April 24, 2024

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/29/2022

› Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board approves $8 million in grant funding
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently approved $8 million in grants for affordable housing, human services, and projects involving environmental sustainability, bringing the foundation’s total investment in the region to more than $105 million since 2014.

› Planned Parenthood warns of 'fake abortion clinics' popping up in Gainesville
Fake abortion clinics appear to be popping up in an effort to trick women seeking assistance into facilities before trying to indoctrinate them with religious, pro-life propaganda. Pro-choice advocates say it's a growing issue that has now impacted Gainesville. Planned Parenthood says Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in Gainesville are touting themselves as abortion clinics, luring unsuspecting women into their waiting rooms only to spread disinformation.

› Bradenton museum launches search for a new CEO
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is on the hunt again for a new CEO. Just a little more than a year after hiring Hillary Spencer for the role, the museum announced it “went through leadership changes, and Hillary Spencer is no longer the CEO of the museum,” in a message from the board.

› With demolition permit in review, has Jacksonville's Regal River City Marketplace shown its last movie?
Regal River City Marketplace may have shown its last movie. The North Jacksonville multiplex lists no future screenings on the company’s website or ticketing platforms Fandango, Showtimes and others. Regal, via a social media message on Friday afternoon, confirmed that the theater was currently closed.

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