Tuesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Hillsborough ferry plans sail ahead of schedule
Plans for the south Hillsborough County ferry service are ahead of schedule and commissioners are being asked to continue the full-speed-ahead pace. On Wednesday, Hillsborough County commissioners will consider $252,000 for preliminary engineering and planning work for the proposed ferry between south Hillsborough and MacDill Air Force Base. Without the additional money, the work would cease until Oct. 1 when the new fiscal year begins.
› Food pantry for Disney employees still fights hunger as donations fall
Hit with a hefty dental bill, a Disney employee faced the choice of paying it or buying groceries. Another Disney worker’s infant son was diagnosed with food allergies and needed a specific, pricey formula when formula shortages were intensifying nationwide. The family found the bulk of their grocery budget was going toward feeding him. Both came to a Disney employee food bank called Cast Member Pantry for help.
› Van Wezel leaders answer your questions about new Sarasota Performing Arts Center project
Recent stories about the future of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the proposed new Sarasota Performing Arts Center that will be the centerpiece of The Bay Park, generated a lot of questions and concerns from readers and arts lovers. The new performing arts hall is projected to have a 2,250-seat mainstage theater and a 400-seat flexible theater, as well as space for education programs, rehearsals and more. It also is expected to have amenities and technology for outdoor screenings.
› Davinci Micro Fulfillment opening distribution facility in North Jacksonville
Davinci Micro Fulfillment chose Jacksonville’s Airport Industrial Park in North Jacksonville for its sixth location. The company expects to hire 35 to 40 employees over the next 60 days at its 42,000-square-foot warehouse facility under renovation. It did not release the address. Davinci is headquartered in Bound Brook, New Jersey.
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