August 22, 2019

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/13/2019

› NBA Experience tips off at Disney Springs with basketball stars, Iger on hand
Walt Disney World and the NBA have teamed up for an interactive basketball-themed attraction. The NBA Experience opened to the public at Disney Springs on Monday. The attraction, built in the West Side neighborhood of the shopping and entertainment complex, features about a dozen hoops-driven activities that either simulate the big-league experience, improve skill sets or tweak normal basketball play.

› Two South Florida hotel spas listed among ‘10Best’ in U.S.
If you live in or are visiting South Florida, you can relax at two of the best hotel spas in the nation. Two local spas made the USA Today’s “10Best Readers’ Choice Awards” hotel spas list for 2019: Acqualina Spa in Sunny Isles Beach and Eau Spa in Manalapan.

› Florida’s Plunge At The Gas Pump Continues
If you’ve had to fill up lately, you’ve probably been pleasantly surprised by the plunge at the pump. Last week Florida gas prices declined nearly a dime, as global demand concerns kept downward pressure on the price of crude.

› Volunteer Florida Foundation opens applications for recovery grants
The Volunteer Florida Foundation recently announced the availability of Florida Disaster Funds for organizations engaged in Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to qualifying organizations meeting disaster-caused needs in Florida with a focus on support for disaster response and long-term recovery activities.

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