October 1, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/28/2014

› Group Uses Films To Attract People To Miami Area
A group in South Florida is now using film to market areas around Miami. The Reel Miami Project is planned as a series of six short films, each featuring different out-of-town characters arriving in neighborhoods around Miami.

› Orlando hotels set a record for revenue per room
Orlando-area hotels broke a record in 2013: highest-ever revenue per available room. In 2013, it hit $72.04, up 7.8 percent compared with a year ago, according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel data.

› Keating gift to Sarasota Museum of Art sparks donors
The announcement of a million-dollar matching gift to the Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA at a program on Saturday morning generated another $270,000 in pledges, sparked by a spontaneous gift of $60,000 from Ernest "Doc" Werlin. And a casual brunch for museum supporters on Sunday netted another $31,000.

› Patients flock to free clinics despite Obamacare
From Miami to Key West, other free and low-cost clinics say they’ve seen little impact from Obamacare — no drop-off in patient loads and sometimes even an increase, like the Fort Lauderdale clinic.

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