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FPL Breaks Ground on Three Solar Power Plants

Feb 12, 2016

Florida Power and Light broke ground on three new solar power plants Thursday. The ceremony was held on the future site of the FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center. The other sites include FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County and the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center in Charlotte County. The three new, community-sized solar plants will be among the largest in the Eastern United States. FPL will install more than one million solar panels within these large-scale solar energy centers.


Canadians come to Florida more than any other international visitors, but fewer are expected to vacation in the U.S. this year. This may affect the Sunshine State.

Florida High on Mortgage Fraud

Jan 4, 2016
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The Sunshine State has a big problem with mortgage fraud. A lot of people are lying on their mortgage applications and that can have serious repercussions.

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Dec 16, 2015
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Two Women Run Seven Lee County Farmers Markets

Dec 10, 2015
Jack Lowenstein

If you go to a farmers market in Lee County, you likely have two Sanibel women to thank. Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura run Local Roots farmers markets. They opened their seventh market Friday in Marinatown in North Fort Myers.

They started their first market on Sanibel in 2008, said Ventura.

“It’s a good feeling to have the community behind you because you can’t be successful in a farmers market if you don’t have the community.”