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Can You Save a Dog Locked in a Car?

Imagine this: you’re out running errands one day. You park your car in the grocery store parking lot and start heading inside. It’s a bit warm out, but not terrible. All of the sudden, you hear some muffled barking. Following the sound, you see a dog sitting in a locked car. There’s no one with […]

Widerman Malek at the Women of Excellence Awards Gala

Widerman Malek, PL sponsored a table at the Women of Excellence Awards Gala on May 19, 2016 and had a great time at the event. The gala was packed with many friends, clients, and acquaintances. Mary Kinberg, Business Development Director from Widerman Malek, was honored to be one of the nominees for the award “Professional Accomplishments in […]

Understanding When a Personal Injury Attorney is Needed

Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of sudden death is car accidents. It doesn’t always have to be a personal fault of your driving, it could be caused by someone else on the road as well. While this is a horrible experience, there are several individuals who have been in car accidents and suffered severe […]

Getting Hurt at Work

No one ever wants to be injured.  Injuries at home can cause you to lose time at work, costing you time lost and money lost.  Bills pile up and depending on the severity of the injury; you may miss mortgage payments and car loans, causing housing and transportation problems.  If you get injured at work, […]

Negligence could be the Cause of Your Personal Injury

Personal injury laws have changed over the years, but one thing has remained steadfast, one of the major causes of personal injury, negligence. Business owners, home owners, and other responsible members of property are liable for any personal injuries that are sustained on their property. Sometimes it might not be clear as to who is […]

The Common Types of Power of Attorney

The power of attorney can be granted in the event that a person becomes unable to perform specified duties. When someone is granted power of attorney over another individual they take control of any transactions listed within their right to do so. The rights of the attorney or agent specialized within the power of attorney […]

Long Train Running

Recently, Orlando residents received some exciting new about a new, and green, transportation solution. Orlando Florida will be getting a brand new light-rail train system that comes packaged in a high-tech futuristic style.  This innovative version of a light rail comes complete with an electro-magnetic levitating system which helps lift the train from the tracks […]

Top Attractions in Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Florida Local CommunityMelbourne, Florida is definitely a tourist attraction.  For anyone who lives in the cold and frozen northern section of the US, the beautiful sunny beaches alone are worth the trip.  But as beautiful as they may be, the beaches may not necessarily hold the attention of member of the family for every day that you’re here.  So – for those days that you may want to do something just a little different from the surf and sand, here are a few suggestions.

For the animal lover:  Hop on by the zoo.  The Brevard zoo has more than 120 different animal exhibits.  You can feed some of the animals and can also ride the train or take a paddleboat or kayak ride.  If you get to the rhino exhibit at the right time and provided the rhinos cooperate, you can actually get up and close and personal to a real rhino!

For the adventurer: Treetop Trek is the way to go.  They have multiple zip line courses going over wetlands and alligators where you can zip from tree top to tree top.  They also have obstacles courses, bridges and tightropes and cater to all ages and inclinations, including the younger children and those who wish to stay closer to the ground! 

Getting to know Melbourne, Florida

Ask non-Floridians about their favorite location in Florida, and you’ll likely get a barrage of answers. You’ll probably hear Panama City, Jacksonville, Tampa, the Keys, Daytona Beach, Miami and of course – Orlando and Walt Disney World.  We, of course, believe that the Melbourne area is the true gem of Florida.  So for those of […]

A Whale of a Good Time!

Just a few days ago, a momma right whale and her young calf were seen off the shores of Melbourne Beach.  During the few days they will be passing through this area, many people will flock to Melbourne beach and surrounding areas in the hopes of not only catching sight of this beautiful whale, but perhaps even getting a picture.  This is a fun trip to take, but if you are one of the individuals on your way out to the beach with camera in hand, make sure to take note of the following:

Right Whale Melbourne FloridaAccording to Federal law, individuals must stay at least 500 yards away from the whales. It doesn’t matter if you are in a boat, on a paddle-board, or even in a plane, the gap must be 500 yards.  A violation of this federal law could cost you up to $500,000 and a year in jail. The Florida Fish and Wildlife commission has stated they would prefer to educate people instead of imposing citations, but will bring criminal charges if needed.

The right whale population is only thought to number about 500 individuals.  They are currently a protected, endangered species.  Although they have historically lived to an average of 60 years, their lifespan has been drastically shortened due to being struck by boats, getting caught in fishing nets, and being targeted by hunters for their blubber.

In the winter, pregnant right whales swim from as far away as Canada to get to the warmer coastal waters off the Georgia and Florida coast.  Here they give birth and nurse their young.  In the early spring, they head back to their feeding areas which start in Maine and move northwards into Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  As they migrate back north, they may be seen in one location for a few days because they are very slow swimmers.    

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