Florida @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/florida Calling all residents and visitors to Florida! Read all about the Sunshine State with fact-packed articles covering popular topics, beaches and attractions written by a local resident. en-us Copyright 2018 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:41 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Florida @ BellaOnline http://florida.bellaonline.com The Civilian Conservation Corps in Florida http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176806.asp The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term when the U.S. economy was suffering in the Great Depression. Its purpose was to put unemployed men to work doing manual labor restoring natural resources. There were 86 CCC camps in Florida. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST Publix Where Shopping is a Pleasure http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175347.asp Publix recently has been named "the South's best grocery store in 2018" by Southern Living magazine. The company began in 1930 when founder George W. Jenkins opened his first store in Winter Haven. Today it is the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S., with stores in 7 states. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST On the Trail of Ponce de Leon http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173505.asp On 2 April, Florida celebrated Pascua Florida Day or Florida State Day, an official state holiday. The day honors Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon's naming of the state in 1513. Read on to find out where Ponce de Leon's travels took him in and around Florida. Sat, 7 Apr 2018 00:01:00 EST