Did You Know...

Each week, cocowire will offer information that may not be well known at all. 

…that the City of Riviera Beach became 100 years old in September 2022?

Yes. The City was created September 29, 1922, when City residents learned the City of West Palm Beach was going to seek to annex its neighbor. They then voted to […]
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…That There’s a New Book About George Floyd?

Yes. George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis and, as we approach the third anniversary of his murder, two journalists report on the life of the man […]
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…That a Young NFL Quarterback Was Killed On a South Florida Highway?

Yes. Dwayne Haskins, 24, the backup Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and a former standout at Ohio State University, was attempting on foot to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 in […]
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…that the First African American Woman to Win a Speedskating Medal is from South Florida?

Yes. Erin Jackson, 29, is also the first female to win that speedskating medal and the first American to do so this Olympics season. It happened on Sunday, February 13 […]
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…that Maya Angelou is Now On A U.S. Quarter?

Yes. And she’s not just the first woman of color–though she is that–but the poet, writer and activist has become the first woman to appear on a U.S. quarter. The U.S. […]
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…that there are now 3 Sales Tax Holidays in the Sunshine State?

Yep. Thanks to passage this Session by the Florida Legislature–including Senator Bobby Powell, whose District 30 includes most of Palm Beach County. It started in 2010 with a Back-to-School sales […]
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