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Plant City Courier

YMCA offering free water safety courses for kids

PLANT CITY – The Plant City Family YMCA will offer free lessons next week to teach children how to be safe in and around water.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Veteran humbled by Firefighter of Year honors

Veteran humbled by Firefighter of Year honors

PLANT CITY – Eric “E.J.” James once thought he’d follow in his father’s footsteps into law enforcement.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Durant High students lead the way in fundraiser for March of Dimes

Durant High students lead the way in fundraiser for March of Dimes

PLANT CITY Durant High’s chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America raised at least $200 for charity with a day of fun at the school.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Plant City High graduate promoted to Air Force colonel

Plant City High graduate promoted to Air Force colonel

PLANT CITY – L. Alan Estes had one major goal when he entered the Air Force in 1993, his father Lewis recalls.
Published: 03/04/15

Girl slightly injured on kiddie ride at Florida Strawberry Festival

PLANT CITY — A young girl was slightly injured Sunday when a light fixture fell onto a ride at the Florida Strawberry Festival, officials say.
Published: 03/03/15
Updated: 03/04/15
Babies bring big smiles at annual festival contest

Babies bring big smiles at annual festival contest

PLANT CITY Babies were as cute as ever at an annual contest at the Florida Strawberry Festival.
Published: 03/03/15
Florida Strawberry Festival’s Pioneer Village like a glimpse into history

Florida Strawberry Festival’s Pioneer Village like a glimpse into history

PLANT CITY One of the Florida Strawberry Festival’s longest running attractions has nothing to do with country singers, carnival rides or its signature juicy fruit.
Published: 03/03/15
The best part of gardening is the sharing

The best part of gardening is the sharing

Julie Lessard has one of those gardens that lets you know the moment you see it that it belongs to a plant-addicted gardener. She’s a member of the Tampa bromeliad, begonia and camellia societies and has many friends with wonderful gardens who...
Published: 03/03/15

A foolish decision helped me understand

Doing something stupid helped me understand.
Published: 03/03/15
Don’t pitch ripe bananas, make banana bread

Don’t pitch ripe bananas, make banana bread

There they sit on the counter, doing a slow dance from green to golden to, well, bruised and unpleasant-looking.
Published: 03/03/15