October is Greenways and Trials month

It’s October… Help us Celebrate Florida’s Greenways and Trails! Florida Greenways and Trails Month originated 20 years ago to highlight Florida’s many different recreational trails and natural spaces. Establishing a connected system of greenways and trails in Florida is a way to link the natural and human environments. To support the creation of a statewide…

City of Winter Garden Launches Living Local Campaign and Fall & Winter Event Calendar

The City of Winter Garden just launched a “Living Local” campaign to encourage local participation and support of one’s hometown. The campaign includes events and initiatives to urge community involvement and patronage of local, small businesses. The campaign will run fall 2021-spring 2022. The “Living Local” campaign immediately follows the previous yearlong “Love Local” campaign…

Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency Invites Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs to “Find Their Perfect Match”

The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) wants to help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow their dreams and find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 10am until 5pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL. Attendees will learn about grant opportunities,…

NMTC Allocation Award $35 Million

Florida Community Loan Fund has received an award of $35 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation from the U.S. Treasury Community Development Financial Institution Fund. FCLF – Florida-based and Florida-focused – will devote 100% of this award to the underserved state of Florida. ​This year’s NMTC award will allow FCLF to continue building on its track…

Florida League of Cities names St. Augustine city leaders ‘Home Rule Heroes’

St. Augustine’s City Manager John Regan and Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline have been recognized for their efforts to maintain local control on a variety of issues. The Florida League of Cities recognized both officials with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for their work during the 2021 Legislative Session, according to a city news release. “Sikes-Kline and Regan worked tirelessly…