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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Plant City Courier

National Day of Prayer to be observed in Plant City

PLANT CITY — The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday at two free, one-hour events in Plant City. A more formal event will take place at noon in the auditorium at City Hall, 302 W. Reynolds Street and a less-structured time of pray...
Updated: 2 hours ago
City to relocate services for homeless to Winter Visitor Center

City to relocate services for homeless to Winter Visitor Center

PLANT CITY – For years, Plant City’s homeless and impoverished residents have made their way to Veterans Monument Park, 703 N. Wheeler St., to share a free meal and camaraderie with those who have walked in their shoes.
Updated: 2 hours ago

What phone tone can tell us

I dialed her familiar phone number and knew as soon as she said hello that something was wrong. There was a quiet softness to her voice instead of the usual energy in her greeting.
Updated: 4 hours ago
CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

CARE animal shelter to host annual poker run

RUSKIN – Folks throughout South Shore are invited to get their motors runnin’ for Saturday’s second annual Cruisin’ for Critters CARE-a-Van.
Updated: 4 hours ago
I’m checking my list, so far so good

I’m checking my list, so far so good

I never gave the subject much thought until I came across a poll called “100 Foods to Eat Before You Die” that apparently has ricocheted off walls of Facebook for several years now.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Memories of mother and gardening

Memories of mother and gardening

My mother was about the most casual gardener I’ve ever known. She was never greatly concerned about the gardens that always surrounded our homes, but she greatly enjoyed the flowers. And there always were some, even though she didn’t se...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Optimist Club seeks new members to carry out programs for youth

Optimist Club seeks new members to carry out programs for youth

PLANT CITY After more than 50 years of serving youth, the Optimist Club of Plant City is seeking an infusion of new community-conscious members.
Published: 05/02/15
Could robot berry picker fix labor shortage at Plant City farm?

Could robot berry picker fix labor shortage at Plant City farm?

As the labor pool shrinks, Gary Wishnatzki, owner of Wish Farms in Plant City, and his engineer partner Bob Pitzer are banking on technology.
Published: 05/02/15
Students honor favorite teachers in writing contest

Students honor favorite teachers in writing contest

Every year, Barnes & Noble hosts a contest recognizing teachers who make a difference.
Updated one month ago
Gardening
Make the most of your edible herbs

Gardening Make the most of your edible herbs

There are quite a few herbs — like parsley and thyme — that will likely die out when the summer rains start. And there are many herbs that last year-round and grow so well that we can always have plenty....
Published: 04/30/15