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Plant City Courier

Former Plant City resident adds 100th candle to her birthday cake

Former Plant City resident adds 100th candle to her birthday cake

PLANT CITY Carrie Lou “Lucy” Diamond has a hundred reasons to celebrate today.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Plant City garbage rates not likely to rise

PLANT CITY It appears the city will forgo a scheduled 3 percent increase in city sanitation disposal rates.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Columnist: Is common sense dead?

Is it just me? Every now and then I get hit with some off-the-wall decision by city commissioners’ that makes me wonder if common sense is dead.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Dover couple dance their way to the top at national championships

Dover couple dance their way to the top at national championships

PLANT CITY – Lelia Blevins said she had to trick her husband Carl into taking their first lesson in ballroom dancing.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Chicken with rice rivalry this Saturday at Festival del Sabor

Chicken with rice rivalry this Saturday at Festival del Sabor

Almost every family I know has it’s own recipe for arroz con pollo – aka chicken with rice – and each thinks that theirs is the best.
Published: 09/16/14
For those who remember rhubarb

For those who remember rhubarb

Quite likely people who have lived in Florida all or most of their lives have never tasted rhubarb, though it’s sometimes seen at the grocery store in the produce section. Its red stems are the part that taste so good (or bad to some).
Published: 09/16/14
Plant City winery sues two residents who opposed its rezoning

Plant City winery sues two residents who opposed its rezoning

PLANT CITY — A winery has filed libel and slander lawsuits against two residents who spoke out against its highly contested request for rezoning to allow it to brew beer and serve it by the glass.
Published: 09/16/14
Downtown shop hosts sewing marathon to help children with serious illnesses

Downtown shop hosts sewing marathon to help children with serious illnesses

PLANT CITY A downtown shop hosted a two-day sewing marathon this month to create pillow cases for children who have cancer and other serious illnesses.
Published: 09/16/14
Free film offered Sept. 23 on ‘Freedom Riders’

Free film offered Sept. 23 on ‘Freedom Riders’

PLANT CITY — A film that focuses on the civil rights movement’s Freedom Riders will be shown 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the John R. Trinkle Center on the Plant City campus of Hillsborough Community College.
Published: 09/15/14
Plant City 1-year-old with Down syndrome wins hearts, spot in charity’s video

Plant City 1-year-old with Down syndrome wins hearts, spot in charity’s video

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in the community sections of The Tampa Tribune.
Published: 09/14/14