Can Boating Help Us Be Our Better Selves?

“Being on the water, provides a sense of calm and clarity,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance agency. In his book, Blue Mind, …

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Algae Plagues Florida Beaches and Waterways

“Fishing, tourism and public health are vulnerable to algae this year in Florida”, observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance company. Red Tide A …

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Changes this hurricane season

Following the devastation of last year’s hurricane season, lawmakers promised many changes. However, as this year’s storm season begins, only a few changes are on the books. “After billions in …

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Heavy Rain Responsible for Sinkholes

A sink hole is growing on the North Lawn of the White House. We will resist the temptation for commentary and jokes. “Sinkholes are nothing new to Floridians,” says Ellsworth …

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Protect Your Car from Hail Damage This Storm Season

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. “Current research proves hurricanes are growing stronger and occurring more frequently,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of …

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Could Florida Ban Sunscreen?

Hawaiian lawmakers recently passed a bill prohibiting the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals known to harm coral reefs. “Once signed by governor David Ige, it will be the first law …

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Trashing the ocean

2018 Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. The theme for this year’s Earth Day focuses on ending plastic pollution. Single-use plastic is believed to be the biggest source of …

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Preparing your house to sale

Spring is an ideal time to list your home for sale. But before it is listed on the market, be sure it is attractive to buyers. According to survey by …

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Winners and Losers from the 2018 Florida Legislature

This year’s legislative session was unique. The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School prompted action from lawmakers, shifting the agenda toward the end. According to the Tampa Bay Times, …

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Self-storage, a blessing or a curse?

Self-storage is a $38 billion a year industry. According to Sparefoot, an online source for self-storage information, over nine percent of households rent a self-storage unit. While Floridians spend an …

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