LAKELAND – We all miss the classic menswear stores of our grandfather’s era. These stores sold suits, sport jackets, dress shoes, casual shoes and (a bit of) sportswear. Nathan’s of Lakeland is one of the ones that survived, proof that the mom and pop store can still survive.
Founded in 1942, it’s sort of a museum piece (in a good way, nothing dusty), but clothes lines are everything from Tommy Bahama to Hart, Schaffner & Marx.
Oh, and if you have a Boy Scout, they have a whole outfitting section.
Nathan’s Men’s Wear, 221 E Main St Lakeland, FL 33801
University of Florida extension agents believe olive trees are good idea in the Florida climate. Not only are they productive, but they require little irrigation once established.
Of course, the trees look like the Mediterranean, and olives can be of course eaten or pressed for oil.
Florida agronomists recommend self-fertile cultivars like ‘Arbequina’, ‘Mission’, or ‘Manzanilla’; planting more than one will increase production.
They need a sunny area and well-drained soil, and will produce in three years.
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SARASOTA – Some feel that there is a special spiritual quality in Sarasota; new-agers flock to the city for the beaches, which some say is crystal quartz from Atlantis. While fun to believe, what is certain is that old fashioned religious communities flourish here. Read the story »