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Surveys gauge how Florida Strawberry Festival impacts local businesses

Surveys gauge how Florida Strawberry Festival impacts local businesses

PLANT CITY — So just how much money does the Florida Strawberry Festival bring to Plant City, including area businesses?
Published: 03/29/15
Plant City grower won’t necessarily leave farming if developers buy his land

Plant City grower won’t necessarily leave farming if developers buy his land

PLANT CITY — Development could be at hand for Carl Grooms’ strawberry farm, but the iconic grower said he is not necessarily leaving the business.
Published: 03/29/15
Then & Now: Hillsborough River, 1955 and 2015

Then & Now: Hillsborough River, 1955 and 2015

A major change since the 1955 #x201c;then#x201d; photo was taken looking up the Hillsborough River from the Platt Street Bridge toward the Lafayette Street bridge (today the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge) in downtown Tampa, is the disappearance of the Pet...
Published: 03/29/15
Plant City’s annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. April 4 at sports complex

Plant City’s annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. April 4 at sports complex

PLANT CITY The Easter Bunny is planning to make his annual visit April 4 to Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex.
Published: 03/29/15
Fire at Ybor mattress store blamed on static electricity

Fire at Ybor mattress store blamed on static electricity

Fire investigators are blaming static electricity for starting a fire that destroyed part of the Quisqueya mattress store at 3101 E. 7th Ave. in Ybor City this afternoon, Tampa Fire Rescue said.
Published: 03/28/15
Fire burns empty mobile homes in Plant City

Fire burns empty mobile homes in Plant City

Hillsborough County firefighters extinguished a fire that burned two unoccupied mobile homes behind a gas station near the intersection of State Road 60 and County Road 39 in Plant City at around 11 p.m. on Friday.
Published: 03/28/15
Local students attend West Point leadership conference

Local students attend West Point leadership conference

PLANT CITY Plant City High juniors Shelby Baerwalde, Kendall Johnson, Chase Lott and Madison Manley attended an annual leadership and ethics conference presented by West Point Society-Florida West Coast Chapter.
Published: 03/28/15
Girls win crowns and accolades at the annual blueberry festival pageant

Girls win crowns and accolades at the annual blueberry festival pageant

PLANT CITY About 100 girls ages 2 to 19 competed for crowns at the annual Blueberry Festival Pageant.
Published: 03/27/15

Fair Housing Symposium

Registration is underway for the 12th annual Fair Housing Symposium, presented by the Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 17 at the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors auditorium, 2918 W. Kennedy B...
Published: 03/27/15
Louisiana strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race

Louisiana strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race

PONCHATOULA, La. - After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the l...
Published: 03/26/15