Virtual eSchool Debuts In Hernando County

Hernando County will debut a new online course option this year that allows students to complete classes without setting foot in a classroom. The program will offer students all of the required courses needed to earn a high school diploma.

Hernando eSchool offers regular and advanced/honors part-time and full-time courses for students in grades 6-12. Courses are free for students residing in Hernando County.

Students enrolled in home, private and charter schooling are also eligible to register for online courses.

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Spring Hill High School Awarded FHSAA Sportsmanship Award

F.W Springstead High School in Spring Hill was named the Class 5A Section 2 winner of the Florida High School Athletic Association's 2009-10 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for exemplary behavior.

It is the first time in 32 years the school has earned the award and is the only school in Hernando County to be honored.

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Obama's Offshore Drilling Policy Impacts Florida's West Coast, Tampa Bay

National Public Radio reports on President Obama's decision to allow offshore drilling along the Atlantic coast and northern Alaska, if scientists conclude the areas are suitable for extraction.

The plan could expand to include drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by 2022 pending the expiration of a long-held ban.

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