January 28, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/14/2014

› Boat-sharing website launching during Miami Boat Show
BoatSetter.com, a South Florida startup aimed at the fledgling boat-sharing industry, is making its official launch Saturday during the Miami Boat Show. BoatSetter is one of several local companies launching a website where boat owners can rent their vessels to others, complete with insurance underwriting.

› Miami moves to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors
The city of Miami took its first step Thursday to make the sale of trendy e-cigarettes to minors illegal. The city commission voted unanimously on first reading to ban the sale of the popular devices to people under the age of 18.

› Food Network's 'Restaurant Impossible' heading to Orange City
The Food Network is taping an episode of chef Robert Irvine's Restaurant: Impossible Feb. 18 and 19 at Bumbino's Italian Restaurant in Orange City. And producers are looking for volunteers to help with the renovation of the restaurant.

› Miami Beach to spend up to $400 million to deal with flooding issues
Miami Beach, which sometimes floods from the bay even on a sunny day, is taking major steps to stay dry, with commissioners voting this week to factor in higher tides and sea levels when planning for city projects.

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