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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Spring Break underway, jellyfish warning at the beach

     
    An influx of jellyfish is apparent at the beach and Volusia County Beach Patrol has been responding to a fair number of stings over the last few days, said Capt. Tammy Marris. Lifeguards are flying the purple flags to warn of the potential problem with...
  • Ticket pic of the week: 'I found something over here'

     
    Jerry Calabrese goes along with a college girl's Spring Break prank....
  • Lego-based camp set for Orlando Science Center

     
    Youngster can learn through Lego at next week’s Lego-Rama Spring Break Camp at the Orlando Science Center. The event, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, is designed to teach engineering concepts and about spatial relationships using...
  • Game of the day: Wekiva vs. Jacksonville Cedar Creek Christian baseball

     
    Game of the day: Wekiva vs. Jacksonville Cedar Creek Christian baseball Time: 4 p.m. Where: Wekiva High School (2501 North Hiawassee Road, Apopka) Records: Wekiva 12-3 What to watch for: Wekiva has won its last five games by a combined 60-12 since...
  • Baseball: Travis Radke throws shutout for Oaks Christian

     
    Travis Radke keeps throwing blanks, which is good news for Westlake Village Oaks Christian. He allowed three hits and improved to 4-0 in helping Oaks Christian defeat Newbury Park, 3-0, on Saturday. Trevor Gretzky and Josh Davis had two hits......
  • Weekend outlook: A promising beach weekend

     
    All the forecasts are calling for a great weekend at the beach. Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris said the rip curent risk is mild or moderate, thanks to a stronger southern current that requires fewer beach rescues. Meanwhile, the...
  • Winter Park may be shorthanded on Thursday

     
    Winter Park (28-5) will be missing a piece or two when the Class 6A state champ Wildcats meet New York City public school league champion Brooklyn Boys & Girls (24-7) in a nationally-televised (ESPNU) boys basketball game Thursday. The game, set for 6 p....
  • Dr. Phillips girls juggle two sports for national invitational

     
    Five of the nine girls on the Dr. Phillips girls basketball team that plays in the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational on Thursday are also on the Panthers’ undefeated girls flag football team this spring. The good news is the coach for both...
  • Update: Beachfront resort manager pleads guilty in child-porn case

     
    Our Breaking News Team has this news story updating the federal child-porn investigation against Dennis Devlin, manager of the Desert Inn, probably Daytona Beach's most infamous oceanfront hotel. Devlin pleaded guilty to producing the child pornography at...
  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Young Hollywood celebrates City Year

     
    Young Hollywood streamed nonstop into Sony Studios in Culver City on Saturday to celebrate the first annual "Spring Break: Destination Education," raising $1 million for City Year, which places recent graduates into L.A. schools for a year to help...
  • First Baptist of Orlando commits $1 million to help homeless

     
    Love Orlando, a movement started by First Baptist Orlando, has committed more than $1 million to helping the newly homeless of Central Florida.  Plans include the purchase of a transitional housing complex, home makeover project, and a pantry program in...