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Plant City Courier

New chamber chairman looks forward to a year of growth for Plant City

New chamber chairman looks forward to a year of growth for Plant City

PLANT CITY – Michael Cameron set three goals for the year as he took the chairman’s gavel for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Plant City officer cleared in killing of man who stabbed ex-girlfriend

PLANT CITY — A Plant City police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who repeatedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and apparently set her home on fire in November, state investigators say.
Published: 01/29/15
Downtown motorcycle shows halting after Feb. 7

Downtown motorcycle shows halting after Feb. 7

PLANT CITY – Bike Fest, which has been a downtown staple since 2002, will cease being a monthly event after the Feb. 7 show.
Published: 01/28/15
Updated: 01/29/15

Valentine’s Day chili cook-off canceled

Editor's note: This event has been cancelled.   PLANT CITY – So you think you’re chili cook is the best around?
Published: 01/29/15
Garden Club’s flower show Feb. 5 at Walden Lake

Garden Club’s flower show Feb. 5 at Walden Lake

PLANT CITY – A flower show that has been held for a half-century will pay tribute to two of the city’s oldest cornerstones: railroads and farming.
Published: 01/28/15
Updated: 01/29/15
Strawberry festival queen taking away a lifetime of memories

Strawberry festival queen taking away a lifetime of memories

PLANT CITY – Jessi Rae Varnum said she’ll offer the following advice to the young lady who takes her place as reigning Florida Strawberry Festival queen:
Published: 01/27/15
Updated: 01/28/15
Queen’s court member steps down to pursue pageants, other opportunities

Queen’s court member steps down to pursue pageants, other opportunities

PLANT CITY – The program for Saturday’s Florida Strawberry Festival queen’s pageant includes the photos and bios of the 2014 queen and court.
Published: 01/28/15
Three great minor vegetables

Three great minor vegetables

When I had to spend the long cold winter up north, every year I made great plans and added at least one new plant to my vegetable garden. One of the Iowa farmers said he’d never seen half of what I was growing.
Published: 01/28/15
Keeping appetizers simple is key when pressed for time

Keeping appetizers simple is key when pressed for time

An hour before game night with friends on Saturday I remembered we were supposed to bring a snack to share. Of course I wanted to bring something that would make me look good, something deliciously creative and impressive. Time was against me, howeve...
Published: 01/28/15
Rotarians to host annual masquerade ball for charity

Rotarians to host annual masquerade ball for charity

LITHIA – The FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club will host its second annual Crawfish Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Palmetto Club in FishHawk Ranch. Behind all the masks, sequins and Cajun cuisine will be business leaders committed to...
Published: 01/28/15