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LAKELAND – A walk to fight a rare childhood disease raised $27,100, far exceeding its $20,000 goal.
Santa Claus is probably getting ready right now to make his way from the North Pole to Plant City.
PLANT CITY — Andrew Samuel was 17 when he moved from his native India to Pennsylvania to attend a small Christian college.
PLANT CITY Aniston Aimsworth said she wanted to create something practical for her exhibit for Lincoln Elementary Magnet’s Invention Convention.
PLANT CITY – Some of the best barbecue around will be available at the 12th annual Pig Jam, which for the first time includes two days.
PLANT CITY – After nearly three decades, Floyd Hall said he still loved his job at the helm of Sunshine State Bank.
PLANT CITY – Andrew Samuel was 17 when he moved from his native India to Pennsylvania to attend a small Christian college.
PLANT CITY Reba, John Legend, Alabama and a band led by actor Kevin Costner will be among the headline entertainment at the 2015 Florida Strawberry Festival.
Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the community sections of The Tampa Tribune.
PLANT CITY – A generous dose of laughter was mixed with a very serious message at the Pregnancy Care Center’s largest fundraiser of the year.
PLANT CITY – Authorities say they have effectively closed a large homeless encampment hidden in woods in one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods – but a huge amount of trash was left behind.
PLANT CITY About a half-dozen groups are scheduled to appear Sunday at an annual gospel music concert.
PLANT CITY Children took center stage as Plant City paused to remember those who have fought and died for their country.
Three people won awards for taking the best photos with the bronze sculptures that were on display for four months around downtown.
PLANT CITY It’s fair to say that the Dahlke family has done it share to serve its country.
PLANT CITY Four businesses and a charity won first place at an annual awards banquet sponsored by the chamber of commerce and economic development council.
PLANT CITY — The annual Pioneer Heritage Festival turned into a personal trip down memory lane for Stuart Hicks and others.
PLANT CITY – The state is planning improvements at Thonotosassa Road and Interstate 4 to ease congestion around Starbucks that’s likely to get worse when a convenience store opens next door.
PLANT CITY Bruton Memorial Library will offer tips on computer gaming for children from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
PLANT CITY – Lindsey Hoover said she wanted to combine two of her passions, her faith and her love for coaching cheerleading, when she opened a business of her own this summer.
PLANT CITY Ten bronze sculptures that were on temporary display in downtown for four months have been sent on their way to the next city.
PLANT CITY South Florida Baptist Hospital will offer a babysitting training class Nov. 11 for young people ages 11 and older.
PLANT CITY – An area nonprofit that raises money to fight a rare childhood disease will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year Nov. 15 at a Lakeland park.
PLANT CITY — Mel and Sharon Ardelean never held out hope that the disappearance of her daughter Misti Whitfield would have a happy ending.
PLANT CITY – Bricks engraved with the names of veterans will be dedicated in a short ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Veterans Memorial Monument Park at Courier Field.
PLANT CITY Show off your best moves from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Stardust Dance Center.
PLANT CITY A Plant City High School senior will be at a car dealership on Nov. 8 collecting Christmas gifts and other supplies to help veterans at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
PLANT CITY – A magazine article about a Marine who lost his legs in an explosion on the other side of the world has inspired a group of middle school students to reach out to wounded veterans.
PLANT CITY – Free food samples, games and more will be part of the Walden Lake Family Fun Day & Taste, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Polo Fields, 3035 Griffin Blvd.
PLANT CITY — Charleene Closshey is getting the best possible Christmas gift a bit early:
PLANT CITY – The clock will be turned back a century or so for an annual festival that pays tribute to Plant City's history.
PLANT CITY Tickets are on sale for Plant City Entertainment’s next show, the classic musical romance, “South Pacific.”
PLANT CITY Vendors at the Plant City Local Harvest Market will offer treats Wednesday for children in costume.
DOVER Sydney Baptist Church will hold its 13th annual International Mission Conference Sunday, Nov. 1, starting at 6 p.m. with a meal featuring international dishes.
PLANT CITY Roberta Lamothe needed some note cards before classes started on a recent day at Durant High School.
PLANT CITY The Dance Connection, 507 N. Wheeler St., will hold a scavenger hunt starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
PLANT CITY The Plant City Garden Club will host a workshop, Have Fun with Flowers, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
More than 130 large, professionally built radio controlled aircraft will take part in 12 O’Clock High, an event at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
PLANT CITY — Colorful butterflies sometimes seem to outnumber the plants in Joanne Mason’s garden.
PLANT CITY – Organizers of the Dec. 5 Christmas Parade are seeking sponsors to help stage the event that heralds in the holiday season.
PLANT CITY – Long before the era of cell phones, Mark Poppell recalls his father stopping at least once a day at a pay phone to check in with his insurance office during family vacations.
PLANT CITY South Florida Baptist Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
PLANT CITY The Florida Baptist Children’s Home has taken ownership of the shuttered refuge for troubled teenage girls, but the property’s future hasn’t been decided.
PLANT CITY – Colorful butterflies sometimes seem to outnumber the plants in Joanne Mason’s garden.
The class is open to females 12 and older and will focus on techniques to counter an attacker. The course will also include tips on how to avoid such crimes as parking lot attacks, purse snatchings and carjackings.
PLANT CITY Danny Funderburk, affectionately known as America’s Favorite Tenor, will perform Oct. 19 at Harmony Baptist Church.
PLANT CITY – Plant City Photo Archives and History Center Executive Director Gil Gott recently attended a national conference of an association of museums and historical societies.
PLANT CITY — Cindy Holland was a passionate supporter of youth recreation programs, and not even her fight with a life-threatening disease could keep her from lending a helping hand.
PLANT CITY The Florida Opry kicks off its new season with a three-hour show starting at 6 p.m. Saturday.