April 20, 2024

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/22/2023

› Country clubs are at a crossroads. Some are closing. Some see a big opportunity.
The 99-year-old Decatur Country Club in Alabama closed in late 2022 after years of declining membership and rising costs. After 125 years, the Bethlehem Country Club in Vermont is set to close after the 2023 season.

› Florida scrub jay: Threatened, politically controversial and possibly the first snowbird
The Florida scrub jay is like a lot of Floridians; the bold bird with a bright sky-blue head and grey underbelly is descended from tourists who never left, and seemingly just wanders into political controversies.

› Developer proposes workforce apartments in Miami-Dade County
Beacon Hill Property Group has proposed a workforce apartment complex in the Princeton neighborhood of southern Miami-Dade County. The Coral Gables-based developer filed a pre-application with county officials concerning the 2.97-acre site at 23815 S. Dixie Highway. Beacon Hill has the vacant property under contract from Virginia Beach-based Homestead Land FL LLC, which bought it for $1.93 million in 2022.

› Sarasota notches top-10 ranking for 'most Instagrammable' Florida cities
Sarasota is among Florida’s top 10 most-Instagrammable cities, according to a vacation rental organization that recently examined hashtags for 400 cities and towns in the Sunshine State on the ubiquitous social media site.

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