April 17, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/21/2013

› Siesta Public Beach named to a world Top 25 list
TripAdvisor has added Siesta Public Beach to its 2013 Travelers Choice Beaches Awards list, beating out other world-renowned beach destinations across the globe.

› Orlando wants to recycle your old electronics
If you've got a drawer full of old cell phones or an old television gathering dust in the garage, listen up. Orlando is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday. Residents can drop off old or unused electronics free of charge.

› Health Foundation gives $1.8 million
Health Foundation of South Florida announced Tuesday the awarding of grants worth a total of $1.8 million to 21 organizations. The foundation has awarded more than $98 million in grants and support since 1993.

› Founder of CareerEdge joins biotech company
Mireya Eavey, who helped launch CareerEdge Funders Collaborative in Bradenton in 2010 and built it into a critical bridge between local employers and educators, intends to join a Sarasota County biotech firm next month.

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