April 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/31/2013

› Polk History Center Refocusing to Become More Relevant to Residents
Polk’s history is full of memorable eras. Now the Polk County History Center is entering a new era of its own. Call it the Era of Exciting History. That’s the way Myrtice Young, Polk’s historical preservation manager, sees it. “We want to make it relevant to the public,” she said. “We have a collection; we need to have a program.”

› Nationals want to break part of Space Coast Stadium lease
The Nationals have been seeking to leave their Viera spring training home, partly to be closer to other Florida major league spring training sites, most of which are in western and central Florida, so the team can reduce travel time to road games.

› Filmmakers: We don't get no respect
Miami's cinematic identity is evolving, but it will not be complete until we stop wondering "what Los Angeles thinks of us," said some participants in a workshop at CAMACOL's Miami Media and Film Market last week. They observed that a Miami native is only considered a success when that success occurs elsewhere.

› Gov. Scott giving 'Great Floridian' award to Spurrier
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling famed football coach Steve Spurrier a "Great Floridian." The "Great Floridian" designation" is given in recognition of the outstanding achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.

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