What exactly was Mark Zuckerberg riding in that viral Fourth of July video?
If you’ve been scrolling around on social media this month, then you may have noticed that over the Fourth of July weekend, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was riding on some sort of wakeboard on a lake with an American flag in tow.
DeBary plans 2021 July Fourth celebration as COVID-19 vaccination numbers go up
DEBARY, Fla. – Like most cities, DeBary canceled last year’s Fourth of July celebration because of the pandemic but this year city leaders said they’re bringing it back. Despite the pandemic, the city has still held popular events, some at limited capacity and others with normal size crowds. Each year the city spends about $35,000 on the event and a citizens’ group raises money for the rest. Ad“We have credit for that towards this year because we did not use the fireworks,” said Chasez. Monitoring the pandemic trends, she said they will determine whether all vendors can be there this year.
Groveland hosts simultaneous fireworks displays
GROVELAND – The City of Groveland didn't host a big Fourth of July celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it did put on two dueling fireworks displays for residents to watch safely from their own homes. “In previous years, our tradition has been to gather for the best things the Fourth of July in Groveland has to offer: food, fun and fireworks,” Wilson wrote. They pinpointed two secret locations where they could set off the fireworks so everyone in the city can watch from their homes. The city estimates more than 21,000 people will enjoy the dueling fireworks display safely from their front porch or backyard. As the fireworks went up in Groveland, the same could not be said through much of Central Florida.
Streets of downtown Orlando empty as Fourth of July weekend begins
ORLANDO, Fla. – Downtown Orlando is usually bustling on Friday nights, but since bars shutdown following a surge of coronavirus cases statewide, it’s a standstill. The Orlando resident said because it’s all in an effort to be safe, he is OK with the eerie emptiness. When they’re going out and interacting during the Fourth of July, in a way they may not have been for Memorial Day,” DeSantis said. “I just hope that we have learned from Memorial Day, and we are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July,” Dr. Pino said. Health experts said data indicates Memorial Day celebrations may have contributed to the jump in coronavirus cases.
Here’s how Groveland residents can watch dueling fireworks displays from their home
GROVELAND, Fla. – The City of Groveland isn’t hosting a big Fourth of July celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it is putting on two dueling fireworks displays for residents to watch safely from their own homes. “In previous years, our tradition has been to gather for the best things the Fourth of July in Groveland has to offer: food, fun and fireworks. "Our mayor and council were very adamant on providing something to celebrate the Fourth of July for our residents," Tremaine said. They pinpointed two secret locations where they can set off the fireworks so everyone in the city can watch from their homes. The city estimates more than 21,000 people will enjoy the dueling fireworks display safely from their front porch or backyard.
Health officials concerned about spike in fireworks-related injuries
Health officials concerned about spike in fireworks-related injuriesPublished: July 3, 2020, 8:40 amMany fireworks shows around the country have been canceled because of the pandemic. Health officials are concerned there will be a spike in fireworks-related injuries with people putting on their own displays. Here’s a look at some fireworks safety tips.
Here are the top 3 astronomical events you should look up for in July
Penumbral eclipseA penumbral lunar eclipse isn’t as exciting and definitely not as noticeable as a total lunar eclipse. When the moon completely moves through the earth’s shadow it is known a total lunar eclipse. The penumbral lunar eclipse starts at 11:07 p.m. and lasts until 1:52 a.m. Planets galoreThrough the middle of July, the planets will continue to put on a show in the morning sky. The evening star will now rise in the morning joining Jupiter, Saturn and Mars through the month.
Cities across Central Florida cancel or reschedule Fourth of July fireworks shows amid COVID-19 pandemic
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Many cities in Central Florida have canceled or rescheduled Fourth of July fireworks shows amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Orlando has also canceled the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show, the show would have been held at Lake Eola. Deltona postponed the city’s fireworks show and have moved the show to Labor Day weekend in September. New Smyrna Beach has also postponed the city’s fireworks show. DeLand is considering rescheduling the city’s fireworks show.
Another one: Clermont cancels Fourth of July event due to coronavirus pandemic
CLERMONT, Fla. – Clermont is the latest Central Florida city to call off its Fourth of July event in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. City officials said in a Facebook post Wednesday that Red, White and Boom, the city’s annual fireworks show, has been canceled. Officials did not say whether they would attempt to hold the event at a later time. 📢 ANNOUNCEMENT: As determined at the May 26 Clermont City Council Meeting, the Red, White and Boom event planned for July 4 has been canceled. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Mount Dora cancels Fourth of July event due to COVID-19
MOUNT DORA, Fla. – The City of Mount Dora has canceled its Freedom on the Waterfront Independence Day event, citing concerns over COVID-19. City leaders say the annual fireworks show and parade will not happen Fourth of July weekend due to the ongoing pandemic. Officials made their decision Tuesday when discussing the potential for large crowds at the annual event. City leaders are exploring other options later this summer for a fireworks show. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
New Smyrna Beach postpones Fourth of July fireworks show
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The New Smyrna Beach City Commission voted to postpone its Fourth of July fireworks show Tuesday, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made during the council’s third virtual meeting as part of another round of preventative measures to keep COVID-19 from spreading. County leaders said the fireworks show would be postponed until further notice. People can watch a replay of the meeting on the City of New Smyrna Beach’s official YouTube channel here. On Tuesday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer also announced the cancellation of the city’s Fireworks at the Fountain.
News 6 hosts annual Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola
ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 is excited to be apart of one Orlando's favorite Fourth of July traditions -- Fireworks at the Fountain. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Eola, nestled in the heart of downtown. The city of Orlando recommends parking in garages west of Orange Avenue, less than a one mile walk to Lake Eola. Designated areas for handicap parking can be found on Rosiland Avenue between Jackson Street and Central Boulevard. The police officers will help direct you to handicap parking as you approach the road closure.