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Gardening calendar in Polk County

1124GardeningCAL GARDENING CALENDAR FOREST MAGIC NATURE WALK: Led by Steve Franklin, 2 p.m. Nov. 26, Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve, 900 Mackay Blvd., Lake Alfred, free, registration required. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 863-291-5272 or aquinones@mylakealfred.com. MAKE & T

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Take a seasonal stroll in Plant City: Annual Christmas Lane opens Friday

Since 1984, the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds have been transformed in the relatively warm Florida winter from an agriculture center into a winter wonderland of displays, rides, nativity scenes, performers and food. PLANT CITY - For a month each year, through one man's love for the Christmas a

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

Top 10 Florida bluegrass festivals and events

When winter forces outdoor music festivals up north into hibernation, entertainers head south. Some of the top acts in bluegrass music will be playing in Florida this fall, winter and spring. Here are the Top 10 bluegrass festivals and events in the Sunshine State: Sertoma Thanksgiving Bluegrass Fes


Dade City and UF join forces to start community garden

DADE CITY - A partnership between the city and the University of Florida - the first of its kind in the state - will bring a long-awaited community garden to Dade City. Excitement is brewing over the garden program planned in the city's Watson Park - located between 17th and 19th Streets on North an


Thanksgiving evening shoppers search for bargains

LAKELAND - While most Central Floridians were still in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, or maybe pushing back from the table stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce and pecan pie, a hardy few were lining up outside big-box stores hoping to snag top deals in pre-Black Friday

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-24 03:36:05

Winners emerge at Plant City Pig Jam

The Plant City Pig Jam celebrated its 15th anniversary Friday and Saturday with live entertainment and dozens of groups competing to make the best barbecue in the South. The event, sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union, featured an amateur and a professional division with prizes among the top 10 teams


Hernando Sheriff Charges Man with Murder

BROOKSVILLE - A man has been charged with murder in connection with the Wednesday (Nov. 22) death of a Brooksville woman, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The name of the woman is being withheld pending notification of her next of kin. Joshua Carroll, 32, was charged with second de


Mom of man killed by kratom calls for research, not ban

On July 7, 27 year-old Christopher Waldron died in Tampa. "He was my best friend, the love of my life. He was my only child," his mother Laura Lamon said. The official cause of death was something Lamon never heard of: "Intoxication by kratom." She says her son had been fighting addiction for years


Spenard's Paradise Inn - and its famous sign - headed for auction

Most have never been to Spenard Road's Paradise Inn but many know its story-high neon palm tree, the one that casts a glow over the snow on winter mornings as buses rumble along and people file by with their chainsaws and engagement rings headed for the pawn shop on the corner. After 55 years, the

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 01:11:24

Castile UCC announces Christmas activities

Castile UCC to host Christmas activities CASTILE - The Castile United Church of Christ has announced its upcoming community events for December. Activities will include: "Light Up the Night" Community Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Free hot dogs, cocoa, popcorn and activities. Youth Group Tree Deco

THE DAILY NEWS ONLINE - 2017-11-24 13:15:00

A Beautiful Mess boutique reopens after being hit by, of all things, a garbage truck

A Beautiful Mess boutique in Henrietta truly lived up to its name this fall after the building was hit by a garbage truck in a freak accident. Now, thanks to help from family and friends, and the good wishes of a strong social media community, the gift shop reopened on Black Friday to a steady, eage

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 18:24:12

Library Board To Discuss Poor Outcome Of Most Recent Art Auction

Giovanni Boldini's "In The Garden," the painting on the right on the bottom row, sold at auction for $399,000 Tuesday. Anton Mauve's "Carting The Log," middle top row, also sold during Tuesday's auction for $40,000. P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti The third auction held to sell nine pieces from the Jam

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Victim Of Hunting Accident Was 'An Angel,' Husband Says

Pictured are Jamie and Rosemary Billquist. Rosemary was shot and killed Wednesday evening in what the Sheriff's Office said was a hunting accident. Rosemary Billquist had a tendency of putting others first. And that certainly included animals, said her husband, Jamie Billquist. "Many years ago, in

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Investigation To Determine Charges Ongoing In Hunting Accident

SHERMAN - An investigation into the apparent hunting accident that claimed the life of a Sherman woman is ongoing and charges are expected. On Wednesday, Deputies and Sherman firefighters were summoned to the area of 2998 Armenian Road around 5:25 p.m. First responders found 43-year-old Rosemary Bil


Hunter fatally shoots woman walking her dogs in Chautauqua County, deputies say

A Chautauqua County woman who was walking her dogs in a field in the town of Sherman was fatally shot Wednesday by a man who told authorities he was hunting deer. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and Sherman Fire Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting at 5:24 p.m. in the area


Buffalo man suffers serious injuries in Fillmore Avenue shooting

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was shot shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of Fillmore Avenue., Buffalo police reported. The man was taken to Erie County Medical Center with what appeared to be serious injuries, police said. No other details were immediately available. Anyone with informatio

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-23 16:56:20

Lessons: The essence of theology is defined by action

For more than 50 years, I have studied the history of Christianity and especially Christian thought, the fancy word for which is "theology." My doctoral dissertation dealt with academic theology in the 15th century, and I enjoyed learning about some of the abstract discussions that professors and ot

THELCN.COM - 2017-11-24 18:16:00

Inmate Assaulted At Okmulgee County Jail

State agents are investigating an assault at the Okmulgee County Jail. The inmate's family says he was flown to St. Francis Hospital for treatment by flight medics from the jail. Few details have been released, but the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now investigating. Christian Hill, 25,


Police: Henryetta officer's home destroyed in fire

HENRYETTA, Okla. - A Henryetta police officer's family is without a home on Thanksgiving after a destructive fire, officials say. Okmulgee Police posted to their Facebook page that the officer's home and vehicles were destroyed in the fire. Police: Henryetta officer's home destroyed in fire Sunny an

KOKI FOX 23 - 2017-11-23 21:48:54

Henryetta police officer's home destroyed in fire, departments rally for donations

The Okmulgee Police Department, Henryetta Police Department, and the Okmulgee Fraternal Order of Police is asking for help for a fellow officer and his family after his home was destroyed in a fire on Thanksgiving day. The officer sustained some injuries from the fire this morning but he is going t

KTUL - 2017-11-23 16:05:55