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Plant City Courier

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

Plant City plans forum to attract commercial, industrial development

PLANT CITY Business and city leaders are hosting a May 6 meeting to tout Plant City’s potential for commercial and industrial development.
Updated one month ago
Mulrennan Mustechs set for FIRST LEGO League world championship in May

Mulrennan Mustechs set for FIRST LEGO League world championship in May

VALRICO — For 10 middle school children in Valrico, it’s their shining moment, an invitation to represent the Greater Brandon area and the nation’s eighth largest public school district at the FIRST LEGO League World Class Open I...
Published: 04/29/15

Follow the yellow brick road to the Village Players auditions

VALRICO — The yellow bric road takes center stage in Valrico this summer with the Village Players’ production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Published: 04/29/15
Bike Fest roars back into downtown 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Bike Fest roars back into downtown 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday

PLANT CITY Bike Fest returns to downtown Saturday with live music, vendors and motorcycles on display.
Updated one month ago
Book chronicles Plant City woman’s battle over morbid obesity

Book chronicles Plant City woman’s battle over morbid obesity

PLANT CITY Karen Gillman remembers as a high school junior being 10 pounds overweight and thinking of herself as “the fat girl.”
Updated one month ago
Photo archives and history center hires associate director

Photo archives and history center hires associate director

PLANT CITY – A nonprofit that preserves old photos and historic documents has hired an associate director.
Updated one month ago