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The Top 10 Legendary Florida Athletes | South Florida Sports and Recreation

top 10 florida born athletes

Florida is a true hotbed of culture, vivacity, and generally high-achieving, energetic people. This is evidenced by our many successful business people, artists, musicians, and yes... athletes. Something about the year-round sun and our place in the world has made the state of Florida one of the best states for young athletes to ascend to stardom. Whether it's simply a question of the population to select from or the lack of a semiannual slog through snow, Florida is responsible for thrusting some of the best athletes the world has ever seen into the limelight. For ten of our favorite legendary Florida-born athletes, read our intriguing list below!

Deion Sanders - Ft. Myers

Primetime! Nobody was louder, prouder, and more electrifying than a prime Deion Sanders. Born in Ft. Myers, Sanders attended college at Florida State University, where he would later be drafted fifth overall in the legendary 1989 NFL draft. In addition to serving as an NFL cornerback, kick returner, and even wide receiver, Deion played part-time as a left and center field for 5 MLB teams across 641 games. To this day, perhaps only Sanders' draftmate, Detroit Lions Running Back Barry Sanders, could claim the title of the most riveting player to ever put on shoulder pads. Today, Deion has wielded his presence as Head Coach of Jackson State University to increase the profile, competitiveness, and ultimately, the funding for both Jackson State and other HBCUs in their conference. 

5 Historic Floridians | Florida Historical Figures

5 historic floridians through history

We've enjoyed writing about the many sights, sounds, flavors, and experiences modern Boca Raton has to offer. Lately, we've had the itch to delve into our past and remind ourselves why we live in such a special place - and how we got here. We live in a young country in an even younger state, but we're proud of how far we've come and the outsize impact America has had on global events near and far. These 5 Floridians might not all be war heroes or pro athletes. You may not even know all of their names, but their impact on our state's history, and the world abroad in some cases cannot be understated. Today we honor 5 significant and historical Floridians, their lives, contributions, and the impact we still feel today. 

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Mary Macleod Bethune (1875 - 1955)

You may have heard of Bethune-Cookman College, one of 4 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) in Florida. This important institution is partly named for the legacy of Mary MacLeod Bethune, a key contributor to education reform, civil rights, and philanthropy in the United States. Born during the Post-Civil War Reconstruction and raised in the Jim Crow South, Bethune never knew the rights and freedoms that her descendants came to realize, but played a pivotal role in setting a new standard for African-Americans, namely through her contributions to education....

Boca Raton Musical Theater | Where To Enjoy Broadway Musicals Near Me

boca raton musical theater

Nobody can deny the strong metropolitan influence that has invigorated Boca Raton in recent years. Much of this new traffic comes from places like New York, New Jersey, and New England - and the shared adoration for musical theater in its many forms. The tri-county area has long served as a bastion for musical theater big and small, with Tony Award-winning plays such as Hamilton gracing our stages in recent years. From Broadway to Boca Raton, here are some of the best places to catch your favorite musical theater acts in the Boca Raton area!

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Showtime Performing Arts Center

The Showtime Performing Arts Center is a two-story, 125-seat theater that specializes in the enrichment and growth of the arts in Boca Raton. They feature 5 instructional studios including both private and group lessons in dance, vocals, musical instruments, and acting. The hard work and dedication from its wonderful instructional staff are put on display through its Fall-Spring season, with live showings during its September - May season. They offer to perform arts camps every season, even including audition preparation lessons.

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Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre

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July Events In Boca Raton | What To Do In Boca This July

july events in the boca raton area

It's (hopefully) as hot as it'll come this year! With temperatures soaring into the mid 90's on an almost daily basis, some of us will run for cover, while others will run to the beach. Besides the events surrounding the upcoming holiday, which you can find in the link at the bottom, what else is there to do during this spicy hot July in the Boca Raton area. For everything not July 4th, read on and set your calendars! Here are the July Events in Boca Raton worth a gander.

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Ancient Mythology - Electronic Music Festival - Boca Raton

  • Where: Sunset Cove Amphitheater - 20405 Amphitheater Cir. Boca Raton, FL  33498
  • When: Saturday, July 9th 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Electronic Dance Music, or EDM for short, is one of the most popular genres of music in today's world, especially amongst young people in The U.S. and Western Europe, where techno, house music, dubstep, and heavy bass gained traction. Attendees to this unique take on an EDM festival will enjoy the expected glitter and pageantry shown by the concertgoers with a folkloric twist. Thematic elements will draw inspiration from fantasy, folklore, ancient history, cultural anthropology, and much more. 

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4th Of July Fireworks Near Me | Where To See Fireworks In Boca

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It's that time of year! From Martin to Monroe, here are some of the best July 4th fireworks celebrations planned in the Boca Raton area and beyond. Read our ultimate guide to get your plans set! Each event has varying times covering charges, parking situations, and policies regarding alcohol and outside food. 

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4th of July Fireworks Cruise - Boca Raton

  • Where: The Waterstone Resort & Marina - 999 E. Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • When: Monday, July 4th, 2022. 4:00 PM

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Fabulous Fourth Celebration - Boca Raton

  • Where: Countess De Hoernle Park -1000 Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • When: Monday, July 4th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Boca Raton Pet Rescue | Dog Of The Month (July 2022)

Boca Raton Pet Rescue Albert

Update: AJ has been adopted! Albert still remains. Images have been changed to reflect this development. Albert is ready and as loving as ever. Let's get this guy home!

The "Dog Days of Summer" are truly upon us, and we braved the heat to spend a little time with these wonderful brothers - AJ & Albert! These border collie pups are full of vitality, curiosity, and love. Whether together as a pair or on their own, these boys are ready as ever to meet their new family and find their forever backyard. Even with the energy they possess and under the din of nearby traffic, we were able to follow these boys around and capture the special vibe that each of them possesses. We can't wait to hear the good news. Will you be the one to bring them home?

Contact the Tri-County Animal Rescue to visit Albert today!

Click HERE to visit our Boca Raton Pet Rescue and Animal Adoption Section

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