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Art in AgriCulture

Art in AgriCulture

Lakeland, Florida-- Art and Agriculture are two topics that are often unrelated, but a progressive party at St Joseph's Catholic Church will change that this weekend. 

"Art in AgriCulture" takes place on Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the St. joseph's Catholic Church basketball Pavillion in Lakeland, Florida.

In celebration of Earth Month and Polk County's rich agricultural heritage, the event will feature visual art, short film, fashion, sound and performance, with a focus on agricultural heritage. 

Highway 60 re-opened after sulfuric acid spill

Highway 60 re-opened after sulfuric acid spill

Bartow, Florida-- Around 6:45 p.m., officials re-opened Highway 60 near Rifle Range Road.

The highway was closed after 1,000 pounds of sulfuric acid fell off of a Davis Supply truck and spilled all over the road. 

Normal traffic patterns have resumed.

Earlier Story: Questions surround acid spill in Bartow

Celebrate Earth Day in Bartow!

Celebrate Earth Day in Bartow!

Bartow, Florida - The "Explore The Outdoors Earth Day Event" takes place this Sunday in Bartow.

Participants are invited to come out and participate in hands-on experiences that encourage kids to learn about nature, fitness and sports.

The fun includes creating kites, geocaching, fishing activities, nutritional information, nature activities, Lakeland Raiders meet and greet, and a public food demonstration.

The event is presented by the Bartow Parks and Recreation Department, and is a free family event.

Winter Haven ranks 6th in top 42 greenest U.S. cities

Winter Haven ranks 6th in top 42 greenest U.S. cities

Winter Haven, Florida-- According to an AtomicPR press release, Winter Haven and five other Florida cities were ranked in Alice.com's top 42 greenest U.S. cities list. 

Alice.com reps ranked the cities by averaging their residents' dollar amounts spent on green/organic products, and comparing those figures to the national average of $8.93. 

According to their findings, Winter Haven spends an average of $14.76 per order, making them sixth amongst the 42 cities.

Keep up the good work, and pat yourselves on the back this Earth Day!

 

Florida Orange Crop Decreases

Florida Orange Crop Decreases

Lakeland, Florida-- According to a release from Florida Citrus Mutual, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reduced its orange crop forecast for the 2011-2012 season by two million boxes from its initial forecast made in October, 2011.

Estimations say Florida will now produce 145 million boxes of oranges.

Click here for the complete USDA estimate. 

Good Saturday to wet a line

Good Saturday to wet a line

Sarasota, Florida -- Saltwater fishing is popular in Florida, but this Saturday you might want to try a local pond or lake, because you won't need a license.

State wildlife officials have designated Saturday, April 7 as a license-free fishing day.

Picking your destination might be the hardest part of this decision, because Florida has more than 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals.

For tips on freshwater fishing click here.

Bartow aims for energy savings at Energy Expo

Bartow aims for energy savings at Energy Expo

Bartow, Florida -- Help Bartow reduce its carbon footprint!  Residents can learn how to conserve energy and save money this Friday at the City of Bartow's Energy Efficiency Expo. 

The event will be held at the Bartow Civic Center from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Admission is free!