September 2, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/15/2013

› Start-Up City: Miami panelists discuss building tech hub
A day-long forum led by Richard Florida explored ways to build an innovation hub in South Florida. Can Miami become one of the great cities of innovation?

› A little Sicily in Cape Coral
Linger long enough at Little Sicily Trattoria and you may catch Mimma, as she is known, exiting the kitchen in her powder-blue duster, purse slung over one shoulder. After 12 hours spent stuffing her manicotti, simmering her red sauce and rolling her tagliatelle into soft ribbons, the sun has set, the dining room has thinned and it’s time for Mimma to rest. She’ll be back again tomorrow to do it all again.

› Florida High School Rodeo competitors span generations
While made up of teenagers, the rodeo is serious business. Points are awarded, which count toward reaching the national finals rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo. Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships are also up for grabs as colleges recruit rodeo competitors in the same fashion as other high school athletes.

› Doral: ‘No’ to Spanish as an official language
Doral’s city council on Wednesday night voiced their disapproval of part of a resolution that would have made Spanish the city’s second official language.

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